This excellent self-study book for intense Academic IELTS preparation in a few weeks is designed to help students achieve their best personal score. All the tips, techniques, strategies and advice are focused on maximizing students¿ score by increasing their task-solving speed and efficiency, and preventing typical mistakes. 'Target Band 7' is loved by teachers as well as students. I have taken the ielts exam and during my preparation made some personalized small underlines or tips inside the book which i think were not working according to the author's technique.. other than that, the books is in minty condition. So all in all, you are actually getting a feedback tips on which of those techniques one can try or avoid.