The IELTS practice book was created by leading English language specialists and is ideal for home study or to use in class. You’ll find copies in many British Council test centres.

This practice book includes additional IELTS study material in the form of a CD-ROM, with a recording transcript, plus practical preparation exercises to help you study for all four parts of the test: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Official IELTS Practice Materials 2

The second volume of the Official IELTS Practice Materials (volume 2) is our most comprehensive study guide, useful both for individuals and for teachers.

It contains further sample tests for listening, speaking, reading and writing, along with sample answers and examiners’ comments, plus a host of useful tips. It also includes a DVD with a practice listening test and film footage of three individuals taking the speaking test, giving valuable insight into what to expect on test day.

The Official IELTS Practice Materials (volume 2) study guide is available for purchase from the Cambridge University Press website.

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Free IELTS apps to complement your reading

Our free IELTS mobile apps are designed to help students learn and practice English, wherever and whenever you want. For example the IELTS Prep App gives you instant access to free practice tests, grammar tips, exercises, quizzes, vocabulary practice and more. It also allows you to track your progress as you go, so you can develop your skills and build up your confidence.

Visit our IELTS mobile apps page to find out more about our apps.

IELTS study materials that work for you

For more ideas and inspiration, plus a wide variety of resources, take a look at our preparing for IELTS page. 

This is your gateway to everything from free practice tests and webinars to personalised coaching – all designed to help you or the people you are teaching to achieve the best possible band score.