On August 17th I took the PTE academic again. After failing the PTE speaking section on my first attempt, my confidence had decreased substantially and I was nervous. I need a PTE 90 to get into my university program and I never thought it would be a problem to achieve it. This is a mistake that many native and near native English speakers make— and it is a very costly one at that (330 AUD to be exact)! Since my first experience with the PTE, I have spoken to an astonishingly high number of native speakers who have done poorly on at least one section of the PTE. Why is this the case?

You might be thinking, “If many native speakers can’t even get a PTE 90, what chance do I have?” Stop right there. I’m not telling you this to scare you or to decrease your confidence even more. I’m telling you this because you need to know that acing the PTE comes down to more than just your English ability. We say this every single day to E2Language.com students and it is absolutely crucial to remember: if you don’t know the format of the test through and through, and if you don’t use the appropriate methods in your responses, it will negatively impact your PTE result. On the bright side, knowing the format and the methods means that you can have less than perfect English and still get the PTE score you need for your immigration or study purposes!

I want to share a few PTE tips that really worked for me on my second attempt, and I hope you find them helpful too!

 

PTE 90
Hurray!

PTE 90 Tip #1: Use a reliable method to address the criteria in each of the PTE sections.

I’ve put this first because it is by far the most important. On my first attempt at the PTE, I thought I could just talk about a graph for 40 seconds with no problems, and I was very wrong. The graphs and diagrams in the “describe image” task can be highly complex, and I found myself not knowing where to look for information or what to say. I couldn’t even fill up the full 40 seconds because I didn’t know what points to focus on!

The second time I took the test, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to talk about the graphs and diagrams when I applied our E2Language.com method (which of course I should have been using all along!). If you want to find out what the “describe image” method is, you can watch our webinar below for free to find out! One of the most useful things about this method is that it tells you what to say at the very beginning of all of your responses. As Jay says: “if you know how to start, you know how to finish”.

We’ve developed a method for every single task type on the PTE and they work. We do weekly webinars detailing these methods for our students and we also have a webinar bank built into our PTE preparation courses. You can sign up for a free trial of our course here.

PTE 90 Tip #2: If you can, choose a smaller testing center.

This made a huge difference for me. The first time I wrote the PTE, I went to the busiest test center in Melbourne. It’s a beautiful location and the Pearson representatives there were lovely, but the sheer number of students writing the exam meant more background noise and nervous tension. On my second time around, I went to one of the smaller centers and there was a noticeable difference in both noise and nerve levels! Because there were fewer people, the whole process of getting set up was a lot more relaxed, and the representatives had more time to spend with each candidate to explain the rules and expectations of the test.

In addition, I felt comfortable talking to a fellow test-taker who was sitting next to me in the waiting room. I highly recommend doing this before you write your PTE. Don’t waste time talking about study tips though, just genuinely have a nice conversation with the person about why they are taking the test, what they do, and whatever else you can think of! It’s not about using your fellow PTE candidates as study resources (too late for that!), but rather creating a relaxing atmosphere for you and for them. Trust me, it does wonders for your nerves!

Finally, in this less hectic atmosphere I felt more comfortable confirming with the test moderator that my microphone was working correctly to pick up my voice. I cannot reiterate this enough: ALWAYS ask somebody for a check if you are unsure whether the microphone is picking up your voice properly.

PTE 90 Tip #3: Actually read the instructions before you begin the test.

This may seem like a silly tip, yet you would be surprised how many people go through this test without fully understanding how it works or what’s coming next. You need to be aware of how to use the equipment, how the time limits work, what order the tasks will be presented, and much, much more. I can guarantee you that there is always a piece of information in the instructions that will prove useful to you during your PTE exam.

PTE 90
Read those instructions!

Another reason to read the instructions is that it gets you warmed up for reading in English. The first section on the PTE is the speaking test, and this can be quite daunting for many people. Reading the instructions fully gets you thinking in English, and it gives you time to get focused and prepare yourself for the challenging task ahead!

Bonus PTE 90 tip: It pays to know the format.

