PTE Write From Dictation Tips + Sample Practice Material
- July 31, 2021
- Posted by: admin
- Category: PTE Listening
PTE write from dictation questions is the last task in the last section of PTE Listening. The candidate will listen to a short audio clip consisting of one or two sentences, and they have to type that sentence in a response box.
Looks Easy, right?
Not entirely; most of our student’s main concern is that it is difficult to memorize every word. However, they can memorize the phrase and the overall context of the clip.
The audio will be played only once, and the candidate has to write all the words as he listens to the audio. Missing a single word might hurt your final score.
This specific task is essential in the PTE Exam; most of your PTE scores can be achieved by PTE Listening and PTE Writing sections.
If you are having any difficulty in this section, we have covered some tips as well as sample practice material to improve your performance in PTE Write from Dictation Task.
How PTE Write From Dictation Score Works?
Exams can be confusing and tricky; however, half of the problem will be solved if you know how marking works and how to pass those criteria.
The same goes with PTE Write from Dictation, and it is pretty clear how PTE Score works.
To start with, In PTE Write from Dictation, the marks can be given on the basis of how many words you wrote down is correct with no spelling mistakes. If you wrote down everything perfectly, you would get the perfect score. However, if you make a single spelling mistake in a word instead of having a zero score, you will lose only one score.
Students in science will have to choose a major between Chemistry and Biology. Score 13/13
Student in science will have to choos a major between Chemistry and Biology Score 11/13
You can see an example above to understand better how scoring works. The audio has 13 words in a question. That simply means that your question will be of 13 scores.
If you did everything right without any spelling mistake, you could score 13/13. However, a single spelling mistake will only affect a one-word score.
We have more sample material for you to take as an example in the last section below.
Tips For PTE Write From Dictation.
Before getting deep into the tips section, we have some rapid bullet list tips for you. Take a look at the list below, as these tips are enlisted by the consideration of our top tutors and students.
- Practice listening to Podcasts and TED
- Make a habit of taking notes from listening to podcasts or audio clips.
- Check the grammar of your answers before submitting them.
- Check spelling, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes before submitting your answer.
- While practicing, increase audio clip speed to 1.5x. (this will help you in understanding fast phrase audios in an exam)
- Practice with different accents which will improve your Listening Skills.
- Practice consistently every day (at least 20 minutes a day)
- Don’t tap next before submitting the answer.
- Take your time as the Write from Dictation questions do not have a time limit. (your total listening module time matters)
- Add “a/the” in front of nouns just INCASE.
- Careful with the words end with ‘~s, ~ed, ~ted. (these type of words can be missed easily)
Tip #1 Confusing Words
We have discussed that you will get one point for every word you write correctly and get zero points for a word you spelled incorrect or missed. Moreover, in PTE Write From Dictation, there is no negative marking.
These marking criteria give students the biggest advantage if they use them well. If you are not sure of a word, whether it was A or B, you can write both words. Even if you are not sure about the spelling of a word, write both of the words.
If you are not sure about the paper’s spelling, you can write all the possible spelling of that word to be sure you don’t lose a mark.
If you are confused anywhere in this question, write everything. There is no negative marking or Any penalty on extra words in PTE Write from Dictation.
Tip # 2 Use Your Basic English Knowledge
PTE Write from Dictation becomes more manageable if you use basic English knowledge in that question type. What that means is simple, if you have a doubt about which preposition has said in the audio, you will quickly get that with basic English knowledge.
For example, let’s take a previous question in that example.
Before submitting [?] paper, your thesis must [?] approved [?] your tutor.
Isn’t it that simple to find these three missing words for people who have basic English knowledge? Think to yourself what word fills the space perfectly. You can practice these types of questions to practice for a better score.
However, the answer is “Before submitting the paper, your thesis must be approved by your tutor.”
Tip # 3 Type as you Listen “Effectively”.
Many tutors give that tip of advice to type as you listen to the audio. Although, we personally don’t think it is an effective method.
The candidate does not have enough time to write while listening to the audio. Even with fast typing speed, you might lose your focus and can’t memorize the words.
We suggest our students focus entirely on the audio clip. However, you can write starting two alphabets of every word for better memorization.
For example, if the question is: This course is based on experimentation and practice.
You can write down the starting alphabet for e.g; th co is ba on exp an pr.
Although this isn’t an effective way and you might forget what word was starting from these alphabets. however, this is a better practice than writing the whole answer by losing focus on the question. Once you have taken notes, make sure that you keep on repeating the answer in your mind until and unless you have typed on the screen. Check your mistakes and submit them.
PTE Write From Dictation Sample Practice Material.
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