PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale. PTE Academic is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments. For a test which is accepted so widely, one must be well-prepared and acquainted with all the study material and practice papers in order to ace this test.
Along with that you should be familiar with some proficient, useful tips in order to crack a PTE Academic test for which you will now be reading a few general tips followed by some subtest specific tips.
In order to appropriate the PTE Academic Test, you must remember that ‘Each skill is interdependent’ and that you must prepare with diligence. Remember that to speak properly you will need to have the listening skills, to write efficiently you must know your grammar, vocabulary and coherence and while listening you also need to write correctly.
In order to skillfully complete a three hour paper, one must be a ‘Pro at Time Management’ which comes with sensible practice.
It is extremely crucial to ‘Capitalize on your Strengths and Work on your Weak Skills.’
Moving on to some area specific tips, in the ‘Speaking test,’ one must ‘Respond Quickly’ as the microphone stops automatically after 3 seconds. One must use the 10-40 second allowance given before the recording to understand the provided text. One must ‘Make the best use’ of this time. ‘Stress’ on important words and try to use compound sentences.
You must ‘Identify the primary idea of your essay’ in your Writing test and focus on the key areas only. Your response must lie within ‘5 to 75 words while summarizing’ the text or else, it will not be scored. Also you must ‘Keep the script focused’ and ‘Conclude Appropriately.’
In the Listening section, you must ‘Make Short Notes for the Key Ideas and Supporting Arguments.’ It will help you build an influential response.
One must ‘Skim through the overall meaning’ of the whole text which helps you choose the correct word in the Reading section of your test.
Given below are a few free links to a few sample papers and past year questions asked in the PTE test: