PTE: FIVE easy-to-follow steps to write PTE Essays (200-300 words)

How do you produce a decent piece of essay within 20 minutes to achieve your target band? Just follow the steps below:

Step 1: Understand the Question Type. (1 minutes)

Read the question (Is it Agree/Disagree, Advantage & Disadvantage, Describe a Situation, Describe a Case study, Discuss both issues, or a Double Question?)
Paraphrase the topic accordingly based on the question type and take your Positionn

Step 2: Brainstorming. (1-2 minutes)

Think of a couple of main points / specific reasons based on your taken position to be developed into full body paragraphs (of 80-100 words each) .

Step 3:   Planning. (1-2 minutes)

Now use a mind mapping, flowcharting or tabling technique to expand the main points. Add specific related details. Think of what example/s (from your experience, observation or knowledge) to use?

Step 4: Writing. (25 minutes)

a. Introduction – (3 sentences of 30-40 words in total, consisting of Background General statement + expansion + Position / Thesis Statement).

b. 2-3 Body paragraphs – 1 sentence of Main Point, 2-3 detailed explanations, 1-2 example sentences AND 1 final Recap to relate back to your Main Point.\

c. Conclusion – 2 sentences of 20-30 words in total, summary / conclusion of your essay + a general reason / prediction / condition / position of the subject matter.

(Timing: Intro 2-3 min + Body 5×2 min + Conclusion 2 min)

Step 5: Checking (2 minutes)

Proofread your essay for Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, Punctuation and Relevance / Consistency of Content.

Practise your typing skills too so that you can manage 250-270 words to get Score >=65-79+!

Good luck!

26 September 2017

Telaga

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