How to score 79+ PTE Academic in a week

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta - Updated on  16 Apr, 19

Score 79+ in PTE – first attempt

I got PTE overall score of 85 in first attempt itself after preparing for a week. Here is my score sheet for reference to prove my claim:

PTE English Overall high score 85 first attempt
PTE English Overall high score 85 first attempt

I searched internet content extensively and have finally created these notes that helped me get 85 points in PTE in my very first attempt.

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I have embedded these videos here after watching them carefully and analyzing the content quality.

You do not need to go anywhere else if you just watch them and learn the tricks (and cheat sheets) mentioned.
If you just go through them, you will be able to score 79+ in each PTE academic module like reading, listening, writing and speaking.

PTE Image description tips and tricks for 79+ score

6-7 images questions – Aim to speak for 35 seconds. Total time is 40 sec

If no idea about what is shown, just read the words from the image and keep speaking.
Try to avoid Y axis completely unless, it looks easy at first glance. Best training video for Image questions from

PTE Academic – image description – tried and tested method – Cheat Sheet

  1. Introduction (use 10 sec) – This image represents TITLE + X Axis
  2. Key features (use 20 sec) – Just KEEP it SIMPLE.
    Describe the MAX/Min to maintain fluency and time limit.
    Avoid hesitation. Stay calm.
    Keep the sentence going on. Don’t re-start sentence.
    Read words from the image.
  3. Conclusion (5-6 sec) – SINGLE SENTENCE
    Overall, say the conclusion.
    DON’T worry even if you say the wrong conclusion. It does not matter.
    Oral fluency is judged.
    Don’t STOP and don’t restart sentence.

PTE Repeat sentence Tried and tested tricks for 79+ score

10-12 sentence repetition

PTE Academic Repeat sentence – tried and tested method – Cheat Sheet

  1. Listen to phrases. Divide it into 3-4 phrases.
  2. Understand the content.
  3. Repeat with intonation (raise voice at important words, lower voice at end of sentence) and meaning.

PTE RETELL Lecture tips and tricks

3-4 lectures
Take notes. Note keywords. Get idea about the whole topic.

PTE Retell Lecture Cheat Sheet

Just use the sentences in BOLD as it is and then the words from what you heard.

  1. The speaker was discussing TOPIC
  2. FIRSTLY, he mentioned KEYWORD 1
  3. He THEN talked about KEYWORD 2
  4. IN ADDITION, He discussed KEYWORD 3
  5. He described KEYWORD 4
  6. FINALLY, He suggested KEYWORD 5

PTE Listening: Write from dictation or Summarize Spoken Text

Runs for 60-90 seconds, 2-3 dictations/lectures
50-70 words, 10 minute TOTAL time. You get about 8-9 minute for writing after listening to lecture.

Similar to Re-tell lecture except that you have to write here than speaking. Try to write between 65-70 words to get maximum marks on content.
Take notes and UNDERSTAND the dictation/ spoken lecture. Multiple sentences are allowed.

PTE summarize spoken text (Same as Re-tell lecture) – Cheat Sheet

  1. The speaker was discussing TOPIC
  2. FIRSTLY, he mentioned KEYWORD 1
  3. He THEN talked about KEYWORD 2
  4. IN ADDITION, He discussed KEYWORD 3
  5. He described KEYWORD 4
  6. FINALLY, He suggested KEYWORD 5

PTE Academic Write Essay Tricks

200-300 words, 220-250 words is ideal

PTE essay writing for 79+ score cheat Sheet- Excellent strategy

Divide the whole essay into 4 parts:
1. Introduction
2. Paragraph 1 – Side 1
3. Paragraph 2 – Side 2
4. Conclusion

Next step is to further sub-divide the essay sections into each sentence as shown in the image. Watch the video above for excellent explanation.

screen shot from Jay E2 language Essay video

This is screen shot from Jay’s E2 language Essay video.

Thanks to E2 Learning and Jay

All thanks to for providing valuable tips for PTE english exam online for FREE.
I did not enroll in any of their paid programs. Just their video tutorials and mock-up tests online on YouTube channel are good enough.

Jay from E2 Learning is awesome :slight_smile:
His methods for cracking each type of PTE question are just un-beatable.
It can’t go wrong if you follow it by heart.


   105 Questions & Answers

  1. Fatima Mazhar
    Fatima Mazhar 16 Apr, 19 at 12:56 am

    I scored 80 in my PTE. All because of this article. Thank you!

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 6:42 am

      Congratulations. Thanks for sharing your result.

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