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Prepare for IELTS

IELTS books


We recommend several books to help you prepare for your IELTS test. The book titles available here can be found on the British Council Take IELTS site and Cambridge English.

How to prepare for IELTS

How to prepare for IELTS is a British Council publication that contains advice, exercises and practice tests for the four components of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It covers both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

The book comes with a CD containing Listening and Speaking interview extracts. This book is suitable for home study or for use in class.

IELTS 12 Academic

Cambridge IELTS 12 contains four authentic IELTS past papers for Academic candidates, providing excellent exam practice. An introduction to these different modules is included in each book, together with an explanation of the scoring system used. You can purchase the book with or without audio.

IELTS 12 General Training

Cambridge IELTS 12 contains four authentic IELTS past papers for General Training candidates, providing excellent exam practice. An introduction to these different modules is included in each book, together with an explanation of the scoring system used. You can purchase the book with or without audio.

Top Tips for IELTS Academic

Essential advice for the four parts of the IELTS Academic test. It includes a CD-ROM with an interactive practice test, sample answers and scores, feedback and a video Speaking test to give you a clear idea of what you have to do when you take the test.

Top Tips for IELTS General Training

Essential advice for the four parts of the IELTS General Training test. It includes a CD-ROM with an interactive practice test, sample answers, scores, feedback and a video of an example Speaking test to give you a clear idea of what you have to do when you take the test.

IELTS Official Practice Materials: Volume 1

IELTS Official Practice Materials: Volume 1 provides complete Academic and General Training sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as answers with examiners’ comments.

It also includes a booklet and a CD for the Listening test, as well as answers to the sample tests.

IELTS Official Practice Materials Volume 2

IELTS Official Practice Materials: Volume 2 includes Academic and General Training sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as answers with examiners’ comments.

It also includes a DVD containing a practice Listening test, answers to the sample tests, and video clips of three students taking the Speaking test.