Welcome to the seventh and last video in the Super PTE Learning System training.
In this we will look at the 7th scoring parameter – Language Diversity!
In PTE Academic the best score is reserved for someone who is confident in the usage of English language.
If you know, which word to use in which context, what kind of expressions to use, how to connect sentences properly, you can score really well.
Basically, you need to show to the PTE software, that you are capable of all of this.
So, that is what I will help you to do.
I will cover two things in this video.
How to make your language look diverse
Some words and phrases that will show you have a good grasp over English language.
Let’s look at how to make your language look diverse!
Simple solution is:
Use a variety of words.
Don’t repeat the same words again and again.
It is quite simple actually.
Try to use similar words or synonyms.
This is especially relevant in your essays, because you will be expected to write a large number of words.
Showing diversity in essay writing is therefore essential.
Here’s how you go about it!
At the end, leave 3~4 minutes to pick and replace words with their better counterparts.
I will give you a list of some of the high scoring words that you can use in place of their easy counterparts.
Instead of using the easy word, use the one more difficult.
Let me give you some examples:
Instead of saying short, you can say brief.
In place of tasty, you can say delicious.
There is a whole list of such words and their replacements, which you can find below this video.
Similarly, in other questions such as lectures and images, don’t just repeat what you hear or see on the screen.
Instead, paraphrase it.
Add your own words to it.
And, finally in summarize text questions, don’t just copy paste and combine the sentences to make one long sentence.
Here also, first paraphrase and then combine the sentence fragments!
Use word replacements from the list and demonstrate a good vocabulary.
If you do all of this, you will make PTE Academic software very happy.
And, if the software is happy, it will give you a good score.
The second thing which I want to talk about is:
Some words and phrases that tell the computer that you have a good grasp over English language usage.
It shows that you have understood the context and how the sentences connect to each other.
I have divided these words and phrases into various categories, each corresponding to a situation you will face in your responses.
Let us go through them one by one.
First, when listing points, you can use:
This is useful in organizing your paragraphs or points within a paragraph.
Firstly, the problem of pollution cannot be attributed to just one source.
Next, we have some words you can use when giving information:
• In addition
• Not only…but also
This is useful, when you are supporting a key point. If you have mentioned an aspect or advantage of something, you can add moreover, or, in addition before you mention the other aspect.
Not only does pollution degrade the natural beauty of our environment, but also harms the overall quality of life.
Let’s look at some phrases we can use for giving examples:
• For instance
• For example
• To illustrate
For instance, all major cities are today choking under car fumes.
Next, what can we use for emphasizing a certain point:
• In particular
This is when you want to really focus on a point or highlight a major point.
In particular, one needs to find solution for the pollution caused by old vehicles.
When you want to explain results or consequences, you can use:
• As a result
As a result, our cities are not worth living anymore.
Whether writing essays or giving spoken responses, you will often find yourself contrasting and comparing between things. In such a situation, you can use:
• Even though
• On the other hand
• In comparison
However, all is not yet lost and we can still fight the pollution problem.
When you want to explain the reason or cause behind something, use these words:
• Due to
• Owing to
Owing to the citizen awareness, governments have been forced to enact rules against vehicular emissions.
Often when starting your spoken response or in the introduction of your essay, you can use these:
• I agree
• I concur
• I disagree
I agree, no single party is responsible for the pollution mess we are in today.
Finally, when you are ending your response or concluding your essay, use these:
• In conclusion
• To conclude
• To summarize
• To sum up
To summarize, pollution is the biggest problem of our day, but sincere efforts by governments and people can help find a solution.
Now, listen to me!
This is a MUST DO thing.
There is no point writing an essay or giving a spoken response, if you don’t use these words and phrases.
If your language is going to remain simplistic
and, you are not going to use the correct words and phrases for that context, you will never get a 79 plus.
So, stop using simple language.
Make a conscious effort to put in these words and phrases in your responses.
If you do that, your score will see a huge jump!
OK, with that, we have come to the end of the 7th and last video in the Super PTE Language System.
These 7 videos are about the most important things that you need to focus on to get a 79 plus in PTE Academic.
Now, all you need to do is get sufficient practice, keeping everything that we have studied in mind.
Do that, and I am one hundred percent sure, you will achieve a 79 plus.
All the best!
I look forward to your success.
- For a high score you need to demonstrate a good command over language.
- Using a wide variety of words will help you show this.
- Try to use more difficult words where possible. Refer to the list provided.
- Use words and phrases appropriate to the situation.
- Always some time in the end of written responses for review and improvement.