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PTE or IELTS, that is the question!

The PTE test is definitely better than IELTS for the following reasons; 1. Fast results The result of the PTE test will be out in less than 12 hours in 80% of the cases. This is compared to 13 days standard wait for getting your IELTS result. Even the new computer-based IELTS produces results no sooner than 5 days. 2. Better results Compared to IELTS,…

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What is PTE software?

The PTE software is the first series of PTE Test Samples on a CD that Pearson sold along with their Official Guide to PTE Academic, published in 2012. In this post, I will talk about the PTE software. The Pearson Test of English published a guide book in 2012 in which it discussed how their test is done and presented the reader with sample questions….

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What is PTE test sample?

A PTE test sample is a small collection of test items that the Pearson has published in order to give an idea to those who want to take the PTE test without having to pay for a PTE mock test. This post will discuss the PTE test samples. Why PTE test samples? All international English language proficiency tests have a free booklet for their prospective…

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How to score 79+ in PTE Exam?

To score 79+ in the PTE test, you need to master four things: 1. How the PTE test works. A PTE candidate needs to know the followings: Where to put the microphone during the speaking module. How to type at a moderate speed on a keyboard. Know the order of the four modules. Know the order of the test items (20 test items altogether) in…

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How do I get 90 in Reading PTE?

To get a full score in PTE Reading, you need to do best in all test items of the Reading module, especially in the following test items: R&WFIB, RFIB, RA and HIW. Reading and writing: Fill in the blanks R&WFIB gets the lion’s share of points in the Reading skill. It also directly affects your Writing and Reading scores. To get a good here, you…

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Free PTE mock test login

thePTE.com free PTE mock test is very close to the real PTE test in every aspect. From scoring point of view, the score you get with us will be more or less the same as the score you will get in a real PTE test. However, your score will be higher in the real test as a result of practice effect. From an appearance point…

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How is Read Aloud PTE scored?

Read Aloud is scored based on two criteria. These two will be discussed in this post. Read Aloud is the first test item of the Speaking module. PTE candidates will get 6-7 Read Aloud questions in their test. In this section, candidates will have a paragraph or two and some time to prepare for recording their read aloud.    Nobody knows exactly how the PTE…

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How many words is a PTE repeat sentence?

Between 5 to 16 words. The number of words in a Repeat Sentence question is from 5 words as in ‘Robots are common in industry’ to 16 words as in ‘Course participants report that interest in the subject was their main reason for choosing the course.’ PTE candidates will usually have between 10-12 RS questions in their PTE test. These questions can be divided into…

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Can we do PTE at home?

No, you cannot. Although the PTE test is a computer-based exam, one needs to sit the test in an authorized PTE test center. In other words, you need to do the test on a Pearson computer in a Pearson secured test room. But you can do a PTE mock test on your PC at home at any time any place you like. Click this link…

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What is partial credit in PTE?

A partial credit question in the PTE test is a question for which you can get part of its full mark (credit) if you give part of the correct answer. For example, in a Repeat Sentence with the following transcription; “ALL STAFF MUST LEAVE FROM THE FIRE HYDRANT EXIT” If a PTE candidate repeats the following words as the answer; “ALL personnel MUST left FROM…

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How can we avoid negative marking in PTE?

The best way to avoid negative marking in the PTE test is, of course, to avoid answering them. In the PTE test, there are three sections where candidates will get negative marking for wrong answers. These sections are Multiple choice, choose multiple answers in the Reading module and Multiple choice, choose multiple answers in the Listening module. Also, in the Listening module there is another…

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Do we get PTE result on Sundays?

Yes, you do. PTE score reports could be emailed to their recipients on weekends as well. Most PTE test centres are open on Sundays to admit PTE test takers. Therefore, if you had a test on a Sunday, you will get the result between 2-24 hours after your test. And if you sat your PTE test on a Saturday and that test center was closed…

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Is it free to reschedule PTE?

Yes and No. If you reschedule or cancel your PTE test 14 calendar days or more before your test date, it would be free of charge. So only in this case rescheduling is free. But if you reschedule or cancel your PTE test 13-8 calendar days remaining to your PTE exam, you will need to pay 50% of a full PTE test fee for rescheduling…

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What should I carry for PTE exam?

The most common proof of identity is your passport. You are not allowed to take anything other than your passport into the PTE test-room. Markers and reusable notepads and a bottle of water will be given to you in the test-room. Watch a video on how to use markers and notepads in your PTE test.   All PTE centers around the world admit PTE candidates…

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What is the lowest score in PTE?

