Top Tips for IELTS Academic gives you essential advice for each part of the IELTS tests for those studying the Academic module. Cambridge ESOL examiners write this IELTS book with many years of experience in the IELTS exam. It includes clear examples and explanations to show tips and strategies for each skill. The CD-ROM contains a complete, authentic IELTS exam paper so that you know what to expect when you take the exam.
Top Tips For IELTS Academic Overview
Each of the four main sections (Listening, Reading. Writing and Speaking) follows the same structure and is based on a series of pieces of advice (the “tips”) that IELTS materials writers have collected from many years of experience of involvement in the production of IELTS tests. Each section starts with a tip at the top of the page. The tip is followed by an example from IELTS material and a clear explanation to help you understand exactly what it means. Each section ends with some more “General tips” on that component.
There is also a handy section at the beginning of the book on how to revise for IELTS and a critical section at the back on what you should do on the day of the test.
There is a companion publication to this book. Top Tips for IELTS General Training. Please note that the Listening and Speaking sections are common to both books.
British Council jointly manages IELTS, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) and IDP: IELTS Australia.
How to Use Top Tips For IELTS Academic
Take the Top Tips for IELTS book with you and read it when you have a few minutes during the day. Then use the CD-ROM to practise at home: it contains an IELTS practice test for you to try, together with the answers for listening and Reading and some sample answers for Writing.
The CD-ROM also includes all the recordings for the Listening and a video of a candidate doing an example IELTS Speaking test to show you precisely what you will have to do when you take the test. Practise with some classmates using the Speaking test material on the CD-ROM and compare your performance with the student on the video.
Top Tips for IEL TS Academic is flexible. You can look at a different tip from a different section every day, or you can start at the beginning with the tips for Listening test and work through it until you get to the end of the tips for the Speaking test. Whichever method you prefer, read the example and the explanation carefully to make sure that you understand each tip. When you have understood all the tips for each section, try the test on the CD-ROM.