The Key to IELTS Success

The Key to IELTS Success book was written by one of the IELTS exam writers. And It is Useful for high-level students only, Because It is written in advanced level English.

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The Key to IELTS Success:

This book helps to dispel common myths about IELTS and shows you how to finally get the score you need. The book is based on 6 years on social media answering questions from both candidates and teachers, and helping to solve common IELTS problems. IELTS learners usually face three key problems during their IELTS preparation.

  • Firstly, many people are using free or cheap test practice materials.
  • Secondly, the vast majority are following advice about how to quickly reach a high level based on these materials. This attempt to save time and money is a false economy because the materials and the accompanying advice do not reflect the real test, where the suggested ‘tricks’ do not work. Consequently, those who rely on these remain stuck at the same level, and ultimately spend more and more money re-taking the test.
  • The third issue relates to studying language. Many of those who contact me are self-study students who have never studied language at a high level before, and many feel stuck, particularly in writing.

This book aims to address these three issues. It will help you separate IELTS facts from IELTS fiction, recommend reliable resources, and show you how to study language at an advanced level, so you can finally achieve your IELTS goal.

Why is this book different from the advice found online?

What we write reflects our perspective and experiences in life. So, the experience the author of this book has had with language learning, language teaching, and test writing, all help to shape her books. She studied languages at university and qualified as a language teacher in 1985.

She taught English as a Second Language until 1997 and was always drawn to teaching Cambridge exam classes. She became a Cambridge examiner in the early 1990s and taught IELTS classes when it was first introduced in Australia, in 1992. She became an IELTS examiner in 1993 and began writing test materials professionally in 1995.

When writing, you could say that she wear three hats: the hat of the language student, the language teacher, and the test writer. If you add this book to her other books about IELTS, then you will know everything that you need to know about IELTS and for IELTS.


1. Understanding the problem 3.
2. Learning how to learn 8.
3. Vocabulary for IELTS 16.
4. Grammar for IELTS 28.
5. The Key to IELTS Reading 43.
6. The Key to IELTS Writing Task 1 68.
7. The key to IELTS Writing Task 2 78.
8. The Key to IELTS Listening 106.
9. The Key to IELTS Speaking 122.
10. Resources for IELTS 135.

The Key to IELTS Success