PTE Write From Dictation task
1. How you are scored
PTE Write From Dictation task contributes to your listening as well as writing score.
1 mark is awarded for each correct word (only if the spelling is right).
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.