Write essay


The Write Essay task tests your ability to write an essay about a given topic in 200 to 300 words. In this task, you will have to write a persuasive or argumentative essay. We have also shared and explained the PTE essay template in detail below.

There are 1 or 2 write essay tasks in the PTE exam.

Please memorize the mind map given at the top. Follow the activities in the mentioned sequence. It is essential for success.

PTE essay template

Critical stuff

  • Ensure that your essay focuses on the topic given in the task.
  • The essay needs to have a proper structure (shared below)
  • Ensure to write correct spellings.
  • The paragraphs should be well-connected and should relate to the topic.
  • Give examples to support your points.
  • The first letter of all sentences should be a capital letter.
  • The first letter of the first sentence of every paragraph should be a capital letter.
  • End every sentence with a full stop.
  • Ensure your sentences are grammatically correct.
  • Write between 200 to 300 words.
  • Click next once finished. In short, submit the essay before the 20 minutes are over.

Write essay deep dive

Essay topic discussed below as an example- It is argued that getting married before finishing school or getting a job is not a good choice. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

PTE Essay Template

Below is an example of how you should structure your essay into three main parts.

  1. Introduction
  2. Body
  3. Conclusion
PTE essay template 2

Essay introduction

Break the introduction into two sentences.

PTE essay template introduction

Essay Body

The body of an essay task is subdivided into 2 paragraphs.

PTE Essay template body

The detailed view of an essay body consists of the points to prove why you are in support or against a topic with examples.

PTE essay template body with example


It is important to properly conclude the essay. Given below is the structure of the essay conclusion.

Essay Template conclusion 1

Below is an example of the essay’s conclusion.

Essay Template conclusion 2

Complete essay (242 words)

Complete essay

The Sequence of steps for the Write Essay task using PTE Essay Template

Write essay task has the following sequence of events:-

Read the question prompt and ascertain the topic of the essay. (1 minute)

  1. The question prompt displays the topic of the essay.
  2. A countdown of 20 minutes begins.

Plan the essay. (2 minutes) :-

  1. PTE essay task requires you to write an argumentative or persuasive essay. To argue or persuade you need first to choose whether you agree or disagree with the topic. E.g. I will agree with the question asked in the topic which is talking about whether a person should get married before he/she has finished their studies and got a job.
  2. This decision of agreeing or disagreeing is very critical and needs to be taken at the very start as based on this decision you will frame the introduction and conclusion.
  3. Once you have made the decision, think of and write down 2-3 points each for and against the topic or 2-3 advantages or disadvantages on the rough pad. You only need points do not elaborate at this stage.
  4. The conclusion will come from your decision to agree or disagree with the topic.

Write the essay. (15 minutes) :-

  1. Write the introduction in the following format:-
    • Write a general statement about the topic- This statement will introduce the topic by generally talking about it at a higher level. Try to give a generalization about the topic
    • In the second sentence mention which part of the topic you agree with and you will discuss e.g. in this essay, I will discuss why getting married before finishing school or getting a job is not a good choice.
  2. The body would consist of two paragraphs and for each paragraph ensure you do the following:-
    • Introduce the part of the topic you agree/disagree with.
    • The first paragraph should discuss the pros.
    • The second paragraph should discuss the cons.
    • Use the 2-3 points from when you were planning for the essay at the start.
    • Each point should either have an example or an explanation to prove the point.
  3. Write the conclusion in the following format:-
    • After considering the advantages and disadvantages of + Topic + we have concluded that even though + part of the topic you disagree with + has its advantages  + it is better to + part of the topic you agree with.
    • This structure would show how you have argued both sides and then logically come to a conclusion.

Review what you have written and look for any spelling errors or grammatical mistakes. (2 minutes).

  1. This step is extremely critical as I can tell you from experience that it is rare that I have not found a single mistake in reviewing my essay.
  2. You will lose marks for the task if you don’t click next to finish the task within the specified time limit.

*With constant practice, I have been able to write an essay in about 14 – 15 minutes.

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