By the time you reach the last section, i.e. the PTE Listening section, you are mentally exhausted, or you end up saving less time to complete this task. And both of these affects your PTE Listening Score.
If you are exhausted mentally, you can take the 10 minutes optional break before attempting this section. It helps you concentrate and regain the energy level and increases your mental presence.
Let us learn the tips to help you take your PTE Study to the next level and improve your score.
PTE Listening has 20-22 Questions, and you have only 45-57 minutes to complete this section. It has eight tasks hand, all of them needs your attention.
Let us Know about each task in details:
Summarize Spoken Text:
In this task, you get a chance a listen to the recording of 60-90 seconds, and you have to summarize it in 50-70 words. You can take upto 10 minutes to complete this task.
Expert’s advice: Make sure you complete it within 7 minutes so that you get at least 2-3 minutes to review your answer.
- Write within the word limits.
- Your Grammatical skills and spellings should be correct.
Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers:
After listening to the audio clip, you need to select one or more correct answer from the different options given. The recording will be 40-90 seconds long.
Expert’s Advice: Mark the answers only if you are sure about them. Do not attract negative marking.
- Focus on the fundamental idea and keywords.
- Keep your vocabulary skills competent.
Fill in the blanks:
You need to match the transcription on the screen with the audio clip. There are 7 seconds window before the recording starts. Audio plays for 30-60 seconds. Experts advice: Do not risk answering the question if you are unsure about it. This task carries credits for both listening and writing score.
- Spell all the words correctly.
- Improve your Grammatical skills.
Highlight Correct Summary:
The audio clip in the task is 30-90 seconds long after hearing it you are supposed to highlight the correct summary from all the option given on the screen.
Expert’s Advice: Understand the meaning of the text and memorise the keywords.
- Focus on the connecting words.
- Look for the descriptive subject words.
Multiple Choice, Single Answer:
In this task, you hear a recording of 30-60 seconds based on the recording you choose a single answer that you feel is right out of the given options.
Expert’s Advice: Listen to the recording carefully and focus on the keywords and the end of the recording.
- Understand the context.
- Keep your vocab strong.
- Your understanding of connecting and collocation words should be strong.
Select Missing Words:
In this task, you need to fill the missing word in the transcript of the text from the audio clip of 30-60 seconds that you hear.
Expert’s Advice: Understand the main idea of the text.
- Grammatical skills should be excellent.
- Focus on coherence and cohesiveness.
Highlight incorrect words:
Listen to the audio clip of 20-70 seconds. Select all the incorrect words that are given in the transcript based on the audio.
Experts Advice: Skim through the transcript in the initial 10 seconds before the recording starts to play.
- Learn the synonyms of the words as much as possible.
- Do not select the wrong answers.
Write from Dictation:
Listen to the sentence of 3-5 seconds from the audio clip and write the words with correct order and spellings.
Experts Advice: Focus on the spellings as this task also contributes to listening and writing.
- Start the sentence with a capital word and end with a full stop.
- Improve your vocabulary.
Additional Tips to improve PTE listening:
- Listen to radio shows, recordings with different accents from television, radio and over the internet.
- Always skim through the text to get the idea.
- Improve your grammatical skills, vocabulary, and other functional words.
- Practice writing as you hear as much as possible.
PTE listening section needs a lot of practice with the examples apart from all the tips. In this section, if you practice as much as you can to manage your time efficiently and also, you get time to review all the answers.
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Practice + smart work+ time management = Good listening score.
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