Top 5 books for IELTS Listening Test (Book Review + link download)

I have received many questions about which materials for listening they can use to improve their score in this skill. Based on my own experience and interviewing successful people who scoring 8+ in IELTS Listening, I would like to recommend you top 5 books which may help you score high in IELTS Listening test

     1.   Basic IELTS listening

– Learner’s level: beginner

– Score aim: 3.5-4.5

– Highlighted feature:

  • suitable for people who are new to IELTS
  • provides IELTS candidates with basic English language ability
  • enlarge candidate’s stock of vocabulary
  • give candidates insights into the social life and culture of English-speaking communities

– Link to download: DOWNLOAD BASIC IELTS LISTENING

     2.   Tactics for listening test

– Learner’s level: BEGINNER

– Score aim: 5+

– Highlighted feature:

  • includes 3 books with 3 levels: basic, developing, expanding
  • complete and systematic guide to success in listening test
  • includes topics  which frequently appeared in IELTS Listening test
  • give learner useful tactics like dictation and pronunciation

– Link to download:

BASIC LEVEL

DEVELOPING LEVEL

EXPANDING LEVEL

    3.   Listening strategies for IELTS

– Learner’s level: INTERMEDIATE

– Highlighted feature:

  • provides exercises helping learners assess their level
  • give useful tips to make the listening test easier
  • suitable for people who only have a short time for preparation

– Link to download: DOWNLOAD LISTENING STRATEGY FOR IELTS 

   4.   Intensive IELTS Listening  

– Learner’s level: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

– Score aim: 7+

– Highlighted feature:

  • organized by listening task type so that you can learn to tackle each type of questions successfully.
  • enhance your listening skill in a short period of time
  • practical tests which are almost the same as actual tests

– Link to download: DOWNLOAD INTENSIVE IELTS LISTENING  

   5.   Cambridge IELTS series – essentials books that you must work with

This series is the most famous book for IELTS preparation and is published by Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Association. The latest book is Cambridge IELTS 12.

I highly recommend you to work with books from 7 to 12 as the previous ones are quite out of date. Please download these books as below:

Book 12

Book 11

Book 10

Book 9

Book 8

Book 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. buyo says:

    while extracting the listening strategies it said file is invalid…i dont know why. pls reply thanks

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