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PTE Topic Overview: Summarize Written Text

How to answer this question type

For Summarize Written Text, you need to write a summary of the text in one sentence.

You have to finish writing your summary within 10 minutes. You must include the main aspects of the reading text in a full single sentence of 75 words or fewer.

The word counter at the bottom of the screen keeps track of how many words you’ve typed. You may also use the cut, copy, and paste options to help you create your summary.

  • Cut: Firstly, select the text you want to remove from your response and left-click “Cut.”
  • Copy: Secondly, select the text you want to copy from your response and left-click “Copy.”
  • Paste: Lastly, left-click “Paste” and place the cursor where you want to paste the cut/copied text.

Some Tips:

  • Check if your response is in the correct form before submitting
  • Use complex and compound sentences to practice

Answer Short Question – Scoring Mechanism:

  • Content: Does your response summarize the main aspects of the text?
    Your response is scored, determining the fact if you have covered all the important points. You will not obtain any score points for your summary on any of the four elements if your summary misinterprets the topic or aim of the passage. Your summary will receive a score of 0 out of 10. The best replies simply explain the primary topic and condense significant supporting details. They concentrate on the subject, including just the most significant details and supporting points.
  • Form: Do you have a response that is between 200 and 300 words in length?
    The number of words in your response is used to score the form. If your essay is between 200 and 300 words, you will earn full credit. Your score will be reduced if you write fewer than 200 words or more than 300 words. You will not obtain any score points for your essay on any of the seven categories if it has less than 120 words or more than 380 words. Your essay will receive a zero grade.
  • General Linguistic Range: Does your response convey your idea properly?
    The general linguistic range is determined by analyzing if your language correctly expresses your views. This involves your capacity to communicate information through precise descriptions, changing emphasis, eliminating ambiguity, expressing intricacies in meaning, and using aesthetic aspects. If you correctly employ complicated phrase structures and language, you are more likely to obtain full credit than if you regularly use basic sentence structures and terminology. Because complicated thoughts are frequently represented using sophisticated phrase patterns and terminology, this is the case. The greatest replies employ language that emphasizes crucial points, communicates perspectives imaginatively, and promotes clear communication.
  • Grammar: Does your response express accurate use of grammar?
    Grammar is graded by analyzing if the sentence’s basic structure is proper. The main clause and subordinate clause are generally consistent in the best replies.
  • Vocabulary: Does your response maintain the correct and appropriate choice of words?
    The variety of terms in your response and their appropriateness in an academic setting is used to determine vocabulary range. If necessary, synonyms, idiomatic idioms, and academic terminology are evaluated. The best answers use accurate academic vocabulary and prevent repetition by employing synonyms and idioms as needed.
  • Spelling: Does your response employ correct and consistent use of a single spelling convention?
    English spelling standards from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada are recognized by PTE Academic. In a particular response, however, one spelling standard should be utilized consistently.

Some Notes:

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