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PTE Write From Dictation

PTE Write From Dictation task

1. How you are scored

PTE Write From Dictation task contributes to your listening as well as writing score.

Partial credit:

  • 1 Each correct word spelled correctly
  • 0 Each incorrect or misspelled word

1 mark is awarded for each correct word (only if the spelling is right).

For example

if it’s a 10-word sentence as below
Control systems in manufacturing require a high level of accuracy.   

And your responds as below

Control system in manufacturing requires high level of accuracy.

Your total score for this question will be 7/10.

2. Don’t listen and write simultaneously

Listen first, and while you are listening to the audio, your focus should be on understanding the meaning of the sentence, rather than memorizing words.

3. Avoid using full words the first time you write

Once the recording is over, quickly type everything you can remember in the response box or write them on the notepad, using short forms as much as possible.

For example, “people” can be noted as “ppl”, “globalization” can be noted as “glo”

4. Put all the words in the correct order

Even if you manage to get all the words right, you might lose marks if the correct sequence is not followed in Write from Dictation tasks.

5. Check for grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes

Every sentence in your response to Write from Dictation task should begin with a capital letter, and end with a full stop. No other punctuation marks are required. Don’t introduce articles where it is unnecessary.

Stay clear from mixing singular with plural nouns. Mistaking “tree” as “trees” or “levels” as “level” are all considered as errors. If you cannot remember if it is singular or plural in the audio, use your knowledge of English grammar to help you decide.

6. Do not skip the question

If you are unable to recall all the parts of the sentence, type as many words accurately as you can. Since there is no negative marking, writing even a fraction of the sentence will fetch you some marks.

7. Don’t forget to click next

Please remember that the next item does not start until you click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.