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How to Master the IELTS: Over 400 Questions for All Parts of the International English Language Testing System

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most widely accepted language competence exams and can be a pre-requisite for education and employment in the United States. How to Master the IELTS is an all-in-one guide covering all four modules for...

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How to Master the IELTS: Over 400 Questions for All Parts of the International English Language Testing System

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Overview

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most widely accepted language competence exams and can be a pre-requisite for education and employment in the United States. How to Master the IELTS is an all-in-one guide covering all four modules for both academic and general training exams.  It includes: 

-free downloadable MP3 files for the listening test
-multiple-choice questions
-speaking exercises
-flow chart and diagram tests
-word recognition exercises
-writing tasks
-reading comprehension passages
-full answers and explanations
-two appendices to aid learning and help develop your vocabulary

With only 47 testing centers in the US, this all-inclusive guide offers a convenient alternative to scheduling workshops to study for the exam. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749456368
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,430,246
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Tyreman has 12 years of experience of coaching candidates in Math, English and IQ tests. He is the author of numerous other works including How to Master the UKCAT, also published by Kogan Page.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Test 1 11

Listening (1) 12

1 Student accommodation/homestay provision 12

2 Campus plan for the Open Day 14

3 Numeracy week 15

4 Tropical storms/naming hurricanes 17

Reading (1) 18

1 Shedding light on it 18

2 Taking soundings 21

3 Oxbridge 24

Writing (1) 28

1 Fuel usage 1800 to 2000 (graph) 28

2 Electronic calculator use 29

Speaking (1) 30

1 Hobbies 30

2 Food you like 30

3 Convenience food 31

Test 2 33

Listening (2) 33

1 Walking tour/revised booking 33

2 Field trip/timetable 35

3 Poster presentation 37

4 History of diagrams/flow charts 39

Reading (2) 41

1 Rosetta Stone 41

2 Tickled Pink 44

3 Bubbly and burgers 47

Writing (2) 51

1 Housing owned and rented in the UK (pie chart) 51

2 Unemployment 52

Speaking (2) 53

1 Travelling to work 53

2 Where you live 53

3 Choosing where to live 54

Test 3 55

Listening (3) 56

1 Camping and caravan park 56

2 Volunteers weekend 57

3 Work placements 58

4 Darwin/Galapagos Islands 60

Reading (3) 61

1 Recalling it 61

2 Home-schooling 65

3 Bio-fuels backlash 69

Writing (3) 74

1 Internet activities by age group (table) 74

2 Obesity 75

Speaking (3) 76

1 Pets 76

2 Memorable holiday/vacation 76

3 Work and play 77

Test 4 79

Listening (4) 80

1 Library registration/library policy 80

2 Travelling by train 82

3 Home composting 84

4 Academic essays 86

Reading (4) 87

1 Hacked off 87

2 Highlands and islands/map of the Western Isles 90

3 Dummy pills 95

Writing (4) 99

1 Waste disposal in four towns (bar chart) 99

2 Success in life 100

Speaking (4) 101

1 Educational achievements 101

2 Describe a book 101

3 Reading books 102

General Reading and Writing Test A 103

General Training Reading Test A 103

1 Check-in procedure at Stanza airport/You're fired! 104

2 Newview Hotel terms and conditions/a proper brew 108

3 Vertical transport 112

General Training Writing Test A 115

1 Letter to a friend 115

2 Advantages/disadvantages of a gap year 116

General Reading and Writing Test B 117

General Training Reading Test B 117

1 Use the right type of fire extinguisher!/contract of employment 117

2 How to create a blog/print, copy and scan 122

3 Old dogs and new tricks 126

General Training Writing Test B 130

1 Email letter of complaint 130

2 Should children wear a school uniform? 130

Audio-Scripts for the Listening Tests 131

Answers 167

Marking scheme 167

Test 1 168

Test 2 174

Test 3 180

Test 4 186

General Training Test A 192

Test B 196

Reading section expanded answers 201

Appendix 1 Reading section vocabulary 227

Appendix 2 British and American spellings 239

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