McGraw-Hill Education IELTS 6 Practice Tests

McGraw-Hill Education IELTS 6 Practice Tests is one of the best IELTS books that you can use to prepare for the IELTS exam.

McGraw-Hill Education IELTS 6 Practice Tests(PDF+Audio)

McGraw-Hill IELTS, 2nd edition is the ideal way to sharpen skills and prepare for this high-stakes English proficiency test, which is required for admission or hiring by schools, multinational corporations, and government agencies worldwide. Whether you’re preparing for the Academic or General Training version of the IELTS, you’ll benefit from the intensive practice you get from tests prepared by a veteran IELTS teacher and grader.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a paper-based test consisting of four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Question types include multiple-choice, sentence completion, short answer, classification, matching, labeling, and diagram/chart interpretation. This guide provides intensive practice with tests just like the real IELTS in format, topic coverage, and degree of difficulty. Tips on English spelling and grammar, and exercises throughout the book, prepare you for all sections of the test. Downloadable audio tracks model examples of strong responses to the speaking and listening sections.

  •  6 practice tests, including both Academic and General Training.
  • Reflects the most recent adjustments made to the IELTS, including the latest question types.
  • Sample speaking responses include a greater representation of different accents (British, Australian, Long Island) so as to better reflect the actual test.

CONTENTS of McGraw-Hill Education IELTS 6 Practice Tests

  1. PART I Getting Started
  2. Chapter 1 Introducing IELTS 3
  3. What is the IELTS exam? 3
  4. What are the four parts of the test? 3
  5. How is IELTS marked? 6
  6. How should I prepare for IELTS? 9
  7. Characteristics of different bands 10
  8. PART II Building IELTS Skills
  9. Chapter 2 IELTS Listening 15
  10. Introduction to the Listening test 15
  11. How is the Listening test marked? 17
  12. How to fill out the Listening and Reading answer sheets 17
  13. Listening strategies 20
  14. Always listen for evidence 23
  15. Strategies for each question type (i) 25
  16. Strategies for each question type (ii) 30
  17. The alphabet and numbers in the Listening, Speaking, and Writing tests 32
  18. Listening Taster Test 41
  19. Chapter 3 IELTS Reading 55
  20. What happens in the Reading test? 55
  21. How is the Reading test marked? 58
  22. Academic Reading Taster Test 59
  23. Reading strategies 68
  24. Extra practice filling in a flowchart 74
  25. Extra practice labelling a diagram 78
  26. Special information about the General Training Reading test 81
  27. GT Reading Taster Test 82
  28. Chapter 4 IELTS Writing 90
  29. What happens in the Academic Writing test? 90
  30. What happens in the GT Writing test? 92
  31. How is the Writing test marked? 92
  32. Model answers to Academic Writing Task 1 questions 95
  33. A single table in Task 1 100
  34. Assessing candidates for Academic Writing Task 1 101
  35. Assessing candidates for GT Writing Task 1 108
  36. Assessing candidates for Academic and GT Writing Task 2 112
  37. Understanding Task Fulfilment in Writing Task 2 114
  38. Tone in Academic Writing Task 2 and GT Writing Task 1 116
  39. The introduction in Writing Task 2 123
  40. Writing the essay 125
  41. Topic and supporting sentences in Writing Task 2 127
  42. The conclusion in Writing Task 2 129
  43. Understanding Coherence and Cohesion in Writing 129
  44. Paragraph organisation in Writing Task 2 134
  45. Linkers 136
  46. Punctuation 139
  47. Handwriting 143
  48. Understanding Vocabulary for Writing 144
  49. Describing graphs and charts in Academic Writing Task 1 145
  50. Using approximate language in Task 1 150
  51. Nominalisation 152
  52. Understanding Grammar for Writing 155
  53. Grammar and Vocabulary Test 1 157
  54. Grammar and Vocabulary Test 2 157
  55. Grammar and Vocabulary Test 3 158
  56. GT Task 1 formal letters – a request 159
  57. GT Task 1 formal letters – a complaint 161
  58. GT Task 1 formal letters – an offer 162
  59. GT Task 1 semi-formal letters – a view 163
  60. Academic Writing Taster Test 164
  61. GT Writing Taster Test ‘ 168
  62. Writing – Putting it all together 170
  63. Chapter 5 IELTS Speaking 173
  64. What happens in the Speaking test? 173
  65. How is the Speaking test marked? 174
  66. Speaking Taster (Buzzer) Test 180
  67. Fluency and Coherence 180
  68. Spoken vocabulary and grammar 198
  69. Pronunciation 213
  70. Speaking – Putting it all together 226
  71. Chapter 6 IELTS Spelling 229
  72. Writing Task 1 229
  73. Writing Task 2 231
  74. Spelling and Pronunciation 231
  75. Spelling and remembering what you see 238
  76. Chapter 7 IELTS Vocabulary and Grammar 248
  77. Introduction to Vocabulary 248
  78. Word families 253
  79. Reference and substitution 255
  80. Vocabulary in Speaking Part 1 – Personal information and mini topics …. 264
  81. Phrasal verbs 269
  82. Thirty-three idioms which are safe to use in the Speaking test 280
  83. Multi-choice test for vocabulary, grammar, and spelling 1 281
  84. Multi-choice test for vocabulary, grammar, and spelling 2 284
  85. Sentence types 285
  86. PART III IELTS Practice Tests
  87. Academic Practice Test 1 288
  88. Academic Practice Test 2 303
  89. Academic Practice Test 3 319
  90. Academic Practice Test 4 336
  91. General Training Practice Test 1 353
  92. General Training Practice Test 2 364
  93. Answers to Parts I and II 377
  94. Answers to Part III 403
  95. Appendices 443
  96. IELTS Logs: Reading, Speaking, Vocabulary 443
  97. Checklists for practice and real tests 447
  98. Answer sheet 456
  99. ON CD-ROM: Audio Recordings 1-75

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