Although the instructions will notify you which section you will be completing next, they don’t tell you which order the tasks will be in, nor are the tasks labeled when they are presented. This can be quite disorienting and it certainly confused me the first time I wrote the test! Here is what you can do: if you have the PTE book, make sure you look at the order of the tasks for each section and get comfortable with it.

If you don’t have the Pearson book, you can look at the order of the tasks on our blog, which matches the real exam format as well. Furthermore, you can click on each task and get a brief overview of what the task is and what is expected of you in your response. Here is an example. Knowing what is coming next and what it looks like will make a huge difference on test day!

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Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Written by Kaia Myers-Stewart.

58 thoughts on “How I got a PTE 90 (The Second Time Around!)

  1. Hi Kaia,

    Absolutely love your blogs! Thanks for sharing your interesting experiences with us. 🙂
    I wrote the TOEFL a couple of months ago and the exam centre was dirty and the staff were very disorganised and rude. Hence, my decision to write the PTE.
    I’m also writing in Melbourne and looking for the smaller exam centre? Which one did you write at for your second attempt?
    I’d love to get your thoughts.

    Cheers…..

    1. Hi Gabs,

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Sorry to hear about your experience with TOEFL. I would highly recommend writing your PTE at Cliftons on Collins street. What I really liked about it was the laid back and helpful nature of the staff, as well as the smaller number of people. I also found that the cubicles were a little more private than the bigger test center in the city.

      Remember- don’t be afraid to make sure your microphone is working properly or ask for any clarification, the Pearson staff are lovely and very accommodating! And use all my tips 😉

      I wish you the very best of luck with the PTE, definitely let me know how you go!!

      Kaia

      1. Hi Kaia,

        Thanks for all of the tips – they definitely helped me relax.

        I wrote my PTE exam at the Melbourne Polytechnic on Saturday morning, just received my results and I achieved 89/90.
        The E2Language webinars also helped me….ALOT!

        All the best. 🙂

        Cheeers,
        Gabs

        1. Hi Gabs,

          HURRAY! Great work, I’m so happy to hear that! I’ll let Jay know that the webinars helped you out too. 🙂

          Best of luck with everything in your future now that PTE is out of the way, and seriously- congratulations and well done!!!

  2. Hi Kaia,

    Very good blog..gives me motivation. 🙂

    I have given PTE exam twice and failing with very less score difference in Speaking. I have challenge in handling the noise around and hard to concentrate on my speaking. Could you please help me coping up with this issue?

    I’m writing it again in Oct in Clifton Melbourne and I have to crack this time. Please help me some advice on how to practice and any strategies.

    Swetha

    1. Hi Swetha!

      I’m sorry to hear about your past experiences with the PTE speaking section- it can be so difficult to crack! Clifton Melbourne is a great place to write your exam, however no matter what you will have to contend with that background noise. Here are some quick recommendations for you:

      1. Practice recording yourself speaking in a busy public place. Believe it or not, you can eventually tune out loud background noise if you get enough practice! It’s hard to imagine because we often study and prepare in quiet environments- but practicing in a chaotic environment will really help you. Go to a cafe or a public park- even practice on the tram! Bring practice questions with you and record yourself completing them on your phone if you can. Get comfortable talking to yourself in the midst of a crowd. It may feel silly but it really really helps.

      2. Don’t start the speaking section until you hear other people start it. This tip is very underrated and a very helpful secret! Basically, if you begin and there is nobody (or only one or two people) talking already, you will get distracted when you hear other people begin. What you can do is take your time reading the instructions so that you are not one of the first people to begin. Once you hear most of the people begin their speaking section, give yourself 30 seconds to get used to the level of noise, THEN begin. This is a biological/psychological process called habituation. Your brain will quickly get used to hearing the background noise and you will have less difficulty focusing on your own voice!

      3. Sign up to at least one tutorial with one of our E2Language teachers! Maybe you have done this already- but if not- I think it’s really important that a language expert helps you with this problem (especially if this is your third attempt). Our teachers know the format and the problems that arise in each section, and they can actually work with you one-on-one to help you overcome this issue. If you aren’t signed up to our course you can get a free trial at http://www.e2language.com/home/pte and set up a free information session with a teacher. In this time, you can discuss your concerns about the speaking section!

