Are you preparing for the IELTS and are confused by the huge amount of study material available in the market? Don’t worry, here’s a list of the 10 best books to help you prepare.
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The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS
This is one of the most popular books for IELTS aspirants. To help you crack the exam, this book offers plenty of practice sets and familiarizes the reader with the pattern of questions asked in the IELTS examinations.
Barron’s IELTS Superpack
As the name suggests, Barren’s IELTS Superpack is an all-in-one solution for honing the skills required for excelling the IELTS. The package includes two audio CDs, a manual and an MP3 CD with tips on mastering every section.
Focus on IELTS
If you are looking for an easy yet effective way to improve on your English language skills, with a focus on the IELTS, this is the book you need. It provides a good foundation for IELTS aspirants. However, if you have already been practicing for the exam, you might consider buying other advanced books.
Target Band 7: IELTS Academic Module
Witten by an ex-aspirant, Simone Braverman, this book is user-friendly and offers various tips and strategies for answering questions, inspired by her own personal experience. The author provides plenty of useful resources and practice sheets for IELTS.
Grammar for IELTS
Another simple-to-read yet effective book to prepare for the IELTS is Grammar for IELTS. It is a short and simple handbook to improve your general and academic writing skills. It will you help learn how to organize and structure your answers and avoid grammatical mistakes.
Ace the IELTS
If you are looking for a comprehensive solution for practicing the General Module for IELTS, this book is the right answer for you. Focusing on substance, concepts and strategy, it covers every module of the exam and provides effective strategies to deal with different modules.
Road to IELTS
Road to IELTS is offered by the British Council. It is a complete package, consisting of interactive exercise sheets, mock papers and tutorial videos. This is an online course with three major versions – the test drive, last minute and full version. If you want a free version, you can download the test drive and gain a better understanding of the questions asked in the IELTS.
IELTS Trainer Six Practice Sets
This book consists of six IELTS practice sheets that are very realistic. With detailed information on how to tackle each stage of the exam, this is a comprehensive book to hone your skills for the examination.
Official IELTS Practice Materials
This is a series of practice materials in different volumes, produced by the British Council. It aims to familiarize you with the question pattern and how to answer each section accurately. Moreover, it includes the examiner’s comments, which will help you get a deeper insight.
IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills
Another all-in-one solution for enhancing your comprehension and writing skills for the IELTS examination is IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills. It contains different sections, including vocabulary and grammar.
Have you tried any of these books? Which one would you suggest?