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IELTS preparation books and study guides

We have a wide range of IELTS preparation materials available, created by some of the world’s leading English language specialists.

How To Prepare for IELTS

This comprehensive British Council resource is suitable for home study or for use in class. The book and CD-Rom contain a range of practical exercises to prepare you in the four skills, and an answer key and transcript of CD-Rom recordings. Available from British Council test centres and selected book stores worldwide.

Official IELTS Practice Materials Volume 1

Test yourself to see if you are ready for IELTS. These materials include sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and answers with examiners’ comments. It also includes a CD for the Listening test.

Official IELTS Practice Materials Volume 2

Test yourself to see if you are ready for IELTS. These materials include sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and answers with examiners’ comments. The DVD contains a Listening test for you to practise and film footage of three students taking the Speaking test.

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.

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