PTE Academic Listening Test Useful Tips for Exam Practice

By | May 22, 2017

PTE Academic Listening Tips

      PTE Academic listening section held for 45 to 57 minutes depends on the given questions in the exam.Here you are tested on your listening skills mainly, as well as having some integrated speaking & listening questions.For each question, you have the opportunity to adjust the volume. While the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume.The item types it includes in this section are as follows:

PTE Academic test Useful Listening tips for Exam Practice

PTE Academic Useful Tips & Tricks for Listening Section:

PTE Listening is very easy and scoring if you pay attention to all parts of test carefully. The following are the different parts of PTE Listening

  1. Summarise Spoken Text
  2. Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Highlight correct summary
  5. Multiple-choice, choose single answer
  6. Select Missing word
  7. Highlight incorrect words
  8. Write from Dictation

PTE Tips for Summarize Spoken Text:

  • Make a note while listening to the text, vomit the vowels and practice you can save a lot of time.
  • Use the words, “The speaker says….”
  • Concentrate on topic sentences and most repeated words.
  • Time manage- 3 min plan, 5 min write, 2 min check (Spellings, Grammar).

Tips for Multiple & Single answer choices:

  • Multiple answers types have the Negative marking.
  • Most of the time answers rate of speech are fast so careful and listen.
  • Answers are mostly paraphrased.
  • Most of the answers you can find at the ending of listening so listen until it finishes.
  • Most of the time, Pay close attention to the frequency words (always, often, sometimes, never many, all, never, only.. etc) eliminate those options and find the correct answer.
  • Effectively heard word may not be correct word because it may be frequency word as above point.

Tips for Fill in the Blanks:

  • Note the answers in erasable notepad given by them and later fill the answers.
  • Check the spellings, Plurals.
  • Answers may be the high rate of speech and sometimes.

Tips for Highlight Correct Summary:

  • Note keywords in question.
  • Skim the options within given time.
  • Answers are paraphrased.
  • Catch the end of words and listen to the ending off the topic, you can catch the correct answer.
  • Concentrate on repeated words.

Tips for Missing words (Beep sound):

  • Understand the context of the listening so you can answer the correct option.

Tips for Write from Dictation:

  • Close your eyes and hear the text, so you can concentrate and remember it.
  • Proofread for Spellings and Grammar mistakes.

Other Tips to follow for PTE Academic Listening English Exam:

  • Make notes in erasable notepad
  • Manage your time
  • Be careful about negative marking
  • Pay close attention to the frequency words
  • Note keywords in question
  • Concentrate on repeated words
  • Write from Dictation(Always proofread for grammar and spellings mistakes)
  • Check Spellings
  • Skim the text before recording
If you follow these tips you can score maximum marks in Listening Exam Test.

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69 thoughts on “PTE Academic Listening Test Useful Tips for Exam Practice

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  2. Divya Singh

    Thanks for very informative posts on I’d like to share with you a good PTE Academic exam preparation

    1. barinder

      Thnkuuu so much
      i m so happy for that becouse last friday i got 49 point in pte test and m too worried about my future.
      But then i see ur tips. So,i decide it , I will book my test and practice at home with your important tips….
      thnkkkuuuuuuuu sooo mucccchh ……….

    2. barinder

      Thnkuuu so much
      i m so happy for that becouse last friday i got 49 point in pte test and m too worried about my future.
      But then i see ur tips. So,i decide it , I will book my test and practice at home ….

  3. Samiliana

    Thanks for your tips. I have done two time PTE , But always I run off the time and I answer 14 of 19 questions. what can I do for time management. I did everything you wrote it hear

  4. Rachna Thiyya

    Hi, I’m grateful that I found this site, tips are really helpful and precise. Many thanks for your effort:-)

  5. Prashant

    Hi AllInfi,

    Very nice tips and collection..! Thanks a lot.. 🙂

    Best Rgds,

  6. suresh

    Please provide more tips so that we can practice where we are,the above notes are good it ill help me to prepare for the pte test.


    Thanks.. Really helpful article!!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much sir!!!!

  8. samy

    Hello !!
    You are doing great job. I couldn;t download the materil from the link highlighted. Could you please suggest me how can I get this material.

    Thanks in advance

  9. Simrik

    Thanks for the tips. I have one confusion with summarize spoken text, do we have to summarize in one sentence between 50-70 words or can we write more than one sentence within the word limit?Also, can you please illustrate what you mean by “vomit the vowels”?

  10. Mohammad robiul islam

    Really fantastic and brilliant
    I want more tips from u

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  12. Riju Bhargava

    Thank you very much. Your tips have been really helpful. I could pass the test after going through these.


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