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    PTE Reading Practice – Preparation Tips

    Jun 22,2019

    PTE Reading Practice

    Although reading appears to be a simple module in PTE Exam, it is always advisable to follow a planned approach for being even, at par in it.

    In order to give a fair shot in a real PTE reading test, one needs to understand every single question type with their relative integrated weightage and time constraints.

    As preparing yourself for the worst scenarios can surely help you in keeping your PTE exam worries at bay, all you need to do is to Spare just 15 minutes of your time to practice at least one question– type each of the reading section.

    The whole section of PTE reading comprises 4 major question types.

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    1. Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer

    This is the first question type of PTE reading test. You may expect around 2 to 3 these kinds of questions in a real PTE test. The prompt length of paragraphs in these questions is estimated to be around 110 words.

    Since the whole PTE Reading task is time-bound for 32-35 minutes, one can ideally spend just 2 to 3 minutes on one such kind of question.

    Follow the tips and tricks to improve your score:

    1. Never read the text in the start
    2. Discover and validate
    3. Don’t confuse almost with the entire
    4. Don’t base a decision on your individual conclusion
    5. Keep an eye on the timer
    6. Don’t just match words

    2. Multiple-Choice, Choose-Multiple Answers

    You may expect around 2 to 3 such questions in a real PTE Reading test. The prompt length of such paragraphs is usually around 300 words. Since these questions include the element of partial credit, it is advisable to just click on the responses you are very sure about because there is no point in scoring one mark for a correct response while losing another for an incorrect response selection. Remember that, one is better than zero…so if you are skeptical about any option, it’ll be better to leave that inert.

    Tips to maximize score in Multiple choice, Multiple Answers:

    1. Understand properly what is questioned to you
    2. Read the alternatives before reading the passage
    3. Practice reading quickly and analyzing
    4. Watch out of negative marking
    5. Don’t spend too much time

    3. Reorder Paragraphs

    This is one of the most critical and time-consuming portions of a reading module and aims at concurrently evaluating the core reading skills while testing the corresponding reasoning and grammar proficiency of PTE exam takers.

    Although solving re-order paragraphs is critical the given strategies can really help you gain a full score in it.

    • Identify The Topic Sentence
    • Grammar and Cohesion
    • Use of Articles
    • Understand the flow or progression of the events in the paragraph

    4. Fill in the Blanks

    Fill in the blanks form a substantial part of the reading section in PTE. Although one needs to build a decent vocabulary for giving a fair shot in this segment, a better understanding of grammar, collocations, and context-based approach certainly helps in creating a win-win situation.

    Useful Tips for PTE Reading Fill in the Blanks

    1. Don’t spend more than 2 minutes
    2. Take care of the technicalities
    3. Utilize the knowledge of grammar
    4. Build useful vocabulary
    5. Ordering of words to rescue
    6. Try elimination technique
    7. Learn the proper use of words with an identical meaning
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    5. Conclusion

    Try to identify the logical approach while practicing every single question of this module. This will help you to attain the kind of reasoning skills, the test taker is expected to possess, and will certainly help you to understand the exam pattern plus relative time management strategies that are required to be applied for earning the desired score in this critical yet crucial section of PTE.

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      Himani Dave

      Himani Dave is an IELTS and PTE tutor with over three years of experience. She is a Cambridge and Pearson IT-certified tutor and has helped hundreds of students ace the exams and achieve their dream scores. With her friendly and approachable teaching style and a knack for making even the most difficult concepts easy to grasp, she is a rockstar among peers and students.


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