If you decide to take a computer-delivered IELTS test you might know you will be completing the Listening, Reading and Writing tests on a computer and the Speaking test face-to-face with an IELTS examiner.
Taking IELTS on a computer offers many advantages, from more opportunities to sit the test to faster results - now in 3 to 5 days of sitting your IELTS test.
To help you make the right choice, whether to take IELTS on paper or computer, ask yourself the following:
Do I feel comfortable using technology, like computers?
Do I prepfer using a keyboard over user a pen or pencil?
Can I type well on a keyboard?
Is it easier for me to read articles and content online, rather than in written from?
If you answered yes to all these questions, then you might consider taking a computer-delivered IELTS test. Let's take a closer look at some of the advantages of sitting your IELTS test on a computer.
Advantage 1: Increased test availability
Depending on your test centre, it is likely that there is more test availability, meaning more test dates and times.
Some test centres will run computer-delivered tests in the morning, afternoon and evening, giving you much more flexibility in choosing when you feel you can perform at your best.
More test availability will provide you with more flexibility and could help with planning and for meeting deadlines for a variety of things, including submitting applications for work, school, immigration, and more.
Advantage 2: Faster results
Another advantage of taking IELTS on computer is you will get your results faster. With computer-delivered IELTS, your results will be available within 3 to 5 days compared to 13 days with the paper-based IELTS test.
Advantage 3: No more messy writing
One concern we have heard from some who take the IELTS test is worrying about messy and hard-to-read handwriting. This will no longer be an issue with the computer-based tests. That may be a relief for many people!
Advantage 4: Same content as paper-based IELTS test
Here’s another bit of good news: the test material, question types and instructions in the computer-delivered test will be the same as the paper-based test. The only difference is that you use a computer for your test rather than using paper and a pencil.
雅思机考的阅读样题分为 11 种题型，共 41 道题，包括：
雅思写作考试的样题分为 2 项任务。
任务 1： 本部分的篇幅要求达到 150 个单词，时间为 20 分钟。
任务 2： 本部分的篇幅要求达到 250 个单词，时间为 40 分钟。
Even though you might choose to do the Listening, Reading and Writing tests on a computer, the Speaking test will continue to be done face to face with a certified IELTS examiner.
We believe a face-to-face Speaking test is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more life-like assessment of your English-laguage skills.