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Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by Zi: 2:38am On Dec 25, 2018
skarlett:

You're good in writing but not speaking which is not your fault as the kind of English we speak down here is sometimes incomprehensible. Save your strength for the remarking wahala and just take online tutorials in the speaking aspect. You can go to YouTube and watch some tutorial videos. It will help you familiarize yourself with pronunciation and oral fluency. And please before you take your next test, buy mock pte test kits and take them, you'll practice what you've learned from the YouTube videos. I hope this helps

Thanks dear. I appreciate your input. kiss

Not that I am giving an excuse for failure or anything but I suspect faulty equipment. Lol
I'm not a native-speaker o, but 27? Haba sad

I know about our Nigerian accent and all. I've lived outside the country for 5 years now. And before this test, I had trained under a professional British tutor for 3 months. Attached is the screenshot of our conversation before the test.

Also I took 2 mocks tests before the real test (picture attached). I prepared a lot for this test, although I fluncked in about two of ths speaking tasks during the test.

As I said, I'm not making excuses. I just want to understand how to make improvements.

Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by skarlett(f): 3:02am On Dec 25, 2018
Zi:


Thanks dear. I appreciate your input. kiss

Not that I am giving an excuse for failure or anything but I suspect faulty equipment. Lol
I'm not a native-speaker o, but 27? Haba sad

I know about our Nigerian accent and all. I've lived outside the country for 5 years now. And before this test, I had trained under a professional British tutor for 3 months. Attached is the screenshot of our conversation before the test.

Also I took 2 mocks tests before the real test (picture attached). I prepared a lot for this test, although I fluncked in about two of ths speaking tasks during the test.

As I said, I'm not making excuses. I just want to understand how to make improvements.


Oh wow, I suspect faulty equipment then. Its well

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Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by jakandeola(m): 9:46am On Dec 25, 2018
skarlett:



Oh wow, I suspect faulty equipment then. Its well
Ibo beauty happy Christmas
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by skarlett(f): 3:33pm On Dec 25, 2018
jakandeola:
Ibo beauty happy Christmas

Thank you, wish you same
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by sweetilicious(f): 8:26pm On Dec 25, 2018
OzyMigrant:
Thanks I got the material
Please can I get the material?
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by sweetilicious(f): 8:34pm On Dec 25, 2018
Bnimz:
ehen, lemme begin.

Na speaking dey generally give headache during PTE, here are some tips I got while preparing and followed strictly.

1. Record yourself.. as in,, recoooord.. again and again, in different voices and accents, to see which one clear pass.. See me for example, i get one kind baritone voice... Just one recording showed me that this thing no go work ooo. na so I edit am.. I took the entire speaking section of the exam in a girly voice... grin simply because, as I dey practice, na that tone of voice clear pass for the recordings... Change your accent if you have to,, remember its not a human that is listening. Its a computer.

2. Pronunciation.. Chidike said he spoke in phonetics.... For this our default naija accent, we have the tendency to pronounce everything at the same volume.... nay nay.. no be so e dey work.. at least not according to the tips I read... dem say, you must put stress, raise volume, lower volume appropriately to show emphasis....

3. Please and please dont repeat yourself .. Na this thing important pass.. for each repetition, your communicative skills dey drop.. your vocabulary dey drop, your oral fluency dey drop

3A. Abeg, in the name of God, dont CORRECT YOURSELF.. if you dey misyarn, dey misyarn smoothly go... Content is only one third of the scoring... as long as what youre saying is broadly related to the topic, no correct any mistake o.. na fluency dey drop so... lemme give you one example.. During my test, they asked, Which country in the united kingdom has the 3rd largest population... Na Wales. I know say na Wales. My brain dey think Wales.. my mouth yarn Scotland ... chei.. shocked shocked as I hear am, me sef shock... shocked but I no change am o... and as you can see, e no affect result... the exam is a test of English, not a test of knowledge... If at that point, I said, SCOTLAND, ah, no, sorry, WALES, ... the computer go reason am say, which kind sentence be that? and oral fluency go drop, communicative skills go drop, grammar go drop...

3B. which brings me to the next subtopic. Always complete your sentences.. lets assume you see a pie chart,, you wan describe, your mouth talk say, The BAR GRAPH....... ..... NO CHANGE AM O.... just continue. after that sentence finishes, you fit con dey call am Pie chart from the next sentence... This is because, the computer reads the pauses for commas, and the pause that ends a sentence. if you say, The BAR GRAPH, con correct yaself say, the PIE CHART, what the computer sees is, THE BAR GRAPH THE PIE CHART, blah blah blah..... now which kind sentence be that one? na scores e dey affect.
Am keeping this.

