PTE Academic Part 1 contains a range of speaking and writing questions. You may need to brush up on your writing abilities, such as grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.
We’ve put up some recommendations on how to improve for this portion of the test to help you practise these abilities.
Make it a practise to read something in English every day to help with your grammar.
To enhance your grammar, make a reading strategy and a reading objective. Begin by reading for 30 minutes every day.
It is suggested that you read a variety of materials that interest you. Also, read news stories on English-language news websites like CNN, BBC, Learning English VOA, and Australia Unlimited.
Long sentences make it difficult to apply proper language, therefore keep sentences brief (approximately 18 to 30 words). You should also practise with a range of sentences, both short and long.
Always keep in mind:
– Put a full stop at the end of each sentence (period)
– Correctly use capital and lowercase letters.
Avoid using run-on phrases. These are sentences that should be shortened or correctly linked together to form a grammatically valid sentence.
Using compound and sophisticated sentences instead of run-on phrases will help you boost your score. When crafting long sentences, use commas. On the British Council’s Learn English website, you may find some examples of compound and complicated sentences.
Learn to edit your work so that you can complete the question kinds as accurately as possible to do well.
If you can identify areas where you frequently make mistakes, you should concentrate on improving them. If you don’t have an English instructor, you may check up your typical blunders on the internet if you don’t have one.
PTE Academic recognises and accepts spelling from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. However, you should use caution when it comes to spelling. When you’ve decided on a spelling convention for one question, stick with it for the rest of the question. If you like, you may modify the spelling format in other questions.
A thorough list of American and British spelling variances may be found in our study material section.
You must have a large vocabulary in order to do well on the writing test. To aid you, you should have a decent dictionary. A decent dictionary will have the definition, synonyms, and sample sentences for each term.
Longman Dictionaries are an excellent tool for expanding your vocabulary.
To develop your vocabulary, you should expose yourself to new terms at least 10 times every day. To learn a new word, you should read, write, and listen to it several times over the course of a few days so that you can grasp it and pronounce it correctly.
Learning the word forms of terms you already know is another approach to enhance your vocabulary.
Climate (noun), acclimatisation (noun), climatic (adjective), and acclimatise (verb) are some examples.
Each of the above word variants has a somewhat distinct meaning, so make an effort to memorise all of them.
If you use academic terminology in your writing, you will score higher on the PTE Academic vocabulary section. Try to memorise some of the most commonly used academic words in your writing.
Also, to reduce word repetition, consider utilising synonyms in your work. A thesaurus can assist you in locating synonyms for commonly used academic terms.
Correct common prefixes and suffixes, which are added to the base words, are the other aspects of your vocabulary to examine. Prefixes, such as costly and affordable, can alter the meaning of a word.
Adding a suffix, on the other hand, might affect the word’s part of speech. The suffix ly can turn an adjective into an adverb (quick/quickly), whereas the suffix ment can turn a verb into a noun (entertain/entertainment).
There are also collocations, which assist you in using the appropriate word combinations, as certain English words do not mix well. Read the PTE Academic collocation list to identify collocations.
Only academic jargon is not strictly enforced by PTE Academic. You will not be penalised for using personal pronouns. Using higher-level academic language correctly, on the other hand, will get you more points.
You should try to keep a journal of new terms you learn, their definitions, synonyms, and any other aspects of vocabulary that could come in handy during the test.
Written discourse is the final key skill necessary for the writing test.