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Tips for PTE Summarize written text questions.

If you have already had the coaching courses and you are already very familiar with the PTE exam, this article may be able to bring you some new inspiration.

If you are new to the PTE exam, then this article can save you time and help you avoid detours.

Many candidates think that writing is the most difficult part in the PTE exam.


The writing part includes one of the following three combinations:

2 Summarize written text and 1 Essay

3 Summarize written text and 1 Essay

2 Summarize written text and 2 Essay

The time allocated for these three combinations is 40 minutes, 50 minutes and 60 minutes.

The summarize written text question will be that :


Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence. Type your response in the box at the bottom of the screen. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage


You should use your own text to summarize the given article. The summary must be completed within 10 minutes and the number of words should be within 5 to 75 words. Remember, you must write the summary in one sentence.

Listed below are 5 tips that will help you improve your PTE preparation level and improve your score in the "summarize written text".


1. Use complex sentences correctly

If you are not sure whether you can use complex sentences correctly, use simple sentences. For example, only use the structure of "…, and …, and …." If you feel you can handle complex sentences, you should practice writing complex sentences and use them correctly. If you don’t know the correct usage of commas and semicolons, please avoid them. It is also important to use correct punctuation and capital letters.

2. Write just one sentence to complete your summary


Many times, candidates forget that they can only use one sentence to summarize the article. They stopped and started with a new sentence, or forgot to use the conjunction (and). Following the instructions given, this is completely incorrect. Remember, with a limit of 5 to 75 words, you only need to write a sentence.


3.Find out the main points

Do not try to summarize everything. Try to find the main idea behind the paragraph and grasp the key words. Usually there will be important content in the first and last sentences of a paragraph. One thing to consider is not to copy the sentences in the article completely, but to use synonymous substitution methods.

4. Pay attention to the grammatical tenses

Different paragraphs of an essay may use several different tenses, but candidates should pay attention to writing in the same tense when summarizing. At the last minute of the exam, students should make sure that your grammar and spelling are correct.

5. Try the PTE practice test

Get in the habit of identifying key points and how to summarize them. Try the PTE practice test to improve your writing skills. These tests provide an interface similar to actual tests, so they can help you better prepare.

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