PTE Enabling Skills

PTE Enabling Skills

What are Enabling Skills in PTE ?

Enabling skills plays a significant role in getting high score in PTE exam. Therefore, if you are planning to give PTE, it is of utmost importance to polish your enabling skills. These skills can play a crucial role in making you get your desired result. The following Enabling Skills are tested and scored:

  • Grammar
  • Oral Fluency
  • Pronunciation
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Written Discourse

These skills majorly influence one’s score in PTE. ThereforeEnglishfirm has presented some pointers to consider for the improvement of Enabling skills. This will be beneficial to you to achieve your desired result.

Different components of Enabling Skills

  1. Grammar. Appropriate language usage, sticking to word format, correct word order at the sentence level.
  2. Oral fluency. Smooth, effortless and natural-paced delivery of speech.
  3. Pronunciation. Firstly, speech should be loud and clear. Secondly, speech should be easily understandable to regular as well as native speakers. Regional or national varieties of English pronunciation are considered correct to the degree that they are easily understandable to most regular speakers of the language. In conclusion, speech should be loud, clear and easily understandble by anyone.
  4. Spelling. Following one spelling rules either British or American. Not writing a word whose spelling you are not confident at.
  5. Vocabulary. Appropriate choice of words used to express meaning, as well as lexical range.
  6. Written discourse. Correct and efficient production of written language at the word-based level. Firstly, sentences should be connected in a meaningful way. Secondly, the sentences should be logically connected.Thirdly,  appropriate words should be used to execute first and second. For instance, using above words like ‘Firstly’, ‘Secondly’, ‘Thirdly’ in my above sentences, I have improved my written discourse in this writing. In Conclusion, there are templates to improve written discourse.

One of our expert coach, Avanti is explaining on Written discourse in PTE in the below Video. Firstly, if you can take your written discourse to 85+ you have a great advantage in writing. Secondly,  as a ground rule (as seen from our previous students) if you can answer all questions in WFD (without any word missing), you will get 60 points to writing as well.  In conclusion, Written Discourse is very important in Enabling Skills.

 

Other References:

Join our Free PTE Study Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/ptestudygroup.

PTE for Nursing Registration – https://englishfirm.com/2020/11/09/pte-for-nursing-registration/

Significance of Time Management in PTE

Significance of Time Management in PTE

PTE is an approximately three hours exam and this three hours can either make or break your VISA requirements. Hence, time management in PTE is of utmost importance. Just like in life not every situation deserves your full attention because they might not be important or critical to your needs, in PTE too not every questions deserve the full time.

Not only questions are of different marking but also spending precious minutes on unimportant ones will decrease your time from important ones. Also, not to disregard some tasks require more attention and concentration than others. 

PTE Speaking and writing questions are individually time bound where as PTE Reading and Listening have an overall time 32-41 minutes and 45-57 minutes respectively. This overall time is divided into both crucial and irrelevant tasks,

One minute prioritized well can give that boost to your score that you have been looking for. One minute spend well can get you on the other side of your desired score. One minute utilized correctly can be that one mark that you were struggling for. 

We at English firm cannot emphasize enough on time management that goes into PTE exam. Time management is a critical aspect of PTE exam. Even if you are well prepared for the exam or your English is inherently good but if you don’t know the scoring criteria and the time spent per question especially in Reading and Listening section it will bring your score down. Thus, it is imperative to make a study plan, practicing with the scored practice test and to evaluate your performance to work with focus on the weak areas.

Other References:

PTE for Nursing Registration – https://englishfirm.com/2020/11/09/pte-for-nursing-registration/