April 24, 2024
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA
  1. Prompt: You’re given a prompt on a general interest topic (science, technology, social issues, etc.). It often asks you to take a stance (agree/disagree) or discuss causes and effects. You have 20 minutes to plan, write, and revise your essay.
  2. Word Count: Your essay should be between 200-300 words.
  3. Scoring: Your essay is automatically scored on these factors:
    • Content: Your ability to address the topic, develop a clear position, and support your ideas with relevant examples.
    • Development, Structure, and Coherence: How well your ideas are organized into paragraphs with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Your essay should show a logical flow.
    • Grammar: Accuracy of your grammar and sentence structures.
    • General Linguistic Range: The range and complexity of your vocabulary.
    • Vocabulary Range: The diversity of words you use, including less common vocabulary.
    • Spelling: Correctness of your spelling.
  • Understand the Prompt: Carefully analyze the topic and determine the main question asked.
  • Quick Planning: Take 2-3 minutes to brainstorm key points to support your opinion or argument.
  • Essay Structure:
    • Introduction: Introduce the topic and clearly state your thesis statement (main argument).
    • Body Paragraphs (2-3): Develop each supporting point in a separate paragraph with examples and explanations.
    • Conclusion: Summarize your main points and restate your thesis.
  • Linking Words and Phrases: Use transition words to ensure a smooth flow between ideas (e.g., moreover, therefore, in contrast).
  • Proofread: Leave time after writing to check for grammatical errors and clarity.
  • PTE Practice Essays: Search for “PTE Essay Prompts” to find many examples and practice tests.
  • Write on Diverse Topics: Regularly practice writing essays on various subjects to broaden your thinking and vocabulary
  • Get Feedback If possible, ask a teacher or someone with good writing skills to evaluate your essays.
  • Staying on topic and addressing the prompt fully is crucial.
  • Avoid informal language or slang.
  • You can write in either British or American English, but be consistent.