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Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by sweetilicious(f): 8:37pm On Dec 25, 2018
Bnimz:
As I was saying, don't correct yaself...

Another thing, don't use fillers... Things like Aah, uhm hnmm, ... The computer doesn't understand them.. All your speaking subskills go dey drop for everything you say that the computer cannot interpret as English...

Now, for the individual sections... Describe image hard, so, according to the E2language people, you need a structure.. This structure now go change the question from an ESSAY, to Fill in the Gaps... For example.. If you have no structure, you'll think of what to say every single time.... However, if you have a structure like,,, The ..... graph represents,..... .. title.... key points,... Overall, it can be seen from the graph that..... Conclusion

This is different... You already know half of what you'll say... Na to dey change the title for each graph,, and to dey change the key points... As I said, there is no right or wrong... If you dey mis-yarn, dey mis-yarn go... Na your own understanding of the image be that... The computer only needs the keywords to score you for content... The rest na fluency, pronunciation and grammar..


Next, , once you're done talking, please click next.... Na true say the microphone go stop after 3 seconds of silence.. But don't give the computer that silence to analyze... Silence tells the computer that you've run out of things to say... Don't let it happen... Also, finish your description in 25 - 35 seconds... Don't let the recording cut you off and create an incomplete sentence


For retell lecture, there's one key thing to note,... The speakers say keywords with higher volume and stress... You don't have to listen to everything if e go confuse you.. Just listen for the keywords, names, dates, statistics... Write them down as they are spoken, then when you wan retell, fill them up with normal words to make complete sentences... You have to start writing immediately they start talking.. The time is not enough to write after they stop.

For summarize text, once again, its all about keywords,, just look for the ''WHO DID WHAT " in the passage...


Lastly, in terms of handling noise, raise your headset volume to the highest, , and don't be afraid to talk loudly... Na 15 of us do the test for one small room at my center.... As dem dey loud am, me sef dey loud am o... Na me sabi how much I pay for this test... Nobody go con use hin own palaver waste my money
Please can I get your number?

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Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by farnet: 10:56am On Dec 31, 2018
Compliments of the season everyone....Please anyone with info about pte owerri test center...i have heard some people here wrote their test their, and i have even seen the center among the pte center lists in the pte site, but surprisingly as i want to book now, i cant see the center.....can only see lagos, ikeja, abuja, ibadan, kaduna and ghana....somebody pls help.....is it possible that d center may hv bn delisted or what?
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by Prolivingproof(m): 11:35pm On Jan 01
farnet:
Compliments of the season everyone....Please anyone with info about pte owerri test center...i have heard some people here wrote their test their, and i have even seen the center among the pte center lists in the pte site, but surprisingly as i want to book now, i cant see the center.....can only see lagos, ikeja, abuja, ibadan, kaduna and ghana....somebody pls help.....is it possible that d center may hv bn delisted or what?
Owerri centre has been delisted.
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by Oyetunde10: 8:35am On Jan 10
Got my PTE Result today, I'm so excited because its my first attempt.

L- 84
R- 79
S- 70
W- 87

Overall score: 77
I needed to at least 10 points in PTE, so I'm okay with my result. I was really scared about my Speaking though, because I had a cold.

E2 Language tutorial really helped. Whoever recommended it on this forum, Godbless you!

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Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by Avangard(m): 9:18am On Jan 10
Oyetunde10:
Got my PTE Result today, I'm so excited because its my first attempt.

L- 84
R- 79
S- 70
W- 87

Overall score: 77
I needed to at least 10 points in PTE, so I'm okay with my result. I was really scared about my Speaking though, because I had a cold.

E2 Language tutorial really helped. Whoever recommended it on this forum, Godbless you!

Congrat bro..What was the experience like for retell lectures and image description?
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by dailynaukri(m): 3:49pm On Jan 10
Daily Naukri Alert provides test papers including PTE. They have been around for some time. I did get it from their website, but the only problem is you've to search a bit for the Test Papers. You can also find all other types of test papers. Mostly they provided posts for Government Jobs in India but now they are an all-rounder, you can find your test papers there!

