The last couple of years have seen the mushrooming up of several PTE Academic coaching centres in Australia. What was once a distant second to IELTS, is now fast becoming the preferred exam for Australian PR. According to Alice Smith, Student Coordinator at Sure Way English PTE coaching website, PTE is the preferred option because of easy date availability, fast results and the computerized nature of the exam.
Alice has just recently finished working on a guide for PTE Answer Short Question which is one of the simplest but often misunderstood question types asked in PTE. This simplicity extends to the entire PTE Exam. According to her, test takers often confuse simplicity with lower difficulty level. As a result, they end up underestimating the effort needed to prepare for PTE Academic.
One needs to have a clear understanding of the ultimate goal and only then proceed to take the PTE Academic exam. Is your goal a simple pass? Or do you want to get a score of 79 plus and more? These questions will determine the time and effort needed to prepare for PTE.
Your first stop is obviously the official Pearson website, to find out the basics of PTE Academic. On the website you will get to know all about the exam and also be able to book a slot for your exam.
Once done, you need to find the right training for the exam. Do not think that the exam is a cakewalk. It is a serious exam meant to judge your English ability for a very serious purpose, i.e. your permanent residency in Australia. So, give the exam all the thought and effort needed. A quick search on Google will throw up various PTE coaching centers near you.
But do you really want to sit in a classroom, for an exam that is taken entirely online? When our team went looking, we found that most of these so called coaching centers were run by PTE test takers who ended up getting a good score and became tutors due to lack of any other job opportunity.
Never put your fate in the hand of such tutors!
Your best sources for preparation are online! You can find several PTE channels on YouTube. Our team highly recommends the PTE course channel by Sure Way English and a channel with Real PTE Questions by Super PTE.
The Pearson website also contains a treasure trove of PTE preparation materials – ranging from score guides to an offline mock test. Make the most of that.
If you have even a basic familiarity with online software, you can get the most out of an online course such as this. No need to waste months sitting in classrooms and paying thousands to tutors.
PTE Academic has opened up a unique window of opportunity for Australian PTE seekers. The Australian Immigration is making it increasingly more difficult to meet the language requirements. In six months or more, even PTE Academic will become harder. Don’t keep waiting and miss the boat.
Make up your mind, draw a plan and you can be on your way to Australian PTE in no time!