Monday, 24th February 2020

Pros And Cons Of Computer-Delivered IELTS (Listening Test)

In my last post, I mentioned the pros and cons of doing the Reading component on a computer, but what about the pros and cons of doing the Listening component on a computer? It would seem that out of all the components, doing the Listening component on a computer has the least advantages. In fact, many students prefer the paper-based version of the Listening component.

Pros – You listen with headphones so you can hear the audio properly and be less distracted – The tab key works to move from one part to another – You can highlight words

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Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Pros And Cons Of Computer-Delivered IELTS (Reading Test)

Many IELTS test-takers choose to do Computer-Delivered IELTS. In my previous post, I mentioned the pros and cons of doing the Writing component on a computer, but what about the pros and cons of doing the Reading component on a computer?

Pros – The passage is on the left side and the questions are on the right side so it is really easy and convenient to read and answer the questions – The font size can be increased to make it easier for you to read – You can highlight any part of the text to make words and sentences… Continue reading…

Friday, 20th December 2019

Pros And Cons Of Computer-Delivered IELTS (Writing Test)

The most significant advantages of doing Computer-Delivered IELTS are in the Writing component. Also, from all the feedback I’ve had from IELTS test-takers, it is clear that being able to do the Writing test on a computer instead of on paper is a great benefit. Here are the pros and cons of doing the Writing test on a computer:

Pros – Typing is more comfortable and faster than writing down answers on paper – There is more scope for editing and re-structuring sentences and you can cut, copy and paste – No fear of crossing out mistakes and making your… Continue reading…

Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Pros And Cons Of Computer-Delivered IELTS

You may already know that you can do the IELTS test on a computer! It is called computer-delivered IELTS or the computer-based test. You can do the Listening, Reading and Writing tests on a computer. The speaking test has not changed and is still done face to face with an examiner. Some of my students ask me if the computer-based test is better than the paper-based test so I thought it would be useful to let everyone know the pros and cons of the computer-based test.

Pros – Easy to type your answers if you are good at typing –… Continue reading…

Wednesday, 24th July 2019

Computer-Delivered IELTS

Did you know that you can take the General or Academic IELTS test on a computer? The computer-delivered test (also called the computer-based test) can be taken in many countries, including the UK. If you choose to take the computer-delivered test, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing test using a computer. The speaking test is face to face with an examiner. All aspects of the test are the same as the paper-based test, including question types, content and marking. The timings for each part of the test are also the same except for the Listening, which is slightly… Continue reading…