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IELTS Test Preparation Course Books

Below is a list of some great books and educational material regarding this subject. We have added links to an online US bookstore, should you need further information on these products. You can also copy / paste the name of the author or book into the search box opposite.

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Books for
IELTS Test Preparation:

We recommend the following books for IELTS Preparation:

1. The IELTS Tutor (Book & CD-ROM Kit) by Lloyd Jacklin, Roslyn Jacklin, 40 pages

This kit The IELTS Tutor is currently the only one of its kind and has been designed to help non-English speaking students achieve success in the IELTS Test. It is unique in its contents in that it prepares students for the IELTS Test by means of tips and suggestions in a visual format. It has been designed as a self-study aid and if used correctly. It provides students with more than a 100 hours of tuition.

The IELTS Tutor is a 40 minute CD/Video with an accompanying booklet. It has been developed to help students to pass the IELTS test. This is an international test which students have to pass in order to gain entry into universities in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The IELTS Tutor is unique in that it provides hints and suggestions in an audio-visual format. Most other IELTS preparation materials only provide sample tests. It is being distributed by the University to all IELTS test centers worldwide.

2. Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS 1 Self-study student’s book by Vanessa Jakeman, Clare McDowell; Paperback: 158 pages, Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS 1 contains four complete practice tests for the Academic module of the International English Language Testing System examination, plus extra Reading and Writing papers for the General Training module. Written by experienced IELTS examiners, one based in Britain and one based in Australia, the practice tests conform precisely to the April 1995 revised specifications for the exam. The Student’s Book contains an introduction to the different modules of the exam together with an explanation of the different IELTS question types and how to approach them. The inclusion of annotated keys and tapescripts for each test makes the book ideal for the purposes of self-study students. The cassettes contain listening material carefully chosen to reflect the reality of the exam in terms of timing, format and the types of speaker and accent used.

3. Insight into IELTS Extra, with Answers : The Cambridge IELTS Course Workbook by Vanessa Jakeman, Clare McDowell

Insight into IELTS offers comprehensive preparation for the International English Language Testing System, known as IELTS. The course progressively develops skills and language for each test paper by examining the four IELTS papers one by one, including both Academic and General Training modules for the Reading and Writing modules. Insight into IELTS also introduces students to the types of communication tasks which they are likely to meet in an English-speaking environment. Insight into IELTS Extra is a workbook providing extensive practice material for each paper of the IELTS examination, with one unit corresponding to each unit of the Student’s Book. It prepares students thoroughly for the updated Speaking Paper, and contains ‘Vocabulary Builder’ activities to develop and consolidate vocabulary, improving confidence and communicative skills for each exam paper. The answer key and transcripts of the recorded material make it ideal for self-study.

4. Step Up to IELTS Personal Study Book with Answers by Vanessa Jakeman, Clare McDowell; Paperback: 80 pages, Cambridge University Press

Step Up To IELTS is the perfect choice for teachers who find most IELTS course books too challenging for their upper intermediate level students, with a limited amount of time to prepare for the exam. This course covers essential exam skills and language for Academic and General Training modules in approximately 60 hours’ teaching time. It provides students with invaluable advice on how to maximise their band score in the exam. Shorter, achievable exam-type tasks build students’ exam skills, before students try the more challenging tasks at authentic test level. The test practice sections at the end of each unit together constitute a whole sample IELTS test. The ‘With answers’ edition contains a full answer key and information on the exam, making it ideal for students preparing independently. For students with more time, the pocket-sized Personal Study Book provides extra vocabulary, grammar and writing practice. The Self-study Pack contains the Self-study Student’s Book and Audio CDs (2).

IELTS Exam Preparation Courses around the world:

For Czech speakers: Jazykové koly

For French speakers: Écoles d’anglais a Dublin, Sejour Linguistique Angleterre, Écoles d’anglais a Londres

For German speakers: Englische Sprachschulen

For Italian speakers: Corsi inglese in Irlanda, Scuole inglese Dublino

For Spanish speakers: Cursos Inglés Irlanda, Cursos Inglés Dublin, Cursos Inglés Londres,
Cursos de Inglés en Inglaterra, Cursos Inglés Escocia, Los Angeles, Nueva York

For Portuguese speakers: Escolas inglesas em Inglaterra

For Scandinavian speakers: Engelska Skolan