Preparing for PTE Listening TestHello all, To continue with our blog on PTE Academic, we bring you the last part of the PTE Listening Test. We introduced the first three question types in the last blog. Today we are going to look at rest of the tasks, first of which is to highlight accurate summary. If you have missed our previous blogs, we have published 4 blog topics – (1) What PTE Exam is about, (2) Speaking Skill Test Part 1, (3) Speaking Skill Test Part 2, (4) Writing Skill Test, (5) Reading Skill Test, and (6) PTEListening Skill Test Part 1. Do visit these pages to gain more.
Highlight correct summaryPTE Listening tests your ability to understand, analyze and identify the most accurate summary of the lecture. Here, you will listen to a lecture. You are given 4-‐5 options of the summary of the lecture. Test expects you to highlight the correct summary.
How we train youWe give you definitive tips on how main ideas and supporting ideas can be identified. The next question type is Multiple choice choose single answer
Multiple choice choose single answerThis is similar to multiple choice choose multiple answers. The difference is that you need to select only one option.
Select the missing wordThis type of question tests your ability to predict what the speaker is going to say next, based on the clues in the lecture. The last sentence of the lecture is incomplete. You need to complete the sentence using the options given. There may be one word or a group of words.
How we train youWe train you to identify sequencing of information and predict how the speaker may continue.
Highlight incorrect wordsThis tests your ability to identify errors in a transcript and also match the text with speech. The transcript of the lecture appears on the screen. But some of the words in the transcript are different from what you hear. You are required to highlight such words. It may seem easy. However, a word of warning. This question type has negative marking.
How we train youThis is based entirely on your co-‐ordination of reading and listening skills. Hence we give you tips on enhancing your listening skills. The last task in the test is write from dictation
Write from dictationIn this test, you will hear a sentence of about 10-‐12 words. You have to type the sentence exactly as you heard it with correct spelling and punctuation. During the tests, you may get 3-‐4 such tasks.
How we train youWe give you tips on memorizing and reproducing.
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