SUMMARIZE SPOKEN TEXT
One of the scoring parts of PTE listening is summarize spoken text. In this part of listening, there is an audio of 60 to 90 seconds. The audio begins automatically. You are able to listen to the audio recording only once. Along with that you are provided with an erasable notepad. You are allowed to note down the keywords, simultaneously. You will see a box on your screen in which you write what you have heard.
At the top of the box, there are also cut, copy and paste buttons, which you may choose to use while constructing your summary.
Cut: If you wish to remove text select your text that you want to remove and left-click “Cut”. As there is a negative marking for using backspace, so, it is better to use this tool whenever required.
Copy: To copy your text, select text from your answer that you wish to copy and left-click “Copy”. It is helpful for you to save your time. You can easily adjust sentences and words by using a copy option.
Paste: It is used after the cut or copy tool. After copying or cutting the text you need to paste it at your desired place. Thus, to paste any text, place the cursor where you wish to paste the cut/copied text and left-click “Paste”.
These tools make editing easy and time-saving. So, make efficient use of such options to save time for further questions.
Tips to write summarize spoken text
1. Time limit
You will be given 10 minutes to listen and write your summary. To manage your time it is approachable to note down your keywords clearly. So, you can easily understand what you have written and type it easily.
2. Word Count
Word limit for summarize spoken text is 70 words. Make sure you must write the desired number of words. Grades will not be given for the exceeded or decreased number of words. The box at the bottom counts the number of words you write. The ideal word limit for summarize spoken text is between 50 to 70 words.
As there is a partial count for writing module, it is necessary to avoid grammatical errors. It will enhance your scores in the writing module. Always use correct tenses in summarize spoken text. Make sure you should attain perfection in spellings. Avoid repetition of words and use synonyms instead.
It is important to check what you have written in your summary. So, after writing summary proofreading is must to evaluate what you have written in summarize spoken text. Proofreading is necessary to correct misspelled words and other errors.
Punctuate every sentence correctly to enhance grades in the listening and writing module. It is mandatory
to write capital word after a full stop.
To remain conscious is important while doing summarize spoken text. Do not daydream while recording is playing. Listen to every line properly, write down the important keywords and date if any.
We hope this blog will instruct you about doing summarize spoken text. Comment your views if these tips are helpful for you to do listening.