IELTS Language Practice is a reference and practice book for students preparing for the IELTS examination. It provides clear grammar explanations and regular practice units to consolidate the grammar points in a wider context. There are themed vocabulary units that contextualize essential words and phrases, offering a variety of exercise types students will encounter in the IELTS exam. The answer key provides a quick reference for self-study students.
This book is designed to revise and consolidate grammar points at the level of Cambridge ESOL IELTS. Although there is no testing of grammar as such in IELTS, accurate command of grammar is necessary in order to perform examination tasks successfully. It is assumed that users of this book will have reached a level of at least Council of Europe Common Framework level B2, and many will have reached Cl or C2. The grammar points selected here are those thought to be of most relevance to those planning to take the IELTS exam, and so most worth revising or using for further practice.
Grammar is explained and practised within contexts and topic areas relevant to the exam and which include the use of information in graphs and tables. There are regular practice units that involve reading and interpreting graphs and tables. These range in difficulty material to reflect the different entry levels of students taking the IELTS exam.
The Vocabulary and Words and Phrases sections expose users to topic-based lexis they are likely to encounter in IELTS Reading and Listening tasks. The Vocabulary section also develops the ability to use language appropriate for Writing tasks 1 and 2, often within the context of various model essays. The language that candidates might use in their Speaking test is made apparent through examples of direct speech in exercises.