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PTE Reading Tips and Strategies to get your desired 79+ score

The assessment of the PTE examination is divided into 4 sections(speaking, reading, listening and writing). In these 4 sections, scores are attributed from the 20 topics. The score correlates with one another’s. Because when you read the question, it demonstrates your reading skills and when you write the answer, it demonstrates your writing abilities. Thus, in the PTE exam, the grade of the PTE Reading section is assigned from 5 topics.

The key to passing the PTE reading component of the PTE Academic is fluency in reading, attention, and understanding. You need to keep on practicing these things before attending the PTE exams. 

Now we’ll talk about the best reading score cracking strategy. We will concentrate on PTE Reading tips and practices, as well as exam tactics.

Top PTE Reading Tips and Tricks

In the speaking section and writing section, you get time allocated for each individual task and once the time expands, it automatically moves on to the next question. But for Reading, when you finish one task, you need to move on to the next part by clicking next. These tips will give you an idea about the best things to do in the reading section.
  1. Time management is crucial 
  2. Don’t spend too much time in MCQs
  3. Go through the colocation
  4. Grammar is very important in this section

Now we will discuss about the top reading score cracking strategies for PTE Reading Section,

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  • Read the information carefully
  • Use reading technique:  repeated words, connectors and pronouns
  • Find first sentence or pairs
  • Don’t spend more than 3 minutes per question

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Reading Fill In The Blanks

  • Read all the information in the text carefully
  • Look for repeated words and hints in the text
  • Use grammar knowledge, vocabulary, and collocations
  • Try to understand “WHY” when making mistakes
  • Learn new vocabularies
  • If you don’t know the answer to one blank, move to the next one

Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer

  • Understand the main message of the passage and focus on keywords to find the correct answer
  • Don’t leave it blank because it doesn’t have negative marking 
  • Narrow down your options with the rule of elimination.
  • Read the question thoroughly to understand what kind of information to look for.
  • Learn to paraphrase, which means conveying the meaning using different words.

 Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answers

  • Read the questions and options
  • Look for relevant information in the next
  • Use elimination techniques
  • MCQ-MA doesn’t mean that students must select 2 options all the time
  • Don’t select an option when you are sure because it has negative marking you are not entirely sure. 

Reading  and writing Fill In The Blanks

  • Skimming and Scanning 
  • Reading Questions First 
  • Reading Options Second 
  • Eliminating Options 
  • Selecting ones 100% certain
  • Look for the same words in the passage

Read  More About:   PTE Preparation Strategy To Get Desired Score Of 4 PTE Sections


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Having a hard time learning a new language is common. But remember APICAL is always here to assist with for your PTE preparation. APICAL will provide you with all kinds of materials to make your PTE journey smooth.

Practice PTE Reading section on Apical LMS for the most effective PTE preparation, so that you can achieve your desired score in an easy way. A student can connect to the apical portal and find all sorts of support he/she needs for PTE preparation. Apical has a Learning Management System (LMS) platform powered by Artificial intelligence, which is a next-generation speech recognition technology. Apical LMS has the next-generation speech recognition technology to help students develop their skills. Apical beta version of PTE Speaking scoring automation was used by more than 2000 students from 8 different countries. We are continuously improving our speech recognition engine so that students can confidently practice on our Practice Portal to assess their preparation and progress.

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