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PTE Writing Practice Class - Summarize Written Text Tips

Grace Boosey, PTE Expert: Hello, everyone. Good morning. Good afternoon or good evening Welcome back to another Connetics college session with Swoosh English. My name is Grace and I will be your teacher for today. It's really great to have everybody joining me for this class, let me know in the comments where you're watching from so that I can say hello to you. Today we are going to do a PTE writing class. So if you are interested in taking the PTE, or you're already studying for it, then this class is for you, we're going to look at some tips and tricks for the PTE writing test. And I'm also going to give you some really exciting information on how you could join an exam preparation course with Swoosh English and Connetics.

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So all you have to do is click on the link that you can see in the comments now and sign up today. So if everyone goes to the comments, they will see that we have posted this link, all you have to do is click on the link and you'll get signed up for the Connetics and Swoosh English scholarship. So I hope that sounds like something everyone will be interested in. We are now going to have a little class as a demonstration of the type of live classes that you will have access to once you sign up for the course. Okay, this is just a little taster today that there is much more on offer. So let's have a look at what we're looking at in the class today. So as I said, this is a pt e writing class. So we will look today at the task requirements for PTE and summarize the written text. So that is the specific task that we'll focus on in this lesson, you will learn some valuable tips for completing the task, and we will then practice extracting the main idea from a package as this is one of the things that you will need to do in order to be successful in this task, we will then analyze what makes an effective summary. So we'll look at different model answers and decide which one is the most effective and why. And then at the end of the class, we'll practice a sample, and summarize written text tasks.

So you will get the opportunity to do real live practice and then get some feedback from me. So before we dive into the class, I would like to know from everybody watching today, what do you know about pt e writing? So it can be anything maybe you know, the types of task, you know how long it is? I want you to write in the comments. What do you know about pt e writing? So it doesn't matter if you're new to PTE, maybe you just know something, maybe you know the names of some of the tasks you have to complete, or maybe you know, some kind of strategy that's useful for completing the exam successfully. Maybe you know the format of the exam or how many minutes it is. So let me know in the comments what you know. And then the second question, what do you find the most difficult about writing? So writing in general, what is difficult? I want you to tell me in the comments, maybe you find it difficult to structure your writing appropriately. Or maybe it's the grammar or vocabulary that you find the most difficult. Sometimes just organizing your ideas people find that quite difficult. Or perhaps it's something a little bit more technical. So sentence structure, how to construct accurate and appropriate sentences.

So let me know in the comments, what you know about PTE writing and what you find difficult about writing. I can see that Reza has already submitted an application for the Connetics and Swoosh English scholarship. That's excellent news Riza. I hope to see you inside our classes very, very soon. be lovely to meet you. So everyone's having a think about this. What do they know? What do you know about PTE writing? And what do you find difficult, it's great to share because you might see someone finds the same thing difficult as you and that can sometimes help to make us feel like we're not quite so alone in our exam preparation because everyone struggles with something, especially with writing. So it can be nice to share in the comments what we find difficult. Okay, I can see another person here. Fauzia has said I applied with Connetics nursing recruitment agency. Excellent. Hope to see you in a class very, very soon. Okay, yes, I'm sure you'll be able to get in Reza, don't you worry about that. Okay, right, we're now going to move on them. So looking at the summarized written text, what must you do?

So you are required to read a text and write a sentence summarizing the main information, you must write between five and 75 words. You will have two to three of these tasks to complete. And you will have 10 minutes to complete each task. So you will read a text which is up to 300 words. So it's a short passage. You need to decide what is the most important information and summarize it but you can only write one sentence. So for this task, you really need to be confident and competent at writing complex sentences. So it does see here you must write five to 75 words, if you write five words, then you have achieved those criteria. But your sentence will be extremely simple. And you might not include all of the information that's necessary, so you won't necessarily score so highly. So you need to be looking at writing complex sentences where you can include the most important details. And you will do two to three of these and 10 minutes for each one. Okay, so let's familiarize ourselves with the scoring information because it is important to know how you will be scored in any writing or even speaking exam, you need to know the criteria in order to know that you're going to perform well. So the first thing that you're scored on is content. And this is scored from zero to two.

