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Experiencing computer-delivered IELTS

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9 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Experiencing computer-delivered IELTS

International English Language Testing System(ILTS)  is divided into four parts – listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

In the computer-delivered test, candidates will take the listening, reading, and writing components on a computer. On the other hand, the speaking test will still be face-to-face.

Since its launch in December 2018, many candidates have already taken computer-delivered IELTS with the British Council.

Since its launch in December 2018, many candidates have already taken computer-delivered IELTS with the British Council. Sarah Zubair, one of the candidates, has shared her experience about this new method.  Sarah Zubair said there was a timer on the top of the screen which made it easier to keep track of how much time I was spending on each task.

“One of the best parts of the exam was that you get a scope to rewrite your answers.” The following information states the various kinds of experiences you might encounter while giving the computer-delivered test,” added Sarah.

Using the computer has made it easier for candidates to edit their writings. Now, people can easily structure and organise their essays.

The computer will automatically count the number of words in your essay. This has made the test a little bit less stressful as now you don’t have to worry about wasting your precious time by counting how many words you have written in the essay.

Computer-delivered IELTS centres are typically less crowded and more organised. While this won’t directly impact your score, however, some people might prefer less crowded centre as it limits the amount of stress they usually experience on the exam day.

If you worry that your messy handwriting could make it difficult for an IELTS examiner to understand what you are writing, then the computer-delivered test is an ideal solution for you.

For the reading section, the screen will be divided into two parts – the text and the questions. This means that you don’t have to keep flipping the pages as you do in a paper-based test.

Candidates have found that it is easier to concentrate on the test while wearing a headphone as it will block most of the noise around the user.

On a computer-delivered IELTS, you can get your result within 4-5 days, whereas it takes about 13 days to receive results for the paper-based test.

 


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