Pearson Test of English (PTE) is one of the most preferred English language proficiency exams that students take when choosing to study in Australia. PTE is recognized by nearly all the Australian education providers and is considered a benchmark to check language proficiency of the taker.
If you’ve made up your mind to take PTE, you must prepare for it first. Preparing for PTE exam is almost similar to preparing for any other English language proficiency test like IELTS, CELPIP, TOEFL, etc. However, this preparation cannot be skipped if you have already taken coaching for any of the aforementioned tests.
Here are a few points to remember when preparing for PTE exam. Sticking to these points will help you get the desired score.
Coaching matters! One cannot just take coaching from any provider. Make sure your PTE coaching institute has success stories to show. Every exam has a particular format and requires a different approach. Teachers with expertise in coaching for PTE exam will help you prepare dedicated for this test.
Look for reviews on social pages, take first-hand reviews from already-enrolled students and ask as many questions as you want. Just make sure you join the right PTE coaching institute.
You got to make the most of it. Each and every coaching institute provides PTE free mock tests to practice, be it free or paid. You must take the paid mock tests if you can afford them. Alternatively, practice as many free ones as possible. More practice will get you better result. Set a target to practice certain number of PTE mock tests, and achieve it.
It’s very important to identify your weak areas and work to improve on them consistently. You may be weak in writing, speaking or any other module or even time management; you got to identify it and smoothen out the wrinkles, if any.
Working slowly and consistently on your weakness will help you convert it to your strength with passage of time.
Yes, you read it right! Do not ignore your strong areas because they’ll help you score higher. Improve your strong areas to another higher level and assess your progress regularly. If you are strong in speaking, polish your speaking skills. If you are good with reading, work harder on it.
The idea is to score higher in your stronger areas, thereby improving your overall score.
Stress, if taken, can ruin things for you on the final day of the exam. Make sure you do not think too much about you’d perform in the test and what would be your result; go with a light and jolly mood instead.
Taking less stress will help you manage your time very well. It will also help you perform better in speaking module.
Take care of all the aforementioned points and you’ll surely get desired score in your PTE exam. Go for it!
Best of luck!