IELTS students reading a book
IELTS books

We particularly recommend the following books to help you prepare for your IELTS test.

How to prepare for IELTS

How to prepare for IELTS is a British Council publication that contains advice, exercises and practice tests for the four components of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It covers both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

The book comes with a CD containing Listening and Speaking interview extracts. This book is suitable for home study or for use in class.

To get your copy all you have to do is deposit £20 into our Standard Bank account and bring to our offices proof of payment.

Our account details are:


Account name: British Council

Account number: 0140003540900  


IELTS Official Practice Materials Volume 2

IELTS Official Practice Materials Volume 2 includes Academic and General Training sample tests for all modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as answers with examiners’ comments.

It also includes a DVD containing a practice Listening test, answers to the sample tests, and video clips of three students taking the Speaking test.