So you can see in order to score the maximum amount of marks available, you need to provide a good summary, which includes all relevant aspects, okay, so if you leave out an important detail, you won't be able to score Full marks for content. So if you see the next one down as a fair summary, but miss one or two aspects, you can still get the point, but it will be one. And then if you omit or miss represent any main aspects, you'll get zero. So the next thing that you're scored on is form. And this is whether you've written the sentence or not and whether it's correct. So you can see here that form is only scored out of one. If you've written one single complete sentence, you will score one point. But if it's not one sentence, or if you're not within that word limit of five to 75 words, then you will not score a point. A note here also is that you cannot write in capital letters, so you will score zero if you write capital letters. The next criteria is grammar, again, scored from zero to two. So this is whether you have structured your sentence accurately. And you've used the correct grammar. Okay, so you can score two, if everything is correct, and one if you make a few minor errors. And finally, vocabulary again scored out of two. So if your vocabulary is appropriate, you will score full points. If there are some errors, but not major errors, then you can score one. So you see here that when you're completing this task, you need to have these four criteria in mind to ensure that you give yourself the best possible chance of achieving full marks, almost full marks.

So we're going to look at how to do that today. So here are some tips. The first thing that you should do is skim the text to get an overall idea of what it is about. So skimming involves reading quickly and focusing on the keywords, it is not reading slowly, carefully. You shouldn't worry about words that you don't understand, you shouldn't read every sentence in detail, you are skimming. So you're moving your eyes very quickly down the text backward and forwards, just focusing on the gist of the text or the overall idea of the text. The reason for this is that it will make it much easier when you then do your second more detailed reading because you'll already have some idea in your head of the context. So if you've never practiced your skimming skills, you can do that in a live class, such as the ones run by swoosh, English. So it's important to get help with these reading strategies if you're uncomfortable using them. Once you've skimmed the text, and you've got an overall idea, you can read it again in more detail. So this time, you should be focusing on the details of the text. And also as you read note down on your notepad, keywords, and phrases because these will help you later when you do your summary. So go through the text and anytime you find some information that you think is important, right, just the word or the phrase on your notepad.

Once you've done that, you can go through your keywords and phrases, and your notes, and you're going to use these to construct your sentence so you've extracted the important information, and now is the time to focus on the grammatical structure the vocabulary how you write your sentence. A good tip for this task is that when you're summarizing, it can help to imagine that you're explaining the text as somebody else, you know, you want to keep it quite simple. So make sure that you're not complicating it with unnecessary details, you've picked up the main idea. And you'll explain it in one sentence to someone who hasn't read it before. So it's a good idea to use paraphrasing and synonyms as this can help you to summarize effectively, if you want to try and communicate an idea, but in fewer words, that's where paraphrasing can be really helpful. So that's another skill that you need to be confident using, and there is something that a teacher can help you with. And then once you've written your sentence, make sure you leave time in the end to check it, don't go on to the next task until you have checked your sentence.

This is so important because minor mistakes with grammar spelling punctuation can be fixed very, very quickly. And by doing this, you're giving yourself an opportunity to earn more marks in this section. So it's really important that you check your work, and ensure that you've written just one sentence and that it doesn't exceed 75 words. So this is the strategy that we're going to use. And we're going to practice this today. So here is our practice task for today. Now, if you remember, the first thing that we need to do is skim the text. So I told you that skimming is reading quickly. So what I'm going to do is time you give you one minute to skim this text, and then write the main topic using just a word or short phrase, write it into the comments, and I can check. Okay, so your one minute starts now. So when we're skimming just for anyone who doesn't know, we're moving our eyes quickly down the page, focusing on the main idea, the keywords key information. So that's why I'm only giving you one minute so that you can practice that important skill. Don't worry if you find this difficult. This is something that you can practice on your own or with a teacher to really hone this skill. So that's 30 seconds gone. Remember, when you finished reading or finished skimming, I want you to write the main topic of the text in the comments. So I can check if you might need to use a short phrase. So let's see if anybody has completed that.

