PTE Academic

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Note any repeated words in the options

READING: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers

Quickly read through the response options and note any words that are repeated, particularly adjectives (e.g., ‘multigrade’) or nouns (e.g., ‘classes’). If the same noun phrase occurs in a lot of the options, the answer is probably related to this phrase.
Scan the text for the repeated words. Then read around them to find the answer more quickly.


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