Pearson Test of English (PTE- Academic)

For Studies in : Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA

For Permanent Residency in Australia & New Zealand

The Pearson Test of English Academic

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within five business days. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.

One advantage of this test is that you get your results very quickly; in about 5 days.

Part 1: Speaking & Writing

(77 – 93 minutes)

· Personal introduction

· Read aloud

· Repeat sentence

· Describe image

· Re-tell lecture

· Answer short question

· Summarize written text

· Essay (20 mins)

Part 2: Reading

(32 – 41 minutes)

· Multiple choice, choose single answer

· Multiple choice, choose multiple answers

· Re-order paragraphs

· Reading: Fill in the blanks

· Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Part 3: Listening

(45 – 57 minutes)

· Summarize spoken text

· Multiple choice, choose multiple answer

· Fill in the blanks

· Highlight correct summary

· Multiple choice, choose single answer

· Select missing word

· Highlight incorrect words

· Write from dictation