Episode 27 – After Speaking, Should you Click Next or Wait

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In this episode, we’re going to look at PTE Academic’s Speaking section. After speaking, should you click ‘Next’ or wait? It is important that you know the answer before you take the test so you will know how to proceed and make the process very easy. Get the answer in just a few minutes! To get the full show notes …

Mistakes to Avoid while Preparing for PTE

In our previous blog posts, we have explored the best tips and strategies that a candidate must learn to score highly in PTE Academic.  Now, let’s talk about the ‘don’ts’ and mistakes you should avoid when it comes to taking PTE Academic. General Don’t capitalize all the letters of your answers. Use capital letters when beginning a new sentence or writing …

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The ‘Re-tell Lecture’ question integrates listening and speaking skills, and requires you to understand and re-tell a lecture. Number of items 3-4 Prompt Length Up to 90 seconds Time to answer 40 seconds Scoring Partial credit Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored Listening and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content Subskills tested Listening: Identifying the topic, theme or main …

PTE Academic Mastery: Describe Image

The Describe Image question assesses speaking skills, and requires you to describe an image from an academic source such as a graph, map, chart, table or picture. Number of items 6-7 Time to answer 40 seconds Scoring Partial credit Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored Speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content Subskills tested Speaking: Speaking for a purpose (to …

PTE Academic Mastery: Read Aloud

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