Comprehensive preparation for the IELTS Kaplan's IELTS provides in-depth review, test-taking strategies, and test-like practice questions for all four sections of the Academic and General tests. This comprehensive guide features: * Full-length Academic and General Training Version diagnostic exam * Scores of practice questions with detailed answer explanations * In-depth review and focused practice for each section of the test * Exclusive score-raising tips, strategies, and skill-building methods * Audio tracks with content spoken in British English for realistic listening and speaking practice Each year hundreds of thousands of people in over 140 countries worldwide take the IELTS exam in order to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The exam, which gauges comprehension by testing listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, is used for entrance into universities, nonacademic business settings, and as a part of immigration applications for permanent residence or citizenship in several English-speaking countries. The IELTS is an approved English language test for U.S. and U.K. naturalization/visa applications. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge English Language Assessment.