We particularly recommend three books to help you prepare for your IELTS test. The book titles below are available at our offices. 

How to prepare for IELTS

How to prepare for IELTS is a British Council publication that contains advice, exercises and practice tests for the four components of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It covers both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

The book comes with a CD containing Listening and Speaking interview extracts. This book is suitable for home study or for use in class.

IELTS Official Practice Materials: Volume 1

IELTS Official Practice Materials: Volume 1 provides complete Academic and General Training sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as answers with examiners’ comments.

It also includes a booklet and a CD for the Listening test, as well as answers to the sample tests.

IELTS Official Practice Materials Volume 2

IELTS Official Practice Materials Volume 2 includes Academic and General Training sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as answers with examiners’ comments.

It also includes a DVD containing a practice Listening test, answers to the sample tests, and video clips of three students taking the Speaking test.

Top Tips for IELTS (Academic or General Training)

Top Tips for IELTS is a revision guide available in both Academic and General Training modules. It gives clear examples, explanation, answer keys and general revision advice.

The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes a complete sample paper and a video of the Speaking test.

IELTS Life Skills 

IELTS Life Skills is a new exam for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at CEFR levels A1 or B1 for UK visa requirements.

Official preparation for the 'IELTS Life Skills' Speaking and Listening exam This Student's Book prepares candidates for the IELTS Life Skills - A1 Speaking and Listening exam which is used to prove language level for UK Visa requirements. It includes four practice tests for the exam with a full answer key. There is an introduction to the exam with information about what to expect and guidelines for teachers on how to assess students. There are model Speaking answers, practice exercises and exam tips to support candidates. The accompanying audio is downloadable using an access code in the book. 

The official Cambridge guide to IELTS (for Academic and General Training)

The book is designed for candidates of any English level.

It is suitable for students working alone, for teachers who are preparing IELTS candidates and it can be integrated into an IELTS preparation course.

The book contains exercises and a guided practice to help candidates of any English level in expressing themselves freely and it provide the possibility to become more self-critical and aware of their own common mistakes to the more advanced students.

A DVD is included showing IELTS Speaking tests, with a commentary to explain the candidates’ scores.

You can buy IELTS Books from our main centres in Milan and Rome.