Computer delivered IELTS test for both Academic and General Training is now available in Melbourne from Dec. 2017

IDP just announced that the FIRST GLOBAL computer delivered IELTS test for both Academic and General Training is available in Australia!!! NOT the UKVI, that means candidates can choose paper-based or computer-based IELTS test for both modules.

A limited number of test centres in Australia are now offering computer-delivered IELTS.

So, what is new about computer-delivered IELTS?

If you choose the new option, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing components using a computer. The Speaking test will remain face-to-face, as we believe it is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance.

All other aspects of the test are identical, whether it is taken on paper or on computer.

Results for computer-delivered IELTS will be available 5-7 working days after you finish all components of your test.

The first test will be held on 12/12/2017 in Melbourne CBD, and the following is the test centre floor plan.computer delivered IELTS test centre floor plan

IELTS Writing Task 1: A bar chart

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Here is a band 9 sample answer from an examiner: (189 words)

The bar chart compares the percentage of male and female teachers in six types of different educational institutions in the UK in 2010. The educational settings range from Nursery to University and significant differences between the two genders is evident.

According to the chart, women predominated in schools for children. This was particularly true of schools for very young children. For example, over 95 percent of nursery school teachers were female. The situation was similarly one-sided in primary schools, where over 90 percent of teachers were women.

Men and women were more equally represented in teaching institutions catering for older children and young adults: secondary schools and colleges. College lecturers, for example, were 50 per cent female and 50 per cent male.

On the other end of the scale, males held a larger share of teaching posts in higher-level institutions. This was particularly illustrated in the University sector, where twice as many males were teaching staff than females.

Overall, women were more likely to hold the more typical maternal roles of teaching young children. Males, on the other hand, predominated in the higher status teaching role of university lecturer.

IELTS Writing: difference between sufficient and enough

The synonym of enough is sufficient, however, they are not interchangeable and mean slightly different in some cases. 

Sufficient is the limit needed of something.
Enough might not be the limit but depending on the will or mood. 

For example:

I have enough money to buy a house. - Here enough will mean I can buy the house and fulfill my other needs as well. Enough gives sense of fulfillment here. It indicates less towards the actual cost of the house, and more towards my sense of fulfillment. 
I have sufficient money to buy the house. - Sufficient means that it does the job at present. Sufficient will always be relative to an imaginary amount, and it will imply that if my needs increase, I may not be in a comfortable position.