PTE Reading – Fill in the blanks: Reading & Writing
There are two types of fill in the blanks type questions on PTE Academic Reading section. One of them is called “Fill in the Blanks: Reading & Writing”. It is slightly different from the other task in that the aspirants have four options to choose from, for each blank.
What is the PTE Fill in the Blanks: Reading & Writing task all about?
This is the first item type on PTE Reading part. In this task, you will be given a passage with blanks in between. For every blank, you will have four options to choose from.
This is how the Fill in the blanks: Reading & Writing task screen may look like on the real PTE:
Preparation & Attempt Time
You will not have any separate time to prepare or attempt. for this task. There is a general timer of around 32 to 40 minutes for the entire Reading section. So, you will need to manage your time smartly and decide where to invest more time.
Number of questions
Depending on the combination of questions on the test, you will find 5 or 6 questions of this type.
As the name of this question pattern suggests, you will get score on Reading and Writing sections. You get 1 point for every correct blank option that you select. There is no negative marking.
PTE Master Tips
Use process of elimination. If you cannot directly point at the right answer, you must learn to eliminate the wrong answer choices. Your knowledge of collocation pairs and basic grammar rules like singular/ plural and tenses is very important in using the process of elimination. Check whether the sentence in which the blank is given is in singular or plural and whether it is in present, past or future tense. This observation will help you in eliminating the answer choices.
Learn the PTE high frequency words given by PTE Topper mentors. These are the most basic words that appear most frequently on the PTE Academic.
Make sure you note down any and every new word that you encounter in a notebook. Keep revising these words at regular intervals.
How serious are you about your PTE prep?
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