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1) IELTS practice tests PLUS: Click here to purchase

A MUST to have. The most reliable mock-up in the market. Readings in the real exam are closely similar to the book examples.

Rating 4.5 (Out of a total 5)

2) IELTS reading tests (McCarter & Ash) Click here to purchase

A MUST to study for those who will sit the academic module. The questions appear to be plain but they are absolutely challenging.

Rating 4.5 (Out of a total 5)

3) Cambridge IELTS 3 Click here to purchase

Similar to the exam. Readings are slightly simpler than the real test.

Cambridge IELTS 3 provides students with an excellent opportunity to familiarize themselves with IELTS and to practice examination techniques using authentic test material. This collection contains four complete tests for Academic candidates, including practice in the updated Speaking test (June 2001 syllabus), plus extra Reading and Writing modules for General Training candidates. The book includes an introduction to these different modules together with an explanation of the scoring system used by UCLES. The inclusion of a comprehensive section of answers and tapescripts means that the material is ideal for students working partly or entirely on their own. The CDs contain material for the listening paper in the same timed format as the exam.

Rating 3.5(Out of a total 5)

4) Insight into IELTS EXTRA Click here to purchase

Like above. More useful

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.
 

Rating 3.5 (Out of  a total 5)

5) Cambridge IELTS 2 Click here to purchase

Similar to the test except readings that are a bit more difficult.

This collection of practice material for the International English Language Testing system (IELTS) has been specially prepared for publication by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to familiarize themselves with IELTS and to practice examination techniques using authentic test material. Cambridge IELTS 2 contains four complete tests for Academic candidates, plus extra Reading and Writing modules for General Training candidates. The book includes an introduction to these different modules together with an explanation of the scoring system used by U.C.L.E.S. The inclusion of a comprehensive section of answers and tapescripts means that the material is ideal for students working partly or entirely on their own. The cassettes contain material for the listening paper in the same timed format as the exam.

Rating 3.3 (Out of a total 5)

 

6) Focus on ILETS + teacher’s book Click here to purchase

Very FASCINATING book for PATIENT starters.

This IELTS preparation course provides exam skills development and graded practice. It includes: exam briefings and task approach boxes; extra grammar, vocabulary and writing practice; a key language bank; and a writing practice bank
 

Rating 3.5 (Out of a total 5)

7) IELTS preparation and practice-academic module Click here to purchase

Worth to study if there were any extra time. Three complete reading tests.

IELTS Preparation and Practice is designed to meet the needs of students preparing to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Each component in the series reflects the format of the IELTS and offers a complete guide to developing the skills required for each module. The series provides comprehensive preparation for and practice of the complete range of skills tested in the IELTS. The contributing authors have extensive experience in teaching
English and are accredited IELTS examiners.
 

Rating 3.5 (Out of a total 5)

 

8) Academic writing practice for IELTS Click here to purchase

Very thorough, maybe boring for those who writes well.

Rating 3.5 (Out of a total 5)

 

9) Cambridge IELTS 1 Click here to purchase

1996 and mostly simpler than today’s tests except for some reading sections.. GOOD

"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 useful for the purposes of self-study students. The cassettes contain listening material chosen to reflect the reality of the exam in terms of timing, format and the types of speaker and accent used.

Rating  3 (Out of a total 5)

10) 504 absolutely essential words Click here to purchase

A MUST to know

May also be used as a classroom book to teach students and adults

Rating 3 (Out of a total 5)

11) IELTS Speaking - Preparation and Practice Click here to purchase

IELTS Speaking - Preparation and Practice' prepares students for the new speaking test, which has been in use since July 2001. The materials are suitable for students intending to sit either the General Training or the Academic Module, and systematically present a range of functions that students may need to express during the IELTS speaking test. Support is given to the development of appropriate vocabulary and grammatical forms. A wide variety of topics is explored with tasks that aid and encourage the students' formulation of their own ideas. Numerous activities focus on spoken fluency and attention is also paid to pronunciation and to the use of suitable examination strategies. The book consists of 9 units, the last of which provides a number of practice tests, and there is an acompanying cassette tape with recordings involving a range of English language accents.
 

Rating 4(Out of a total 5)

 

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