IELTS Preparation and Practice Speaking and Listening is designed to meet the needs of students preparing to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test.
Each book in this series reflects the format of the IELTS test and offers a complete guide to developing the required skills for Listening and Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
How to use this IELTS Preparation and Practice Speaking and Listening book?
T here are two main sections to this book: the Listening and the Speaking. T he units and the activities have been numbered separately in each section. You find answers for some activities within the text of the book. Answers for other activities and the Practice Tests are in the Answer Key in Appendix 2. Transcripts for all listening tests and activities are in Appendix 1.
Section 1 deals with the Listening Test.
The first part of the book works through a practice Listening Test in detail, section by section. The structure of each section is discussed and the type of questions demonstrated. Strategies are suggested for dealing with the various question types as well as for the Listening Test in general. Section 1 gives you:
- an overview of the Listening Test, the form of the instructions and the question types
- a practice Listening Test-Listening Practice Test 1. You could do this test first as a test, or you could work through it section by section as set out in Units 2 to 5 of the Listening section of the book.
- three practice Listening Tests, which may be photocopied.
- a listening answer sheet, which may be photocopied.
Section 2 deals with the Speaking Test.
Section 2 gives you:
- an overview of the Speaking Test, the structure of the test and the scoring system.
- detailed practice activities for each of the assessment criteria.
- six practice Speaking Tests.
- five sample Speaking Tests with detailed analysis of the performance of the speakers.
- self-assessment sheets, which may be photocopied.