PTE Listening: Select missing word(s)

Super strategies for PTE Listening Select missing word

In this post, we will see some of the super strategies for PTE Listening select missing word task. You need to anticipate what would be said next and for that reason, you need to first listen to the audio carefully.

Understand the meaning and then select the correct option. The answer would be related to the meaning of the recording.

If you understand the meaning, you would definitely know the answer. If you can’t understand then do not waste time on guessing. There is no negative marking so you should guess if you don’t know the answer.

Before listening, you would get 7 seconds and you should read the first sentence of the instruction as it shows you the topic of the recording and you will be prepared for that topic.

While listening, 95% you should listen carefully but at the same time, if possible, just have a glance at the answer options.

Pay attention to the timer so you can really focus on the final sentence.

After listening, you will know the answer or you won’t. The answer would be immediately clear to you but if you don’t get it, guess it immediately.

You need to understand the context of the audio and then if you understand what was said then you will be able to imagine what will be said.

Scoring guide for Listening: Select missing word:

Skills assessed: Listening

>> 1 = Correct response

>> 0 = Incorrect response

Task Type details:

  • Candidates have to predict what word(s) a speaker will say based on the contextual clues in a recording.
  • How many?: 2-3
  • Preparation Time before hearing the recording: 7 seconds

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