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PTE ACADEMIC

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  • auitdreamerauitdreamer Makati
    Posts: 625Member
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    @CathyCathy11 Mahirap nga daw makakuha ng mataas na writing sa IELTS kaya nagdecide akong magPTE. Good luck sa results! :)

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  • KimBokJooKimBokJoo Makati
    Posts: 123Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2017
    Hello, meron po ba kayong Promo Code na pwede magamit ngayong 2017?
  • edmarieledmariel PERTH
    Posts: 119Member
    Joined: Oct 01, 2016
    Hello! same question with @KimBokJoo , sana applicable din sa SG. Sa mga nagtake na po pala ng PTE-A dito sa SG san po maganda magtake? RELC or Sa pearson? TIA ;)
  • spywarespyware Singapore
    Posts: 184Member
    Joined: Oct 15, 2014
    @ KimBokJoo , nung nagbook kami last January nagamit pa namin ung promo code
    " pte2015 "...
    @edmariel Sa Pearson (Sg) nagtake c hubby, okay naman daw. actually para maiba lang din kc 2x cya nag IELTS sa RELC, both failed.
  • KimBokJooKimBokJoo Makati
    Posts: 123Member
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    @spyware thank you po.. tinry ko po yung PTE2015, invalid daw po eh.. or sa Philippines lang kaya sya invalid?
  • edmarieledmariel PERTH
    Posts: 119Member
    Joined: Oct 01, 2016
    @spyware thanks :)

    @ KimBokJoo I tried last night yong PTEA2015 invalid din dito sa SG. heheh baka 2016. wait wait lang tayo baka may himala pa sa promocode $250.00 USD kasi.

    Sa ating lahat na magtake kaya natin to. :) Review and pray harder.
  • spywarespyware Singapore
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    @KimBokJoo ay ganun ba :( baka may bagong promo code. wait natin ung iba mag.comment .
  • jemusujemusu Philippines
    Posts: 23Member
    Joined: Jan 30, 2017
    @Ozlaz bro! I'm gonna take my exam in April. What template you're referring to? Hmmm also, for the repeat sentence, is it allowed to write in paper or in notepad? any advice na din? hehe thanks!
  • jerm_au16jerm_au16 Singapore
    Posts: 197Member
    Joined: Oct 20, 2016
    @edmariel ako nagtake sa RELC. overall, ok nmn, hnd super crowded s room. and twice i was allowed to take the test kahit n nalate ako ng few minutes in both test dates...

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    23.09.2016 - visited Sydney & Melbourne
    (decided to pursue migration plans)
    19.12.2016 - PTE-A Exam - Scores Cancelled
    14.03.2017 - PTE-A Exam - L87 R88 S87 W90
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  • jerm_au16jerm_au16 Singapore
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    @gillianLeoh2017 my separate thread un, search mo nlng "PTE Review MAterials"

    221111 Accountant (General)

    23.09.2016 - visited Sydney & Melbourne
    (decided to pursue migration plans)
    19.12.2016 - PTE-A Exam - Scores Cancelled
    14.03.2017 - PTE-A Exam - L87 R88 S87 W90
    13.04.2017 – CPAA Assessment (Positive, but deducted 2 yrs in experience)
    13.04.2017 – Submitted EOI (189 – 75 pts / 190 (NSW) – 80 pts)
    25.05.2017 - Received NSW ITA
    26.05.2017 - Lodged nomination
    31.05.2017 - Approved NSW SS
    03.06.2017 - Medical @ Point Medical Paragon
    24.06.2017 - Repeat Medical (3x found blood in urine)
    05.07.2017 - SG COC
    08.07.2017 - 190 Visa Lodged
    14.09.2017 - Direct Grant Visa 190

    xx.xx.2017 - excited for DG!!!!

  • MissMMissM Posts: 354Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
    edmariel said:

    @spyware thanks :)

    @ KimBokJoo I tried last night yong PTEA2015 invalid din dito sa SG. heheh baka 2016. wait wait lang tayo baka may himala pa sa promocode $250.00 USD kasi.

    Sa ating lahat na magtake kaya natin to. :) Review and pray harder.

    @edmariel I noticed may "A" dun sa promo code mo. Try mo PTE2015 lang. Sana magwork.

