All of the 202 exercises involve the various skills required to take the IELTS test, and most of the questions asked in these exercises are of the type found in the actual IELTS test. For instance, questions that require grammatical knowledge are asked indirectly in the IELTS test itself, but are sometimes put to the student directly in this IELTS practice workbook.
This IELTS book was written with 3 main purposes in mind. Carefully working through the 202 exercises should:
- provide varied practice to extend the IELTS skills referred to in the authors' study books and guides;
- highlight an IELTS student's probable weaknesses in 7 important areas of skill in English, - listening, reading, writing, punctuation, spelling, grammar and vocabulary; ,
- increase an IELTS student's general knowledge in 5 areas of current topical interest, namely, 'Communication and the Arts', 'TheEnvironment', 'Technology', 'Politics in Britain', and 'Youth and Education'.
Also, speaking practice is included in this workbook to extend the value of certain exercises, but for a complete treatment refer to the authors' forthcoming production '303 The Speaking Room'.
May we take this opportunity to wish good luck to all IELTS students intending to take the IELTS examinationsoon.