[PDF + Audio] IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1, 2, 3 Book Series 

As you have a certain IELTS background, you can raise your band scores by doing IELTS practice tests. For those at 5.0-6.0 level, IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1, 2, 3 book series is a great choice. The book series provides a rather difficult set of practice tests, equivalent to the real IELTS tests.

Up to now, IELTS Practice Test Plus series consists of 3 books, each including 6 Practice Tests, the difficulty level ranked in the order is IELTS Practice Test Plus 3 < IELTS Practice Test Plus 2 < IELTS Practice Test Plus 1.

Unlike the Cambridge IELTS Book, the Plus set explains the Key section quite clearly, not merely giving the answer, and provides a lot of useful Tips for all 4 skills. Especially for those looking to conquer 9.0 in Reading skill, this is your key.

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1 [PDF + Audio]

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1 is the first book in a series of 3 IELTS Practice Test Plus books.

The structure of each book IELTS Practice Test Plus 1 includes 3 parts as follows:

  • Introduction to the IELTS test. In book 1, this section will provide learners with the necessary skills to take the IELTS test (Skill for IELTS Listening/ Reading/ Writing/ Speaking).
  • Provide tests: specifically, each book has from 5 to 7 complete tests for all 4 skills (in the academic form) and 1 test for the Reading test, 1 test for the Writing test (according to the general form)
  • Answers, writing samples and tapescripts

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1 book is very scientifically designed, clearly presented, and carefully explains each skill to make it easy for you to understand. While other books often do not provide a full test, but only focus on a small part of each skill, you will not be able to test your ability when facing a real test. the.

In addition, the Key part of this book is more detailed and explained than all other books, so you will easily understand the main point of knowledge. Before each test, the book provides learners with tips and strategies to help them do better. In general, these tips are quite useful when applied. In this regard, the Plus suite does better than some other test-providing materials.

Besides, the book also provides quite detailed answers, especially for Reading skills. Most other practice books simply give answers. However, this Plus set also has an additional location indicating information. Although the answer is not detailed, the location of the answer information will also help you in many parts.

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1  is written entirely in English, so it can be difficult for beginners, readers who want to use the book must be very persistent to achieve the expected results.

Longman’s books are sometimes judged to have exercises of inconsistent difficulty. However, the instructions on the test strategy and the illustrated examples are worth reference. The language is generally standard.

The Listening part of IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1 doesn’t sound very good (when taking the real IELTS test, the sound will be much better). The listening practice tests are quite outdated, so you should only do it to practice skills.

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IELTS Practice Tests Plus 2 [PDF + Audio]

Different from IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1, IELTS Practice Test Plus 2 is updated with more complete and closer exam questions. This volume 2 adds tutorials and practice tests to the IELTS Practice Tests Plus set.

The structure of each book IELTS Practice Test Plus 2 includes 3 parts as follows:

  • Introduction to the IELTS test. In this 2-part book, students will be introduced to the structure of the IELTS test (Overview of the test).
  • Practice tests: specifically, each book has from 5 to 7 complete tests for all 4 skills (in the academic form) and 1 test for the Reading test, 1 test for the Writing test (according to the general form)
  • Answers, writing samples and tapescripts.

Overall, IELTS Practice Test Plus 2 is arguably the best and most selective book in this trilogy by author Vanessa Jakeman and Clare Mcdowell. Other books often do not provide a full test, and only focus on a small part of each skill, so you will not be able to test your ability when facing a real test. In fact, IELTS Practice Test Plus 2 is the exact opposite.

Before each test, IELTS Practice Test Plus 2 provides students with tips and strategies to help them do better. In general, these tips are quite useful when applied. In this regard, the book does better than some other test-providing materials.

However, the Listening part of this book doesn’t sound very good, so you can practice briefly, don’t do this Listening series under time pressure like taking the real exam (when taking the real IELTS tests, the sound will be much better).

IELTS Practice Test Plus 2 is only useful for Listening and Reading skills, the remaining skills still have to be imporved by referring to many other documents.

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IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3 [PDF + Audio]

IELTS Practice Test Plus 3 includes 7 Tests with detailed instructions for each sentence, through which you can understand how to do the test as well as the author’s way of thinking.

The best part of IELTS Practice Test Plus 3 I found is reading. I really like the explanation of this book, it’s quite thorough and complete, it will tell you why that answer was chosen. As I said above, this will help us have a more correct view of the test method.

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3 provides quite difficult tests, but they are highly appreciated for their quality. IELTS Practice Test plus should not be used for those who are new to IELTS. Instead, it is more suitable for those of at least 6.5.

The book is very scientifically designed, presented clearly, and carefully explains each skill to help you understand easily. Other books often do not provide a full test, and only focus on a small part of each skill, so you will not be able to test your ability when facing a real test. In fact, IELTS Practice Test Plus 3 is the exact opposite.

Besides, the Key part of this book is more detailed and explained than all other books, so you will easily understand the main points.

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How to Use IELTS Practice Tests Plus Effectively

The IELTS Practice Test Plus Book Series is quite difficult, so it should be used at the test preparation stage 2-3 months before the test date. Those who are new to IELTS should not use this set because it will be very frustrating.

For those of you who are about to take the test, trying 1-2 days can do 1 test from the time before the exam date 1.5 – 2 months. When you do try to time it exactly like taking the real exam.

Usually if you get more than 30 sentences in this set, when you go for real it’s very easy to get > 8.0 (> 35 sentences) in the Reading section.

The point that is very important to note about the difficulty is from Plus 3, to Plus 2 and then to Plus 1 (Plus 1 is the hardest). Therefore, those of you who are just starting to enter the question-making phase should go from Plus 3 first, and the other books should be left to work after having a lot of experience.

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