The lowest score in the PTE test is 10 which is the equivalent of zero in traditional tests. Your score for each skill in the PTE test is expressed in numbers between 10 the lowest and 90 the highest point. The lowest average score that can be used for a TR application is an average of 50 across all skills.   On the other hand,…

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What is the format of PTE exam?

The PTE test is a fully computerized test that has to be done in an authorized PTE Test Center. A PTE test can be done in around three hours. The test consists of four modules of speaking, writing, reading and listening, respectively. Each module consists of some sub-sections. Speaking module The Speaking module consists of the following subsections appearing in the same order in your…

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How soon can you retake PTE?

PTE candidates can re-take the PTE test as soon as they receive their score report. Usually, a score report will be issued in 2-48 hours after candidates successfully finish their PTE test. For reasons why you might receive your PTE score report read this post by clicking here. Also, PTE candidates cannot book several appointments at the same time. They need to sit the first…

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How do you pass a Repeat Sentence in PTE?

To pass the Repeat Sentence section of the PTE test, make sure you master the following skills: 1. Master initial-letter writing The number of words in a Repeat Sentence question varies depending on its difficulty level, but usually around 4 RS questions have words beyond our normal short term memory capacity (Read more). Since there is no fixed order for presenting RS difficulty level in…

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How many parts are there in the PTE Speaking?

The PTE Speaking module comprises 5 sections. These sections will be outlined in this post in the same order that they appear in the PTE test. Read Aloud PTE candidates will have 6-7 RA questions in their test. Repeat Sentence Candidates will get 10-12 RS questions in their PTE test. This section of the PTE test gives you the highest score throughout the test. Describe…

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What if I missed my PTE exam?

If PTE candidates miss their exam because of an illness or family emergency, they may be allowed to reschedule their test for free. Here is an excerpt from the Pearson website and I quote “If you are unable to attend the test center on the day of your test because of illness or family emergency, Pearson may, at its discretion, allow you to reschedule the…

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Is PTE tougher than IELTS?

Definitely no, and you are hearing it from the horse’s mouth. As an instructor, I have taught both IELTS and PTE for over 25 years and I have sat both of them more than 5 times each. So, I give you my experience as a trainer/test-taker. As a trainer, I have seen only two or three students who got an 8 across all skills in…

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How many Fill in the Blanks in PTE Listening?

Overall, PTE candidates will get between 9-15 Fill in the Blanks questions in their PTE test. Fill in the Blanks Listening is the 3rd section of the Listening module. PTE candidates will get 2-3 Fill in the Blanks passages, each containing 3 to 5 blanks or questions. There is no negative marking here, so do not leave any blanks unanswered. Watch a YouTube video on…

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Is there any dress code for PTE exam?

No, there is no dress code for appearing for your PTE exam other than the normal dress code applied in the country where your test center is located. But there are certain articles of clothing that you cannot take with you to the PTE Test room and they are: No jewellery thicker than ½ centimetre If you usually wear thick jewelleries, then you should leave…

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How long is the PTE Speaking test?

The PTE Speaking module can be between 30-35 minutes long. If you get the minimum number of questions in each section of the Speaking module, for example: Read Aloud 6 questions, Repeat Sentence 10 questions, Describe Image 6 questions, Re-tell Lecture 3 questions and Answer Short Questions 10 questions, then it will take a PTE test-taker 30 minutes to finish this section. And if a…

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How many Read Aloud questions in PTE?

Each PTE candidate will have 6-7 Read Aloud paragraphs in their PTE test. The preparation time given depends on the number of words in each passage. Usually, the number of words varies from 40 to 75 words. The preparation time also varies between 30 to 40 seconds. If you finish reading the paragraph sooner than the time given and click on the next button, the…

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Can I do PTE online?

The short answer is NO. But you can do online PTE mock tests. In order to sit the PTE test, one needs to make an account on the Pearson website. Click on this link to do so. Once you created your profile on their website, you can choose a date and time from the available test centers. The PTE test is only done in an…

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How long is Repeat Sentence in PTE?

Repeat Sentences are usually between 5-16 words long. The number of words in a Repeat Sentence question varies from 5 words as in ‘Robots are common in industry.’ to 16 words as in ‘Course participants report that interest in the subject was their main reason for choosing the course.’ PTE candidates will typically get between 10-12 Repeat Sentence questions in their PTE test. These questions…

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How can I improve my PTE Fill in the Blanks?

To improve your PTE Reading Fill in the Blanks, PTE candidates need to know the two types of questions these sections are based on: Vocabulary-based Fill in the Blanks 80% of questions in Reading; Fill in the blanks and Reading & Writing; Fill in the Blanks revolve around the test-takers’ knowledge of English vocabulary. To improve your vocabulary repertoire, you need to improve your knowledge…

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