Okay, so that is why it's not very long. In the actual test, you can spend about one to two minutes skimming, but no more than that. So now if you have a good idea of what the main topic is, please write it in the comments. It can be a short phrase, what is the main topic of this text? What is the text about if you have to give it a title, for example? And that can be a really good way to focus your skim reading. Imagine that you're going to read the text and you have to give it a title. Because as we know, a title is always very short. It's not very many words. And it gives us an idea of the topic the text focuses on. So if you had to write a title for this text, what would it be?

Please write in the comments and then I can give you some feedback. So if we're just picking out a few main things here, we know that this is a study by looking at the very first sentence we know that it's a study and it's talking about the link between motor skills in the environment in children. So really just reading that first sentence can give you quite a good idea of the content of the text. Okay, so I can see that everyone's still thinking about their title or word or short phrase used to summarize the topic of this text. I think that whatever your title has in it, it would need to have the word study. Motor Skills chilled room. Okay, so a study investigating the development of motor skills in children is perhaps the reason for the development of motor skills. So we need to have those words. So there's no right or wrong answer to this. But if your title has those words in it, you know you're on the right lines. Okay, so that's the first stage of the task done, we've skim-read the text. So next, can anyone remember what's next, I said that we're going to read the detail and extract the keywords to write down. So that is what we will do next.

So next, Which keywords and phrases support the main idea? So our main idea of studying motor skills in children now is which keywords and phrases support that idea? I would like everybody now to write one or two keywords in the comments. If we all if everybody writes one or two, we might get all of them. So we're reading through again a bit more carefully this time, and extracting main ideas, keywords, key phrases, and writing them in the comments. I'll help you. The first one is studying. That would be your first keyword. So everybody goes through it. I'll give you a moment to read again for detail.

So just a little tip here for people who aren't sure. Keywords are usually nouns, verbs, adjectives, the dibs adverbs. So we're looking for content words, words that carry the most meaning. So, for example, study, we know that that is a keyword. So I can see that Reza has put in the comments that motor skills development is in children, so in children. Good. So is that your title? Or is there I think that that's a good title. You've got some of them the kid's tip, so well done. So as we can see, we've got a study, Finland would probably be a keyword, because even in the name of the place where the study happened, we linked motor skills, environment, and children. So just in that first line, if you're picking out the keywords, those are the ones you're looking for the nouns, the verbs, the adjectives, and the adverbs.

So this is, this is your second stage of the practice task you're going through, can anyone write some keywords and phrases in the comments for me, maybe we can get a whole list going here. I will show you on the next slide that I want everyone to have a go at doing it for themselves first. And I am just giving everyone a good amount of time here to read through the text and do this because of course, in the real PT exam, you will have 10 minutes to complete this. So we've already spent one-minute skimming. Now we're going to spend a good three to four minutes actually reading in detail. And then we can spend another four or five minutes on writing our sentence, okay? But it is important to put that work in at the beginning to make sure you've really understood the text, and you've extracted all of the main ideas. Okay, I think that's enough time. Hopefully, everyone's gone through and read that if you're watching this back, you can, of course, pause the recording and have a go yourself. If you want to push yourself even further, you can actually write down your notes. So imagine that you're doing this task live and you're going to write the notes. Thank you. Well, very nice. Your title I think that is that you've written in the text well.

Okay, now, let's have a look at the keywords that I selected. So here are the keywords and phrases I extracted from this text if I was doing this task. These are the words that I want to focus on for writing my summary. So you can see there are quite a lot of phrases here. So I've put here greater motor skills. Children in cities organized sports more frequently in residential density, day-to-day activities. Developing motor skills needs practice and extensive outdoor play, so I've not just highlighted keywords but actually phrases as well. Because I need these ideas to help me write my summary, so hopefully you got similar things to me, you can see at least the types of words that you should be extracting from the text. So now let me show you what your notes might look like. So I said that as you're reading in detail, you should note down those keywords and phrases on your notepad. And this is what your notes might look like once you've finished.

