Do you often wonder how you should write a good PTE summarize written text – High scores Tricks Magical? Well, most of the people will guide you to write anything between 35-55 words whereas the maximum word limit allow is 75.
It is true that an expert in the English language may write a precise summary with few words. But, what an average English user shall do to get high marks?
In this article, we have explained my PTE tips and tricks which enabled me to get 79 + in all the modules, in fact, my final score was 90,90,90,89.
Here, it is important to know PTE summarize written text accounts for both writing and reading scores in PTE. In fact, we have observed that many people who generally lag in the reading module are not writing good summaries. Minor changes in the way they approach this task helped them to get 79+ in all of the PTE modules and you can read more Tips PTE reading aloud task discription to get high scores.
You may use templates for summaries for scoring 65+, but for scoring 79+, we do not recommend using them. However, there are many cases where people have got desired scores by using templates but that also requires a lot of practice and a lot of effort to perfect them. You can also read about them by clicking here.
In this article, Tricks Magical are sharing a simple concept of writing summaries which will surely help you to get high scores in both writing and reading.
I. A complex sentence
First of all, let us understand, what is a complex sentence?
A complex sentence is a type of sentence that generally contains one independent clause and one (or more sometimes) dependent clause.
I simply call it as a sentence which has two ideas or thoughts wherein one idea depends on the other to convey its meaning.
Thus, the simplest of examples of complex sentences can be as below:
Example: As I love ice-cream, I eat it a lot.
This sentence has two ideas: first – I love ice-cream, and second – I eat ice-cream a lot.
Now the word ‘As’ acts a relation between two which shows the dependency of one sentence on the other. These words are called subordinate conjunctions.
I hope this clears your understanding of a complex sentence. Still, I will try to write one more blog on the types of sentences in simple language explaining them in details.
II. HOW TO PLAN FOR PTE summarize written text
Planning is very important for writing a good summary. Here it is also important to know that any written text is divided into three parts:
Why we are telling this is because it helps to plan a better distribution of thoughts for our PTE summarize written text. We have explained it thoroughly in my other article, which you may read by clicking here.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to write a good summary:
Step 1 Read the passage carefully and note down important keywords – PTE summarize written text
Read the passage carefully and note down important keywords from the passage on your notepad.
Step 2 Divide the passage into three parts – PTE summarize written text
Divide the passage into three parts i.e introduction, body and conclusion.
Step 3. Write two pieces of information from each part
Write two pieces of information from each part. That means you will have a total of six pieces of information.
Step 4.Connect the first two pieces of information
Connect the first two pieces of information by making a complex sentence. This you do for the next two and the last two. Thus, you will have a total of three complex sentences.
Step 5. (Important and the final step)
Now connect the three sentences in the below-mentioned form:
Sentence 1, conjunction sentence 2; transitional word, sentence 3.
conjunctions can be any of these:
However, the most common are “and” & “but”.
Transitional words can be any of these:
but the most commons are “however” & “moreover”.
My recommended word counts are anything near 65.
By using this method, you will be covering most of the important information and keywords from the passage. This becomes kind of fool-proof summary. I am pretty sure you will score 79+ in writing and reading if you are able to compile a good SWT.
Let us do one example.
In the exam you may get a passage like below:
As far as prediction is concerned, remember that the chairman of IBM predicted in the fifties that the world would need a maximum of around half a dozen computers, that the British Department for Education seemed to think in the eighties that we would all need to be able to code in BASIC and that in the nineties Microsoft failed to foresee the rapid growth of the Internet. Who could have predicted that one major effect of the automobile would be to bankrupt small shops across the nation?
Could the early developers of the telephone have foreseen its development as a medium for a person to person communication, rather than as a form of the broadcasting medium? We all, including the ‘experts’, seem to be peculiarly inept at predicting the likely development of our technologies, even as far as the next year.
We can, of course, try to extrapolate from the experience of previous technologies, as I do below by comparing the technology of the Internet with the development of other information and communication technologies and by examining the earlier development of radio and print.
But how justified I might be in doing so remains an open question. You might conceivably find the history of the British and French videotex systems, Prestel and Minitel, instructive. However, I am not entirely convinced that they are very relevant, nor do I know where you can find information about them online, so, rather than take up space here, I’ve briefly described them in a separate article.
A good summary of my students:
A good summary for the above passage can be anything and one such attempt by one of my students is as below:
Although experts of companies such as IBM and Microsoft were involved in predicting the requirement of their products in future, they failed to give a nearby count of these requirements, and even they seem to be peculiarly inept at predicting the development of technology for next coming year; however, we can try to extrapolate experience from previous technologies as the author used the internet for comparison, but how justifiable it would be remains an open question.
Note it has three complex sentences, one conjunction and one transitional word.
Tricks Magical hope you must be clear about writing a summary which covers most of the important aspects of a passage. These PTE trips and tricks helped me and many others to get their desired scores in PTE. And, we are very hopeful that you also will get benefit from this article.