PTE

How to Prepare PTE

How to prepare PTE Exam or how to crack the PTE Exam is the first question that appears in front of test takers. Many test-takers also start checking out how to score high in PTE Exam. They plan to score 79 in PTE Exam or consider how to improve PTE score. Honestly speaking, It is not tough, if you have a road map. Here you are with the full-fledge sketch. Just follow religiously, you can score high. Trust me; under my guidance, many test-takers got proven success, 90% grade improvement, and 75% higher test score as I have been mentoring for more than 10 years.

Follow these strategies.

  1. Evaluation: where should PTE preparation move up if you don’t know your level of understanding? Many test-takers hesitate to give the mock test, thinking that they are weak so there is no use thinking about any mock test. I will recommend changing such a habit if you have. Remember, mock is to mark the current level and to keep track. How much you are studying PTE books or courses is not a matter of discussion instead how much you are scoring in PTE Exam is a matter of concern. This can be justified only looking at a performance report or report card. The test is only a measuring pole that will keep on piloting you. After the test, make a note: question-wise, score-wise, and test-wise then buckle yourself for the next step.
  2. Material: social media and its experts suggest the same study materials to everyone, but the fact is that books vary from student to student’s requirement. Select study material as per your score and need. These are the study materials for IELTS Exam.

1. If your score is below 40 PTE Exam, you can go through these three books:

i.i    Essential English Grammar Cambridge by Raymond Murphy, for basic grammar, all the basic concepts are in detail,
i.ii   Cambridge-Vocabulary in use elementary, for basic vocabulary, with 60 different types of daily life words
i.iii   Champak English Story, Simple Essays, and Printed Interviews of celebrity, to improve basic reading these are good materials.
i.iv Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1 & B2, the best for foundation practice. 

  1. If your score is below 50 PTE Exam, you can go through these three books: 

ii.i   Intermediate English Grammar Cambridge by Raymond Murphy, for basic grammar, all the basic concepts are in detail,
ii.ii   Cambridge-Vocabulary in use intermediate, medium level vocabulary, with different types of daily life words for essay writing, letter writing, and essay writing.
ii.iii   Reading Material from magazine or articles: Social Issues, Political Issues, and General Issues.
ii.iv. Cambridge Vocabulary for  IELTS, good to improve, reading, writing and listening altogether.         

  1. If you score below 60 in PTE Exam, you can go through these three books:

iii.i    Advance English Grammar Cambridge by Martin Hewings, for advance writing and speaking, for advanced level knowledge and 6 plus band.  
iii.ii   Cambridge-Vocabulary in use Advance, for advance writing and speaking, for advance level knowledge and 6 plus band
iii.iii   The Hindu Newspaper editorial, The Economic Times editorial, and The Indian Express editorial.
iii.iv Practice Tests Plus, very helpful practice book to improve score.

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  1. Mock Test:If you have done your foundation strategically, you should get ready for mock tests. Remember, the testing phase should be more planned than the foundation and the intention of the testing phase is not to check the level but to recollect and refresh the strategy. You should begin with sectional mock tests based on a particular topic or concept. Once you find that you are well-versed in concept, go for a full-length test. 

Your next step will be to go for a full-length testing phase. Divide your full-length testing phase into three parts.

  1. Pick PTE Test builder, all four mock tests, make an error log after attempting the test, and average your score then cover your loophole with the help of reliable source.
  2. Pick the second round of four mock tests, The Official Guide to PTE Academic, make an error log after attempting the test. Now check which one is still the weakest area. Either clear your concept with your mentor or find out the relevant sources to justify.
  3. Now, this is the final round of mock tests to get familiar with the test. In the third round, attempt computer based official mock tests.

Now you are ready to crack your PTE Exam.

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What is PTE?

PTE is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Amongst other universities, London Business School in the UK, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Yale University in the United States accept PTE Academic scores. Other institutions in other countries, including Spain, France, and China, have also signed up to accept PTE Academic. These include leading business schools such as INSEAD and HEC Paris in France, IESE, IE Business School and ESADE in Spain, and SDA Bocconi in Italy. In addition to business schools, there are also several arts and music colleges that accept PTE. PTE is a computer-based exam that focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. Each of the four sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) in PTEreceives a scaled score from 10 to 90. The final score is totaled including all four. The PTE score is valid for two years.

Course Overview

Duration: 3 hours.

Speaking & Writing: 77 to 93 minutes (Summarize written text: 10 minutes, Essay: 20 Minutes)

Reading: 32 – 40 minutes

Listening: 45 – 57 minutes

Let us discuss some points about PTE

PTE Speaking & Writing

PTE Speaking & Writing assesses both speaking and writing skills. As it is a computer-based test, everything is recorded. Remember that the test taker can’t go back to the question. After completing the task, the next option appears. The test starts with speaking. PTE Speaking contains six small sections that test the promptness of speaking. Types of questions are followings: Personal introduction, Read aloud, Repeat sentence, Describe image, Re-tell lecture, and Answer the short question. The number of questions in each section varies so does the time. PTE Speaking assesses the ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment.

After that writing starts. PTE Writing has two parts: summary writing and essay writing. Summary writing is named summarize the written text. This section contains one task but, sometimes, two tasks are given. Each task is given 10 minutes to be completed. 20 minutes for essay, 200 to 300 words, and the writing section requires writing responses in academic English using correct grammar and spelling.

PTE Reading

PTE Reading tests the ability to understand the written instructions. It is an analysis of reading and vocabulary along with reading and writing together. PTE Reading is divided into five segments: from Multiple Choice Choose Single Answer, from Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers, Re-Order Paragraphs, Reading: Fill in the Blanks, Reading and Writing: Fill in the Blanks. Different response formats, including multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs, and fill in the blanks, are designed to test your ability to read and write. The number of questions for each section is not fixed. It varies from section to section.

PTE Listening

PTE Listening is designed to determine the ability to understand spoken English. The test taker is asked to ascertain that he/she attentively hears the audio file played and retain the listening part. PTE Listening is divided into eight segments: Summarize Spoken Text, Multiple Choice and Multiple Answers, Fill in the Blanks, Highlight Correct Summary, Multiple Choice and Single Answer, Select Missing Word, Highlight Incorrect Words and Write from Dictation. PTE Listening is a test of both listening and writing.