So you can see, I've only got six bullet points here, there are not very many, but we're only writing one sentence. So we don't need too much content in that sentence, just the main ideas. Okay, so let's see if anybody, or you can let me know in the comments, were your notes similar to mine. Did you have the same information? Or did you include something slightly different, but you can see that I've kept it nice and short? Now, if you remember, the next step will be to take these notes these words and phrases, and put them into one single sentence. So now for the hard part, we will put it into a sentence. Actually, what we're going to do is look at some examples, and see which one is a good example of a sentence. So I have four summaries here for this task, I'd like everyone to read the summaries and tell me which is the best one. So 123 or four, everybody writes in the comments, which one is the best, I'll give you a moment to read through them now.

So you'll see that some of them are quite different in length from the others. Try to remember what I said about the length of the sentence. Think about the scoring criteria that I showed you. So remember, we're being scored on content form, grammar, and vocabulary. So when you read each summary, assess it according to those criteria. Has it included all of the main information? Has it included inaccurate or irrelevant information? Or has it omitted some important information? Is it one sentence? Okay, has it used correct grammar and punctuation? Is it between five and 75 words?

Remember so that I can see a few answers coming through. Remember, we have to do one single sentence. If it's more than one sentence, you will not get the marks for the form. So I'll give you a clue. One of these is actually two sentences. You'll see a little full stop in there somewhere.

Okay, so just one sentence. Making sure that it's within the word limits. Okay, I can see some people are saying that number one is the best summary. But let me ask you, is it one sentence? Is that only one sentence? Would we get our marks there for the form? Have a little look again and see if there's a better one. We will go through all of these in a minute and see which ones are good.

All right. I'm gonna give everyone a clue now and say, Ah, okay, no, I'm not I'm gonna wait. I can see that someone has just put the correct answer into the comments. Well done. Laura lane. Yeah, well done. Jenin is Very good. You've got it. And if you want to why? So you've chosen the best summary. But why did you choose that one? Why is it the best? Think about the criteria that we looked at. Good Risa? Yes. See, I'm afraid that I was tricking you with one of those that was supposed to catch you out. But this is just to remind everyone, it's so important that you just write one sentence. Okay. Okay. If you have chosen an answer, tell me why. Why do you think that is the best summary? No worries if you selected the one first.

This is how we learn. I'm going to go through them all now and explain. So summary number one, some people thought that this was the best summary, but it's not, and why not? Got? The answer is simple is not one single sentence. So at first, this looks like quite a good summary. It's got most of the main ideas here, it's accurate grammar. But it's not one single sentence. It's two sentences. So this is why it's really important to do practice tests because this is an easy mistake to make. Number one would not get you the correct points for form, you would get zero because it is two sentences. The whole point of this exercise is to write one sentence. So this one is not correct. Number two, nobody put number two, and I would imagine that's because as everyone would be correct, it's too short. So children between three and seven years old ought to play outside and play sports as much as possible. It's really omitting some extremely important information from the text here.

What was that important information that a study was conducted, looking into the link between motor skills development, and doing activities outside? So by saying that children ought to play outside, why don't get that really important information from the text that this was based on a study that doesn't mention motor skills? If your summary doesn't mention motor skills, then you absolutely will not score maximum points for content, because that is the main focus of the text is looking at motor skills. So number two, would not be the best summary here. Let's look at number three. Okay, number three is very long. Now it wouldn't necessarily be too long. If you actually do count the words, you will see that this is over 75 words, it's closer to 85, I would need to count again, to be sure, but if anyone wants to count, they will see this is over 75 words. So for form, it's too long. But also, there's no punctuation, retry and read through this sentence, there are no commas, and no punctuation marks at all.

