4 Common Mistakes That Can Lead To A Bad Score at PTE Academic

The PTE Academic, Pearson Test of English, is an English language proficiency test that evaluates the aspirants on four vital parameters, viz. reading, writing, listening and speaking capabilities. This is a certain computer-based test. Sometimes candidates are unable to qualify PTE even after several attempts and they start believing that it would never happen. The fact, however, is entirely different and it is just a few repeated or usual mistakes that are becoming a hindrance. So candidates who ever got a low score or lost belief and felt shattered after obtaining their speaking score. It’s only a few repeated mistakes which are eating out a large slice of your score. You just need to identify these common mistakes and try to avoid them in all situations.

Let us talk about four common mistakes that can lead to a bad score at PTE Academic Exam

1> Speaking too fast in PTE Academic Speaking Section

We repeatedly observe and hear from candidates that they believe that a fast-talking speed is similar to speaking fluency.

In an attempt to show that they have a good speaking speed, candidates usually get perplexed and end up speaking rapidly. The major ground can be that candidates are often strung hence speak fast naturally. It’s natural to feel anxious. However, there is a need to practice a flow of speech and need. No matter how much stressed or how much self-confident you are, you must try to speak at moderate speed because it may yield the best results.

2> Excessive use of fillers

Native or non-native speakers, we have observed this typical mistake in all of them. The sounds like “aaa” or “um” which candidates frequently use while thinking of a word or while preparing the next sentences are known as fillers. PTE Academic is extremely strict about the use of fillers and penalizes heavily if used frequently. It is advised to avoid the use of fillers as they may reduce your score.

The efficient trick is to prepare a structure in which order you will be speaking in the PTE Academic exam. There are innumerable resources which may actually help you practice a number of PTE mock tests and prepare a definite structure of speaking for such questions.

3> Use of colloquial language

Colloquial language means that you are using casual language instead of the more formal language that the Pearson test evaluators are looking for. You should avoid using colloquial language because the test assessors search for advanced vocabulary and sentence structure, so it’s best to limit the use of this kind of language to your social life.

How can you avoid this blunder? Take a hypothetical situation and pretend you are sitting in a job interview and you would never speak to an employer the way you casually speak with your friends, and the same logic applies here, you must try to  Impress the computer with your professionalism!

4> Speaking in parts or fragments

There is one common thing that we have observed among most of the candidates they often begin with a different sentence and in the middle, they add some random thoughts and go ahead with the flow. The outcome would be several incomplete sentences. While conversing on any ordinary day this might be a common thing but while taking PTE Academic it is a mishap which must be prevented.

The PTE Academic needs you to speak in complete sentences. You have numerous chances of qualifying the test if you ensure that you speak complete sentences. Even if you perceive that you have made some mistakes while speaking don’t go backward rectifying it, rather finish the sentence and move ahead.

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