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We particularly recommend three books to help you prepare for your IELTS test.

How to prepare for IELTS

How to prepare for IELTS is a British Council publication that contains advice, exercises and practice tests for the four components of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It covers both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

The book comes with a CD containing Listening and Speaking interview extracts. This book is suitable for home study or for use in class.

IELTS Official Practice Materials: Volume 1

IELTS Official Practice Materials: Volume 1 provides complete Academic and General Training sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as answers with examiners’ comments.

It also includes a booklet and a CD for the Listening test, as well as answers to the sample tests.

IELTS Official Practice Materials Volume 2

IELTS Official Practice Materials Volume 2 includes Academic and General Training sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as answers with examiners’ comments.

It also includes a DVD containing a practice Listening test, answers to the sample tests, and video clips of three students taking the Speaking test.