Like any standardized test, the PTE test has an intimidating reputation. The excellent news is PTE is built to be accessible to non-native English speakers. The bad news is it can be confusing to know where to start.
The best way to prepare for the PTE is to set goals, develop a study plan, stick to it, or join PTE coaching classes to get help.
So, here are two steps to help you plan your study routine, along with another vital thing to get the best result.
How to Prepare for PTE?
Planning is the key to good test prep. To help you get started, here are two steps to get started planning:
- Build a solid study schedule:-
The best way to prepare for PTE is to set an intense study schedule. The best times to study for PTE will be during the daytime, evening, and on weekends. These are also the times when many schools release students early for the test. The best study habits will be to start with as much time as possible, including the weekend.
- Establish a regular study time:-
It is recommended that you set aside 15 to 30 minutes for studying. This is where you should focus your studying efforts. An excellent way to keep your studying consistent is to use a timer. Ideally, it would help if you were studying for 15 minutes for every subject.
What to study for PTE?
- Reading: Study reading that is challenging yet easy. Read New Kid on the Block: An Immigrant’s Perspective on Growing Up in America (Harvard Business Press, 2015). This well-researched book covers the topic of overcoming low self-esteem and racial prejudice to pursue personal goals.
- Writing: Get inspired and create a study plan. A study plan can help you stay motivated to complete the questions, along with checklists to check off before the deadline.
- Mathematics: Understand what concepts you need to learn and learn them. You will have homework to complete before the test. It would help if you spent time teaching your PTE math concepts so that you could review them before the test.
Set Your Goals:
Before you begin preparing, you need to know what you want to learn. If you want to understand the information, you should study grammar and vocabulary more than you usually do.
Although there are no official guidelines, A List Apart, the trade magazine for digital magazine publishing, recommends that American English-speakers study the language’s northern and southern dialects the most.
After all, many organizations use these dialects to write their content. Here are some helpful tips for using the current American dictionary:
Avoid using a dictionary that is only suitable for your dialect of English. It would help if you did not use the word “literally” when it is not literal.
Decide How Much Time to Dedicate to your Preparation.
Choosing how much time to invest in your preparation will guide your choices and help you focus on what is most important to you.
Suppose you decide to focus your preparation on specific areas, like grammar, sentence patterns, vocabulary, vocabulary, and writing. In that case, this will give you more motivation and flexibility and ensure you have your most important areas covered before the test day.
Suppose you decide to spend your time studying a broader range of topics, like subjects and styles. In that case, this will give you more flexibility to look at your own pace and be easier to maintain throughout the test day.
Choose the PTE Test:-
The PTE test is a specialized test designed to assess your proficiency in German language skills and a general understanding of German.
The test has two parts: the general knowledge (GK) portion of the exam and conversational German (DG). Both parts will take approximately two hours to complete. So, the PTE will be different for every German-speaking individual.
How do you choose the PTE test? The decision of which test is best for you depends mainly on your age, proficiency in German, and goals for the test.
However, one common thread between both test types is that they both require a level of German language competency.
Choose Your Study Materials.
First things first: choose your reading materials. Although the English language has a significant number of words, you’ll be studying a wide variety of languages.
You should choose at least 20-30 publications available in English, such as dictionaries, newspapers, online magazines, and language textbooks. You may wish to select a few articles or other materials that show a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of the language.
Additionally, you can use tools such as Safari or Chrome that allow you to download all of these resources in one place.
Work on fluency; if you want to test your fluency, you should go beyond just learning the basic structure of the language, such as verb tenses and grammar structures.
Turn your study time into progress.
Start by committing to four hours of dedicated study time. You can set your timer, or you can use Pomodoro Technique to manage your time.
Either way, make time for study and make progress. Even if you only spend 30 minutes a day on PTE prep, that’s 1,800 minutes of study time for the PTE.
By committing to the 30 minutes of dedicated study time, you are helping to reduce time wasted due to distracted studying or procrastination.
Drink up before PTE. The #1 mistake candidates make prepping for PTE is not drinking enough water. To prevent dehydration, drink up before, during, and after the test. Like energy drinks and protein shakes, water helps to improve concentration.
However, water is not something you should drink on an empty stomach, like a glass of wine or a beer.
There is a lot to consider when preparing for the PTE, so I encourage you to do your best to set your learning and preparation goals. Consider everything that I have covered in this article and come up with your strategy.
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