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PTE Real Questions – Re-tell Lecture – Update 48

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PTE Real Questions – Reading and Writing Fill in the Blanks – Update 46

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PTE Speaking Practice

Among the various English proficiency tests, the PTE is considered a top choice for certification as a skilled English speaker. The PTE is administered in three sections: Speaking and writing, Reading, and Listening. Here we will provide you our advice on what you need to do to be successful in the speaking portion of the PTE. Your success is predicated on repetition, meaning practice, practice, and practice.

During the speaking portion of the exam, you will be required to respond to questions in clear, fluent English using proper pronunciation, consonant intonation, and by formulating a contextually-relevant reply. The PTE Academic exam also is adaptive, recognizing a variety of accepted dialectical versions of proper English pronunciation. Speaking responses are not individually timed.

Speaking

There are five focal areas that comprise effective speaking. These are the following:

  1. Organization of presentation
  2. Anticipating the listener’s needs
  3. Linguistic cohesion and verbal fluency
  4. Control of language
  5. Properly gauged intonation and word stress patterns

There are several aspects of test-taker responses that are assessed. These are:

  • Speaking with a purpose (to inform, to explain, to repeat, etc.)
  • Speaking at a natural rate with correct intonations, correct word, and syllable stress
  • Use of pronunciations from an accepted dialect of English
  • Using details, examples, and explanations to support an opinion
  • Employing contextually-relevant words and phrases
  • Demonstrating the ability to read aloud
  • Logical organization of an oral presentation and adherence to a time limit
  • Demonstrating verbal fl.uency and construction of complex ideas

The PTE speaking section assessors look for several key aspects of English language mastery. Knowing what they specifically denote in your responses will help you to better prepare yourself for success. 

  • Correct Pronunciation

Make certain to speak your responses clearly, using evenly-metered speech. Talk a bit more slowly than you normally would speak and enunciate, making certain to pronounce each syllable. Do not mumble or gloss over words or portions of words.

  • Verbal Fluency

This language skill can only be accomplished through practice. Therefore, we recommend you spend as much time as possible speaking English prior to the exam. Assessors expect you to demonstrate comfort with using English.

  • Correct Grammar

Using incorrect grammar in any language is an immediate tip-off that the speaker is not a native. There is often an additional assumption people commonly make in assuming a speaker using incorrect grammar lacks intelligence, even though this is not a true measure of it.

One reliable means of obtaining a feel for the proper English grammar is reading. Despite the exam portion discussed here being all about speaking, spending your practice time reading grammatically-correct English writing will assist you quite well in developing a comfort level with the varied forms of English sentence structure.

  • A Reasonable Vocabulary

In the speaking portion of the PTE, it is advised that you answer questions directly and not digress into using overly verbose or flowery language. In English, there are many words that are synonyms, at least on paper.

In actual use, however, native speakers are familiar with the subtle differences in meaning between various synonyms. The synonym of one word when substituted many times does not convey the same idea as the original sentence.

Make sure you build a reliable vocabulary and are certain of the meaning of words you will speak.

Speaking

Read Aloud

This section consists of 5-6 questions where the student will read aloud and be recorded reciting the provided text. Each question consists of several keywords of some linguistic complexity that the student is expected to pronounce clearly and distinctly.

The test taker is allowed approximately 30 or 40 seconds to review the text, practice, and prepare themselves to recite. Next, they are then given 30 to 40 seconds to record their recitation of the provided text.

In this practice section, each narrative is followed by a recording of the narrative being properly read, with attention to the meter of voice, intonation, and articulation of phonemes. Narratives typically consist of 40 to 60 words.

Repeat Sentence 

In the Repeat Sentence section, you are provided an audio recording (about three seconds of audio) to which the student must listen and repeat. After listening, you will be able to select a recording mode to record your repetition of the spoken sentence. The recorder allows for about 15 seconds for your answer.

Describe Image

In the Describe Image section, you will be presented with an image which you must describe. Typically, these images are complex and may consist of graphs, flow diagrams, or tables. 

You will have approximately 20 seconds to prepare a response, then you will be provided a 30 to 40-second window to record your response.

Retell Lecture

In this section, you will listen to an audio recording (approximately 30 seconds) consisting of a portion of an academic lecture. The recording may or may not also display slides or videos.

After listening to the recording, you are given 10 seconds to prepare your response, then 30 to 40 seconds to record your explanation of the lecture portion.

Answer Short Question

This section of the exam is rather straightforward. You will listen to a short audio recording (approximately five seconds) where a question is posed. You will then be asked to record your answer. Typically, these answers are very short with one-word answers being the most common.

There are many resources available to help you with your PTE exam preparation, but one of the best is SuperPTE. This exam preparation site has a variety of tools to assist you in getting ready for the exam, all at reasonable prices.

On the SuperPTE website, there are sets of free practice questions, including speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Choose to speak and you will be provided with six different exercise choices.

These include Read Aloud, Repeat Sentence, Describe Image, Retell Lecture, and Answer Short Question.

SuperPTE provides 20 free questions in each of these sections.

