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Practicing for the PTE Speaking and Writing section

Part 1 tests you on your Speaking and writing skills which takes around 77 minutes to 93 minutes to complete. To achieve your desired score, it essential you manage your time well, making sure your answers are grammatically correct.

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The broad sub-categories of questions range in the order of:

  1. Personal Introduction (waiting on content)
  2. Read Aloud
  3. Repeat Sentences
  4. Describe Image
  5. Re-tell Lectures
  6. Answer Short Questions
  7. Summarise Written Text
  8. Essay (20 minutes)

Practicing for the PTE Reading section

The second part comes with a skill test of your Reading ability. This will take about 32-41 minutes of the entire paper and is often given preference after the first section. It is a single timed section with about 15-20 integrated set of skills based on their combinations. Interested in coaching and assistance with your preparation for the PTE?  Give us a call on 02 8628 7293, fill out our contact form or come into one of our offices!

Re-ordering, multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks are some of the several response formats provided in this section which test your response to the diverse usage of the English language.

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The PTE Reading sections are:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions With A Single Answer
  2. Multiple Choice Questions With Multiple Answers
  3. Re-ordering Of Paragraphs
  4. Fill in the blanks: Reading
  5. Fill in the blanks: Reading and Writing

Our Tips for practicing for the PTE Reading section:

This section is probably the easiest of the three. Just focus on reading and understanding the questions carefully. The PTE Academic reading section does require a great level of practice. Performance in this section of the exam is essential to achieving an excellent score.

Each question will require you to use an integrated mix of academic skills. This means that every PTE Academic exam taker will have to get used to the kind of questions being asked in the exam.

This is why sample questions become an important part of the preparation guide of the PTE exam. EnglishWise offers a range of both online and offline sample questions that we make available to our students quite conveniently. There is a range of preparation books available on the market as well.

Here are some ways you can make use of your time in the lead up to the PTE Exam:

PTE Offline Practise

  1. Take the practice test being conducted at regular intervals.
  2. Make use of the coursebooks made available to you and you may choose any specific kind of questions or sections of questions you wish to practice for.
  3. Take official help if required from Test preparation course providers for short-term practice courses. Intensive weekly courses and monthly courses are made available for students willing to prepare well for the exam.

PTE Online Practise

We have made our own sample questions and practise tests that you can take online at any time to practise as part of our PTE courses and classes.  

Here are detailed links to the components you will find in the ‘Reading’ sub-section of the exam:

  1. Multiple choice single answer
  2. Multiple choice multiple answers
  3. Re-order Paragraph
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. Reading & Writing Fill in the blanks

Practicing for the PTE Listening section

This section of the PTE exam is given second preference out of the three sections. It will test your ability to understand the complete message being communicated. Primarily based on video and audio clips, the third section lasts for about 45 to 57 minutes on an average. You will have to listen to the audio/visual and respond to the given set of diverse questions.

The types of questions broadly asked are:

  1. Summarise spoken text
  2. ‎Multiple choice multiple answers
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Multiple Choice Single Answer
  5. Select Missing Words
  6. Highlight Incorrect Words
  7. Write from Dictation

Our Tips for practicing for the PTE Listening section:

This section requires you to actively engage with the content that is presented to you. Be mindful of your allocation of time throughout the examination. This article gives you a rough idea of the PTE Academic Listening section of the exam. No need to get scared anymore, an informed EnglishWise student always has an upper hand over the others.

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