I have written 3 books intended to help you prepare for the academic IELTS writing test and one for the general test. These are all available below as PDF files, and some of them are available on Kindle or as printed books at Amazon.

I want to make sure that every IELTS student has a reliable book to study from in order to give them the best chance of success in the writing test. As such, I have written these books and made them as widely available as possible.

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I am going to tell you a little about each book, and you can find the link for purchasing them below. 😄

Grammar for IELTS Writing [2017]

This was my first IELTS book, and I wrote it while working as a lecturer in China for the University of Worcester. It contains all the most important parts of English grammar that you need to know in order to succeed in IELTS. Included in this book are guides to the different English tenses, a basic overview of punctuation, and information about making your writing formal. It is available on Amazon or you can purchase a PDF copy directly from me using the links at the bottom of this page.

This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to improve their grammar skills prior to sitting the IELTS writing test.

A Complete Guide to IELTS Writing [2018]

Following the success of my grammar book, I decided to write a longer book about IELTS writing. This one is much more wide-ranging. It gives an overview of both task 1 and task 2 of the academic IELTS writing test.

IELTS book cover

In this book, you will find sample essays and advice for describing line graphs, bar charts, and process diagrams, as well as the usual task 2 essay questions. You can read more about its contents here.

This book is available on Amazon Kindle and as a PDF, which you can buy below.

How to Write the Perfect Essay for IELTS [2019]

My latest book is a more detailed guide to task 2 of the IELTS writing exam. This one is divided into 4 sections that examine exactly what you need to do to score highly for each part of the marking rubric:

  • Task Achievement
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

If you are worried about doing well in IELTS writing task 2, then this is the best book for you. It is now available on Amazon as both a Kindle book and a printed book. You can click that previous link for the US Amazon page, or search the book’s title on your local Amazon website. 😀

(This book is also available in Vietnamese. You can search on your preferred shopping website. Here is one example listing.)

A Complete Guide to IELTS Letters [2021]

new ielts book

My first three books were all about IELTS academic and so I decided to write one about IELTS general. This latest book is all about how to write a great letter for IELTS. In it, you will find out how to use formal, informal, and semi-formal language, how to structure your essay, and how to avoid common mistakes.

This book is intended for people aiming at band 7 and higher and it will explain exactly what you need to do to achieve that sort of progress. I have included an incredible 34 sample letters, all of which are fully annotated to explain why I have written certain things.

It is available as a printed book, a Kindle title, and as a PDF below.

Buy These Books

Each of these books can be purchased using the links below. If you want to buy all of them, I will give you a discount. 😊 Just choose the option from the following buttons, and I will send you the PDF files by e-mail. If you do not receive them, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot access the files, please contact me at david@ted-ielts.com so I can help you.


How can I pay for these books?

You can pay for these PDF books by clicking the “buy” link and following the instructions. This will let you choose to pay by credit card or PayPal. If you cannot use these, you can e-mail me to discuss other methods of payment.

I did not receive my books. What is the problem?

Occasionally, the automatic e-mail that contains the download link may get flagged as spam. You should check your spam folder to see if it is there. If there is still problem, you can contact me at david@ted-ielts.com and I will send you the files directly.

Can you send me the printed books?

Those can only be ordered through Amazon, as it is a little troublesome for me to send them to you personally. You can search for these books on Amazon or ask for your local bookstore to order them.

Do you have any other IELTS books?

These are the three books that I have written. You can find out about other IELTS books I recommend at this link.

How can I view the PDF files?

You will need some software to view the PDF documents. Most web browsers can handle this, or else you can download Adobe Acrobat.