      I really hope this helps you, and I wish you so much luck on the PTE in October!!!

      Kaia

  3. Hi Kaia,

    Thanks for your detailed explanation. Much appreciate it – it helps a lot.

    That is a good idea. I will try practicing in a busy cafe. Also, I would like to know how long will the free information session be.

    Regards,
    Swetha

  4. Hello Kaia,
    First of all, thank you for your information and tips regarding PTE test. I have decided to take pte test but i am not sure is it a good choice because the structure is completly different with ielts. l have 0.5 scores less in both reading and writing that is 6.5 while my speaking was 8.5 and listening 7.5 in my last ielts academic exam i had last month , I cant finish the tasks both in reading and writing. can you please advice me that is 2-3 months practice enough for preparing PTE for 65 scores that is 7 in ielts, and also is it an easier exam compared to ielts academic?
    thank you in advance.
    Regards
    M.A

    1. Hi Marya,

      Thanks for the comment! I’m sorry to hear about your difficulties with the reading and writing sections on the IELTS. PTE may be a better fit for you in these areas because the writing section is short and sweet (usually one short essay and 2 summarize text tasks) and the reading section has a variety of questions that make it go by a little quicker (in my opinion!). Switching tests can be quite difficult, but in 2-3 months I don’t think you will have a problem learning and practicing the PTE format.

      Your IELTS speaking and listening scores are great, but you’ll have to make sure you continue to practice them for the PTE. For example, the speaking section is a lot different (it’s at the beginning and you need to get used to talking to a computer!) All in all though, because you are giving yourself a good amount of time to make the switch, I think switching to the PTE could be beneficial for you. I wouldn’t say that the PTE is easier, but often it is more “friendly” to people with strong speaking and listening skills- which you definitely have based on your IELTS scores. Check out this article to help you make your decision as well: https://blog.e2language.com/ielts-or-pte-which-test-is-easier/

      If you do decide to take the PTE, make sure you read all of our PTE articles and watch all of our youtube webinars and tips videos here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvSdD8_0DAKn-ThHWhAhoAg , and sign up to the free trial of our PTE course to get an idea of the kinds of questions on the PTE too: http://www.e2language.com/home/pte

      Good luck to you, and please let me know if you have any further questions! I’m happy to answer them. I hope your preparation goes well 🙂

  5. Hi Kaia,
    Thank you so much for your detailed tips. I’ve gone through all the webinars by Jay and would soon start practising with them.
    I’d be writing the PTE in 3 weeks.

    1. Hi Foyin,

      You are so welcome, I really hope they help you! The webinar methods are spot on, they should really give you a boost too! 🙂

      Good luck with the PTE, I hope it goes well for you!!!!

  6. Hi Kaia,

    Im so relieved to find your blog as I am in the same situation as you… I took the PTE twice and got 40 something in speaking for both tests… I was so surprised with the result of the second time because I thought I did better… I honestly think I don’t deserve 49. In IELTS, I can easily score 8 in speaking… I have booked a Zoom appointment with E2 Language for later and was hoping you guys could help me, especially you, who got was able to overcome the obstacle I am today…

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hey Katrina,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your past experiences with PTE speaking. It’s disappointing to hear experiences from those who are losing confidence in their ability over stuff like this! How did your Zoom appointment with E2Language go? We would love to help you figure out exactly what’s going on and figure out a game plan to help you achieve your scores next time. Have you thought about switching over to IELTS, given the human examiner component?

      Let me know if there is anything I can do to help, and I wish you the very best of luck!! 🙂

      1. Hi, Kaia. Thanks for your email. I am looking into enrolling with e2 to seek help in improving my speaking score from 40+ to 79. Do you think this is possible to achieve? Do you have the same students who are in my position and has PTE come back to you regarding your low speaking marks for your first take? Thank you.

        1. Hi Katrina!

          To answer your question, yes I do think it’s possible. However, it will take time. I would recommend setting aside at least 6 weeks (at a BARE minimum 4 weeks) for your preparation. We have seen massive improvements in our students’ scores from the first to the second try, but this has been after time, feedback and one-on-one tutoring with our team. If you are willing to put in at least a month of work to improve and take advantage of everything our course has to offer (tutorials, feedback assessments, webinars etc), I think you can get there. A large part of the speaking section assesses the method you use to answer the questions, and it’s not just about having great fluency and accuracy. We can help you improve not only your English, but your methods and strategies as well.

