Cambridge Grammar for IELTS is for anyone preparing for IELTS. Although the IELTS test does not include a specific grammar module, it is important to be able to recognize and use grammar appropriately. This book covers the grammar you will need to be successful in the test. You can use it to support an IELTS coursebook, with a general English language course for extra grammar practice, or with practice tests as part of a revision program. You can use it in class or for self-study.
This book also offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the grammar necessary in order to be successful in the IELTS test. It can be used for self-study or with a class. It will be particularly useful for a class where all the students are preparing for IELTS. It will also be useful for revision, and for candidates in classes where some students are not entered for the test, as sections A, and Band Care are designed to be useful for all students.
Cambridge Grammar for IELTS contains 25 units. Each unit is in four parts:
A: Context listening: This introduces the grammar of the unit in a context that is relevant to the IELTS test. This will help you
to understand the grammar more easily when you study section B. It also gives you useful listening practice. Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then check your answers in the Key before you read the Grammar section.
B: Grammar: Read through this section before you do the grammar exercises. For each grammar point, there are explanations with examples. You can refer back to this section when you are doing the exercises.
C: Grammar exercises: Write your answers to each exercise and then check them in the Key.
D: Test practice: Each unit has a test task. These help you practice the different parts of the test. The test task is followed by a
grammar focus task, which gives you extra practice in the grammar from the unit.
The Key contains:
- answers for all the exercises. Check your answers at the end of each exercise. The Key tells you which part of the Grammar
the section you need to look at again if you have any problems.
- sample answers for exercises where you use your own ideas to help you check your work.
- test tips for each exercise type in the Test practice section.
- sample answers for all the writing tasks in the Test practice section. Read these after you have written your own answer. Study
the language used and the way the ideas are organized.
Recording scripts: There are recording scripts for the Context listenings in each unit and for the Test practice listening tasks. Do not look at the script until after you have answered the questions. It is a good idea to listen to the recording again while you read the script.
The Entry test: You can do this test before using the book to help you choose what to study. Answer the questions and then check your answers in the Key. The Key tells you which units are most important for you.
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