Top 8 best IELTS Preparation Books

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Are you searching for the best IELTS books to help yourself be well-prepared for the IELTS test? Look no further. Here are our list and reviews of top 8 best IELTS books for 2016

The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS

The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS is the definitive guide to IELTS from the organisation that produces the test – Cambridge English Language Assessment. This guide covers all 4 IELTS sections (writing, reading, speaking, listening) which provides IELTS learners with useful step-by-step instructions, tips and hints for IELTS and focuses on skills development and test-taking strategy to help you maximise your band-score and has 10 practice tests for both Academic and General Training. For thorough and authoritative IELTS preparation, choose The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS. It can be your guide to IELTS success.

I would recommend it for IELTS learners who aim to get a 6.0 or above in the IELTS test.


Cambridge IELTS 10

Cambridge IELTS 10 is the latest version of Cambridge IELTS series which provide students with an excellent opportunity to familiarise themselves with IELTS and to practise examination techniques using authentic test material. This IELTS practice test series was published by IELTS test makers from Cambridge Press so they provide an invaluable insight into the test. Each book contains four complete tests for Academic module candidates, plus extra Reading and Writing modules for General Training module candidates. 

Every students who will sit for IELTS test should have this book to get themselves familiar with IELTS test.

English Grammar in Use

English Grammar in Use Fourth Edition is the world’s best-selling self-study grammar book for learners of English, written by Raymond Murphy and published by Cambridge University Press. It is a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate to advanced students of English. It has 136 two-page units covering all areas of English Grammar with a multitude of additional practice exercises to consolidate learning

I would highly recommend this book for any IELTS learners who wants to get a 6.0 or above in the IELTS test.

 

English Collocations in Use

To sound like a native speaker, you should check this book out.  It aims to improve your style of spoken and written English with 60 lessons about a rich variety of topics, each contains 2 pages for the theory and practice exercises with a total of more than 1,500 collocations. This book is ideal for IELTS learners at intermediate level and above.

To get Band 6.5+ for IELTS, I’m sure you shouldn’t miss this excellent book: English Collocations in Use.


English Vocabulary in Use

This book series is known as the best-selling vocabulary reference and practice books from elementary to advanced level and is the perfect choice for IELTS learners wanting to build their vocabulary skills. My favorite book in the family of the best-selling vocabulary books is English Vocabulary in Use (Upper-Intermediate edition). Some main features of this book is:

  • Vocabulary is explained and presented on left-hand pages with a wealth of innovative follow-up activities opposite.
  • 100 units, covering approximately 3,000 new vocabulary items
  • Offers learners the opportunity to consolidate and expand existing vocabulary    

This book is suitable for anybody who has a burning desire to get band 6.5 or above in IELTS test

New Insight Into IELTS

New Insight into IELTS offers comprehensive preparation and practice for IELTS. By exploring the test paper by paper, and looking in detail at each task type, the course gradually builds up the skills, language and test techniques students need to approach IELTS with confidence. The course contains a detailed introduction to the test and a full answer key and is equally suitable for use in the classroom or for self-study.

The material is intended for use with students whose current level is around Band 6 and is suitable for both Academic and General Training candidates.


Target Band 7: IELTS Academic Module – How to Maximize Your Score

This excellent self-study book for intense IELTS preparation in a few weeks is designed to help students achieve their best personal score. All the tips, techniques, strategies and advice are focused on maximizing students’ score by increasing their task-solving speed and efficiency, and preventing typical mistakes.

Cambridge IELTS 11

Cambridge IELTS 11 is the latest one in the Cambridge IELTS series which will be released in April, 2016. This books contains four complete tests for either Academic or General Training candidates, a comprehensive section of tapescripts and answers, models and samples for all the Writing tasks. Like other Cambridge IELTS books, it reflects the IELTS actual test and is the most updated version.

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