Recommended Book List for IELTS

Below is a list of books that I recommend for your IELTS preparation. The first set of books are a must for IELTS and no student should be without one of them. The rest are useful books which you can get depending on your time limit and areas of weakness. There are many books for IELTS preparation on the market but these are the standard books that you will need.

Must Have IELTS Books

IELTS Cambridge Books: The only must have books for IELTS exam preparation are the Cambridge IELTS books 1 to 11. These are full authentic IELTS tests published by IELTS. Each book contains four IELTS tests for you to practice at home. These are real IELTS tests – a bit expensive but at least they are authentic. Book 11 is the most recent.

Note:

  1. No student should enter the IELTS exam without having first done some practice tests from one or a few of these books.
  2. Book 11 is the most recent book  (2017).
  3. These books have limited topics and questions for the speaking test. You will need to find practice speaking topics online instead. Here’s a link to some free speaking topics and questions for IELTS.
  4. These books often cost more than other practice test books but you must remember that these are real test papers from IELTS and have not been written by other teachers or other authors. They are the only real test papers that exist.

IELTS Cambridge Recommended Books

 

These books can be bought from any amazon online store. They can be bought new or second hand. It might also be possible to find them in your local book stores.

Other Useful IELTS Books

IELTS Official Practice Materials: If you have completed the above set of test papers (IELTS Cambridge Books), you should try these practice materials.

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IELTS Trainer: This is a book which contains 6 practice tests for IELTS as well as some useful advice for tackling the test. Please note that the practice tests are not officially published by IELTS (they are not written by IELTS) but are still quite realistic and good practice. Also note that the practice test materials in this book are for the academic paper only.

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