          Check out this video on youtube if you haven’t seen it yet as well- I made it to answer a few questions people have about the speaking section and provide a few tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjqGINI_Prk

          If you need help deciding on the course package that will benefit you the most, you can set up a free information session with one of our teachers here: https://calendly.com/e2languageteam/infosession

          I would personally recommend package 3 to you, as it will provide you with lots of assessment and feedback for your speaking practice in particular.

          Let me know if you have any more questions!! 🙂 And good luck!

  7. Hi Kaia!
    I am struggling for scores in writing and speaking. I took IELTS academic in november with 9 in reading and listening and 7 in speaking and lowest of 6 in writing.
    I need to get admission in teaching degree which requires me to have 7 in reading and writing and 8 in speaking and listening then i can get admission.
    I have booked pte for 4th feb2017 this time.
    The only thing i am scared about is a hidden policy to give lower scores in one of four modules( like in IELTS).
    Will it be possible for me to get atleast 65 in writing
    My grammer , vocabulary and expression are all fine the only thing i have problem in writing is about word count
    I was unable to contain myself to 250 words.
    Please suggest something helpful for writing.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Rabiya!

      First off, great job booking the PTE over a month from now! You are very smart to give yourself a substantial amount of study time. I think you can definitely get a 65 in writing, however you are going to need to develop your writing skills over time and work on being clear and concise. PLEASE don’t forget that you also need to learn the PTE format for all the other tasks too, as they are different from IELTS! A lot of people over-focus on their weak areas when they prepare and then do badly in the other sections because they didn’t prepare properly. Don’t make this mistake!

      First and foremost, check out some of our free writing resources to get an idea of the PTE writing format, methods and expectations:

      Summarize Written Text: https://blog.e2language.com/pte-summarize-written-text-tips/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teVfEY_emTw&list=PLNgX3kw7kalvEd3zJ7M-X5-3G_ptpNiT2&index=4

      Write Essay: https://blog.e2language.com/pte-writing-tips/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Debt-H-DHC8&index=6&list=PLNgX3kw7kalvEd3zJ7M-X5-3G_ptpNiT2

      Second, make sure you are doing timed practice questions so that you get used to the very short time limit on the PTE! You can find a sample writing question on our free PTE trial course. A big problem people seem to have is running out of time for editing, and every mistake counts.

      Finally, consider signing up to one of our courses that offers 4 writing assessments. This way, you can send us your work and get feedback about what’s going wrong and what needs work. With 4 assessments, you can really build your skill and by the last assessment you will notice a huge difference. In addition, you will get multiple tutorials with a PTE expert who can provide feedback and strategies for your personal writing (or speaking, reading & listening!) improvement! We’d love to help you out there as well! 🙂

      Good luck to you, you’re very close and I have no doubt that you can do it!!

  8. Hi Kaia,

    Your blog motivates me very much. It gives me the impression that I can also achieve a PTE90. I need to obtain a CEFR C2 equivalent result. My initial attempt at PTE is a 70.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Rakesh!

      Thanks for the comment, I’m so glad to hear this, and I can assure you that you can do it! If you have an questions about your preparation, definitely check out our free forum and the rest of the blog! Have you done the practice PTE questions on here yet?

      Good luck to you! 🙂

  9. Hi Kaia,

    Recently I have attempted PTE but failed to score the desired score (79+) for my immigration. I would like to upgrade to one of your tutorials as I am almost there. Kindly help me as I need to give my exam second time at the end of Jan 2017.

    Thanks,
    Anusha

    1. Hello Anusha,

      Absolutely, we would love to help you out! If you know which course you would like to upgrade to, just click here to sign up and you’ll receive an email right away to schedule your study plan with your teacher! 🙂

      If you need some help deciding, you can either click here to schedule a free information session with a tutor or email hello@e2language.com with a quick description of your previous PTE scores and a teacher will get back to you with a recommendation!

