Few thought on my experience with PTE-A test. In total, I prepared for 3 weeks. First one week I tried to understand the format of the test and randomly prepared for each section. At the end of the one week gave my first scored test to see a disappointing mark.
Test A score – 5th July
Listening – 60
Reading – 59
Speaking – 72
Writing – 56
But, this test made me to identify my weakness. I found, I am week in writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, my typing speed, reading, listening … i.e is to say almost every think.
w.r.t writing I thought, it is difficult to correct grammar in 15 days. So, concentrated more on my spelling and vocabulary.
w.r.t reading identified which all are the section that it tuff .. Like multiple choice, re-order para etc.
w.r.t – Again identified the tuff sections.
After 15 days of further preparation, gave my second test with some improvement.
Test B scores – 19th July
Listening – 66
Reading – 66
Speaking – 73
Writing – 63
Again, disappointed. Since, I had booked my test on 22nd decided to give a try. But, mean time took crucial decision about my writing.
Since, my typing speed was very low, I decided that I won’t write more than 210-215 words for essay and will make sure correct my spelling and vocabulary. I really did not bother about my grammar. I think, it really helped me in writing. Point about other section.
Read aloud – read the sentence aloud in the preparation time of 25 sec and correct difficult pronunciation if any. During recoding time repeat it again. So, you will read the sentence aloud twice.
Repeat sentence – Try to understand the meaning of the sentence. This will help you to repeat it.
Describe image – I did not pay attention to the content of my speech. I concentrated on pronunciation and fluency. I just read what was given in the picture. But, make sure to mention the low and high values in graph/pie chart.
Re-tell lecture – Understand the meaning of what speaker says. Write few words and based on what you write just construct a sentence and speak. Again, I did not bother about content, speak fluently.
Answer short question – this section was easy for me. Even if you don’t know the answer, pick some word from the question and say it.
Writing Summarize written text – I wrote about 45-50 words in one sentence. Use synonyms as much as possible.
Write essay – Wrote 210-215 words. Mainly, concentrated on my spelling and vocabulary.
Multiple-choice, choose single answer – Read only the question first and not the option.
Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers – I was very tuff for me. I just guess here.
Re-order paragraphs – I got two questions. One was very easy and other was very tuff. I had a make a guess for the tuff one.
Reading: Fill in the blanks –
Reading and writing: Fill in the blanks –
Summarize spoken text – I wrote 65 words. Made sure not to write the same vocabulary used in writing section. Make note of few words from the speech and write.
Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers –
Fill in the blanks –
Highlight correct summary –
Multiple-choice, choose single answer –
Select missing word –
Highlight incorrect words –
Write from dictation – Try to understand the meaning of the sentence.