Taking the PTE Academic and scoring well in the Summarize spoken text section requires not only a strong knowledge of the English language but also strong written skills and a good technique for accurately summarizing the information provided. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips that you can use to maximize your score in this section.
Tips for Summarize Spoken Text:
- Listen Carefully: When given a lecture or audio, it is important that you listen and understand the content carefully and accurately. Make sure to take notes as you listen, this will help you recall the details that you have heard. This is especially important as it will help you answer the question correctly.
- Understand the main ideas: It is important to understand the key points and main ideas mentioned in the audio. This can be done by understanding the context by listening to the audio and by jotting down the most important ideas.
- Avoid straying away from the text given: Many test takers make the mistake of wandering away from the context of the audio and write about irrelevant topics. Make sure to stick to the main idea of the audio as this will ensure that you accurately summarize the spoken text.
- Use your own words: When writing a summary, make sure to use your own words in order to demonstrate your comprehension of the material. Avoid using the same words and phrases from the audio as this can lead to plagiarism.
- Write in the present tense: When writing a summary, the most suitable tense you should use is the present tense. This will ensure that your summary is concise and accurate.
- Use accurate and concise language: Your summary should be concise yet comprehensive. Make sure to use only relevant details and avoid any superfluous language.
- Re-read and edit your answer: Once you have written your summary, it is important that you re-read your answer and edit it accordingly. This will help you find any mistakes and correct them before submitting your answer.
By following the above-mentioned techniques, you can easily maximize your score in PTE Summarize spoken text. Make sure to practice and do as many mock tests as you can in order to better understand the type of questions asked and be sure to follow us for more important updates on PTE.