Basic Understanding of PTE

Basic Understanding of PTE

We at Englishfirm understand how daunting a task it can be giving your first PTE exam and that’s why we
have compiled a list of few mostly asked enquiries and tried to enlighten the students to the maximum.

1 PTE Score Vs. IELTS Score

There are lots of difference between PTE scoring and IELTS and one of the biggest differences is that in
PTE each and every module contributes mark towards overall score. In simple terms in order to core
good marks in reading one needs to perform well in speaking, listening and writing as well. However, in
IELTS it is totally opposite of it one needs to perform well in individual module and performing good in
speaking will have no effect in your reading score.

 

 
PTE Score range IELTS Brand
86 and above 9
83-85 8.5
79-82 8
73-78 7.5
65-72 7
59-64 6.5
51-58 6
43-50 5.5
35-42 5
30-34 4.5

 

2 Booking PTE exam

To book PTE Academic, you must first create a Pearson account on the Pearson PTE website. Once you
have created your Pearson account, you can check availability and book your test.
Go to the Pearson PTE website where you can Register and Book.
Tests are scheduled according to demand. Currently testing is available all 7 days of a week

3 PTE Score Validity

PTE score is valid for two years from the date of result. However, for VISA purposes Australian
government accepts PTE score validity up to three years from the date of result.

4 PTE exam Center

There are numerous exam centers well located throughout Sydney and other places. One can visit
pearson site in order to check location. To name a few popular ones in Sydney are in Parramatta,
Olypmic Park as well as Tow Hall.

5 Selecting PTE Coaching

First and foremost importance while selecting a coaching institute is to meet with the trainer who will be
training you to get the PTE score. Only once you are comfortable with the trainer and you know that they
are dedicated towards you one can make an informed decision and that’s why Englishfirm provides free
PTE demo for student in order to freely contact with the trainers. Another thing to consider is your
strength and weakness. Most of the times students enroll into group classes with 30 other students where
they don’t get the attention that was needed and ends up wasting money and not getting their score.
However, at Englishfirm we have one-on-one coaching option designed to meet your score and still be in
your affordable budget range.

Other References:

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

IELTS Vs PTE

IELTS Vs PTE

Are you like thousands of students who on a daily basis contemplate whether they should appear for IELTS or PTE exam? If the answer is yes, then you have come to a right place. In order to clear the queries of numerous students Englishfirm has compiled a set of pros and cons of both the test so it will be easier for you to make a decision on. Please, read further to decide which best suits your requirement and remember Englishfirm is the leading expert in both the types of examination so whichever you choose we have your back and will help you to achieve your score with flying color’s.

1. Exam Format :

PTE is a computerized test where as if you were more of a writer than typer then IELTS is provided in both the formats that is computer based and paper based. As not everyone is comfortable with typing or sitting infront of computers then one should opt for IELTS due to paper based format which are just like writing an exam at school. However, if you are comfortable with computers then one should go with PTE because of easy and user friendly format.

2. Scoring Criteria :

PTE and IELTS both tests four attributes of a language that is reading, writing, listening and speaking. However, the scoring is vastly different for both of them. In PTE all scores are interrelated to each other which means if you do well in one module you get good scores for other ones as well. In comparison to this IELTS module scoring is individual which means if you do well in Speaking you get good score in speaking only. Both of the scoring has some major advantages and disadvantages to them as doing bad in one module can have disastrous effect on other module whereas doing well can have great effects on other modules too. So if your target is to get overall band and not individual band go for IELTS otherwise PTE is the way.

3. Exam Pattern :

IELTS exam is bit too academically focused where not only English but your knowledge on the subject also plays a role whereas PTE exam tests more of your basic understanding and is more interactive and easier to attempt.

4. Difficulty Level:

IELTS is a bit difficult in comparison to PTE. As PTE is scored by a software there are many loopholes to it and if you know the correct strategies you can easily get the desired result in first go whereas fo IELTS your basic English needs to be strong to get a good score especially for writing section.