So this is not a good sentence, because it's far too long, with no punctuation. And in this task, you are going to need to use punctuation. So you'll need to know how to use commas correctly, perhaps semicolons as well, that's going to be essential in your construction of an accurate sentence. Another thing is that it includes too many details. So we've got that it talks about the children and motor skills playing outside. But it says here, such as playing sports and performing outdoor activities, maybe a little bit too much information, it could just say outdoor activities, or just sports perhaps. But also it talks about motor skills, locomotor object control on balance, we don't need to include that information, we can just talk about motor skills that's too much detail here. And here we go. We've got children who should be sorry, parents should encourage them to play outside because this will help them develop these important motor skills. Well, we've already we already know that they'll develop better motor skills. So we're just repeating ourselves now. Be able to have a normal life. This is really irrelevant information.

That's not a key detail. That's something that we've kind of, we're implying with our own opinion while having the advantage of doing outdoor activities and playing. So this is too long, has too many details, and has no punctuation, this is a summary. So a few people did get there. Number four was the best summary but why I can see the low line has said it covers the whole summary from the beginning to the end. So if you mean by that, that it includes the most important information then you are correct. Yara says it's comprehensive. So it includes what we need. concise, that's very important, coherent and independent, lovely. Lovely words, they are a really good yes. It's coherent, it makes sense. It's one sentence, the length is appropriate. It references the main topics. So the study, but examines motor skills in children.

There are no grammatical or spelling, spelling errors, and the correct punctuation has been used. So we've got a couple of commas here. Grammatically, this is a nice, complete, complex sentence that gets all the information we need. So I hope that everyone can see by doing that exercise, what it takes to create a summary that's going to score well in thought writing criteria. So hopefully that was helpful for everyone. Now, are you ready for a practice task? So I've got a new text for everybody. And this time, you're going to try and do it independently. So you're going to do this by yourself. Remember, the first thing that you will do is skim the text. So you should try to do this in one to two minutes, I'm going to start timing you now, one to two minutes to skim the text, to get an idea of the overall meaning that is all we're doing at this point, we are skimming.

So I'm just going to talk a little bit quietly now because I don't want to disturb anybody. But in case you can't remember, skimming is moving your eyes quickly down the page, and focusing on content words, keywords, and phrases, to get an idea of the overall meaning. If you see a word that you don't understand, ignore it. But you really should just be focusing on what you do understand. And remember what we said, by the end of your skimming, or by the time you've skimmed the text, you should be able to write a title. It's not part of the task. We're not writing titles today, it's just to give you an idea of how to stay focused when you're skimming.

So that's the I, they The aim of this, we're hoping to achieve that, that by the end of our skimming, we can put a title to this text, what is the main idea of this text? Once you've skinned, please write in the comments. What's the main idea of this text? So if we just read the first sentence, that is the most important sentence when you're skimming, it's really important that you read the first sentence after that. You don't have to read every single word quite so carefully. But the first sentence of each paragraph, that's what we call the topic sentence. And the topic sentence tells us what the text is about. So it's really important that you at least read that first sentence. Okay.

Right, that is two minutes there. So hopefully everyone's skimmed through this. Don't worry if this seems quite fast. With practice, your skimming skills will improve and you'll be able to skim through a text like this much more quickly. But we are doing this as if it was a real PTE writing task around timing you. So we've skimmed. Next, we're going to read for detail. So for this, you can have a few more minutes. And now you're reading again, if you have a pen and paper with you, that's great, because you can make some notes as you go. So remember, now we're reading for detail, we are extracting the keywords and phrases to make into notes.

We're reading more carefully, we're reading every sentence carefully. If you see a word that you don't understand, try not to spend too long working it out, you can use the context of the sentence that it's in to try and guess the meaning or infer the meaning. But don't spend too long, worrying about vocabulary that you don't understand, because that's just going to waste your time. So we're reading through the text for detail, trying to infer the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary, but not worrying too much if we can't, and make sure that as you're doing this, you're writing down the keywords and phrases because you're going to use those later when you write your summary. So I will give everyone a little bit more time to complete that. Remember, if you're watching this back later, you can pause the video and spend a bit more time but remember that in the PTE writing task, you will have 10 minutes for this. So it's a really good idea.

