17 BOOKS THAT HELP YOU TO LEARN IELTS LISTENING EFFECTIVELY
Listening skills is one of the skills that many people fear. Because with a little neglect, you will be heedless to what you are listening to. And because once the recorder has run, it will only be heard once. Therefore, failing to catch up will adversely affect your test results. So Testuru will synthesize good books that support listening practice.
Table of contents
- 1. Basic IELTS Listening
- 2. How to prepare for IELTS Listening
- 3. Get ready for IELTS listening
- 4. Improve your IELTS Listening and Speaking Skills
- 5. Complete IELTS 4 - 5
- 6. 15 Days Practice for IELTS Listening
- 7. Intensive IELTS Listening [Ebooks + Audio]
- 8. Tactics for listening – BASIC
- 9. Listening Strategies for IELTS
- 10. Listening for IELTS (Collin)
- 11. Complete IELTS 5 - 6.5
- 12. Collins – Listening for IELTS
- 13. Ebook 10 Test IELTS listening + Answer keys
- 14. IELTS Recent Actual Listening Test Vol 1, 2, 3, 4
- 15. IELTS Advantage - Listening and Speaking Skills
- 16. Complete IELTS 6.5 – 7.5
- 17. Luyện nói tiếng Anh cùng TESTURU - English Talk
1. Basic IELTS Listening
We will start with 'Basic IELTS Listening' - a book that is basically the same as its name. This will be the best book for beginners to listen to because most of these are simple listening exercises to help you get started with the exam format.
The lesson system has 5 units, providing sufficient knowledge and good tips for you to practice. This is a good beginning, to help you become familiar with how to do it and understand the test format better. In each unit, there are simple exercises for each level to train directly with beautiful illustrations.
2. How to prepare for IELTS Listening
This is a general study material about the IELTS Listening format and all possible question types in the test. Each type of lesson is provided with tips to help you do the exercises faster. Also, at the end of each section, there will be notes of which type of exercise that helps you practice conveniently.
3. Get ready for IELTS listening
'Get ready for IELTS listening' is a book in the 'Get ready for IELTS' series that is perfect for those who want to get started on their own at home. Set of simple design books, suitable exercises for beginners, to learn basic knowledge.
The book includes 12 thematic lessons that are carefully and thoroughly interpreted, with very clear illustrations. With each lesson, you will have vocabulary and grammar along with a short listening exercise for you to practice.
4. Improve your IELTS Listening and Speaking Skills
These are materials to help you practice Listening and Speaking practice on 10 common topics in the IELTS exam. With each unit, you will be guided by the auxiliary skills to help you do your exercises more effectively.
5. Complete IELTS 4 - 5
When you finish each unit in "Improve your IELTS Listening and Speaking Skills", let's move on to the corresponding lesson in "Complete IELTS 4-5" to practice more.
6. 15 Days Practice for IELTS Listening
The '15 Days Practice for IELTS Listening' book is the same way as the '15 Days Practice for IELTS' series. And it is suitable for students who are preparing for the IELTS exam and have a certain foundation of 5.0 IELTS or above.
For those who are just starting, you need to study the IELTS preparation course for beginners.
If you are going to have a real IELTS exam, the '15 Days Practice for IELTS Listening' will give you an overview of IELTS listening and quality topics for you to practice more confidently and fluently!
7. Intensive IELTS Listening [Ebooks + Audio]
This is a specialized listening book for IELTS, which is very necessary for you to understand IELTS listening and practice English language skills.
The book gives you 5 types of questions that frequently appear in the IELTS Listening test and helps you conquer these types of questions easily; Includes: Ticking and Table filling, Map Modeling, Short Answer, Matching and Multiple Choice.
Besides, at the end of the book 'Intensive IELTS Listening' also provides you with real tests for you to practice your ability.
8. Tactics for listening – BASIC
'Tactics For Listening' is a very legendary listening practice set of 3 books equivalent to 3 levels of Basic, Developing and Expanding.
At each level, you will learn 24 lessons, each one will describe a topic related to everyday life and experiences in life. This book is suitable for those who want to learn English from beginner to advanced level.
9. Listening Strategies for IELTS
If the 'Listening Strategies for IELTS' is not listed in the list of IELTS listening materials, it would be a big mistake!
This is one of my favorite IELTS listening books because it divides the listening route for beginner to advanced listeners to listen and catch up with the listening tracks.
After each lesson, there is a multiple-choice test to help you consolidate your knowledge and test your level. Not only that, the useful tips in the book also gives you practice listening tips and the most effective listening test.
10. Listening for IELTS (Collin)
This is also my favorite book because in each Unit, the exercises are very diverse and divided into small parts to help learners easily absorb them. New words in 11 themes are very useful for IELTS Speaking and Writing. The steps for doing the exercises are simple and easy to understand. At the end of each unit, there are identical exercises in the real exam to help you get familiar with the test.
11. Complete IELTS 5 - 6.5
Similar to "Complete IELTS 4-5", use this book to find more exercises for yourself.
12. Collins – Listening for IELTS
Collins is one of the famous authors who has written very good English books, therefore, his IELTS book series cannot be ignored.
The book is divided by skill and in which 'Collins - Listening for IELTS' will give learners an overview of the IELTS listening exam and practice exercises to improve listening skills in the best way. Lessons are divided by topic from easy to difficult to help you can study easier.
13. Ebook 10 Test IELTS listening + Answer keys
This is a book set by the real IELTS listening exams including all 101 tests + Answer keys full for you to check the results.
Not only does it provide you with the best IELTS Listening exam, but the special feature of this book is that each test has a transcript for you to split into small listening, so it will be easy to practice listening and taking notes.
14. IELTS Recent Actual Listening Test Vol 1, 2, 3, 4
The 'IELTS Recent Actual Listening Test Vol 4' has just been released this year. The IELTS Recent Actual Listening Test has 4 books for you to practice listening.
Besides, experiences and strategies for listening will be provided to help you apply in the review process effectively.
15. IELTS Advantage - Listening and Speaking Skills
For those who have target IELTS 7+, this is an indispensable book because there are advanced test skills, which will help you improve your score for both Listening and Speaking. However, the amount of exercises for the Listening part is not much.
16. Complete IELTS 6.5 – 7.5
At this level, hard work is essential and "Complete IELTS 6.5 - 7.5" will help you do that.
17. Luyện nói tiếng Anh cùng TESTURU - English Talk
To practice listening skills, you need to understand the importance of the link between listening and speaking. Because only when you know the pronunciation, you can hear that word, right?
Therefore, besides practicing listening to English every day, you need to especially improve your speaking skills. Because of understanding the needs of young people who are studying and want to use English fluently, Testuru has launched a speaking practice application with foreigners - English Talk - an environment for learning and practicing English with young people around the world.
And because it is divided into many different levels, English Talk would be very suitable for young people at all language stages. So hurry up and download the app and practice your English communication every day! This is the most effective way to improve your listening and speaking skills at the same time.
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