  • MissMMissM Posts: 354Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
    As promised, share ko sa inyo yun preparation na ginawa ko before I took the exam.

    1. Download Macmillan and PTE academic practice tests plus – Mas nagamit ko yun PTE than Macmillan. I created a PTE mapping reviewer guide (see attachment) in which I listed the page numbers of each exam type for both ebooks.
    2. Practice test kits (Silver or Gold) from ptepractice.com – It will determine kung saan area pa ang dapat i-improve to get superior scores! In my case though, bumili ako ng Silver kit pero di ko rin nagamit.. pero marami naman dito sa forum ang nag-attest na nakatulong talaga yun.
    3. Practice. Practice. Practice! – Make sure to practice 1-2months before the exam date. What I did was allot 2-3hrs per day to review. Using the PTE mapping reviewer guide, I can easily browse the ebooks, mark kung alin ang natapos ko and know where I last left off.
    4. Familiarity with the flow of exam – Nakabisado ko yun flow ng exam dahil sa PTE mapping reviewer guide ko. 
    5. Templates – You need to prepare and memorize it. Very useful ito sa Re-Tell Lecture, Describe Image, etc.
    6. Pray to God. – Malakas talaga ang power ng prayers!
  • MissMMissM Posts: 354Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
    WARNING: Super long post po.

    Ito naman yun compilation ng mga tips for each exam type. I learned this from others and based na rin ito sa experience ko nung nag-take ako few weeks ago.

    Part I (Speaking & Writing)

    READ ALOUD
    - Try to be fluent, pronounce words correctly, and give slight pause between sentences
    - Clear and at a normal pace. Huwag masyado mabagal huwag din masyado mabilis. If it’s too loud, baka hindi na ma-recognize ng computer ang voice mo.
    REPEAT SENTENCE
    - Concentrate and focus. Don't take notes dahil mabilis ang transition.
    - If may word na hindi mo nabanggit, just let it go. Move on to the next item.

    DESCRIBE IMAGE
    - Use a template similar to this,
    1 - The chart describes the covering (title of graph)
    2 - The highest rate/volume/incident of was at whereas
    3 - The lowest....
    4 - In summary, this chart is concise and accurate and could be used as reference or basis for future studies following the same objective OR The chart was impressive and interesting because it has analysis that can be utilized by educators or students / government legislators
    - Explain the key points in the graph, as you observe it. Like telling where is the minimum or maximum values, which has the smallest or greatest, kelan bumaba or tumaas and trend, etc. Important thing is to able to describe main curves, variations trends etc.
    - make sure to have correct grammar, correct pronunciation. Use synonyms instead of repeating to say again key words.
    - Very important that you say something about the implication of the charts and for sure you'll get a high marks for this.

    RE-TELL LECTURE
    - Get your pen and write the keypoints which you have heard. Keypoints are impt words or phrases from the lecture.
    - Write as much as you can hear from the speaker but write in shortcut key words.
    - Fluency is the key. Avoid ums and pauses. Make sure to have correct grammar, correct pronunciation, use synonyms instead of repeating to say again key words.
    - Follow this format:
    1st sentence: should be telling the topic and summary of the whole lecture.
    Succeeding sentences: these should be supporting lines.
    -Pracice writing using marker. Maliit kasi ako sumulat and madalas fine tip ang ginagamit kong pen. Nun exam day, medyo nahirapan ako magsulat at may times na di ko na-recognize ang penmanship ko.

    ANSWER SHORT QUESTIONS
    - Concentration and focus lang din. Not all the time you will be asked with a straight forward question. May items din na ganito ang ang types ng question:
    Bibigyan ka ng several choices and pipiliin mo kung ano yung tamang sagot
    - Sometimes the choices are in the form of a picture. Halimbawa may question dun tatanungin sayo, what is the third item on the left.
    - Fairly basic stuff kaya dapat relax lang para makapag-isip ka agad ng isasagot.

    SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT
    - Focus on the topic sentence and the concluding sentence only.
    - Follow the number of words required and maximize at least 30 words minimum.
    - Learn how to take out unnecessary parts of the paragraph. Isa na diyan yung examples. Kunin lang yung important points ng paragraph. Meron isang approach na halimbawa 3 paragraphs ang pinapa summarize sa inyo, you try to summarize the three paragraphs each into one sentence. Then combine the three sentences into one sentence

    WRITE ESSAY
    - Follow IELTS 3,7,7,3 Format
    Introduction
    Main Body 1
    Main Body 2
    Conclusion
    - Super helpful sa akin ng site na ito: http://dylanaung.blogspot.com/2015/04/pte-academic-essay-questions-and-ideas.html
    - Be sure to check your spelling and Be sure to at least write 200 words for essay and at least 30 words for summarize text
    - Kailangan coherent ang essay. Yun bang may logical flow siya. Normally, sa introduction dun mo binabanggit yun preview ng essay. Tapos yung details talaga andun sa main body paragraph.
    - Be sure to answer all the questions in the essay. Kadalasan more than one ang tanong.
    - Try to distinguish the type of essay (http://www.dcielts.com/ielts-essays/3-types-of-essay-question/)

    Part II (Reading)

    MULTIPLE CHOICE, MULTIPLE ANSWER
    - Use the technique scan, skim and locate topic sentence. Do not be tempted to look immediately at the choices. Find the main focus of the paragraph usually found at the 1st and last paragraphs.
    - To be a smarter test taker, locate at least 2 nearest choices as this test type is right minus
    wrong. It would be safe to answer by choosing at least 2 nearest possible answers.
    - Briefly scan through the choices and then read the text only once then. As you read the text, go back to the choices kung may nag mamatch dun sa options

    MULTIPLE CHOICE, SINGLE ANSWER
    - This time seek what is being asked of the question. The "synonym" technique is the ones
    I had used in finding the correct choice.
    - check the question first then find the answer sa text. Wag mo iisa isahin yung answers provided kasi baka ang tendency you will read the text more than once
    - Pag sa tingin niyo yung are spending too much time, then it's time to guess na, else mauubos ang oras nyo.

    RE-ORDER PARAGRAPHS
    - This should be an easy one. The clue here is sentence cohesion. Usually, the topic sentence comes first. Look for the last sentence of the first paragraph as the 2nd, 3rd and 4th comes as a continuity of the foregoing sentences.

    FILL IN THE BLANKS, READING
    - This is the part where the "Subject - Verb Agreement" should be applied. Use of infinitives and tenses were to be analyzed here. Once you had completed filling up the blanks, read once again the entire sentences to check for grammatical errors.
    - You will drag the correct word to the set of sentences given.

    FILL IN THE BLANKS, READING & WRITING
    - Same as above exercise, difference is just you had to select the correct word from the drop-down.

    END OF PART I & PART II
    - Invigilator shall approach you as you raise your hand for the 10 minutes optional break. I did not use this period as I did my toilet break twice before the exam.

    Part III (LISTENING)

    SUMMARIZE SPOKEN TEXT
    - Listen attentively to what the lecture is trying to convey. Strict to the word limits. Use synonyms and more effective words to convey the message.
    - Practice taking down notes quickly using a marker.

    MULTIPLE CHOICE, MULTIPLE ANSWER, LISTENING
    - I took notes of keywords and check for the 2 nearest answers

    FILL IN THE BLANKS, LISTENING & WRITING
    - Practice fast keyboard typing. Position your cursor on the first blank. Then read along with the speaker. After you have typed on the first blank, press Tab to move easily move to the next blank without taking your eyes off from what you’re reading.
    -Ignore the typos. You can check and correct the spelling after reading the paragraph.

    HIGHLIGHT CORRECT SUMMARY
    - This is more of reading part accuracy. Find the nearest topic sentence summary.

    MULTIPLE CHOICE SINGLE ANSWER
    - Similar din sa multiple choice, multiple answers. Difference lang is you only choose one correct answer.

    SELECT MISSING WORD
    - This is the spoken word of the speaker where you have to guess the concluding word of his last sentence. My technique here is to open my mouth and read silently in parallel. From the choices, it would be easy to detect thru correct grammar the missing word.

    HIGHLIGHT INCORRECT WORDS
    - I placed my mouse over the words as the speaker is talking. This way, I simply click what is inconsistent on what he said versus the written text. This is the easiest part!

    WRITE FROM DICTATION
    - I just type away whatever I heard without minding the punctuation, spelling and capitalization. You will have time to correct it.

