<span style="color:#ff6600;">IELTS recommended course material for candidates in Karachi</span>
Almost half of IELTS candidates with good English do self IELTS preparation by going for online help or take recommended IELTS books. On the other hand, student who do not have competency in English go for self-preparation, which does not help them at all.
If your desired score is more than 6 Band, it is recommended to take expert help from IELTS instructor in reading and writing module. As books or online websites cannot check your writing or mark your weak areas in speaking. Writing module requires frequent checks in order to identify and improve your mistakes, in the similar way, you need to do much conversation in order to give your teacher a chance to point your problems so that he can give you solutions accordingly. Many students try to save course fee but when they have to repeat it 3 to 4 times why not paying some about and save your time, money and energy.
I would suggest candidates with good English to go for self preparation with following suggestion. Take Cambridge book series from 5-9 where each book has 4 tests. Each test has then listening, reading, writing and speaking which should be practiced on daily basis completing book 5 in 4 days. Once one book with 4 tests in 4 days is completed, candidate can get an idea what test is exactly about , means how to read instructions, answer questions and get on with time management. All together it is gonna take 20 days to complete Cambridge book 5 to 9 by doing one test each day. Once you complete all books see what is average correct answers in reading and listening if you are getting more than your desired band , you may proceed appearing for exam, if not then find expert help from one of a good IELTS teacher.
Other than Cambridge books, there are hundreds of books in the market and online but they do not carry IELTS exam standards, for example, in listening, when they give you some time to read instruction or check your answers may vary, Similarly, it is the case in reading, writing and speaking.
I have published a CD with the name of IELTSExpert library which contains all Cambridge books with audio and further hundreds of books in pdf format with audios. It contains hundreds of reading , writing, listening and speaking tests for academic and general training tests which candidates can not finish in ages. This CD is available in Aisha Bawany Academy where we offer IELTS preparatory classes mainly, you may also find same published CD in Rainbow center from a shop with name of “Karachi CD” on the first floor. When you visit there Ask them to give you IELTSExpert CD by Sir Alam. The cost of this CD is Pakistani 50 rupees.
So finally i would suggest all of you to go for expereinced IELTS tutor, website or notes rather than many which may lead to confusion. I have seen students going for so much practice from different sites which doesn’t help them at all in improvement.
By Mohammad Alam