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June 2016

The PTE academic is an international computer based English language test. It measures the English language ability and can be used to apply to educational institutions, professional and governmental organizations. The test is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide UK, Australia, USA, etc. The test uses task based questions, that involves using more than one language skill together, for instance listening to a lecture and taking down notes. PTE Academic reflects this through its 20 task types, each of which tests a combination of skills. For example one task type tests your understanding of an image by asking you to describe and explain what you see in the image.

At the beginning of the test you will be asked to introduce yourself, you will have 30 seconds to record your introduction. This personal introduction will not scored, but it gives the admissions officers an impression of you as a person. Your introduction will be sent along with your score report to the institutions that you choose.

The test is divided into three main parts and lasts for approximately three hours with an optional break of ten minutes:

1.Speaking and Writing

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Strategies For the Test

Strategies For the Test

1. When you Speak, make use of the preparation time, and begin speaking only when you see the status bar change to recording. Be clear and loud when you speak

2. When Writing, ensure that you manage your time properly, how much time should you spend on planning, writing and proof reading your work

3. When you begin with the Reading part, always read the question before you read the passage. This will help you with the information that you are looking for. If you come across a word that you do not understand in the question, check to see if it has been explained somewhere in the passage

4. In re-order paragraphs section, use the key words to help you decide on the main topic. Use pronoun and linkers to make connections between sentences, which will help you work out the right order

5. When Listening, listen for the ideas not just words or synonyms. Be alert and attentive as you listen.

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"I am writing this testimonial to Edwise International and especially to my tutor for PTE. I was tensed before giving my PTE exam because I got my passport late and I had to clear the exam in a single attempt. I explained the situation to her. She helped me a lot. Those two sessions were really very very crucial for me as I scored 77/90 in PTE with 90/90 in speaking. This score has also helped me in getting a part time job in Australia as well. My tutor was very calm, understanding, I am really thankful to Edwise and for the overall experience with a Coaching Dept."
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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: Purpose of Giving English Proficiency Tests


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