Tips For PTE Answer Short Questions

In PTE answer short question, there are 6-7 tasks. For each task, you hear a question and speak your answer into the microphone. You hear a question and speak your answer into the microphone. Please give a simple and short answer. often just one or a few words is enough.

  • Sometime a picture will be given and the answer lies in relation to the given picture.
  • There is no tone to indicate in this question type and you are supposed to answer when the blue recording bar appears in the recording status box.

TIME MANAGE

In Speaking, time is allocated separately for each question. Usually, it will be mentioned in instruction or in the audio player/ recorder. Hence, you have to follow a given time. You can not manage time as per your wish.

PTE ANSWER SHORT QUESTIONS TIPS

Don’t forget the articles a, an, and the while writing answers. If you don’t know the answer, just repeat the words in the question. Remember, you must answer as soon as the microphone opens. There is NO TONE TO INDICATE and you are supposed to answer when the blue recording bar appears in the recording status box. Made a mistake – don’t worry- you can correct yourself as the score depends on the correct word or words only.

TOPICS TO CONSIDER

When it comes to PTE SPEAKING MODULE, there are a few different types of questions. However, the most confusing one is NUMERAL PREFIX based question. Although numeral prefix questions in this section are based on general knowledge of day to day life as well as common sense, they are asked in a manner that sounds rather sophisticated and complex.

FOR EXAMPLE

  • How many parties are involved in bilateral talks?
  • How many tires does a quad bike have?
  • When is a bicentenary celebrated?
  • How many years does a 5 decade have?

Let`s take the first question, Sounds confusing! Doesn’t it?

Actually, it is simply because all you need to know is the numeral prefix, and that’s it. The word ‘bilateral’ has a prefix ‘bi’ which means 2; the answer would be “2 parties”. In the case of 2nd question, Quad means 4; the answer is 4 tires; bicentenary has ‘bi’ which means 2;‘centenary’ which means 100 years; decades have prefix ‘deca’ which means 10.

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