      If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask me too! 🙂 Good luck, we look forward to helping you get that 79!

  10. Hi Kaia,

    Thanks for all these valuable info. Am going to take the PTE Exam in a couple of weeks, I tried answering some of the practice tests that came on the CD with the book (tried the reading so far) yet I can’t really find a way to score myself or know how good or bad am doing! PTE is clearly ambiguous when it comes to scoring can’t find any info online…..any help?

    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Bishroy,

      My pleasure! Here’s what I suggest:

      Sign up to our free trial and try a couple of our practice questions to continue to get a sense of anything you are clearly struggling with. Check out our free practice questions on this blog too.

      Then, watch our free mock test videos on YouTube. In addition to this, the webinars we have up on youtube for each task each have a breakdown of how to meet the criteria for the given task. You might find these resources quite helpful.

      Finally, you can check out the actual score guide here, but just a warning- it’s not very reader friendly! If you have any specific questions about how a particular task is scored, you can email us at hello@e2language.com with your question.

      I hope this helps, good luck with your preparation and with the PTE!

  11. Hi Kaia,

    Thank you for your wonderful tips. These tips helped me to prepare well for my PTE test.

    When I attempted the test for the first time, I did not know what to expect. I felt that I could pass the test on my first attempt as my English proficiency is not too bad. However, I ran into some problems. I exceeded the time allocated for the reading tasks. I did not managed to complete as many as 6 tasks. The outcome was a low score. I needed to score 79 or above for all sections.

    Then, I came across your blog and also viewed the webinars conducted by Jay. I was well-prepared this time and went for the test. I completed my PTE within two hours due to the methods provided my Jay and your tips. I got the scores I wanted. Time management is key for the PTE.

    The other point you made about concentration is also extremely important. The person next to me was talking loudly and also panicked at one time as the permanent marker could not work :). This person spoke loudly to seek attention. I am not sure how I did it, but I managed to keep calm and focused on my screen at that time. Focus and concentration are key as well.

    Thank you for sharing these valuable and important tips with us. Without these tips, the task to pass the PTE would have been much harder.

    Kind regards,
    Avin

    1. Hi Avin,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to post this- it really made my day! I’m so glad you found our tips and videos helpful, and I want to congratulate you on your wonderful achievement in passing the PTE!! That is no small accomplishment, and we’re happy we could help you out along the way! Best of luck to you in future, and again- thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It means the world to us to see you guys succeed!!:)

  12. Hi,

    I just want to thank you guys for the wonderful wonderful webinars and various videos on YouTube with details on the PTE and also the Core Skills lecture videos. I learned so many tips and tricks for the different sections and practiced for over a month and come test day, it all really paid off. I managed to get 90 in all 4 bands! (despite some small stutters and mistakes. I really have no idea how PTE grades this)

    Thanks again you guys. Keep doing what you do.

    1. Hi Jomy,

      Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful feedback!! I’m thrilled to hear about your straight 90’s, what an accomplishment! Congratulations!! PTE is pretty good because the test doesn’t automatically take points away if you stutter/make small mistakes sometimes, because most native speakers do this too. Your high score means that you have “native-like” English proficiency, which is amazing. 🙂

      Thanks again for taking the time to write your comment!!

  13. Hi Kaia,
    I have given a few attempts with the PTE and haven’t been able to score more than 69 in the speaking section. All the other 3 are over 80. Someone then recommended me to go in for the IELTS and with that I am struggling to get an 8 in writing, where my other sections are all 8.5.

    Do you recommend trying IELTS only or try my luck with PTE again.. I have actually given up on both as one exam I struggle with speaking and IELTS i struggle with writing.

    Look forward to some suggestions!! I’m really desperate and would be happy to get any help.

