The IELTS General Training and Academic Study Guide is one of the best today for several reasons and some of them are:
It gives a quick overview into the general idea of the IELTS and even throws in some detail on most-likely-to-appear content on the actual IELTS.
It gives you lots of tips and strategies to help you boost your chances of scoring high, beat time, and keep from making avoidable errors.
There are lots of practice questions here with detailed answer explanations; telling you why an answer is wrong and why the selected answer is more preferable.
##Bottom-line: This book is terrific for a great study. It gives you a good overview into the entire IELTS system. It’s comprehensive, and also gives lots of practice with tips and strategies to help you work smart. Answers are properly explained and not just given. Plus it appears to be the book that mirrors the actual IELTS the closest. Only issue is with practice tests, while it’s got questions, we aren’t sure this comes with practice tests.
##Suggested combo: IELTS General Training and Academic Study Guide + The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book