Official Link
https://www.dailynaukrialert.com/
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by vickyuche: 2:18pm On Jan 18
Noreal:
YOU MAY PM ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR PTE ACADEMICS TIPS

Please, add me to the WhatsApp group.
08036747468.

Thanks

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Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by Massivedick: 11:40pm On Jan 18
Zi:


Thanks dear. I appreciate your input. kiss

Not that I am giving an excuse for failure or anything but I suspect faulty equipment. Lol
I'm not a native-speaker o, but 27? Haba sad

I know about our Nigerian accent and all. I've lived outside the country for 5 years now. And before this test, I had trained under a professional British tutor for 3 months. Attached is the screenshot of our conversation before the test.

Also I took 2 mocks tests before the real test (picture attached). I prepared a lot for this test, although I fluncked in about two of ths speaking tasks during the test.

As I said, I'm not making excuses. I just want to understand how to make improvements.
Perhaps you didn't test the microphone. Please try and run far from such centers.

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Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by edwards0125: 9:32am On Jan 19
CELPIP is now more trending than PTE. I just tried PTE exam Preparation from many popular websites. TCYonline was the most cheap and useful. Now looking for CELPIP exam material.
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by poundlander: 3:34pm On Jan 20
Noreal:
YOU MAY PM ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR PTE ACADEMICS TIPS
Please add up o8o95537. 154
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by sweetilicious(f): 6:37am On Jan 22
vickyuche:

Please, add me to the WhatsApp group. 08036747468.
Thanks
Add me too
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by sweetilicious(f): 6:44am On Jan 22
Prolivingproof:
Owerri centre has been delisted.
But I can write it in Enugu?
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by sweetilicious(f): 6:45am On Jan 22
farnet:
Compliments of the season everyone....Please anyone with info about pte owerri test center...i have heard some people here wrote their test their, and i have even seen the center among the pte center lists in the pte site, but surprisingly as i want to book now, i cant see the center.....can only see lagos, ikeja, abuja, ibadan, kaduna and ghana....somebody pls help.....is it possible that d center may hv bn delisted or what?
Please how did you register? Can I get your number?
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by lovedappie: 3:00pm On Jan 23
Noreal:
YOU MAY PM ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR PTE ACADEMICS TIPS

Can you please add me, my number is 08027579662, I'll like to join the WhatsApp group
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by folamee: 10:51pm On Jan 23
slysite4real:
Hi everyone,

I wrote my PTE-Academic yesterday and received my result today. I got the score I needed. Now my PTE practice material (prepared by Pearson) is up for sale at a reduced price. I bought it from UKEAS for 15k. It contains a textbook, a CD and a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains three unscored practice tests with answers and explanations. Send me an e-mail or drop a comment if you would like to buy.
pls is it still available, cos am interested, are u in lagos
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by folamee: 10:51pm On Jan 23
slysite4real:
Hi everyone,

I wrote my PTE-Academic yesterday and received my result today. I got the score I needed. Now my PTE practice material (prepared by Pearson) is up for sale at a reduced price. I bought it from UKEAS for 15k. It contains a textbook, a CD and a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains three unscored practice tests with answers and explanations. Send me an e-mail or drop a comment if you would like to buy.
pls is it still available, cos am interested, are u in lagos?
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by victor54: 11:37pm On Jan 23
Noreal:
YOU MAY PM ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR PTE ACADEMICS TIPS
Pls add me @ 09079411563
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by folamee: 1:21pm On Jan 24
slysite4real:
Hi everyone,

I wrote my PTE-Academic yesterday and received my result today. I got the score I needed. Now my PTE practice material (prepared by Pearson) is up for sale at a reduced price. I bought it from UKEAS for 15k. It contains a textbook, a CD and a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains three unscored practice tests with answers and explanations. Send me an e-mail or drop a comment if you would like to buy.
,pls i need this,i dont know if it's still available?
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by Avangard(m): 7:23pm On Jan 27
Hi Guys,

How do you speak? I'm asking because my speaking score was very low. I need to write another one ASAP.

Pls advise.

LRSW 68 75 44 83
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by slysite4real(m): 12:23am On Feb 10
folamee:
,pls i need this,i dont know if it's still available?

Sold
Re: Preparing For PTE? Get In Here by mayorlikeu(m): 2:52pm On Feb 10
vickyuche:


Please, add me to the WhatsApp group.
08036747468.

Thanks

Pls add me too plsss
2348062312987

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