How to Get a 70 Score in PTE?

Many test-takers struggle to acquire the often-required 70 rating on the PTE Academic. The test’s layout and time strain can weigh down candidates, potentially hindering their academic and career development. This guide gives focused techniques and hints to enhance your PTE performance, helping you prepare for the test with confidence and growth your possibilities of accomplishing that important 70 score.

Understanding the PTE Scoring System

PTE scoring uses a scale from 10 to 90, with 90 being the highest possible rating. A score of 70 is considered pretty good, equal to about 7.0 in IELTS or ninety four-a hundred and one in TOEFL iBT.

The PTE exam consists of 3 essential parts:

  • Speaking and Writing (77-93 mins)
  • Reading (32-41 mins)
  • Listening (45-fifty seven minutes)

Each segment contributes to your overall score, so it’s critical to perform properly across all areas.

Effective Strategies for PTE Success

Familiarise Yourself with the Test Format

Become thoroughly familiar with the test format. Each section has different types of questions, and understanding what to expect will boost your confidence and performance. Study the official PTE Academic Test Format and practice with sample questions.

Improve Your Time Management Skills

Time management is crucial in the PTE. Practice completing tasks within the allotted time limits. For the speaking section, focus on giving concise, relevant answers within the time frame. In the writing section, leave enough time for proofreading and editing.

Enhance Your Vocabulary

A rich vocabulary is essential for scoring well in all sections of the PTE. Aim to learn new words daily and practice using them in context. Focus on academic vocabulary and common collocations. Use vocabulary-building apps or create flashcards to help you memorise and recall words effectively.

Practice Active Listening

Develop your active listening skills for the listening section. Listen to English podcasts, news broadcasts, and academic lectures regularly. Practice taking notes while listening, as this skill will be valuable during the test.

Improve Your Reading Speed and Comprehension

To excel in the reading section, work on increasing your reading speed while maintaining comprehension. Practice skimming and scanning techniques, and regularly read academic articles and journals to familiarise yourself with complex texts.

Refine Your Speaking Skills

Clear pronunciation and fluency are key to scoring well in the speaking section. Practice speaking English daily, record yourself, and listen back to identify areas for improvement. Focus on stress, intonation, and rhythm in your speech.

Develop Your Writing Skills

For the writing tasks, practice organising your thoughts quickly and writing coherent essays. Focus on proper paragraph structure, clear topic sentences, and smooth transitions between ideas. Regularly practice summarising academic texts to prepare for the summarise written text task.

Use Official PTE Practice Materials

Invest in official PTE practice materials and mock tests. These will give you the most accurate representation of the actual exam and help you become familiar with the types of questions you’ll encounter.

Focus on Your Weaknesses

Identify your weak areas through practice tests and dedicate extra time to improving these skills. If speaking is your weakness, spend more time on pronunciation and fluency exercises. If writing is challenging, practice essay writing and summarising texts more frequently.

Develop Your Computer Skills

Since the PTE is a computer-based test, ensure you’re comfortable typing quickly and accurately. Practice typing essays and familiarise yourself with the on-screen layout of the test.

Specific Tips for Each Section

Speaking and Writing

  • Speak clearly and at a steady pace
  • Use a variety of sentence structures and vocabulary
  • In writing tasks, always proofread for grammar and spelling errors
  • Practice summarising texts concisely for the “Summarise Written Text” task


  • Improve your speed reading skills
  • Practice identifying main ideas and supporting details quickly
  • For multiple-choice questions, eliminate obviously incorrect answers first


  • Practice note-taking while listening to academic lectures
  • Pay attention to signposting words that indicate important information
  • For the “Summarise Spoken Text” task, focus on capturing the main ideas

Test Day Strategies

On the day of your PTE exam:

  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Arrive at the test centre early to avoid unnecessary stress
  • Stay calm and focused throughout the test
  • Read instructions carefully for each task
  • Manage your time wisely, moving on if you’re stuck on a question

Additional Tips for Success:

  1. Create a study schedule and stick to it. Consistency is key in preparing for the PTE.
  2. Join PTE study groups or find a study partner. This can help keep you motivated and provide opportunities for speaking practice.
  3. Take regular practice tests to track your progress and identify areas that need more attention.
  4. Familiarise yourself with the scoring criteria for each task. Understanding how you’re evaluated will help you focus on the most important aspects of each response.
  5. Work on your general English skills alongside PTE-specific practice. Read English books, watch English-language movies and TV shows, and engage in conversations with native speakers when possible.
  6. Learn to manage stress and anxiety. Techniques like deep breathing and positive visualisation can help you stay calm during the test.
  7. Pay attention to instructions and prompts in each section. Many test-takers lose points by not fully addressing the task at hand.
  8. For the speaking section, practice speaking into a microphone to get comfortable with the test-day environment.
  9. In the writing section, plan your essays briefly before starting to write. This will help you organise your thoughts and produce more coherent responses.
  10. For the reading section, practice managing your time effectively. Don’t spend too long on any single question at the expense of others.

By following these strategies and tips, and with diligent practice, you’ll be well-prepared to achieve your target score of 70 or above in the PTE Academic test.

Remember, achieving a 70+ score in PTE requires consistent practice and dedication. Start your preparation well in advance with EnglishWise. Use a variety of study materials and methods to keep your preparation engaging and effective.

Good luck with your preparation and exam!

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