The PTE Academic Test (PET) is a standardized English language proficiency test conducted by Pearson VUE. The exam tests candidates’ ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English. PET consists of two sections – listening and reading comprehension.
PTE has become a mandatory requirement for international students who want to study or work in Australia. This test is also required for those applying for Australian visas for various purposes.
If you want to improve your English skills before taking the test, then learning new words and phrases can go a long way.
The PTE exam is known for being very tough because it tests vocabulary usage. Here are 5 apps which can help you improve your vocabulary for PTE quickly.
Duolingo is a free language learning app that offers over 100 languages to choose from. You can practice speaking and listening skills while reading and writing lessons. You can even create your own vocabulary lists. There’s no time limit to complete each lesson, so you can work at your own pace.
For someone with limited English skills, this can be a great place to start their PTE Test preparation.
Memrise is a great way to improve your memory and focus. You’ll study flashcards with different topics and repeat them out loud. After repeating the cards enough times, they will automatically memorize the information.
Vocabulary.com is a website where you can look up any word you don’t know. You have the option to listen to definitions read aloud, watch videos, and read synonyms and antonyms. This website can help you enhance your vocabulary knowledge and be extremely useful for academic test takers preparing for any English proficiency tests.
TED-Ed is a site dedicated to teaching kids about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). All the videos on this website have interactive transcripts. So if there’s something you don’t understand, just click on it and you’ll get more info.
Quizlet is another great resource for improving your vocabulary. It provides quizzes and games that are easy to learn and fun to play.
Tips to Build Vocabulary for PTE
- Try to learn 5-10 words daily
- make a list where you note newly learnt words
- note their forms and usage
- Using a dictionary
- learn collocations of highly used words
There are several websites which offer similar services but these five are my personal favorites! If you’re interested in studying anything else related to PTE preparation, check out my YouTube channel for more information (https://www.youtube.com/c/romanpte)