Once you've done a few of these actually practice doing them under timed conditions that will really help you. Okay, so still reading through here remembering to make notes. When you're making your notes don't write full sentences, just write down keywords and phrases like the ones that I showed you earlier. So if you're writing down sentences in your notes, you are wasting too much time there. Okay, just another few moments for people to finish. If you want to write the keywords and phrases that you've selected into the comments that would be great. I can check them for you. If you can, make notes as you go Okay, feel free to put them into the comments.

Okay. Okay. So hopefully everyone has now done that. So we've read for jest, we've got an idea of the overall meaning of the text, we've read for detail, and we've made our notes. So if you remember, the next stage is to write the sentence. So we're spending a few minutes writing our sentences. Remember what we looked at. So we're writing just one sentence, making sure you're using punctuation, trying to write a complex sentence thinking about your grammar and your vocabulary. Using your notes, ensure you get the main idea and the supporting details. Okay, and writing between five and 75 words, a little tip, I would say that you should aim to write at least the T 35 words at least, because if you're writing much less than that, it's likely that you've missed some supporting details, okay? And it needs to be in order to score more highly, you need to be writing a complex sentence. So a complex sentence using different clauses using punctuation commas in order to add additional detail but keeping it to one sentence.

Now, if you're not sure how to do that, don't worry, that's something that the teacher can help you with. So if you are thinking of signing up for the scholarship with Connetics, and Swoosh, English, you'll be able to come to classes just like this one. And the teacher will be able to help you with things like your grammar, your sentence, structure, and your vocabulary, you'll do lots of practice tasks, and get lots of feedback. So if you're sitting here now trying to do this task from finding it really difficult, don't worry. Our teachers can help you with that. And it is very important that you get feedback from a teacher before you attempt any kind of exam so that they can tell you where you're going wrong, and how you can improve. Okay, so if you've written your sentence, you can write it in the comments for me to check. I can see that Elma has written something here. So the European Union release or released I think, would be better for their plans to recycle all plastic by the year 2030. Okay, good. Elmer, you have got the main idea. But something that you have done there is that you have kind of taken that first sentence from the text and copied it directly. I don't know if you intended that to be your summary, that's something that we should try to do is not copy sections of the text, exactly, we should be trying to paraphrase. The idea of writing a summary is that you're using your own words to summarize a text. If you take sentences or chunks directly from the text into your summary, you won't score quite so many points.

And also just making sure that you get those supporting details as well. But you have correctly identified the main idea of the text. So I'll do Alma. And if anyone else wants to write their sentences in the comments, before we finish, I can read them and give you some feedback. But we are now going to move on. So after you've written your sentence, remember, you need to leave time in the end, to check it. So did you include the main idea and the key points? Was the response between five and 75? Words? Was it only one sentence? Did you include any irrelevant or incorrect information? And check your grammar and spelling. This is the easiest thing to fix. So make sure that all of that's correct. And have you used correct punctuation? So check all of those things. And then once you've made any corrections, then you are done. So now it's time to have a look at a model answer. As you can see in this summary, it's just one sentence. It's got the main idea of the text plus the important supporting details. It's used correct grammar and punctuation and all of the spelling is correct.

So this answer would score highly in this task because it satisfied all of those criteria. Now obviously, your answer won't be exactly the same as this and that's completely fine. There is no single correct way of writing this summary, but you can use this to compare it to yours. So did you include the same idea Since this one, or have you included perhaps some irrelevant information or omitted some important information, this is a model answer that you can use to compare to yours and see if you're on the right track. So it can be really helpful to look at model answers when you're doing this type of practice. Okay, so hopefully everybody found that practice useful, we are now going just to spend a moment reflecting. So how did you do in that task? Was it easy or difficult? If it was difficult, why what specific part of the task was difficult? Was it getting your grammar Correct? Was it the reading part? Because obviously, this task does test your reading and your writing skills, you need to be able to skim read and read for detail. Did you find it difficult to use the correct vocabulary or punctuation? It's really important that you reflect and think about what was difficult so that you know what to work on.

