IELTS preparation books and study guides

IELTS test takers can benefit from a wide range of IELTS preparation materials, created by some of the world’s leading English language specialists.

How To Prepare for IELTS
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Use this British Council book to study at home or use in class.  The book comes with a CD-ROM containing practical exercises that will help you prepare for all four IELTS skills. It also comes with a handy transcript of the CD recordings. Find it in British Council test centres and selected book stores worldwide.

Official IELTS Practice Materials Volume 1
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Test yourself to see if you are ready for IELTS. This book includes sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and contains answers with examiners’ comments. It comes with a CD for the Listening test.

Official IELTS Practice Materials Volume 2
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In the second volume of the Official IELTS Practice Materials range, you’ll find more sample IELTS tests covering all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You’ll also find answers with examiners’ comments. There’s a DVD of a Listening test for you to practise, and film footage of three students taking the Speaking test.

Top Tips for IELTS Academic
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This is a must-read for people taking the IELTS Academic test. It includes a CD-ROM with an interactive practice test, sample answers and scores, plus feedback. You’ll also get a video of the Speaking test to give you a clear idea of what to do when you take the test.

Top Tips for IELTS General Training
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If you’re taking IELTS General Training, this guide offers essential advice for all four parts of the test. It includes a CD-ROM with an interactive practice test, sample answers, scores, feedback and a video of an example Speaking test so you’ll know exactly what to expect on your test day.