IELTS preparation demands sincere practice. But the various resources available on the internet could mislead you. We’ve made an attempt to help learners overcome this problem by going through every book on the internet and choosing the best ones among them. We have categorised them into a list of books for learning at ease and for preparing in the last minute.

Best IELTS Preparation books:

  1. IELTS (Academic) 5 in 1 Ebook Combo ( Listening + Speaking + Reading + Writing Task 1+ Task 2) (Jan – April 2021):

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook
Academic or General Academic

 

Book Highlights:

This is a pack of 5 books. The 5 books are for Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing Task 1, and Writing Task 2 of the Academic module. Every book in the combo pack contains the latest IELTS questions (Jan- Apr 2021) with answers. There are 15 listening tests and 25 reading tests with answers. The book on writing task 2 contains 68 essay questions ( covering all types) with answers. The speaking ebook contains 2 audiobooks.

About ieltsmaterial:

Getmyuni acquired IELTS material in 2020. The website has a lot of ebooks in its online store. Besides having ebooks for latest questions (Jan – Apr 2021) they also have a self-study guide for IELTS, a grammar and vocabulary ebook. Their website has innumerous articles on tips, strategies and approaches to crack the IELTS.

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  1. IELTS (General Training) 5 in 1 Ebook Combo ( Listening + Speaking + Reading + Wrting Task 1+ Task 2) (Jan – April 2021):

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook
Academic or General General Training

 

Book Highlights:

This is a pack of 5 books. The 5 books are for Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing Task 1, and Writing Task 2 of the General module. All of them contain the latest IELTS questions ( Jan- Apr 2021) with answers. There are 25 listening tests and 10 reading tests with answers. The book on writing task 2 contains 68 essay questions ( covering all types) with answers. The speaking ebook contains 83 part 1 questions and 41 part 2 questions with answers.

About ieltsmaterial:

IELTS material has a store in which they have several books on recent IELTS questions with answers ( for all the IELTS sections, namely: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.) Their website has close to 50+ practice tests on all four sections and both modules of IELTS.

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3. Barron’s IELTS Superpack:

 

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook and Paperback
Academic or General Academic and General

 

Book Highlights:

This is a pack of 3 books: “Barron’s IELTS”, “IELTS Practice Exams” and “IELTS Essential Words”. It provides a rundown of the IELTS, thus enabling the user to gain a thorough understanding of the exam, 18 full length practice tests (10 Academic and 8 General) with answers which enables the learner to gain first hand knowledge of the questions in the IELTS and a book for vocabulary (contains nearly 600 words) which is very essential for all sections of IELTS.

Extra materials provided:

  • Four audio CDs

Additional benefits:

  • When purchasing the combo book, the buyer saves $18.97 compared to buying the three books individually.

About Barron’s:

Barron’s Educational Services was established in 1939, targeting college students preparing for various entrance exams. It witnessed a colossal expansion publishing over 2,000 titles in various fields. Kaplan Test Prep bought the company in 2018 to which Barron’s seemed to have given away its brand name and test preparation list. It was given a new name as B.E.S Publishing. But after a year, it was acquired by Peterson’s Publishing.

 

  1. The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook and Paperback
Academic or General Academic and General

 

Book Highlights:

It is ideally suited for students who are stuck in a band 4.0 and are desperate to improve their scores. Every question type is clearly explained and contains additional tips and advice. It has eight official practice tests, and the first one contains step-by-step guidance and explanation.

Extra materials provided:

  • Listening tests contains audio tracks
  • Speaking test has the video in the form of a DVD-ROM.

Additional benefits:

  • An app (from Google play or any app store) to deliver the video and audio content for portable devices.

About Cambridge University Press:

Being the official publishing wing of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the oldest printing press in the world. It also has the honour of being the Queen’s Printer. Operating in more than 40 countries, it prints 50,000 titles. Overall, the press has published textbooks for schools and universities, English language teaching courses, monographs and nearly 380 journals.