    1. Hi Namrata,

      What a frustrating situation! From what you’ve said, I think it’s probably best to stick with PTE. The reason why is that (based on our students’ experiences), improving on IELTS writing is generally more difficult than improving a PTE speaking score. With PTE speaking, once you get a solid method for each task and have strong oral fluency talking to a computer, you should be all set. Here’s what I suggest:

      1. Learn a method for each PTE task. For example, here is a method for Describe Image (which is weighted very heavily in Speaking scoring) that works extremely well for our students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GwRNkouA8M Our PTE course has a methods webinar for every task on the PTE, and we constantly improve upon these methods based on how well they work for our students. Sometimes people have amazing English, but no idea how to address a task in the correct way. Describe Image is a great example- you have to talk about specific points in a specific order if you want full marks.

      2. Check your pronunciation and fluency scores. If they are low, you need to get to work on those too! Check out this article about fluency, and these pronunciation videos for some extra help. We also have have a pronunciation app included in our PTE courses that scores you on your pronunciation of each part of a word to help pinpoint where you need to improve.

      Honestly, the fact that you have 80+ on every other part of the PTE tells me that your low speaking score is probably not about your speaking level and more about your method in answering the questions. The good news is that this can be overcome! If you like, you can send your latest PTE report cards to hello@e2language.com so somebody can look at your enabling skills and help decide if you need speaking help or just methods help. 🙂

      Good luck!

  14. Hello
    I have given the 1st attempt couple of weeks back and got L-80, R-67, W-75, S-83. I would need 79 in each to get 20 points, as iam at 65 points and that might take time to get the ITA from DIBP. Any suggestions to improve the Reading aspect specifically ?

    1. Hi Ram,

      Check out our YouTube PTE channel- it has some good reading tips videos and a reading webinar as well!

      And these blog articles:

      https://blog.e2language.com/pte-vocabulary-tips/

      https://blog.e2language.com/ielts-reading-tips-improve-score/ (This one is for IELTS but the reading tips are good for PTE too)

      Our PTE courses also have methods webinars for each section, as well as one-on-one tutorials where a teacher can help you specifically with reading questions. Plus lots of practice questions! 🙂

      Good luck!!

  15. Hello ,

    I gave my PTE-A and got 85 overall ( R:90, S:90, L: 81, W: 72). But I badly need a 79+ in each of those sections. I had always thought writing was my strength and speaking would pull me down, but the results show the opposite. In fact, even in the two mock tests, I had scores only 77 and 71 in writing. There are three areas where I need to improve more than anything – spelling/ writen discouse/punctuation. Can you please provide me some pointers on this? I am willing to take a course if that helps in my written discourse where I scored low.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi there!

      I’m so sorry to hear about your experience, you were so darn close!! Honestly, it sounds like you need to build on some fundamental writing skills, not just complete practice questions. What I would recommend is to sign up for our ” target=”_blank”>”Almost There” PTE Package so that you can have full access to the E2Language writing video lessons, webinars and practice materials. In addition, you’ll receive a one-on-one tutorial with an expert PTE teacher who can focus solely on providing you with writing feedback, strategies and guidance. They can also direct you to the appropriate grammar and writing resources to help you build on your current weaknesses. We’d be happy to help you out!

      Here is some free material to get you started:
      PTE 1 minute Essay Strategy Webinar

      PTE Essay Lecture -3 Step Introduction

      PTE Writing Sample
      Core skills Grammar Videos

      Good luck!!

  16. Hi Kaia,

    I have appeared for PTE exam a month ago and have got L:52 , W:58, S: 54, R:53. Could you please help me in getting 65 in each band. I have registered at e2language website and updagraded my package as well. And I am planning to take up the exam in a span of one month time from now.

    1. Hi Druvakumar,

      You need to get started! Have you booked your study plan consultation yet? You should have a link to book in your welcome email, or you can ask a tutor using whiteboard! 🙂 Feel free to message me through the blog contact page if you have any issue getting your sessions booked!

      Once you have your study plan and tutorials set up, you’ll have a plan of action! And don’t forget to read all the PTE blogs and keep an eye on the youtube channel too! 😉

      Good luck!

  17. Hi Kaia, Thanks for the awesome article!
    I’ve taken PTE exam twice and I couldn’t clear the speaking section as it always score below 65 with low marks for pronunciation. Could you give me some advice on this matter please?
    Thanks alot.

