This manual is suitable for students who are preparing to take the IELTS Academic Module. It provides six full practice tests, each covering the reading, writing, and speaking papers. The first two tests are fully guided with step-by-step advice and tips on how to tackle each paper. Extra practice activities, informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus, a bank of candidates' completed exam papers, focus on areas where students typically need most help. This edition includes three audio CDs featuring all the listening activities from the tests as well as an explanatory key that includes model answers for the writing paper.