5. Grammar and Vocabulary :

On one hand PTE doesn’t play a major emphasis on your grammar and spelling as they are not a major deciding factor. On the other hand they play a very crucial role in IELTS. If you are confident with your grammar then you should apply for IELTS otherwise PTE would be the best decision.

6. Purpose :

Finally the purpose why you are sitting for these exams are important. If you are sitting for immigration or study purpose here in Australia or New Zealand then PTE is the right choice. However, if you want to migrate to Canada or U.S.A or study in U.K then IELTS is widely acceptable and it would be best to appear for IELTS. Whatever test you choose Englishfirm offers best guidance for both of them and you can book a free demo with us to clear any queries and get a deeper insight on both of these exams.

Other References:

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

Scoring in PTE

Scoring in PTE

Students wonder if PTE is actually easier in comparison to IELTS or OET and the answer lies in Scoring. Yes, PTE is easier in comparison to other forms of English language exam as PTE scoring is easier in comparison to IELTS and OET scoring. There are definite scoring strategies that one can use in order to achieve their desired result. Here at Englishfirm we have compiled a list of it to make it easier for our students to get their desired result in the very first attempt itself. We at Englishfirm prioritize our students and their needs above anything else. So, here are a few basic scoring guidelines that need to be followed while attempting your PTE exam.

Interconnected Scoring:

Firstly, the main difference between PTE and other exams is that in PTE all scores are interrelated to each other. One cannot get a good score in one module without doing well in other. So, it becomes utmost important that students not only focus on one module but also concentrate on PTE score as a whole. The scores are interelated based on the actions you are performing while doing a task. For example, while doing Read Aloud, a student is not only doing speaking but reading as well. Hence the marks are contributed to both speaking and reading.

Different Modules Different Weightage:

Not all modules are equally important in PTE. Different module have different priority and it is essential for students to know about it. Speaking and listening are one of the modules that contributes maximum marks in PTE exam in comparison to Reading and Writing. Hence, if one focuses on unimportant ones more than the important modules the chances of getting high score diminishes with every practice.

Scoring Basis:

The basis of scoring depends on different factors in different section of PTE. Here is an overview of it.

  • Speaking: In general, to get high score in speaking three things need to be perfect and that is Oral Fluency, Pronunciation and content. However, at times students focus too much on vocabulary and grammar leading then to make mistakes in their fluency which ultimately results in low score for PTE.
  • Writing: The two tasks in writing have a very similar scoring but the most important one is form and content. One should always keep in mind the word limit. In writing grammar, vocabulary and lexical resource do play a major role and it is very crucial to understand what software is looking for.
  • Reading: Different tasks in reading carries different weightage. The multiple choice only gives less than 5 marks to reading where as Reading module on its own contributes approximately 40 to reading which means that another 50 comes from remaining modules.
  • Listening: It is the next important module after speaking carrying the second highest marks. However, not every task in listening is important which makes it important for aspirants to identify scoring task from not so scoring one as giving energy on significant topics will ensure their high score and here good guidance plays a very important role.

Other References:

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

Overview on NAATI CCL

Overview on NAATI CCL

The Credentialed Community Language Test (CCL)-NAATI exam is given by many aspirants to secure 5
points for their residency process. Here is brief ovwrview on Naati and what it is actually. It is an
assessment of your language abilities at a community level which is mostly taken by the applicants who
are looking to lodge a point-based visa application. After passing the test, the students are awarded five
points for their visa lodgment. These bonus points are also referred to as Credentialed Community
Language Points. However, this test does not certify you to work as a professional interpreter or a
translator.

Test Format:

NAATI CCL tests are delivered online and students from overseas can appear for the same.
The test consists of two dialogue recordings. Each dialogue represents a conversation between a native
English Speaker and a native Language Other Than English (LOTE) speaker. Each dialogue is
approximately 300 words, with about half in English and half in the LOTE. The dialogues are divided into
segments of 35 words or less.
The time allotted for the exam is 20 minutes in which NAATI expects you to complete the test. To clear
the test one should score overall minimum 63/90 and individual dialogue minimum 29/45. Naati exam is
done in many languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and with new languages being added up like Telugu,
Gujrati etc.

