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Why Am I Scoring Low In Pronunciation?

Are you scoring low in your pronunciation section of PTE Practice Test ScoreCard or PTE Academic ScoreCard? Many students are not sure why this happens. Especially when they are confident that they were speaking was alright. Let's discuss why the low score in this skill set might happen and what you need to do improve it.

How Is Pronunciation Scored?

To know how to improve in a particular area, we must study how the score calculation occurs. There are three questions on the basis which your score are calculated:

Part I Speaking & Writing Read Aloud
  Describe Image
  Re-Tell Lecture
  Answer Short Question

You must double check the skill in these questions to get the best of it. PTE says pronunciation is evaluated by checking if the test taker has used correct language. It should be with respect to word order and form. Individually, pronunciation scoring happens on 0-5 which mainly means that if you:

The Different Scores

These individual marks eventually contribute to the Pronunciation Score Under Enabling Skills on a scale of 10-90. 

What Is Pronunciation?

Production of speech sounds in a way that is easily understandable to most regular speakers of the language. Regional or national varieties of English pronunciation are considered correct to some degree. They should be easily understandable to most regular speakers of the language.



You have looked at how you scored. It's time you analyze your performance. If it's a PTE Practice Tests, then analyzing is really easy. Just login to your account. Click 'Review' on the specific mock tests which sent in for evaluation. You can find your submitted answers. Look if your submitted answer has:

The various components can be checked but you need to determine what is causing the low score. We provide Expert Suggestions with our evaluation to help you out on the same.

Improve Your PTE Pronunciation Scores

First, you need to determine what's the issue with your skill. Then you can easily work on improvement. We have curated a list of things you can try to improve your score: