How to improve reading in PTE Academic exam
Guidelines for PTE Academic reading | PTE reading tips
For Jumbled /Reorder paragraph: Follow the following rule.
Try to identify the topic paragraph.Paragraphs starting with “this, however, unless, on the other hand”, etc can never be the first para.
While sorting, the last sentence of the paragraph1 and the first sentence of the paragraph2 two will have something common and will try to maintain the flow.
Since this is academic reading, most of the times, it follows an order or sequence. First some idea, then experiments, then results.
Multiple choice: Choose single/multiple answer:
Skimming might work well for IELTS general, but not for PTE reading choose the best answer. Understanding clearly and reading it once saves us more time than skimming for two to three times. Also, there is little likelihood that we might find our answer within few sentences.
Like all tests, PTE Academic consists of all different difficulty levels of questions (easy, medium and difficult). However, the weight-age varies from easy to difficult levels. Here in PTE Academic, difficult items carry more marks/weight-age, despite IELTS carries 1 mark for 1 question whether it might be easy or difficult.
Hence, don’t bother much bother about difficulty levels, if you answer difficult one, chances to get the best scores.
Strategy for Fill in the blanks: (From Drop-down option or Drag and drop)
Yet another easy section : Strategy should be, NOT to see the drop down options. Read the para and understand the purpose and meaning it is trying to convey. Post-which you will know what word to fill-in even without seeing the drop-down options. Now, if you check on the available options, it will make life easier.
Manage your time carefully for reading sections
In Reading section time is a constraint. Be prepared the questions, it doesn’t follow order it may come in different sequence. Need to attempt all items, if not it reflect badly on your final scores.
1. Don’t spend much time on reorder paragraphs, you’ll get marks at least you arrange more than 2 or 3 in a right sequence.
2. In MC – CMA (Multiple choices choose multiple answers) having negative marking system. Only answers if you quite sure. Do not go for guessing answers, it may nullify your correct responses.
3.In remaining item types MC -CSA , Fill in the blanks reading, Fill in the blanks Reading and Writing, do enough preparation.