This book is over 180 pages and it is intended as an entry-level preparation book for the IELTS test. It is ideal for students with a band score below 6. The emphasis of this book is on building-up language to be able to deal with the eight most common topics in the test. For each of these topics, vocabulary and grammar are introduced followed by practice activities for all four parts of the test: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
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After completing this book, you will be ready to move on to my more advanced skills books to complete your preparation for the test. This book consists of the following parts:
Each chapter starts with a list of words related to the topic of the chapter. This is to give you some keywords for the topic and to help you build up language to deal with these topics. Exercise activities are provided to test your knowledge in this area.
A short grammar lesson is provided for each chapter. Although grammar is not directly tested in the IELTS test, it is important that you work on basic grammar in order to be able to do well in the speaking and writing sections.
The first few chapters introduce basic reading skills that are needed for the test. Then, the focus moves on to doing practice questions for the topic of each chapter. A range of question types is covered in order to prepare you for the test.
The first few chapters introduce basic listening skills that are needed for the test. Then, the focus moves on to doing practice questions for the topic of each chapter. A wide range of accents are used in the recordings you will listen to.
A wide range of questions with model answers are provided to help you build vocabulary and to show you how to answer questions for different topics. Recordings are provided so that you can hear the answers.
Important skills for task 1 and 2 of the writing test are introduced. Practice exercises are designed to teach you how to write a wide range of tasks.