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Hey guys,

Got a conditional offer for the LSE and need to pass an english test, either TOEFL or IELTS. I passed the TOEFL 2+ years ago and didn't really like the test (length, structure, speaking to a computer,...)

So I decided to take the IELTS this time. Plus, since I'm a native speaker, speaking to a person is an advantage for me - as opposed to talking to a screen. Also, I heard the IELTS is slightly easier than the TOEFL.

Here's my question:

What are the best IELTS preparation books out there? Are the official ones the best? or is there another kind that better prepares you?


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The best IELTS preperation books in 2014-2015 are
1- Barron's IELTS Superpack, 2nd Ed.


2- Target Band 7: IELTS Academic Module - How to Maximize Your Score (second edition)


You need to practice using the practice tests to get a high score.
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I have gone through quite a few tests in ESOL IELTS 9 and 7.But I feel that taking a mock test will be of great help as going through test in the Cambridge IELTS is quite different to sitting for an actual IELTS exam. Getting used to testing conditions would be very important for me,so are there any simulated tests available in the internet.Please provide the links of such tests.They'll be of great help to my preparation.Thanks in advance. :thanks
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Best Online books for IELTS preparation in 2014 are
The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS with DVD-ROM
Barron’s IELTS Superpack
Target Band 7- IELTS Academic- How to Maximize Your Score
Cambridge IELTS 9 Self-Study Pack (Student Book & Audio CDs
For links check this http://www.test-study-guides.com/best-ielts-books/
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Try IELTS STRATEGIES eBook series. Just search on google "ieltstrategies"
You will see a great tips and tricks for IELTS:)
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The International English Language testing system(IELTS) is one of the toughest English proficiency tests accepted. The test is taken by more than 2 million candidates every year and measures a person’s ability in English on 4 different parameters-Listening, reading, writing and speaking. Rather choosing many books or materials for the exam. It is advised to choose only few authentic books. One should know what skills are need in order to get high score in the exam.

One must know - try an find out your potential and loopholes and try to overcome it. Then only choose what are the resources needed for stimulating these skills.

Best Resources -

An ideal and experienced trainer- Before starting the exam one should consult with a trainer as these people are best players in their own sphere means- they can only give the right feedback to you for getting high bands.

Cambridge practice test - It is an authentic test to give the right approach for the candidate for preparation.

An ideal news paper, magazine and novel or journal.

English movies, news or interview will be beneficial.

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swissstud wrote:
Hey guys,

Got a conditional offer for the LSE and need to pass an english test, either TOEFL or IELTS. I passed the TOEFL 2+ years ago and didn't really like the test (length, structure, speaking to a computer,...)

So I decided to take the IELTS this time. Plus, since I'm a native speaker, speaking to a person is an advantage for me - as opposed to talking to a screen. Also, I heard the IELTS is slightly easier than the TOEFL.

Here's my question:

What are the best IELTS preparation books out there? Are the official ones the best? or is there another kind that better prepares you?


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One can follow IELTS videos by Liz on youtube. Her sessions are extremely informative. Also there are plethora of IELTS listening test available on youtube.
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Firstly you need to understand that IELTS is a language based test that focuses to test your ability to comprehend speak and write English. For that, you just need to have a basic understanding of the language. In the Listening section, they expose you to different accents. Hence, if you are not exposed much to English of different accents, I would recommend you to watch as many English movies, web series you can. By this way, you can tune yourself to different accents as well as you will be entertained. Also, you should try one or two model listening tests of an hour each. You can get ample such stuff over the internet especially youtube. During practice as well as in exam please try to keep your concentration level high because your attention does count. Try to score more marks in the first 20 questions because they will be easy to listen and comprehend.

Coming to reading section, read a variety of materials viz. articles, editorials of newspapers, stories of different genres. While choosing the article to read, please ensure that the article is at least 1000-1500 words long. During the exam, before reading try to have a glimpse of the questions and look for keywords. This will help you in finding the answers quickly. Practice accordingly at home too.

Now, the writing section. IELTS tests your basic writing capability. If you are unsure of strong vocab better avoid it but make sure you are writing grammatically correct and coherent sentences. You may find paraphrasing technique pretty useful here. For more information on these techniques, please log into youtube and search for IELTSLiz. She has some amazing inputs and techniques for writing lessons.

Last but not the least, speaking section. Only one suggestion “speak your heart out”, speak as much as you can. Try to elaborate as much as possible. Focus on phrasing grammatically correct and coherent sentences. You can try practicing in front of a mirror if you are unsure about your posture. Don’t be much worried about your accent,also don’t try to copy a particular accent. Be calm, confident and maintain proper eye contact. You will get one minute to think about the subject they will give you, utilize the time wisely. Write down keywords what you want to convey. Once again be relaxed, confident and speak.

P.S: This is the way I prepared. If you really want a book, I would recommend Barrons’s IELTS or Cambridge English IELTS 12 or Model IELTS booklet provided by IDP(It has around 8 practice tests)
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New post 30 Aug 2018, 01:57
Hello,

There are Very Helpful and Useful Resources for IELTS. Follow these books for prepare the IELTS Exam.

IELTS SIMON
IELTS Buddy
DC IELTS
IELTS Liz
IELTS Advantage

Hope it Helps!
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