Tuesday, March 23, 2010


ielts on track

IELTS On Track is a New set of IELTS Test practice material suitable for self study, IELTS preparation classes and further education training. IELTS On Track has over 200 pages packed with practice tests and test preparation activities, including two complete interviews for the revised IELTS Speaking Test.
Professor Stephen Slater is a key Cambridge University Press English Language Teaching international author, and along with the team of authors brings to the book extensive international experience in IELTS candidate preparation, test materials writing and IELTS assessment.
IELTS On Track practice material has been trialled in Europe, Asia and Oceania.
The Pack (book and 2 CDs)
IELTS On Track has been written by IELTS specialists to give prospective IELTS candidates genuine preparation for, and experience of, the IELTS Test.
IELTS On Track allows the candidate to conduct self-evaluation of his/her English proficiency before taking the formal test. It improves confidence and prospects for success in the formal IELTS Test.
IELTS On Track is comprehensive and user friendly.


ielts test builder 2

IELTS test builder 2 designed to improve exam performance and increase language competence for success in IELTS.It Includes four completely new practice test and further Practice and Guidance pages.Accompanying audio CD contains all four listening tests.
It contain Complete answer key with useful explanations.


achieve ielts practice test

Achieve IELTS Practice Test is a useful practice test book.The Book contains four complete IELTS practice tests.It can be used as a self study resource or as part of an IELTS course. It provides practice for students preparing for the academic test at any level as well as a comprehensive overview and test taking strategies.
This book contain detailed description of the test and its question types and Strategies for preparing for the test.It also contain Four complete IELTS practice tests prepared by experienced examiners and authors of exam materials.Two audio CDs with correctly timed pauses to give an authentic test practice experience.
In this book you will get authentic IELTS test answer sheet for familiarization by students.A Personal assessment sheets available for teacher feedback and to assist the progress.


ielts graduation student's book
IELTS Graduation Student's Book is comprehensive course for students preparing to take the IELTS academic test .The books is best for student who want to achieve IELTS band 5.5 - 7.5.This is topic based book contains a wide range of activities to train students in all the required skills to help improve their IELTS score.
IELTS Graduation Student Book provides clear and practical information on all parts of the IELTS examination and also teach them the skills required to do well.

  •  10 topic based units
  •  Exam information boxes - providing detailed advice
  •  Regular Pronunciation development sections help build students’ confidence in speaking and listening
  •  Study skills sections at the end of each unit containing self study advice
  •  Extensive writing practice including model answers
  •  Regular dictionary focus boxes encourage students to broaden their vocabulary range
  •  Strategy boxes and Top boxes


ielts speaking tips
Initially Examiner talks about General topics.for example, entertainment,movies,crickets,newspapers etc.This is a General Discussion.In this video Examiner asking about the Fashion.


In the second step examiner will give a topic to discuss.The Examiner gives a peace of paper and a pencil to make some notes regarding given topic.You have 1-2 min to prepare your self.It is better to write some points about topic before you start speaking.In this video Examiner gave her the topic of "Festival".You can Learn by this video that how to improve speaking during this session.


In the third step,the examiner will ask you question about the topic that has given  on IELTS Speaking step 2.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Kaplan ielts 2009-2010 Edition released on 31-03-2009.The Book Contain 312 Pages.The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam gauges students' English language comprehension by testing their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills for entrance into universities, non-academic business settings, and immigration tests.


Insight into IELTS has been designed as a course book for an IELTS preparation course. However, it is equally appropriate as a self-study resource book for students wishing to improve their IELTS skills on their own as it contains helpful advice, sample IELTS material throughout the units and detailed answer keys.
The book is appropriate both for learners seeking to enter an English-speaking university, school or college, as well as for people who may need to provide an IELTS score for the purposes of immigration to an English-speaking country. The book is targeted at students of approximately Band 6 level; however, the earlier units in each section are designed for lower-level learners or students not familiar with the IELTS test format, while the later units are intended to stretch the stronger candidates beyond their immediate IELTS needs and enhance their language skills overall.


