If you check online, there are a lot of books recommended for the IELTS test. Some have even written reviews on how these books are of great help for the examination. As a candidate, you are persuaded to buy this material. You go to the bookstore or order it online. Once you have it, you browse through it and answer exercises. You seem prepared for the test; however, upon taking the test, achieving the target score has not been successful. What could have gone wrong?
As a candidate for the IELTS test, you have to remember that PRACTICING EVERYDAY is the basic yet the most important ingredient in getting a good score in the exam. Book reviews will always promote how helpful and easy it is to get your score when using their books. But, the thing here is the commitment someone gives in reviewing. Let’s say you have the book but you just open it a few times in a week. Is that helpful? NO.
Books do not assure your success in the test. They do not make miracles. They are guides in helping you achieve your score. It is still you, the candidate, who needs to put the effort and discipline in preparing for the IELTS. Remember that no IELTS book is effective unless one practices with them every day.