2014 -- start of Au dream
06.07.14 -- IELTS LRWS 7.5/7.5/7.0/7.0
07.18.14 -- positive skills assessment
08.01.14 -- waiting for occupation in ACT to open
08.01.15 -- still waiting for occupation in ACT to open
08.01.16 -- still waiting for occupation in ACT to open
06.07.17 -- expired IELTS
07.18.17 -- expired skills assessment
08.2017 -- learned high points via SA 489
11.22.17 -- PTE Academic exam LRWS 90/79/90/90
11.22.17 -- result of Vetassess assessment renewal
11.30.17 -- EOI lodge SA 489 80 pts
12.22.17 -- received SA invitation
01.04.18 -- Visa Lodge SA 489
01.19.18 -- Medicals
04.10.18 -- Visa Grant (DG) Praise God!!!
PTE Writing Tips
For writing essay I used E2 language format and applying what I learned from Ielts. Sa intro, sa 1st sentence ni restate ko lang yung question using my own words. Then sa 2nd sentence if one sided lang yung question, I give summary of the reasons ( 2 reasons only). Example, if ang essay is about importance of computers (one sided), eto 2nd sentence ko. Computers are valuable resources as they (1st reason) aid in learning and are (2nd reason) used to communicate with others. Then sa 3rd sentence sasabihin ko para pampahaba-- In this essay, I shall discuss my point of view by giving points and examples about the topic.
Then sa 2nd paragraph, elaborate ko na ang 1St reason. Mga 2 sentences na magsupport sa 1st reason, like if yung 1st reason ko is aid in learning, expand ko ang topic by answering how computers aid in learning,etc. Usually yung reason mo convert mo by asking how, what, when, or who. Tapos sa 3rd sentence, I state examples. Pwede ka din mag add pa ng 4th sentence parang isummarize mo lang ang 2nd paragraph.
Sa 3rd paragraph discuss naman ang 3rd reason same sa ginawa sa 2nd par.
4Th paragraph 1st sentence conclusion, then 2nd sentence recommendation.
If 2 sided naman yung intro pwede mo gamitin yung nasa template like kina Heprex na samples. Then yung 2nd par yung kabilang side, then yung 3rd paragraph yung other side. Tapos same last paragraph.
If medyo nahihirapan ka sa mga ideas, research ka dito sa forum ng mga recent topics. Tapos based dun sa topic reasearch ka anong pwedeng maging points and reasons para may idea ka na ano ilalagay mo sa essay.
Ang key talaga sa writing is dapat marami ka ideas. If nahihirapan ka mag construct ng idea try to research as much as possible. Google mo yung mga common or recent topics on pte writing tapos may mga sample questions dun,, then research mo ano possible answers para sa actual exam may idea kana ano isasagot. Tapos dpat familiarize mo mga connectors (like moreover, therefore, for instance, etc) kasi mas mataas ang grade kapag medyo complex ang sentence na ginagamit mo kesa simple sentences lang.
For summarize written text strategy ko is to first get ano main topic. Then analyze what important points were given, may nangyari ba? If meron ano ang nangyari, kelan nangyari? ano at para kanino ang purpose? Usually kasi sa mga paragraphs naka detail lang pero yung point lang naman dun is parang dinedescribe lang yung main topic. If you can answer who/what, when, how and why about the topic pwede mo na pagdugtungin yung ideas mo thru connectors and form a sentence. If you will have multiple paragraphs, summarize mo muna per paragraph then summarize mo ulit lahat in one sentence
Another tip also in writing as much as possible do not repeat the same words. If you dont have much stored knowledge about synonyms okay lang. Practice and Research is the key. Kaya malaki ang help sa akin yung pag research sa mga common or recent topics kasi while practicing pwede akong mghanap ng synonyms then mas madali ko syang ma recall sa actual exam kasi nagawa ko na sya before. Tapos if meron kayong word na ma encounter na parang hirap kayo mag elaborate, google nyo din anong synonym or phrases na pwedeng same meaning ng word. Share ko yung nilista kong mga synonyms na possible na magagamit sa mga essay kasi minsan these are the topics commonly asked.
Discuss- cite, mention, illustrate, narrate, elucidate, talk about
Finally.. Concluded, In Summary
Democracy- representative govt; elective govt; republic; commonwealth
Vote- suffrage, ballot, poll, elect officials, select leaders, appoint, designate
Leaders- officials, officer, commander, chief, head, principal of nations, pioneer, front runner
Nature- mother earth, environment, wildlife, universe, cosmos, countryside, natural resources, natural world
Environment- habitat, territory, domain, surroundings
Teachers- educator, tutor, coach,guide, mentor, guru, professor, trainer, lecturer
Computer- PC, laptop, netbook,desktop, terminal, mainframe
Robot- automated individual, android, automaton, golem, bot, droid,
Invention- creation, innovation, development, design
Creative ability- inventive mind, originality, imagination, inspiration
Airplane- plane, airliner, jet, plane
Drugs- medicine, medication, remedy, cure, antidote
Issue- matter, affairs, problem, difficulty, obstacle, predicament
Information- details, particulars, facts, data, computing /computer
Revolution- insurgence, transformation, innovation, revolt, uprising, restructuring
Packaging- case, wrap
Region, province, rural area, district, territory, district, area
Boon- blessing, benefit, advantage
Tourist- traveler, vacationer, visitor
Tourism- visits to places of interest; commercial organization and operation of vacations; traveling to places; services provided to people for holidays
Technology- invention, engineering, applied science, method, technical knowledge, undustrial science, mechanization
Xenophobic- anti nationalist
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