Practising is very clearly the best way to score well in your PTE exam. Constant and structures prepping will give you an advantage when writing your test. However, you must know that preparing for the PTE is unlike the preparation required for any other test. It isn’t simply a test for which you can read up on the practice material and directly write what you remember.
There are many factors in a PTE test that need to be taken under consideration. One example is how usually in any exam you would have given, the environment is quiet and there is absolutely no disturbance. Everyone around you is also quietly focusing on the test they’re taking. However, that is not true for a PTE test.
There is constant noise and chatter when you’re sitting in the examination hall. Often, you will find the audio being played to you has background noises as well.
The test requires the students to talk out loud very often, as there is a big speaking component to the test. This means that while you are given headphones, you will still face a ton of disturbance from the other test takers around you and there is not much you can do about that. You will just have to deal with people describing an image or retelling a lecture all around you, which will take you off track unless you were already prepared for it. Just by reading this, at least you are aware of this fact which already puts you in a better place.
If you request to be seated in a different place to avoid the noise, this will only lead to you being more stressed and wasting your time. It’s best to avoid asking the facilitators and just continue with the test to the best of your ability. And if you prepared fully aware of this, then you will not be that affected by it. That is why experts will often tell you that focus is the most important aspect of a