  1. Simone Braverman’s Target Band 7:

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook and Paperback
Academic or General Academic

 

Book Highlights:

This book guarantees a band of 7+ to the learners. It contains pocket tips for all sections, guides you through the steps in essay writing, includes tasks for all the writing task 1 questions, strategies for different question types in Reading and tricks to write down the correct answers and time management for Listening.

About Simone Braverman:

Simone Braverman is the proud founder of www.IELTS-Blog.com, which is a very famous website for IELTS preparation.

She intends to help learners who don’t have good command over the language, students who are very nervous about the exam, and the busy working lot who don’t have enough time to prepare. She promises these people, a good score which they would have never dreamt.

The daily tips section on his website has nearly 30,000 subscribers, and her ebooks ‘Target Band 7’ and ‘Ace the IELTS’ were downloaded several thousand times. The number of visitors to his website reached the pinnacle in 2014 with over 4 million visits and 13.5 million downloads.

  1. IELTS Practice Tests Plus 2 with Key and CD Pack:

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook and Paperback
Academic or General Mainly Academic but includes General

 

Book Highlights:

The book contains six complete practice questions. It is to be noted that the tests are framed in accordance with the 2005 modifications to the Writing section of IELTS. Further, it contains extra writing and reading sections for the General Training module of IELTS. Each section contains strategies, answer keys, analysis of correct and incorrect answers, sample answers to writing tasks and vocabulary. The book also provides full audio scripts.

About Pearson education limited (publisher):

Created in 1840 as Pearson plc, Pearson Education was formed when Pearson plc acquired Simon & Schuster’s education section (including Prentice Hall and Allyn & Bacon) and merged with its education division, Addison-Wesley Longman. Pearson owns various educational media brands such as Addison–Wesley, Prentice-Hall, Longman, Scott Foresman, etc.

  1. Official IELTS Practice Materials:

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook and Paperback
Academic or General Academic and General

 

 Book Highlights:

This book is mainly for IELTS trainers rather than learners. This book sheds light on assessment techniques and contains practice tests for all four sections. Further, it contains answer sheets for Listening, Reading and Writing to avoid any test-day surprises. Answer keys, tapescripts, sample responses for writing section, sample tests for speaking section and examiner comments are also given in the book.

Extra materials provided:

  • Audio CD

About University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (publisher):

Cambridge English which is otherwise called as ESOL, is a department functioning under the prestigious Cambridge University. Cambridge ESOL also played a crucial part in developing the internationally acknowledged Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . They conduct a variety of English exams, namely :

  • Business Certificates (BEC),
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE),
  • Advanced Certificate in English (CAE),
  • First Certificate in English (FCE),
  • Preliminary (PET) and
  • Key English Test (KET)

These exams are accepted as proof of English proficiency across the globe. Cambridge developed the IELTS exam in collaboration with IELTS Australia and the British Council.

  1. Cambridge IELTS 14 Academic Student’s Book with Answers:

 

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook and Paperback
Academic or General Academic

 

Book Highlights:

This book contains four out-and-out examination papers for thorough practice. It also contains information on the different parts of the test, details on scoring, answers, sample writing answers and tapescripts.

Extra materials provided:

  • Audio

About Cambridge University Press:

The press began functioning officially when Henry VIII granted it Royal charter in 1534, and the first book was printed in 1584. The press opened a bookshop in 1992 at 1, Trinity Street and publications worth £1.3m are sold from this bookshop. It has nearly 2,000 staff in its 50 offices. It has also printed over 50,000 books (out of which about 24,000 are available as e-books) and the numbers are increasing steadily.

 

  1. Ideas for Essay Topics:

 

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Ebook or paperback edition Ebook
Academic or General Academic

 

Book Highlights:

The book comprises three volumes. With a total of 160 pages, it contains ideas for 150 essay topics and topic related vocabulary. Further, it has synonyms, phrasal verbs and collocations.

About IELTS Liz:

Elizabeth is an experienced English teacher and the author of the website. She has also authored many books, and all of them are available in her online store. In her website, you will also find a lot of IELTS model answers, vocabulary, videos, tips, information about band score, etc. for free.