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/

Don’t trip on these Common Mistakes in PTE Exam

Don’t trip on these Common Mistakes in PTE Exam

 

PTE is one of the most taken exam especially in Australia and also the easiest one. However, the question arises that if PTE is so easy to do why students fail so many times and have to repeat it numerous times. The answer lies in small things that students overlook while attempting PTE. Here at Englishfirm we have made PTE aspirants life easy by pointing the common mistakes that students usually make and how to avoid these mistake in future to get their perfect. Here is a lost of few of those slipups.

  1. Stopping at full stops and commas: What students fail to realize is that PTE is checked by software and software has its algorithm to allot marks to a candidate and stopping at punctuation is one the major blunder that students perform.
  1. Skipping Repeat Sentences: This is one of the major mistake that students make is skipping repeat sentences when they are unable to get the sentence clearly making them loose marks for one of the most important task in PTE.
  1. Overanalyzing Image: PTE is a general English test and is not aiming to test analysis skills of a candidate by overanalyzing image a student is at a risk of loosing points due to error in fluency and pronunciation.
  1. Grammatical and Spelling Errors: Students focus too much on paraphrasing summarizes written text and loose sight of an overall picture causing them shortage in time.
  1. Wrong Keyword: There have been many cases where an aspirant picked wrong keywords for his/her essay and ended up with zero marks for content.
  1. Improper Time Management: Reading being the most tedious task in PTE has caused many test takers to miss out on their score as they end up spending more time on unimportant questions instead of important ones.
  1. Task Priority: Many a times test takers have given less important question a higher priority in comparison to important ones especially in case of Section 2 as only three tasks out of seven are significant in listening.

Englishfirm has looked into many other errors that students make which cause them to fail and not get their desired score. Englishfirm aims to correct the mistakes of students and remove the root cause of it by providing structured courses and personalized coaching which has made thousands of students to clear PTE with flying colors.