The speaking section in the PTE Test is one of the important parts of it. The score of this section depends on your fluency, pronunciation, and content. This section consists of Read Aloud, Repeat Sentence, Describe Image, Re-tell lecture, and Answer Short Questions. To get a high score in this section, you have to work on your speaking skill. Then you can easily get a 79 plus score in PTE. The students do so many mistakes in this section, if you avoid these mistakes, you will get a good score in this section:
- Students do not check their microphone and its position. When you go to the center, they allow you to test your recorded voice, and if you face any kind of issue, they change the microphone immediately. Do not start the exam before microphone testing and you should also avoid touching the microphone as it makes an unnecessary sound which can reduce your score.
- Students speak at high speed, without taking a natural pause. But there is a difference between fluency and speed. You will get a full score in Read aloud if you speak naturally and use intonation. This module contributes to the score in both the reading and speaking sections. If you will speak with speed, your words will not be recognized by the computer and you will lose your points of content and pronunciation. Your voice should be a bit louder but maintain natural speed. Your pronunciation should be clear.
- Students do not try to understand the sentence in the Repeat Sentence module. If you will not understand it, you cannot speak it. You should assume that you are listening to some YouTube channel and you have to speak it back. With practice, you can become perfect in this task. If the sentence is too long, then you have to remember important points in phrases and while repeating it, you have to join those key points with your grammar skill. Make sure you don’t miss the basics in you real PTE.
- Students copy the accents of Britishers or Americans, which will impact their pronunciation score. So, do not copy the accents of others, speak in a clear manner in your voice. You will definitely get a good score.
- Students focus more on thinking about the content in the described image question type. When you think too much about the content, your fluency will go down, as your mind diverts in that direction. But the score depends on your flow, they will not focus on your analytical skills, your ideas, or your understanding of any topic. Rather you should pay attention to keywords, and use them in sentences to explain the topic in clear language. Do not hesitate or be afraid while speaking. Your nervousness will be recorded by the computer.
- Students memorize the templates and the repeated questions. These are used only for practice purposes. Repeated questions give you an idea of the test format. It may come in the test or may not be, so use it just as a practice tool to improve your skill.
Before we close the discussion, let’s also compare his with the IELTS exam. Many people consider the PTE test to be easier than the IELTS test. It depends on everybody’s personal opinion, which tests a person wants to choose. If you think that PTE is easier than IELTS? Then you are wrong, both tests required well-planned preparation and practice. Both tests access your ability to read, write, speak, and listen to the English language. There is a difference between both the tests, which I am trying to describe here:
- IELTS has been around for a much longer time than PTE. IELTS was started in 1989 while PTE was started in 2009. The IELTS has two versions of the test one is for IELTS Academic and IELTS General. The IELTS Academic is prescribed for student visas, whereas IELTS General is prescribed for permanent residency and another visa category. While PTE Academic is valid for the student visa, Permanent Residency, immigration, etc.
- PTE is a computer-based test so you have the knowledge of computers but you can choose to take the IELTS test on a computer or paper. The test format, question types, content everything in the computer-based or paper-based exam is the same but there is the only difference in the way to attempt the test.
- Some people also consider PTE test easy as it consists of 20 different tasks like Multiple choice questions, highlighting incorrect words, Summarizing the text, essay writing, etc. while the IELTS has 5 longer tasks. PTE test is slightly shorter than the IELTS. Some students think that the reading section of the IELTS is easier and the writing section of the PTE is easier but in reality, in which section you are strong, you will feel it easy. It depends on each person’s preparation for the test.
- Some people attempt two to three-time IELTS but did not get a good score. Then they give the PTE test and get good marks. They assume that the PTE test is easy than IELTS. Actually, their good score in PTE is the result of the practice they did earlier to clear the IELTS Test but could not get success. Their increased experience, preparation, and attempting multiple Mock Tests help to get a good score in PTE.
- If you need your test result quickly then choose PTE Test. They provide the test report within 5 business days and the result of IELTS computer-based available within 5-7 days and the scores for pen and paper-based IELTS is available within13 days after the test.
- PTE test assessed through automated software. While attempting the PTE Test, you feel less stressed because no person is judging your performance while trying to answer. On the other hand, in IELTS you have to attempt a speaking section face to face with the examiner. Specialized human examiners grade your tasks.
- There are no chances of nervousness in the PTE Test because you are attempting your question paper on the computer but In IELTS in speaking section, you have to answer in front of the examiner, so there is a chance of nervousness.
- So, I suggest you to attempt the Mock Tests of PTE and IELTS, check their type of questions, their study material, then you can know the level of the test and appear in it accordingly.