This is a self-study publication with two audio-cassettes for students preparing for the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is administered by the British Council, the University of Cambridge Local Examninations Syndicate (UCLES) and by IELTS Australia.
The book covers the four modules of the IELTS exam: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Special features of the book are: the reading exercises, the detailed Keys for these exercises, the wide range of exercises to help you prepare for Writing Task 1, and detailed Key for the Reading Tests.
The publication may also be used as a course book, or as a supplement to a course book.
So that you may repeat the exercises in this book, we would advise you to avoid marking the text.
This new edition incorporates the changes to the speaking module introduced in July 2001.
Sam McCarter, Julie Easton and Judith Ash
About the authors
Sam McCarter is a lecturer in academic and medical English at Southwark College, where he organises IELTS courses for overseas doctors and other health personnel, and courses in medical English – including preparation for the OSCE component of the PLAB.
Sam is also the creator and organiser of the Nuffield Self-access Language Project for Overseas Doctors and workds as a freelance consultant in medical English specialising in tropical medicine.
Julie Easton is a lecturer in academic and medical English at Southwark College, teaching on courses preparing doctors for the IELTS and the OSCE. Julie has considerable experience in both areas.
Judith Ash is a former lecturer in academic and medical English at Southwark College. She now writes freelance and is working on distance learning programmes for IELTS.