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Can you recommend any books for PTE test?

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Hi,

Looking to book the PTE test for SEPT/OCT time and need some books to study.

 

Also have you previously done IELTS and went on to do PTE, I know the main difference (computer based) but are the questions similar, any help appreciated, just failed my IELTS.

 

Thanks in advance.

Currently awaiting my AASW application and hope to apply for EOI before November, if I can get a pass.

 

Maria


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PTE offer training packages, I can't personally vouch for their effectiveness, but I did buy their scored practise tests.

I think you can get three tests for $35. Well worth it in my opinion to get an idea of what's expected. The format is identical to the real thing. 

My biggest gripe with the PTE exam is that you can be in a room with a dozen other people all sitting the test at the same time, so all speaking away in the background. It can be quite distracting.

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1 hour ago, JetBlast said:

What part of the PTE did you struggle with?

I failed on the reading got 6.5 on IELTS.  Not done the PTE before.  My overall score was 8 on IELTS.


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My partner done PTE last month, booked again for September. Missed out on Superior English by 1 poxy point!
He said that the ear plugs they provide help to block some of the background noise out
We didn’t buy any books, but from what my partner says, the scored practice tests were very helpful.
Good luck to you The Smith Clan! ??

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1 hour ago, Ashleightaylor said:

My partner done PTE last month, booked again for September. Missed out on Superior English by 1 poxy point!
He said that the ear plugs they provide help to block some of the background noise out emoji4.png
We didn’t buy any books, but from what my partner says, the scored practice tests were very helpful.
Good luck to you The Smith Clan! emoji4.png??

Best wishes also for the test.

I prefer the test on a computer as it feels less of a formal exam if that makes sense.

 

 

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On 15/08/2018 at 11:42, The Smith Clan said:

Hi,

Looking to book the PTE test for SEPT/OCT time and need some books to study.

 

Also have you previously done IELTS and went on to do PTE, I know the main difference (computer based) but are the questions similar, any help appreciated, just failed my IELTS.

 

Thanks in advance.

Currently awaiting my AASW application and hope to apply for EOI before November, if I can get a pass.

 

Maria

Hi Maria

I've got my ielts in 2 weeks having failed my speaking by 0.5 Mark getting 8s and above in my other subjects.

I looked at doing the PTE test but it seems more trickier to me so going to have another pop at ielts.

Before you book have a look at some sample questions for PTE and see what you think.

 

Good luck 

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2 hours ago, Lavers said:

Hi Maria

I've got my ielts in 2 weeks having failed my speaking by 0.5 Mark getting 8s and above in my other subjects.

I looked at doing the PTE test but it seems more trickier to me so going to have another pop at ielts.

Before you book have a look at some sample questions for PTE and see what you think.

 

Good luck 

Thanks, yes i have started looking on their site

 

Best wishes


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2 hours ago, JetBlast said:

You might find these PTE resources useful

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxSAhiEs5XzvX3lNSnRxc3NWcU0?usp=sharing

 

Also use this structure for the essay. It might help you. The essays are always about giving opinions. You can give 2 different sides or just 1 in the main body.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_-u0fHQetQ

Many thanks ?


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Check out the user Australian Dream on youtube, one of her videos helped me.

Out of interest, are you a native English speaker?


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I used YouTube, there's loads of videos that explain the structure the answer needs to follow for each question. Seems to be critical to passing.. There's a lot of practice questions too..

Good luck! 

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Hello, 

I failed my IELTS too and gave PTE a shot. I prepared for this completely from the below website. They have a Youtube channel too and practice exercises for all kinds of questions. I got 87 overall score which gave me the superior English score.

https://www.e2language.com/

Hope this helps. Be calm for the exam as every second counts and u need to be mentally present for this.

Good Luck!

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That's the main one I used it was fab! Seemed to be a lot about structure and timing, I guess because a computer is marking it they look for certain phrases..

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