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Week 4 Wrap up

Congratulations on finishing the course! We’ve really enjoyed sharing our strategies for improving your language and skills for sitting the PTE test. After all the work you’ve put in over …

Welcome to Week 4

In the video John provides you with an overview of what we will cover in the final week of the course. This week we will identify, explain and practise the …

What comes next?: Predicting

Predicting Content The listening method in the video for predicting content will also help during Select Missing Word questions, as the topic of the text you listen to is given …

Want to know more?

Thank you for joining us in this course offered by Griffith English Language Institute (GELI). GELI is Griffith University’s official English language provider. We have been delivering award-winning English language …

Variations in tone, speed and accent

In the listening section of PTE Academic, you will need to have a good understanding of variations in tone, speed and accent in order to understand what the speakers are …

Following a logical sequence

Understanding the organisation and cohesion of an academic text is an important reading strategy for many item types in Part 2 of the PTE test. Text organisation refers to how …

Intensive Reading

In order to be successful in the reading section of the PTE test, you need to demonstrate a range of reading strategies and skills. Intensive reading In the PTE test …

Identifying relationships between ideas

Identifying relationships between ideas is a key reading skill in the PTE test. This involves understanding the specific language that is used to indicate, develop and connect ideas in a …

Welcome to week 3

In Part 2 and Part 3 of the PTE test, you will be tested on your reading and listening skills. These sections require you to combine a number of core …

Week 3 wrap up

Congratulations on coming this far in the course. To recap this week, we highlighted that: the reading and listening sections of PTE examine your ability to comprehend the meaning conveyed …

Reading and listening for meaning

In many PTE test items, you need to think deeply about what you read and listen to in order to understand the text at a deeper level. Watch the video …

Identifying the topic and main idea

Many items in PTE, test your ability to read and listen to gather information, key ideas and concepts in a text. This requires you to use a wide range of …

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We hope this course so far has given you helpful new information and built on your knowledge and experience of the PTE. The final week of this course is scheduled …

Recognising words that go together

In English there are many words that go together or form fixed relationships. You will need to have a good understanding of these phrases and relationships to answer a number …

Inferring meaning of unfamiliar words

An important skill to improve vocabulary for effective reading and listening is inferring unknown words from context and using word structure to decode unfamiliar vocabulary. Context Sometimes you can guess …