PTE Academic Speaking
PTE Academic Speaking (Pearson Test of English)
No confidence in your speaking and pronunciation skills? Already got a low score on oral fluency and pronunciation section of the Pearson Test of English. Then the PTE Academic Speaking is definitely for you. Do you pause too much when you read aloud an English text? Can't remember the sentence you hear? Do you find it difficult to repeat it clearly and fluently? Does your mind go blank and brain freeze when describing an image or summarizing a lecture? Are you out of words soon after you start speaking English?
- Speeds up reading and boosts fluency
- Enhances memory and improves listening
- Builds confidence
- Improves clarity, articulation and enunciation
- Improves mimicking skills
- Provides one-on-one personalized feedback
- Provides free Moodle access to self-study materials
- Offers daily email support
- Offers convenient and comfortable online learning
- 5 read-aloud texts with detailed instructions
- 5 series of 10 sentences with detailed instructions
- Feedback on errors with analysis
- Self-study materials
- 1 Describe an image tutorial
- 1 summarize a lecture tutorial
- Standard can-apply-to-all sentences to boost score
5 Key Strategies To UP Your PTE Speaking Score!
Key Strategy 1: Mark The Pauses
Pauses are stops or silences. The more frequent pauses and longer silences you take, the less fluent the computer assumes you are. Stops hurt your score. You should ONLY stop when necessary.
Key Strategy 2: Mark The Units of Thought
A unit of thought can be a word, a pair of words or a group of words. A unit of thought must have one or more content words. Content words can be nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs. You must be able to find or hear the content words quickly to read fluently and remember the sentences you hear accurately.
Key Strategy 3: Mark The Pitch Boundaries & Movement
Pitch is the loudness of voice. Changes in the voice pitch help the listener to understand the message and process the meaning of a spoken text. Pitch changes often and in many ways depending on the structure and goal of the text. That is not only important in PTE Academic but in any speaking test you do for any purpose.
Key Strategy 4: Mark The Modifiers
Modifiers are words or groups of words that provide more information on a word or a group of words. Typically, modifiers are either adjectives or adverbs. Adjectives modify nouns and adverbs modify verbs.
Key Strategy 5: Mark The Word Stress
Word stress is syllable stress. When words consist of 2 or more syllables, they must have at least 1 stressed syllable, a syllable pronounced slightly more forcefully than the other syllables. Long words may have 1 primary stress and 1 secondary stress. Word stress is tremendously important as it produces rhythm. You must speak English with rhythm if you want to get a high score on the speaking section of the PTE Academic.