IELTS Foundation Second Edition retains all of the best elements of the original course and brings it up to date with new and fresh content. This includes clear links to exam sections and incorporates the changes that have been made to the IELTS exam. It is a 12-unit course aimed at training students within an IELTS band of 4-5.5 in the skills required to increase their score. Material using the Macmillan Collocations Dictionary encourages students to record and increase their vocabulary, making vocabulary development a central part of their studies. A Study Skills section at the end of each unit helps students focus on the study skills required for both the IELTS exam and acedemic learning in general, and enables them to learn to study independently.