Reading ，compared to other sections ，have more chance of access to a high score according to my experience .I'd like to share with you my approaches in detail
Intensive reading： new york times online ，（www.nytimes.com） ； Times magazine.（ one of my friends brought a lot to me from england ，you can buy a lot of old ones in the second-hand book store or market.
Extensive reading ： china daily online（www.chinadaily.com.cn） ；21st century.
always carry a notebook to take down the new words and useful phrases and idioms. and never spare your effort to review them usually until you can use them freely.
To hone your skills in reading especially for ielts， i strongly recommend 3 books
keep in mind that you have to practise strictly in accordance with the regulated time；60mins
use the answer sheet
it may take a lot of practises to master the parallel reading skill. but it's worth all the efforts .
believe me ，all your efforts will be paid off when you finish the reading section without sweat.