PTE Academic

Are you preparing for PTE Academic? This blog brings you test tips that will help you perform when taking PTE Academic. Visit for more information about the test and the relevant test preparation resources available.

Monday, 24 May 2010

24 Remember that you have plenty of time to speak

In Speaking item types, you will be aware of the recording timer bar moving as you speak, but don’t worry about it. You have plenty of time to respond to the task if you speak at a normal pace. Once you have finished and the Recorded Answer status changes to “Completed”, click on “Next” to move on to the next item.


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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