PTE Academic

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Monday, 8 March 2010

13 Remember that the instructions can help you respond to the task

Key words in the instructions help you to respond to each item. For example, in Multiple choice, choose multiple answers, if you read the prompt carefully, this will help you to know what to read for:
   

‘According to the text, which of the following statements can be concluded about primary classes in the Turks and Caicos Islands?’

In Select missing word, the 
first sentence of the instructions describes the topic of the recording. Knowing the subject of the recording helps you prepare for what you will hear:
       
‘You will hear a recording about medicine. At the end of the recording the last word or group of words has been replaced by a beep. Select the correct option to complete the recording.’

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Important Test Tips

* Do
Use correct punctuation for writing tasks: full stops, capital letters, commas, etc
Answer the question. If the question asks you to write or speak about sport, write or speak about ‘sport’ NOT ‘science’
Keep strictly within the word limit given for writing tasks
Respond quickly and keep speaking during speaking tasks. The microphone will close after 3 seconds of silence and stop recording


* Don’t
Write ENTIRELY in capital letters. Only use capitals when needed: at the beginning of sentences, names, etc
Click Next (N) before you have completed the task and are ready to move on