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What Are the PTE Academic Enabling Skills?

Neha Aggarwal Jun 19, 2019
The enabling skills in PTE Academic are:
Grammar, Oral Fluency, Pronunciation, Spelling, Vocabulary & Written Discourse.

In this story, we will explore what these skills are about, and what are the questions that come under it. Enabling skills are scored individually and also contribute to specific question type’s partial score.

Grammar

If you follow all the basic rules of English, you will get flying colors in grammar. The questions that are evaluated to score you on grammar are:
  • Part I Speaking & Writing: Summarize Written Text & Essay
  • Part III Listening: Summarize Spoken Text

Oral Fluency

In order to score better in terms of oral fluency, you have to speak in a natural and easily understood speech. Don’t rush or slow down.
The questions that are evaluated to score you on oral fluency are:
  • Part I Speaking & Writing: Read Aloud, Repeat Sentence, Describe Image, Re-Tell Lecture.

Pronunciation

Pronunciation can change the meaning of words if spoken incorrectly. Therefore, it’s really important to pronounce words right in PTE. Your accent doesn’t affect your score, in case you were wondering.
The questions that are evaluated to score you on pronunciation are:
  • Part I Speaking & Writing: Read Aloud, Repeat Sentence, Describe Image, Re-Tell Lecture.

Spelling

Writing words according to the spelling rules of the language can fetch you good marks. You can use only use one spelling convention throughout the test.
The questions that are evaluated to score you on spelling are:
  • Part I Speaking & Writing: Summarize Written Text, Essay.
  • Part III Listening: Summarize Spoken Text.

Vocabulary

Repeating words is something PTE does not want you to do. Explore your vocabulary, improve it if you want to score more. The questions that are evaluated to score you on vocabulary are:
  • Part I Speaking & Writing: Summarize Written Text, Essay.
  • Part III Listening: Summarize Spoken Text.

Written Discourse

The structure of a written text, its internal coherence, logical development and the range of linguistic resources used to express meaning accurately matters. In other words, you have to be good at writing to score more in this particular skill.
  • Part I Speaking & Writing: Summarize Written Text, Essay.