CAMBRIDGE IELTS 5 is an educational tool to enhance English language proficiency of those non-native speakers of the English language in all 4 aspects: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
It provides students with an excellent opportunity to familiarize themselves with IELTS and to practice examination techniques using authentic test material.

Saturday, March 6, 2010



The Improve your IELTS Skills series are aimed at students between bands 4.5 and 7.5. The series has three preparation courses, Academic Reading, Academic Writing, and Listening and Speaking. The courses develop language, skills and test technique to help students achieve a higher IELTS score
The three books in the series may be used together as a complete course or may be used to target specific skills. Or they may be used separately to supplement other course books.

  • 10 units in each book, each with corresponding topics
  • Ideal for self study as well as in class, with step-by-step guidance and a clear answer key
  • Techniques boxes throughout each book, reinforce key points on how to approach the various tasks in IELTS.
  • 140 minutes' listening and pronunciation practice on the audio CD with the Listening and Speaking book Practice tests at the end of each unit.


As you know, there are 3 parts in the Speaking sub-test : Interview, Speech and Discussion.
The questions are predictable.

If you speak well, just go over it and prepare an answer in you head for every question. If you have someone to practice with - do it, if you don’t - I suggest that you record yourself. You can do that using your PC or voice recorder or even one of those MP3 players that can tape you as well.
To get the feeling of real IELTS Speaking test you can listen to sample of test and look at the questions and the transcript of the tapes.

Best advice to those who speak not so well:
  1. Write your answers on a piece of paper.
  2. Memorize them.
  3. Speak to yourself - ask questions and answer with whatever you wrote. It will improve your pronunciation and make you more confident. This is how you overcome the initial shock of speaking English.
  4. Practice a lot with you wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend, at first you may look at your paper and then don’t - test your memory.
One more important thing - in Speaking you can not receive half band, like 5.5 or 6.5. Your score will be full band, like 5 or 6.



Topic:The graph above gives information on wages of some Country over a ten-year period. Write a report for a university tutor describing the information shown.

 You are advised to spend a maximum of 20 minutes on this task.
 You should write at least 150 words.

The linegraph describes the growth of wages in Somecountry from year 1993 to year 2003.
The growth starts at two percent in 1993, but it doesn’t stay there very long before it rapidly doubles in 1994. Further on, the percentages declines to three percent in 1995, stays steady for year, before it start to rise slowly and ends up just under four percent in 1997. 1998 is the best year where the wages peaked at six percent.

However, after 1998 the wages declines nearly every year. Only a year after , the percentage drops to well under three percent, stays there on roughly three percent till 2000. In 2002 the wages reach the lowest point of just one percent growth. Luckily the growth rises in 2003 at just under two percent.

Overall, the growth rate in wages in Somecountry has shown striking changes through the ten years.

IELTS Teachers Comments: This is a good report. It covers the task, divided correctly into paragraphs and the vocabulary is just right. Problems: it has less than 150 words (146) and there are some grammatical errors. Assuming the corrections were made, looks like Band 7.



The graph above shows annual water usage (in millions of cubic meters) by industries in some Country. Write a report for a university tutor describing the information shown. 

You are advised to spend a maximum of 20 minutes on this task.

The bar graph describes the water usage for every year in Somecountry in millions of cubic meters.
The water usage are shown in two trends , ground water and public supply. Fuel and textiles are the ones that uses the least water, 10 of public supply and [tippy title=”70 and 80″] It is not clear who uses 70 and who 80, also you didn’t mentioned the units (millions of cubic meters)[/tippy] of ground water. Machinery are just the opposite of these two and has 10 of ground water and 100 of public supply.
Food/drinks, metal, paper and chemicals are all over 100 of ground water where chemicals peaks at dramatically 430. The highest number of water usage of public supplies also belongs to chemicals (240). Next on the list is food/drinks with 190, the others are under 100.

Overall, the chemical industry uses a lot more water then the rest of the industries both ground water and public supplies, and in general most industries use ground water by far more then public supplies.

IELTS Teachers Comments: This is a good report, the trends are correctly noticed.Use units in addition to numbers (10 of what? Millions of cubic meters). Use more connective words to smoothly move from one paragraph to another. Pay attention to grammar.