    Hope makatulong sa inyo yun lahat ng nabanggit dito. Sa mga magtake pa lang ng exam, goodluck sa inyong lahat! You can do it! :)
  • fif0623fif0623 quezon city
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    Joined: Mar 21, 2017
    @MsVi pwede po bang malaman kung no po un pangalan ng test centre sa ortigas? thanks po
  • fif0623fif0623 quezon city
    Posts: 3Member
    Joined: Mar 21, 2017
    @lizzzie pwede po bang makahingi ng link dun sa mga reviewer mo? i am planning to take the exam this coming April.
  • fif0623fif0623 quezon city
    Posts: 3Member
    Joined: Mar 21, 2017
    @MissM san po kau nagtake ng exam? help din po sa reviewer..
  • edmarieledmariel PERTH
    Posts: 119Member
    Joined: Oct 01, 2016
    @jerm_au16 thank you. sige try ko na lang sa RELC.
  • edmarieledmariel PERTH
    Posts: 119Member
    Joined: Oct 01, 2016
    natry na rin ata ni @KimBokJoo na walang A. di a rin nagwork. sana meron pang bago. :(|) sayang din. salamat @MissM ang galing ang haba ng nilagay mo compilation na ng lahat.
  • MissMMissM Posts: 354Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
  • MissMMissM Posts: 354Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
    @edmariel Based ka ba sa PH? Anong gusto mo purchase - practice kit or actual exam na? I bought mine kasi through AECC Global. It's legit naman.
  • edmarieledmariel PERTH
    Posts: 119Member
    Joined: Oct 01, 2016
    @MissM for actual test. :)
  • edmarieledmariel PERTH
    Posts: 119Member
    Joined: Oct 01, 2016
    @MissM SG po ako. May mga nabasa kasi ako dati kahit ung mga taga dito nagamit din yon. Hehe umaasa pa ako na may discount Yong test. How much pala ung mock test sa Pearson? Next month na ako magtake. Sana maging okay ang result. I'm aiming for 20 points.
  • lizzzielizzzie PH
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Feb 08, 2017
    @fif0623 Hi dito lang din ako kumukuha ng tips po pati mga reviewer and templates nila,,, I am also planning to buy gold kit..
  • lizzzielizzzie PH
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Feb 08, 2017

    @lizzzie You can get scored mock tests with the Gold Kit. I used that and also the scored practice test from tcyonline

    thank you! :)
  • nheznhez Manila
    Posts: 16Member
    Joined: Mar 01, 2017
    @MissM do you mind if I ask ilan ung score ba nakuha mo in all section? Thanks
  • lizzzielizzzie PH
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Feb 08, 2017
    Sir/Ma'am, if you have more templates please po kindly share it with us... salamat maraming salamat! dami ko natutunan dito... :)
  • MissMMissM Posts: 354Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
    edmariel said:

    @MissM SG po ako. May mga nabasa kasi ako dati kahit ung mga taga dito nagamit din yon. Hehe umaasa pa ako na may discount Yong test. How much pala ung mock test sa Pearson? Next month na ako magtake. Sana maging okay ang result. I'm aiming for 20 points.

    I see. You can ask AECC Global if pwede ka mag purchase ng actual test through them. For actual test, I paid P8,900. For the mock tests, Silver kit is P1,900 and Gold kit is P2,850.

  • lizzzielizzzie PH
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Feb 08, 2017
    Good morning!

    i am not really familiar with the flow of pte exam, although i have done back reading and taking down notes. My question is can anyone here who can give us a format of the actual exam? I mean like for the ielts, listening will take 40 mins then after proceed to reading...

    thank you! God bless!
  • lizzzielizzzie PH
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Feb 08, 2017
    Is this the same format in actual exam?

    TEST FORMAT:

    PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)

    Personal Introduction
    Read aloud
    Repeat sentence
    Describe image
    Re-tell lecture
    Answer short question
    Summarize written text
    Essay (20mins)
    PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

    Fill in the blanks
    Multiple choice questions
    Re-order paragraphs
    Fill in the blanks
    Multiple choice questions
    A ten minute break is optional

    PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

    Summarize spoken text
    Multiple choice questions
    Fill the blanks
    Highlight the correct summary
    Multiple choice questions
    Select missing word
    Highlight incorrect words
    Write from dictation
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