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IELTS books

We recommend several books to help you prepare for your IELTS test. The book titles below are all available at our office.

Top Tips for IELTS (Academic and General Training)
with interactive CD-rom

Top Tips for IELTS is a revision guide available in both Academic and General Training modules. It gives clear examples, explanations, answer keys and general revision advice.

The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS
Student's Book with Answer with DVD-rom

The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS is the complete guide to IELTS. It focuses on skills development and test-taking strategies to help candidates reach their desired band scores.

This practical guide helps develop language skills and explains how to tackle each part of the exam. Practice tests ensure that IELTS candidates are familiar with the exam and are able to perform with confidence.

Official IELTS Practice Materials 2
with CD

Official IELTS Practice Materials provide 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.

Cambridge IELTS 10
Student's Book with Answer with Audio

Cambridge IELTS 10 contains four authentic IELTS past papers from Cambridge English Language Assessment, providing excellent exam practice. The Student's Book with Answers allows students to familiarise themselves with IELTS and to practice examination techniques using authentic tests. It contains four complete tests for Academic candidates, plus extra Reading and Writing modules for General Training candidates. An introduction to these different modules is included in each book, together with an explanation of the scoring system used by Cambridge English Language Assessment. A comprehensive section of answers and tape scripts makes the material ideal for students working partly or entirely on their own.

Speaking Test Preparation Pack for IELTS
Paperback with DVD

The Speaking Test Preparation Pack for IELTS is a comprehensive teacher resource pack from Cambridge English Language Assessment that helps teachers who are preparing students to take IELTS Speaking test. Written by experienced examiners, it includes student worksheets with teacher's notes, two sets of candidate visuals for Speaking test practice in class, and a DVD of students taking an IELTS Speaking test so students can see what they will have to do on the day of the test.

Complete IELTS Band 4-5
Student's Book with Answers

Complete IELTS Band 4-5 prepares students for the IELTS test at B1 (foundation level). It is designed to introduce students to the critical thinking required for IELTS and provide strategies and skills to maximise their score. The 10 topic-based units offer as a whole a step-by-step guide to completing the different task-types for reading and listening and stimulating speaking activities to increase confidence and fluency. A Language Reference provides further grammar and vocabulary explanations while Writing and Speaking References come complete with tasks, sample answers and exercises. The Student's Book includes a full IELTS practice test, CD-ROM containing additional skills, grammar and vocabulary exercises and answer keys with sample answers.

Complete IELTS Band 5-6.5
Student's Book with Answers

The Student's Book with answers contains 8 topic-based units with stimulating speaking activities, a language reference, grammar and vocabulary explanations, and examples to ensure that students gain skills practice for each of the four components of the IELTS test. The book with answers edition contains recording scripts for the listening component and complete answer keys.

The book also includes a complete IELTS practice test to allow students to familiarise themselves with the format of the exam. The CD-ROM contains additional skills, grammar, vocabulary and listening exercises.

Complete IELTS Band 6-7.5
Student's Book with Answers

This course covers all parts of the IELTS exam in detail, providing information, advice and practice to ensure that students are fully prepared for every component of the exam. Complete IELTS includes examples and exercises which tackle key IELTS problem areas, making it the most authoritative IELTS exam preparation course available. The Student's Book with answers contain 8 topic-based units with stimulating speaking activities, a language reference, grammar and vocabulary explanations and examples, to ensure that students gain skills practice for each of the components of the IELTS exam. The Workbook with answers and audio CD also contains extra practice corresponding to the units of the Student's Book.

IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills

A fully comprehensive resource for passing the writing component of the IELTS exam with a grade of 6.5-7.0 or higher. It guides candidates step-by-step through the different tasks in the writing module. It shows students how to organise and structure an answer for all types of task 1 and 2 questions. It contains a general interest article in each unit, developing ideas and vocabulary for a common topic in the exam. It quickly develops students' fluency and confidence in producing pieces of writing though a focus on academic vocabulary and collocations and contains grammar exercises in each unit showing students how to apply a wide range of grammar items in their IELTS writing. The book includes answer keys; real writing samples from IELTS students, with examiners' comments, that show in detail what is required to achieve a 6.5, for example; frequent exam tips from the authors' experience as IELTS examiners that help students achieve a higher score; and, check-and-challenge sections that allow students to revise material and take their writing to the next level.

IELTS Advantage: Reading Skills

A fully comprehensive resource for passing the Academic Reading Test with a grade of 6.5-7.0 or higher. Students who are taking the General Training Test can also benefit from the book. This book teaches a range of key strategies for reading more effectively and for understanding texts more easily, such as skimming, scanning and speed-reading techniques, helping students to get a better result in the Reading paper. Each of the 10 units provides a variety of long and short texts that cover major topic areas likely to appear in the exam. Each unit is divided into different sections to help students: get to know the many question types and how to approach them; develop skills to cope with the amount of reading in the test; learn strategies which help in making the most of the time in the exam; and develop vocabulary and collocations, with particular attention paid to synonyms and paraphrases, all of which are essential for a good exam result.

IELTS Advantage: Speaking and Listening Skills

A fully comprehensive resource for achieving 6.5 or higher in the Speaking and Listening components of the IELTS exam. Students are guided step-by-step though the different stages of the speaking and listening components, using lively material covering a wide range of the topics that are likely to occur in the exam. The step-by-step approach guides students students to success using features such as "Try it first!", "Spotlight on language", "Exam skills", "Prepare and practise and Pronunciation focus". There are plentiful exam-practice opportunities, and students can compare model speaking tests with their own versions in order to acquire further useful ideas and strategies. This book shows students how to give well-structured and detailed replies that examiners are looking for in the speaking component. It contains numerous audio examples of model speaking test performances in the accompanying CD. It covers a wide range of the key grammar and vocabulary that students will need, in order to give their best possible performance in the exam. It gives sets of strategies for getting the best possible score on the day of the exam. It explains the formats of the listening module, and how to answer them successfully. It also includes exam practice material including audio exam practice material covering all parts of the listening module.