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Computer-delivered IELTS Writing practice test

Practice the computer-delivered IELTS Writing test online.

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Experience the computer-delivered IELTS Writing test on your own computer and know what to expect on your real IELTS test day with this free online familiarisation test. Choose your test type to start.




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 Please note that your answers in the online familiarisation test will not be saved when you move between question types. However, your answers will be saved in your real computer-delivered IELTS test.

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 (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.

IELTS helps you boost your score and prepares you for real-world success. So, it is necessary for you to understand your test and prepare very well, so that you can do your best from the first time you take the test and achieve the score you want.

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4 expert tips to boost your score in IELTS Writing test

Want to improve your IELTS Writing score? Here are 4 expert tips to help you in your preparation for the test.

Read carefully and take notes

Before you start writing, make sure you take a few moments to carefully read the question. Once you understand the question, you can start preparing your answers.

It’s time to write

Once you have chosen your ideas, it is time to start writing. To keep your answers well organized, you must write in paragraphs. Be sure you do not write in bullet points or in point form.

Manage your time

Remember that you have a total of 60 minutes for the Writing test, so be sure to plan accordingly. Most IELTS test takers spend approximately 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 minutes on Task 2. Leave some time at the end to quickly review your answers and make any necessary changes.

Use cohesive devices

Cohesive devices, sometimes called linking words, are words or phrases that show the relationship between paragraphs or sections of a text or speech. There are these very useful and important words in English called cohesive devices that help keep our writing organized. Cohesive devices are words like ‘For example’, ‘In conclusion’, ‘however’ and ‘moreover’.Be sure to use these words to connect your ideas and help your reader follow your writing.


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