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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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New post 30 Mar 2018, 13:30
licences2017 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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Hi,

LSE ? Congrats. Great school.
You must be British :)
For IELTS best prep besides official is The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for practice questions and Kaplan’s IELTS Premier with 8 Practice Tests especially for best test taking strategies.
Still dont understand why you disliked TOEFL as native speaker ?
But, I guess you feel better chatting with person, old school style :)
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If you are a native speaker why do you need to take a language proficiency test? Seems odd or am I missing smth?

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If you are a native speaker why do you need to take a language proficiency test? Seems odd or am I missing smth?

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Totally missed that :) The only thing I can think of is like native speaker born in other country that doesnt have appropriated citizenship...or didnt completed (enough) studies on English...but you really do have a point

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TOEFL- is one of the most challenging tests you will ever take in your life. You need to study hard equally smart to get a highj score on the TOEFL. Here is a list of ten things that will help you get the highest score possible.

Understand the TOEFL well

The TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is an English proficiency test produced by an American company called ETS. It measures your English reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills, and your ability to succeed at an English-speaking university.

Make planned stretegy in advance and at least give few days for rigorus study -

When you sit down at the computer to take the test, nothing should be a surprise. You should know every reading question, every listening question, every speaking task, and every writing task on the test. You should know exactly what you have to do to answer every question properly.

You should also know the exact score you need to achieve for each university you want to apply to. Some schools require just an overall TOEFL score, but some schools require specific scores in each section. You should know exactly what you need to do get the required score.

Do not try to prepare for the test alone. Buy a textbook (see my recommended books in the Resources section below.) Work with a teacher, either in a course or in private lessons. You need someone to help you with your pronunciation, and to assess how you’re doing in the speaking and writing sections. Talk to friends who have taken the TOEFL.

Be focused during the exam -

the TOEFL you will read passages or listen to lectures on everything from astronomy and American history to psychology and biology!

When you are studying for the TOEFL, it is not good enough to just listen to and read things that you enjoy and are interested in. You need to build your vocabulary, so you need to read about a variety of topics.

If you are still struggling with listening or vocabulary, this website will help you build up your skills.
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