Basic tips to boost your PTE score
Posted: Jul 07, 2016
Sometimes, it is the most miniscule of mistakes that make a big difference to one’s PTE Academic score. Regardless of whether mistakes occur due to negligence or lack of linguistic knowledge, points will be deducted, which could eventually determine your future.
Securing a good PTE score is essential for the non-native speakers to get admission in the reputed universities in Australia. This is because Universities and Government demands a suitable PTE score which elicit the command over the language. A suitable PTE score is essential based on the category of the selected course.
These tips will improve your score drastically, though they may seem downright basic.
Things you must do:
Pay attention to the question: Each PTE question is designed to elicit specific information. While answering the question do not lose focus and beat around the bush. If the question is asking you to talk about dinosaurs, don’t talk about a rhinoceros.
Stick to the prescribed word limit: You will not receive extra points for excess information. This is not a test to check your knowledge, but to check your English proficiency. You will not receive additional points for adhering to the PTE Academic India word limit. However, points will be cut based on the number of words that have exceeded the prescribed limit.
Punctuation is an obligation: Make sure to use appropriate punctuation whenever required. Commas, semi colons, hyphens, full stops etc. will be marked in the writing section of your PTE Academic exam.
Do not waste time while speaking: The speaking section of your PTE test will require you to voice your answer into a microphone. The microphone will shut off after 3 seconds of silence. To avoid an incomplete answer, let your words canter without discontinuity.
Click ‘Next’: After the completion of a task, check your answer and click ‘Next’. This button will be present at the bottom of the screen. You will not progress to the next task, until you click ‘Next’.
Things you must avoid:
Unnecessary capitalization of words: Do not use capital/uppercase letters when it is not required. Use capitals to begin a sentence or indicate a proper noun (names of places, companies, people etc.).
PTE is gaining popularity by leaps and bounds. Its recognition in top schools such as Harvard, Yale and INSEAD have made it an instant hit. Though its name is sung far and wide, it still happens to be the cheapest and easiest test to achieve the required band scores. PTE conducts fully computerized exam to assess the proficiency of the non-speakers offering reliable and faster result. After conducting the exam, the result is given to the takers within 5 business days unlike IELTS.
This test of English will cost you Rs. 10,990, which is cheaper than IELTS, if booking is done with a discounted PTE voucher. Wait no longer, buy a PTE voucher to book and appear in the PTE exam and get your desired score. Contact our AECC Global office near your location to book the test and get more information about studying abroad from our education experts.
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