So check them out and get ready for success.

PTE Reading Practice

PTE Reading Practice

The PTE’s Reading Section assesses your understanding of written English in an academic environment. The exercises will include academic subjects in the humanities, natural sciences or social sciences.
Even if you have no background academically in these areas, the testing material will give you all you need to be able to properly respond to the questions.  The Erasable Noteboard Booklet and pen will come in handy throughout these exercises so you can formulate your answers.

The skills that are being assessed in the Reading Section, under timed conditions, include the ability to:

  • Follow the logical progression of events
  • Highlight the topics, supporting points or examples, and the summary
  • Select words and phrases relevant to the context
  • Describe the writer’s purpose, method, and perspective
  • Grasp academic vocabulary 
  • Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words 
  • Discern implicit and explicit information
  • Separate the facts from the theoretical 
Reading Success

We’ll briefly go over each category of the Reading Section. In the end, we offer a few valuable tips to assure your reading success. The entire Reading Section is allocated approximately 32-41 minutes to complete.  There are five categories in this section.   

Here are the Reading Section categories:

Multiple Choice Questions/Single Answer

This test involves 110 words.  When prompted you have multiple choice questions to read.  Your goal is to find the one answer that is appropriate to every question.

Focus on the questions and you will find their common single answer.  If the answer does not apply to any of the questions then go back and review the questions until you find the answer that does apply.

Scoring: Correct or incorrect, no allocation of points 

Multiple Choice Questions/Multiple Answers 

The purpose of this exercise to assess your understanding of common themes in the English language.

You will have multiple choice questions to read.  Your goal is to find the common concept that is shared by all the questions. 

Your answer to each question must be rephrased differently while conveying the same concept in your answer for each question.  Same concept, same answer, different wording in every answer.

Scoring:  1 point/correct answer; 1 point deducted/incorrect answer.

Reorder Paragraphs

There are approximately 150 words that will be structured into sentences.  These sentences will be in a paragraph, however, they will not flow in a way that the paragraph will make any sense.

Your goal is to fix the paragraph.  You will drag and drop the sentences into the designated column on the right side of the original paragraph until the paragraph makes sense. 

Scoring: 1 point/sentence correctly adjacently paired.

Reading/Fill in the Blanks

The text presented to you will have missing words.  Below the text is a word bank from which you can choose for your answers. Fill in the blanks by dragging and dropping the best word to complete each sentence. 

Scoring: 1 point/correct word.

Reading and Writing/Fill in the Blanks 

This category is the only integrated skills assessment portion of the Reading Section to test both reading and writing skills.
This category differs slightly from Reading/Fill in the Blanks. In this category, each blank will have its own bank of words to choose from. There will be approximately 300 words of text prompt.

Scoring: 1 point/correct word. 

Reading Success

Here are a few tips for Success:

  1. Read something of interest to you. The more you read the more you progress.  Don’t become a dictionary dependent. Go ahead and note the words that you do not understand.
    If you understand the context of the sentence and paragraph then you will be able to figure out the meaning of the word.
  2. As you read to become familiar with the title, table of contents and other features.  This will help you strengthen your understanding of text structure.
  3. Comprehension is very important.  This applies both to the facts you are reading as well as the abstract ideas that you will be asked to discern.
  4. There are a few online resources to help students practice their English skills to successfully complete the PTE with a score that opens doors into their study and country of choice.

We believe that tip #4 is vital.  To get your desired score in the PTE’s Reading Section we recommend that you check out the reading preparatory site at Super PTE

Super PTE offers all test takers the tools necessary to successfully score the PTE. One of their outstanding tools is their Real Exam Question Bank. 

This bank contains practice questions based on the real PTE exam. These questions are updated on a weekly basis. You can request for a practice exam to be sent to your email for free.  

In addition to the Question Bank, Super PTE offers valuable Tricks and Tips Video Course, live coaching and mock questions. With mock exams, you can practice planning out your time well in order to complete all exercises. 

There are four packages that give you access to two or more of these valuable tools, depending on your needs.

Super PTE’s Basic package will give you unlimited access for one month to the Real Exam Question bank and the weekly updates of new questions. The Mini package includes two months of unlimited access to the Basic package materials plus Super PTE’s Tricks and Tips Video course. 

If you feel you need more support Super PTE offers even more valuable support resources for a reasonable price.  It’s really worth checking them out.

There are no shortcuts for success when taking the PTE.  Super PTE is offering the opportunity to practice because it takes honest work, practice, and guidance to succeed.  Make 2020 your year!

PTE Listening Practice

PTE Listening Practice

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academics is divided into 3 sections: (i) speaking and writing (ii) listening, and (iii) reading. The PTE tests for both individual and integrated skills. A number of sections assess up to 2 integrated skills in each question and category.

We’re going to focus on practicing for the listening section of the PTE, which offers a highly unique feature.  Test takers have the option to choose from several English accents. This will ease navigating through the listening tasks in one’s preferred accent. 

