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They check only Communicative Skills. You fall in 8 bands/ superior English category (each 79+) and will get 20 points for 189 category.
That is correct.
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Hi all guys out der,

Need ur assistance to evaluate my PTE-A score.

I received my score card yesterday.

Below are the scores.

Communicative Skills

Listening - 83
Reading - 90
Speaking - 86
Writing - 86

Enabling Skills

Grammar - 85
Oral Fluency - 86
Pronunciation - 70
Spelling - 79
Vocabulary - 67
Written Discourse - 53

To apply for Australia PR (189 category), whether they check for scores only under "Communicative skills" or do they check for "Enabling skills" also ?

Pls help me to understand this score.

Thanks in advance. !!!
Hi Nihal,
Your scores are excellent, I am planning to appear on 18th March, my target is to also achieve above 80 in all 4 modules, please share study material you have referred or links to youtube videos you are talking about.
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Hi guys, I've attempted IELTS twice and scored 7.5 above in reading, listening and speaking, but I could only score 6.5 in writing on both occasions. Now I am planning to attempt PTE. While preparing for PTE, I find it very different from IELTS pattern and therefore I am also looking for strategies/preparation material/tricks & tips to get 65 in each PTE module.

Please help !
The first strategy to score in English exam is you should have good English.

I have got 90 overall score and 8 band each in PTE. Though I do not have any experience of giving IELTS but from other people's views I can say that PTE still gives you higher chances of scoring. (Not based on the rumours that they purposely lower your score in either writing or speaking so that you keep on giving money.)

Following is the strategy that I can suggest.
1. Familiarity with computer based test.
As it is computer based, time bound exam, having a better typing speed will help. I am a software developer and can touch type, this was one of the reason I could finish exam in two hours. So in case you have slow typing speed try to improve it a bit.

2. Get to know each question type in all sections.
You can get information on what to expect in each question type under each section on youtube or on ptepractice.com (Paid). You can also learn what are the best way to solve each question type. This is a must for good score. E.g. reorder paragraph can be solved better using instructions given in youtube video and they are (I heard) worth 20 points each.

3. Try to give a sample exam on web
ptepractice.com sample paper will cost you 35$ ( ~2300INR ) and it will be exact replica of original test. You will get scores for it and will know what sections to improve (Eg. I had low score in written discourse and so read more on how to structure a good essay). Much better than giving exam twice.

4. Make notes on each type of questions (Very important)
I had made a list of all question types and marked them easy/medium/hard during my preparation. I had marked re tell lecture/repeat sentence hard, but slowly learned which questions should be made quick notes for (Re tell lecture) and which one should only be solved based on memory (repeat sentences). In the end I had reached all question types marked as Easy. Believe me 3 second rule and even otherwise repeat sentence looks tough but after practice it is one of the easy ones.

5 Make note of flow of exam.
This one is included in fourth point as well. Along with notes on each question, make notes section wise, try to learn which question follows which one. Describe image is followed by Retell lecture and is quite a change as Re tell lecture sometime come with a image causing confusion. This will keep you well prepared, though I am not sure if this same flow is always followed.

Best of luck.


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As nikdh has said, you need to familiarize yourself with the different question formats. This comes with practice and https://www.ptepractice.com/ is a useful resource.

In addition to this,
a. Go through some of the posts in this thread (page 80 onwards especially), there are some useful resources and experiences shared here - http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...-academic.html
b. There are some useful resources here too - PearsonELT.com Exams Place: PTE Academic
c. Practice and more practice...
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Thank you pc101 for your suggestions.

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In this thread, you can share experience of
PTE A Exam and results.

Your valuable tips and feedback will be highly ly appreciated.
Any one have exam in upcoming weeks ?

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Yes i have booked my slot on march 16th.

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Very Nice Score Nihal,

I am also planning to take PTE - A. Can you please share some advice on how to get good score like you?
Specifically, I find difficulties in Speaking - Repeat sentence, Describe Image/Graph, Retell lecture.

Can you please explain me how can I improve in above areas?

Regards,
Jigar Patel

Hi Jigar,

Speaking is little tough I accept. You have to be fast & attentive as well.

1. For describing image & graphs, check for sample videos in Youtube. You basically have to note the key words and describe the image appropriately.
2. Retell lecture is little cryptic. Again, note down the key points in the lecture and rephrase it in ur own words.

All the best !!!

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Hi Nihal,
Your scores are excellent, I am planning to appear on 18th March, my target is to also achieve above 80 in all 4 modules, please share study material you have referred or links to youtube videos you are talking about.

You can download a zip file of "Offline Test Materials" from PTE website. That was my only source of preparation & of course the youtube videos.

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They check only Communicative Skills. You fall in 8 bands/ superior English category (each 79+) and will get 20 points for 189 category.
Hi nikdh,

Thanks for the clarification!!!

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