The Advantage of Speaking Feedback while preparing for the PTE
“Learn the methods, practice the methods, get feedback” is the E2Language way and we emphasise on that by assisting you with Writing and Speaking feedback. We have devised simple, yet highly effective ways to respond in each of the twenty sections of the PTE test, assisting you to score PTE 90. Using the methods will give you advantages over test-takers who do not have any method to use.
These five PTE Speaking sections are:
- Read Aloud
- Repeat sentence
- Describe Image
- Retell Lecture
- Answer short question
For all these sections, practice is essential. Even for first language English speakers, the practice of a method or approach to each of the questions is absolutely essential for success. Paradoxically, Ph.D. first language speakers will not succeed in the test without understanding what is needed in each section. So by studying each of the E2Language methods in detail, and by using the methods when responding to the tasks, you increase your chances of success.
Studying the methods and not using them will not work.
Believe it or not, a number of students study the videos, attend tutorials and live classes, but still fail to follow the method in each task. Success for a huge number of our students is achieved through hard work, persistence and an application of the method to the task.
But this is not the whole story.
The practice is important…
In speaking, repeat practice is vital. But, what if you are repeating mispronounced words and inaccurate methods, as is often the case? Then you will need the patience and experience of a trained teacher to give you speaking feedback to correct both your unlearned and habitual mistakes. A teacher can listen, identify and remedy all of your PTE speaking errors.
“Practice makes perfect” is not quite accurate, because if you practice your mistakes, you will not get a perfect result. Instead, “perfect practice makes perfect” is closer to the truth.
…but getting speaking feedback is essential.
A teacher giving feedback will enable you to learn, improve and deliver a higher score in the speaking section.
The three assessment criteria for the speaking section are:
- oral fluency.
Requires an accurate selection of appropriate vocabulary, structured into a grammatically correct response. This means using the method and structure in both describe an image and retell a lecture to organize your ideas in a logical way.
Means how close to a native speaker you sound. The algorithm has sampled and analyzed thousands of speakers across a wide range of languages, to measure acceptable pronunciation of the phonemes of the English language (a phoneme is a single unit of sound). Your voice will literally be compared to thousands of others.
Means having no unnatural pauses, no hesitation due to the uncertainty of meaning, no stop/starting and no “us” and “ahs”.
A teacher will provide feedback on these three elements, and suggest resources to use to improve deviations and errors.
Don’t do it alone
Use the tutorials and speaking assessment tasks wisely. If you’re enrolled in either Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum packages, make sure to maximize your Speaking Feedback and Tutorials. Practice until you are confident then submit a task for assessment. After you have received written feedback, you can use this advice to improve on your next assessment. Packages allow from 3 to 9 speaking feedbacks.
Teachers love giving feedback on ways to improve. Don’t be afraid that you are being judged. You aren’t–your method and skills are! And our teachers always want you to improve and achieve the best results you can.
Firstly, learn the methods……practice the methods……get feedback!
Then, learn the methods……practice the methods……get feedback!
See you for the feedback!