How to prepare for IELTS and how to improve the vocabulary , speaking skills and much more?

Asked by Shreya Maloo almost 2 years ago

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sourav grover

sourav grover

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Here’s a list of books that can help you prepare for IELTS along with the pros and cons of each:

1.The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS

Pros - 

Help you prepare for all the sections of the IELTS exam.

Includes a DVD with listening and speaking tests

Cons - 

Better for getting to know the exam format and structure rather than learning new things.

2. Barron’s IELTS Superpack

Pros - 

Comes with two practice exams and 2 audio CDs

Very comprehensive

Con - Not designed for absolute beginners

3. Simone Braverman’s Target Band 7

Pros - It’s clear and easy-to-read

Written by someone who has taken the IELTS tests themselves

Con - Some of the sample tests don’t have answers

4. IELTS Practice Tests Plus 2 with Key and CD Pack

Pros - 

Sample answers with annotations and explanations

There are 6 full tests included

Con - Doesn’t cover anything new as it just focusses on test strategy

5. Cambridge IELTS 15 Academic Student’s Book with Answers

Pros - 

Good tips which are divided up by section

It goes into a lot of detail

Cons- Not ideal for complete beginners

You can also checkout the FREE IELTS resources here and get all the tips, tricks and preparation hacks curated by Study Abroad Experts and Top Scool Alumni which will help you ace your IELTS. 

Hope this helps!




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