    1. Hi there,

      No problem, glad you enjoyed it! I’m sorry to hear about your pronunciation issues. Are you from South Asia, by any chance? Many of our South Asian students experience difficulties with the speaking section because of their unique accent. Give this article a read if you have time: https://blog.e2language.com/south-asians-improve-pte-speaking-score/

      My best recommendation is to email us at hello@e2language.com with a breakdown of your situation and a little information (where you are from, why you need to take the test, your past scores etc.) so we can get a full picture of what might be going on with your score. Our duty tutors are great for making suggestions about how to move forward!

      Good luck! 🙂

  18. Hi,
    Very nice blog. I could relate to so many people. I gave pte 2 times 80+ in all but speaking in range of 53 and 60. I do not know what is wrong. I have seen that so many females score low in speaking then males. Is it something to do with the pitch. Can you help me ..i have lost my confidence in speaking

    Amu

    1. Hi Amu,

      Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the PTE speaking section! It shouldn’t be anything to do with pitch, but it’s possible there is something else going on with your oral fluency, pronunciation or method for each task. Can you please send us an email at hello@e2language.com and attach your previous score cards and a little bit of information about your PTE experience in the past? One of our duty tutors could give you some feedback about what they think the problem might be, as well as some recommendations for improvement! 🙂

      Good luck, please don’t lose confidence!!

  19. Hi Kaia,

    This is Hitesh from india. I have gave my pte exam on 9 nov 2016 and got overall 66 points with L-68, R-62, S-69 and W-71. But I need to score 79 in each section. Also I find reading and listening section diificult to me. Please help me in this regard.

    1. Hi Hitesh,

      Sorry to hear about your difficulties with PTE! I think it’s important that you go through an entire preparation system before you attempt your next PTE so that you can make sure it’s your last! I’ll provide links to free resources below, but I also encourage you to email us (hello@e2language.com) with your previous score card and information about yourself (Why you need the test, when you plan to take it again, etc.). One of our amazing tutors would be happy to assess your report card fully and make a recommendation regarding the best preparation course for your needs! 🙂

      Here is some free material to get you started:

      PTE Practice Questions & PTE Writing Samples

      PTE Tips and Methods Articles and Links for free live classes

      E2 PTE YouTube Channel (contains webinars, lessons and tips videos)

      PTE Preparation Course (Free Trial)

      Good luck!

    1. Hi Krunal,

      Please send us an email at hello@e2language.com so one of our awesome duty tutors can make a recommendation for you! Make sure you attach any previous scorecards you have from the PTE. 🙂 Talk to you soon!

  20. Hi e2language team,

    Your webinars are sure-shot recommendations for pte test takers. I was able to score a 90 and my english is no way close to that of a native english speaker.

    Thanks a tonne for the free webinars.

    1. Hi Sonu,
      Thanks for the question! It’s hard to say which test is right for you if I only know your speaking score, but if I have a little more information I can certainly help you a little more! Can you please tell me the following information:

      1. What did you get on your “enabling skills” (ie oral fluency, pronunciation, grammar)?
      2. Did you find it difficult to speak to the computer rather than a human examiner? Did you find the noise of the test centre distracting?
      3. How long did you prepare for PTE before taking the exam?

      Thanks Sonu, talk to you soon!

  21. Hi Kaia,

    I have given PTE twice and struck with only 64 score with just 3 marks less than 65 in 3 subjects. However my worry is First time when I took exam I scored really well with marks L 70, W 89, R 66 and S 60. This time I prepared a lot and gone through all E2 core skills videos, webinars, methods etc. and gave the exam again last Tuesday and the status of report went on hold and got my result only today. but my score has decreased this time and I got L62, W72, R63, S63.
    I am really disappointed with this score. I followed all the tips and improved the grammar.

    Any idea if my 2nd report was checked manually and the score was reduced or something? I have scheduled my test again this Friday (28th April). Any help to improve my score is much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Raji

  22. Hello Kaia,
    I have been preparing for my pte, for which I haven’t planned yet, but these webinars and YouTube tutorials are really amazing.you people are the best.
    I will post again once I have taken my pte.

    1. Hi Sathish,

      I’m so glad that you’re finding the webinars and tutorials helpful! Definitely let us know how you go on the PTE! 🙂

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