And did you use the strategies from the class? So did you skim-read first, did you read for detail? Did you take notes? And then did you keep all of the writing criteria in mind when you were writing your summary, just a little reflection for everybody there? But I hope that you found that useful and that you now have an idea of how to approach the task and the areas that you perhaps need to work on yourself. So some final reminders for this task, make sure you focus on the main points and supported details presented in the text. Ensure you note the keywords and include them in your written summary, paraphrasing them effectively as a way to gain extra points. So remember not to copy words directly from the text or phrases sentences directly from the text. Refer to the text assigned only do not bring in any outside information and knowledge. You're not using your knowledge here, just what's in front of you. Make sure your sentence is between five and 75 words because if you go under or over your score is zero, make sure that it's just one sentence. Think about how you can use clauses connectives punctuation in order to write complex sentences. And make sure you leave time, in the end, to check your sentence for mistakes.

So checking your grammar, spelling, and punctuation is really important. Okay, so I hope that everyone has found this class useful today. I'm now going to give everyone a reminder just in case you missed it at the beginning of the scholarship that's on offer with Connetics and Swoosh English. So if you are a qualified and experienced nurse and you are looking to move to the USA to live and work, you can type me in the chat box, I think a few people have already typed me. So a few people were there at the beginning. Is anybody else watching now to type me into the chat box? If you want to work as a nurse in the USA are you currently preparing for an English exam? And are you struggling? So that can be a really common problem for everybody trying to study for their exam but finding it difficult if that's your type of struggle into the chat box. So finding your English exam, preparation, difficult type struggle, maybe you found this class difficult type struggle. Great. Excellent.

So would you like to successfully prepare for and pass your English exam, move to the USA, and get your dream job all for free? So you're a nurse, you want to work in the USA, and you're trying to prepare for your English exam, but you need some help which everybody needs help. By the way, it's extremely difficult and not advisable to study for an exam by yourself. Type please into the chat box are lots of people writing please Albert Elma Jen, lots of people. Okay, well, if you, please answer that question, you will see that there is a link in the comments right now for you to sign up for a free Connetics USA and Swoosh English exam scholarship. So let us help you achieve your dream and apply for our scholarship. What does it include a complimentary English exam review clause course, which is designed to get you through whatever exam you are studying for? Free daily classes, study groups, and a telegram support group with a Connetics support specialist to answer all of your questions and help you in your journey.

The course will include video courses and quizzes, and a writing correction service. So this is an opportunity for you to submit writing, get it marked by expert teachers, and return it to you within 24 hours. All of the classes are recorded every single day. So if you miss a class, you can go to your dashboard and watch it later in your own time. We give you mock exams, so you can do exams under real timed conditions to see what you're doing well, and where you need to improve. And of course clock support from the Swoosh and Connetics team. So I should mention that this scholarship is available for people studying for IELTS OET or PTE. 

But we have plenty more classes just like that for IELTS and OET, along with the self-access content, the video courses, and the quizzes, those are all important writing corrections, which will help you to get feedback. Remember that feedback is so important in any exam preparation. So if you want the scholarship program, the link is there for you in the comments click on it and sign up right now.

So I really do advise, especially if you found this class a little bit difficult. If you click on that link and sign up for our free scholarship program, we'll give you access to many, many more classes just like that which you can work through at your own pace and improve in order to be ready for your exam whether it's IELTS OET or PTE. Our courses are designed to help you pass. Okay. So I really do hope that everybody signs up. I hope to see you in a live class very, very soon. I'm excited to meet you all and help you on your journey. That's it for today. Hope you all enjoyed the class. I will see you again very soon for more English exam preparation. In the meantime, have a great day. Have a great night and see you all soon. Thanks, everyone.