The Official Top Tips for IELTS gives you essential advice for each part of each of the IELTS exam for those studying the General Training module. It is written by Cambridge ESOL examiners with many years’ experience of setting and marking the IELTS exam and includes clear examples and explanations to show you exactly what each tip means, general tips for each paper and sections on how to revise and what to do on the day of the exam. The CD-ROM contains a complete, authentic IELTS exam paper so that you know what to expect when you take the exam.
Cambridge, September 2012. — 94 page.
Top Tips for IELTS is an essential part of your revision for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. 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’) which IELTS materials writers have collected from many years’ 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 taken from IELTS material and a clear explanation to help you understand exactly what it means. Each section ends with some more ‘General tips’ for that component.
There is also a handy section at the beginning of the book on how to revise for IELTS and a very important 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 Academic. Please note that the Listening and Speaking sections are common to both books.
How to use Top Tips for IELTS
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 the 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 exactly 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 IELTS 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 the Listening test and work through 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.
We hope that Top Tips for IELTS will help you with IELTS preparation!