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November 2016

PTE Academic is a computer-based test that evaluates the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English that need to demonstrate their academic English capability – often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. The test is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide UK, USA, Australia etc.

Speaking is one of the first sections on the PTE and assesses your oral fluency and pronunciation. This section lasts for a total time of 30-35 minutes. Some tips one can follow on the PTE are

  • Preparation time is very important, ensure that you use this time wisely
  • Speak at a constant pace and be as natural as possible. Do not try to imitate the accents you hear
  • Avoid long pauses, use fillers if you have to, so as to keep the microphone from turning off
  • Keep a check on the time you have left

Writing consists of two summaries and one essay. This session will judge you on grammar and the way you organise sentences and paragraphs in a logical way. Your response for Summarize written text should consist of a single continuous sentence ranging from 5-75 words; while your essay should be within the word count of 200-300 words. This section lasts for 50-60 minutes

  • Start practising for your writing section by typing out your summaries and essay
  • Allow yourself time to revise your work once you are done, correct any errors you have made
  • Do not exceed your word count for the summaries, keep a check on the word count at the bottom of your screen
  • Follow basic grammar rules

Reading section will gauge you on your understanding of the main ideas of a passage and on how well you can link ideas, sentences and paragraphs. This part of the section lasts for approximately 32-41 minutes

  • Be on the look out for key words in the question or passage
  • If you are unfamiliar with a particular word in the passage, read the sentence as a whole, this way you can guess the meaning of the word when placed in the context of the sentence
  • For comprehension based questions, start by eliminating the options that don't apply to the question
  • For re-order paragraphs, be on the look out for words that will link your sentences together
  • For fill in the blanks, always start with the blanks that you are sure of

PTE Coaching in Mumbai, India

Listening section determines the listening skills of the test taker, some of the tasks on this section evaluate the skills of both Listening and Writing. This section lasts for 45-57 minutes

  • The audio will be played just once, so be attentive
  • While listening, concentrate on the main points
  • Take down notes for summarize spoken text
  • For highlight correct summary, note down key words, this will be helpful when selecting your answer choice

Salient Features

  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • PTE Practice Test Plus from Pearson vue issued as courseware
  • Faculty trained by Pearson
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves strong focus on enhancing the performance in the areas of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
  • Guiding with approach towards different question types and providing sufficient practice in all the areas of the test
  • 3 full length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students Says...

“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.”
Siddhesh Lad – PTE Coaching

“I achieved this score with the hard work and dedication of the expert Edwise faculties. I was guided in the right direction and was informed of many tips and tricks of the sections, this helped me during my test. The mantra here is to just practise a lot and give enough time to your preparation. I thank Edwise Consultants and the team for being of great help along the way.”
Padmnathan Iyer- PTE Coaching

“The Edwise mock test for the PTE was amazing and really helped me understand the format of the test and the coaching helped me to thoroughly prepare for the test.”
Saher – PTE Coaching

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