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Are you determined to study abroad but struggling to achieve good scores? Your English level indeed must be checked before applying for any visa. To test your English knowledge, you must take either of these exams like PTE, IELTS, etc. Today, we will discuss how you can ace your PTE exam through effective listening hacks.
Unlike IELTS, PTE Listening is considered the third module of the PTE exam. You would be surprised to know that a 10-minute break is given to all test-takers after their PTE Reading is done. This break time is adequate to refresh and calm your mind since the next exam section, i.e., PTE listening, tends to require total concentration.Below are some practical tips to level up your PTE listening scores.
Tips to follow to score 90 in PTE listening:
Active listening is a great skill, and only some have it. Don't worry! You can still learn this paramount knack by following some valuable methods. While preparing for your exam, you can watch some English movies without using subtitles or captions. This provokes you to concentrate on the listening part and understand what the speaker in the recording is addressing or telling you. You have to work on your concentration level as well since, in the exam, you won't get to listen to the clip twice, or once you skip any information, you will lose maximum scores.
In PTE listening, where you tend to listen to a continuous audio recording and write the answers simultaneously, you often lose scores because you need to remember the exact wordings of the speaker at the time of penning down all the answers to your answer sheet. It usually happens out of stress to score well. You can prepare some notes while listening to the clip to avoid it. You can also check your linguistic and writing skills by making short notes. And, because you get spare time to jot down all your answers, your chances of scoring maximum marks are higher using this intelligent strategy.
Time management is imperative in the PTE exam, especially when listening tasks require listening and writing simultaneously. To score well in your exam, deciding the amount of time spent on each part of the listening section before heading on is a must. This ensures that you can save some time in revising your written answers. In addition, it will further maximize your chances of scoring well in the section.
Good listening skills often involve good observation skills too. You must be wise enough to observe each detail till the recording ends. Focussing on important keywords, nouns, tenses, and pronouns is essential to decipher the correct answer.
The lengthiest module of all is the summary section, where you have to summarise in about 50-70 words after listening to a 1-1.5 minute audio clip. The maximum time allotted to you is 10 minutes. You must target the critical points addressed in the clip during this period. Also, your written information must be grammatically correct and involves no spelling errors. Hence, by using proper use of grammar, tone, vocabulary, and knowledge provided, you can expect to score maximum marks.
In the end, we have walked you through the most accurate and imperative guidelines to make you prepare for your PTE exam. You can apply these essential fundamentals while practicing your mock tests. You will see the apparent difference in your level of English after practicing at least three PTE listening mock tests. You may contact Dr. Roma without hesitation if you are interested in further details about the PTE exam. She is a recognized IELTS trainer nationwide who can get you exam ready in no more than a month.