Topics Covered:

The dialogues used will reflect real-life situations in Australian society. They are designed to examine a
candidate’s ability to understand both languages and communicate in them. The topics may include:
• Business
• Consumer Affairs
• Employment
• Health
• Immigration/Settlement
• Legal
• Community
• Education
• Financial
• Housing
• Insurance
• Social Services

Englishfirm NAATI courses:

Englishfirm offers myriad of NAATI courses ranging from Hindi to Punjabi to Tamil to Telugu. Our
personalized NAATI courses guarantee student success while providing repeated dialogues which makes
it easier for student in exam. Please visit our site today or call Englishfirm Parramatta to clear you NAATi
in first attempt itself and with ease.

Other References:

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

Things you must know about changes in PTE score

Things you must know about changes in PTE score

There has been a buzz that changing PTE score equivalency to IELTS have made getting a PR in Australia a distant dream. Will the changes impact you? To answer this we here at Englishfirm has taken upon us to provide students with up to date details. To know the impact that it will have on your current VISA or future plans here in Australia read further.

Good News for 485, Student and Partner VISA

People seek Graduate VISA, Student and Partner VISA for them the score has decreased from 50 to 46. Earlier 50 was equivalent to IELTS 6. However, Pearson have decreased the value and made it to 46. So, all you guys aiming for 6 bands in IELTS now have to score 46 in PTE to get your desired result.

PTE score changes for Nursing Student

To get admission into Nursing Universities and for nursing registration earlier it was 65 which was equivalent to 7 bands. However, with the present changes PTE has increased that 65 to 66 and we all know how much each and every marks is significant. That’s why Englishfirm offers customized course for nursing aspirant to meet their desired result.

News for 189, 190 and 491 VISA

Department of  Australian immigration has not made any official confirmation on any updates on selection criteria.
So , it remains the same until any further notice. However, Pearson has updated the PTE 79 score to PTE 84 to match with IELTS 8.
But, worry not Englishfirm offers all the strategies and tips making this target an achievable target.

So, knowing the changes that took place in PTE we now know that is only going to get difficult in future to get the highest band possible. Hence, now is the right to start your PTE classes with Englishfirm and achieve your score in first attempt itself. Enquire now for our customized and personal one-on-one classes to make your PTE journey a walk in the park with Englishfirm.

Other References:

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

PTE for Nursing Registration

PTE for Nursing Registration

PTE has gained global acceptance and have become extremely popular English examination in past few years. PTE is considered to be one the quickest and easiest examination to gain PR points and nursing registration in Australia. There are many students who get confused as to which test to take PTE, IELTS or OET for their nursing registration. Here with this article, Englishfirm aims to reduce that confusion by providing facts about how giving PTE examination can assure guaranteed result in a shortest amount of time and preparation.

  • PTE score requirement for nursing registration is 65 above overall and individually in all four modules (Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening).
  • PTE results can be combined to score 65 plus for nursing registration. For example, if in first exam you got 65 plus in all modules except reading and in second exam you got 65 plus in reading but 65 below in all other modules you can combine the two results for your registration.
  • As universities are now accepting admission to nursing courses based on PTE score it will become difficult for students to attempt OET due to unfamiliarity of medical vocabulary. Also, nurses who are looking for their registration it becomes easier for them to gain points in PTE as compare to OET.
  • PTE costs way less than an OET exam, which plays a huge role if budget is a constraint.
  • The result of PTE comes out within five days of giving examination and most of the time it gets release on the very next day where as IELTS and OET takes much more time to announce their result.
  • Tasks in PTE are easier to score in comparison to OET as OET makes use of medical terminology that everyone might not be familiar with.
  • PTE examination is much more nearer to the actual experience while working as a nurse that gives nurses boost in confidence and easier to work in future as they are already prepared for it.

So, if your aspiration is to become a registered nurse the first thing that needs to be done is starting your preparation. Although, PTE is an easy examination but one should never underestimate the challenge these tasks present and proper preparation needs to be done before giving one. Therefore, start your journey as a registered nurse today at Englishfirm and don’t let this test scare you away from your dream job.