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Get prepared: Computer-delivered IELTS Writing

Before you head into your test, make sure you take some time to get familiar with the computer-delivered format of the test. The online demo test will give you an idea of what to expect in the computer-delivered IELTS Writing.

The Writing questions in computer-delivered IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test. You should complete both Writing task 1 and Writing task 2:

  • In Task 1, you should write a letter. Or you need to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. It depends on whether you’ve booked IELTS Academic or General Training. Check: which IELTS test should you take?
  • In Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.

At IELTS, want to help boost you to the next level. We want to make sure you don’t need to repeat your English language test. That’s why we share with you how we testhow we mark your work, and what is important.

 

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I highly recommend computer-based version. It’s so much better than the paper one, especially for writing. There will be no issues with examiners being unable to read you, and your piece of writing will look much neater than if if you wrote it on paper.
Maciej, Google Review from IDP IELTS Melbourne

Get expert tips. Boost your score in IELTS Writing task 2

Struggling with Writing Task 2? Here are some tips to help you write your best.

Are you preparing for your upcoming IELTS test? We all have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to English. A few people have asked for some guidance on how to improve in Writing Task 2. So, We’ll share with you some tips.

Plan

Plan what to write. It’s so simple, but when you’re in an actual test situation and don’t have a lot of time it’s so easy to overlook. After reading the question, take a few seconds to outline your main points before you start to write you’ll be surprised how this simple step can improve your score. Make your position or point of view as clear as possible. Writing Task 2 looks at your ability to express your opinion clearly in English, not your knowledge of the topic. The best thing to remember is to keep your answer relevant and give an opinion to the best of your ability. Address the task fully. You have to answer all parts of the question, to show your understanding of the written instructions.

Take a look at this.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. Some people say that university students should pay the full cost of their education. Others say that university education should be free. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience. Write at least 250 words. Here we can see three things. The view that university students should pay fees, covering the full cost of their studies. The view that university students should study for free and your own personal opinion. In this situation, you must write about all three tasks stated in this question, otherwise you’ll get a lower score. Summarise your main points. Don’t forget your final paragraph needs to sum up all your main arguments.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between IELTS Academic Writing and IELTS General Training Writing?
What’s the difference between IELTS Academic Writing and IELTS General Training Writing?

There are two tests available: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do. The Academic test is usually for entry into university. General training is used for migration purposes. If you’re not sure, read more about which IELTS test you should take.

  • The Writing section is 60 minutes for both the IELTS Academic and General Training.
  • Each includes two tasks: Task 1 is a minimum 150 words. Then, Task 2 is a minimum 250 words.
  • For IELTS Academic, Task 1 is writing about a table, graph, chart or diagram. Task 2 is an essay.
  • For General Training, Task 1 is writing a letter, and Task 2 is an essay.
How much time do I have in the IELTS Writing test?
How much time do I have in the IELTS Writing test?

You get one hour to complete your IELTS Writing test. Task 2 is 250 words and Task 1 is 150 words so you probably need to spend more time on Writing Task 2.

Check out the Free IELTS Support Tools for more info on the test format.

Can I increase the text size in computer-delivered IELTS?
Can I increase the text size in computer-delivered IELTS?

With computer-delivered IELTS, you can adjust the settings to your preference. Hit the ‘Settings’ button at the top right-hand corner and setting options will pop up. You can choose the size and colour of the text as well as the screen resolution. This will allow you to adjust to what’s comfortable for you.

Can I copy and paste in the IELTS Writing test?
Can I copy and paste in the IELTS Writing test?

With IELTS on computer, you can use the cut, copy and paste options. This is super helpful when you make your notes.

What are the IELTS Writing test questions?
What are the IELTS Writing test questions?

The General Training Writing question types in computer-delivered IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test:

  • In Task 1, you are expected to write a letter.
  • And, in Task 2, you are asked to write a short essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.

The Academic Writing question types in computer-delivered IELTS are also the same as in the paper-based test:

  • In Part 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram. And, you should describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
  • And, in Part 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
Will I get a pen and paper to make notes?
Will I get a pen and paper to make notes?

Yes, when you sit the computer-delivered IELTS test we will give you a pencil (or a pen) and paper. This allows you to make notes, or plan your writing tasks.

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