PTE wants individuals to maximize their listening comprehension when assessed in this section. The easier you understand the accent the better you can focus on your responses while listening carefully to each recorded exercise. The following are the PTE listening categories and exercises: 

Listening

The listening section allocates 45-57 minutes.  In each test category, the materials provided are a series of audio and video clips that are between 30-90 seconds long. During testing, each clip is played once.  

Tip: While listening to each clip, take notes on the Erasable Notebook Booklet that is provided.  This will aid in efficiently writing your responses within the allocated period of time.  

Summarize The Spoken Text 

This portion tests listening and writing skills.  First, you will listen to a recording that will be between 60-90 seconds in length. Then you have 12 seconds to prepare your written answers.

Next is 10 minutes to write a summary of the recording. This should be at least 50 words, but not more than 70 words. The context of your writing is to summarize a lecture for an absent student.

This section takes up a significant portion of the overall section as well as a significant portion of your score. Use your time wisely.

Scoring: 2 points for content, 2 for form, 2 for grammar, 2 for vocabulary and 2 for spelling.

Multiple Choice Questions/Multiple Answers

This portion tests for listening and reading skills.

First, you will read from a list of answers to choose from.  Next, you will listen to an audio that will be between 40-90 seconds long.  Then you will be prompted to provide all relevant answers. Pay attention to the details when you respond.

Scoring: 1 point gained/correct answer; 1 point loss/incorrect answer. A Score cannot go below 0.

Fill In The Blanks 

This portion assesses listening and writing skills.

First, you will begin with reading text for 7 seconds. Next, you will listen to a 30-60 seconds recording.  

After the audio, you will be prompted to type the correct word in every blank space as you hear them.  You don’t want to miss any blank spaces. Take a bit of time to review your answers.

This is another section that will take time, as well as factor considerably towards your score. Plan outsmart time management during this section.

Scoring: 1 point/correct word that is also spelled correctly.

Highlight Correct Summary

This portion will test your listening and reading skills. 

You have 10 seconds to review the options for your answers when prompted during the 30-90 seconds recording.  Choose the best answers, only one response is correct.

The correct answer will be the one that focuses more on the big picture instead of specific detail. Even if you are unsure of the correct answer, you will not lose any points in this section.

Scoring: All responses are marked correct or incorrect.

Multiple Choice Questions/Single Answers

This portion assesses listening skills. 

First, you are instructed to read the information that will prepare you for the listening portion.  The audios are between 30-60 seconds long.

This portion is formatted similar to the multiple answers portion.  The one difference is that in this portion you choose only one response that is best suited to all the questions.

Scoring:  All answers will be marked correct or incorrect.

Select The Missing Word

Your listening skills will be assessed in this portion.

Each 20-70 seconds long recording will be missing a word or a phrase at the end.  You will be prompted to give answers that fill in the missing word or phrase.  

Scoring: All answers will be marked correct or incorrect.

Highlight The Incorrect Word

In this portion, your listening and reading skills will be tested.

You will have 10 seconds to become familiar with the transcript of the audio. When you listen to the 15-50 seconds audio recordings it is your task to identify which words do not match the transcript.

Scoring: 1 point/correct answer; 1 point deducted/incorrect answer. Score will not go below 0.

Write From Dictation

This last portion assesses for listening and writing skills.

First, read the instructions in 7 seconds.  Next, you will be listening to 3-5 second recordings.  As you listen you will be prompted to type your response. Scoring: 1 point/correct word. 1 point/words written in the correct order and spelled correctly. Points will not be deducted for incorrect words.

The final question involves 5 seconds to listen to a sentence followed by 7 seconds to write down exactly what you heard.

Scoring: 1 point/correct word

Write From Dictation

Keep in mind that this final portion, Summarize The Spoken Text and Fill In The Blanks sections take up a bulk of your test-taking time as well as the overall listening score. Use your time wisely during these portions of the listening section to improve your chances for a better score.

Whether you are taking the PTE to study abroad or to immigrate, the bottom line is you want the best possible chance to get a passing score to allow you to achieve your goals. Studying on your own is one option, but not always the most effective one. 

There are several categories to prepare under the listening section, which is one of three sections that contain several categories in each section. A resource of tools would be the best way to track all three sections and their subcategory of questions. 

There are many online resources. You want the most effective both in preparation and cost.

Super PTE is an online preparatory online resource that comes highly recommended by many universities worldwide and is approved by the Australian Department of Immigration. 

They guarantee that their tools will help you score at least 79 or higher.  If you are not satisfied they offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

Super PTE offers four packages that include a range of tools including practice exams, a Tricks and Tips video course, live coaching, sample templates, and mock tests.  This company knows that progress is only possible with practice, practice and practice.

Give yourself the best possible chance to achieve your goals.  Let Super TFE make that possible.

PTE Test Format

PTE Test Format

Contents1 Section 1: Speaking and Writing Section (77-93 minutes)2 Section 2: Reading (32-41 minutes) 3 Section 3: Listening (45- 57minutes)4 How Long Before I Receive My Results?5 Your PTE Score The Pearson Test of English is growing in popularity as a computer based English language test. This testing format’s popularity is due to its unbiased method …
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