Pearson Test of English (PTE) is an English language proficiency test to assess the candidate for their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. To crack the test successfully, preparation plays a vital role. There are just two tips that you need to keep in mind while preparing for the PTE exam.
1. Allocate enough prep time
Whether you are appearing for the first time or the umpteenth time to enhance your scores, the prep time can be very tricky as it depends on multiple factors including,
- Your current scores
- Score you are aiming at
- Amount of time you have
To score the marks you are aiming at you need to
- Set realistic study time frames
- Set fixed study hours
- Stick to the schedule you have set as much as possible
- Adopt a positive attitude and affirmative mindset
For targeted learning you need to set aside at least 4 to 6 weeks.
2. Skill building and Practice
Determination, study habits, attitude and preparation will determine your grade. To crack PTE all you need is to work smart, skill build and practice with determination. Before you begin your studies, you need to
- Assess your skill level
You need to be realistic about your skill and your timeline. A great place to assess your skill set is to ind PTE practice materials on the Pearson site. If you have enrolled in a coaching center, get your assessment done at the center.
- Work on your weakness
Once you have understood your skill level, stop working on the practice questions. It’s time to work on your weak areas. This could be a simple and basic building block such as grammar, or sentence structure. If you have enrolled in a reputed coaching center, the tutors there would help to turn your
weaknesses into strengths.
- Reassess your skill level
Once you have worked on your weaknesses, you need to know where you stand now. Once again work on the prescribed practice questions to get a gist of your new level.
It is a myth that working continuously on the mock question papers will help you crack your PTE. Unfortunately, it is not. You need to work on the mock questions only after you have a clear understanding about the format of the PTE test questions. If you are not familiar with the format or cracking techniques, spending time on mock questions would be a complete waste of time.