Despite the fact that there is no separate section for grammar in the IELTS exam you must have excellent command over in order to achieve a high band in the IELTS exam. This is especially true for the writing component of the test, in which grammar accounts for 25 per cent of your overall band score. However, many candidates are not sure of the best way to do this. To add to this, improvement in this area is also very difficult and slow, mainly because it’s such a wide-ranging subject. This is why it is important to use a grammar book that deals specifically with the grammar topics needed to ace the IELTS exam. In this article, we will take a look at look at some of the best IELTS grammar books available these days.
There are plenty of choices, and the book you choose will depend on your current English level, i.e. are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced user of English.
There are many ways to improve grammar, and books are one among them. First of all, you must know your English level to choose the grammar book that best suits you. You must analyse whether you’re a beginner/intermediate/expert user of English and buy books accordingly. Here’s a list of grammar books that will help elevate your IELTS score. The list covers books from basic to advanced levels in English.
Grammar for IELTS, D. Hopkins, P. Cullens (Cambridge)
This is an official IELTS book published by Cambridge. The co-author, Pauline Cullen is also the author of the official guide to IELTS, which is a necessity for basic IELTS preparation. The book includes sections for the most important grammar topics needed for the IELTS exam. It also includes many practice exercises and useful topic-specific vocabulary. It is not meant for any specific level of learner, so those students who are at an intermediate or advanced level might find some of the content irrelevant.
English Grammar in Use, R. Murphy (Cambridge)
In my opinion, anyone who has to study English in any form should purchase a copy of this book. The book includes detailed explanations of every grammar topic, from basic to advanced, along with practice exercises and answers. The book is laid out in such a way that you don’t have to read it from chapter to chapter. You can use this book to brush up on whichever grammar subtopics you are struggling with.
Basic English Grammar (Azar English Grammar S.)
As the name suggests, this is a beginners level book. It is meant to be used as a coursebook which you have to work through from beginning to end in order to build a good foundation in grammar.
It gives detailed explanations of the basic grammar topics and also includes many practice exercises along with answers as well as easy to understand grammar charts and tables to help you easily remember important grammar rules.