Cambridge Grammar for IELTS provides complete coverage of the grammar needed for the IELTS test, and develops listening skills at the same time. It includes a wide range of IELTS tasks from the Academic and General Training Reading, Writing and Listening modules, and contains helpful grammar explanations and a grammar glossary.
This book covers essential & useful grammar for IELTS such as how to use relative clauses; how to link ideas using conjunctions, adverbials and prepositions; ways of organizing texts, nominalisation in written English; likelihood based on condition 1, 2; the noun phrase; how to comparing things; etc.
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This book contains 25 units. Each unit is in four parts:
Context listening This introduces the grammar of the unit in a context that is relevant to the IELTS test This will help you to understand the grammar more easily when you study section. It also gives you useful listening practicc. Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then check your answers in the Key before you read the Grammar section.
Grammar Read through this section before you do the grammar exercises. For each grammar point there are explanations with examples. You can refer back to this section when you are doing the exercises.
Grammar exercises Write your answers to each exercise and then check them in the Key.
Test practice Each unit has a test task. These help you practise the different parts of the test. The test task is followed by a grammar focus task, which gives you extra practice in the grammar from the unit
How do I use this book?
There are two ways to use this book. You can either start at Unit 1 and work through to the end of the book, or you can do the Entry test on page ix to find out which units you need most practice in and begin with those.
Who is this book for?
This book is for anyone preparing for IELTS. Although the IELTS test does not include a specific grammar module, it is important to be able to recognize and use grammar appropriately. This book covers the grammar you will need to be successful in the test. You can use it to support an IELTS coursebook, with a general English language course for extra grammar practice, or with practice tests as part of a revision programme. You can use it in class or for self-study.
The Key contains:
■ answers for all the exercises. Check your answers at the end of each exercise. The Key tells you which part of the Grammar section you need to look at again if you have any problems.
■ sample answers for exercises where you use your own ideas to help you check your work.
■ test tips for each exercise type in the Test practice section.
■ sample answers for all the writing tasks in the Test practice section. Read these after you have written your own answer. Study the language used and the way the ideas are organised.
There are recording scripts for the Context listenings in each unit and for the Test practice listening tasks. Do not look at the script until after you have answered the questions. It is a good idea to listen to the recording again while you read the script.
How to get this book?
You can buy it on Amazon.com or leave your email in the comment box to receive Cambridge Grammar for IELTS (including Ebook & Audio) via email.
The Entry test
You can do this test before using the book to help you choose what to study. Answer the questions and then check your answers in the Key (at the end of this book). The Key tells you which units are most important for you.
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