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What is PTE?

What Is Pte

Pearson’s test of English or PTE, is the world’s leading computer based test of English for study abroad and immigration. With results, accessible in five business days. PTE Training offers effective academic coaching, to help prepare you for the test.

Why choose PTE?

With test locations in 50 countries around the world, and a fair and secure computer based marking system PTE is internationally recognised. To ensure test scores validity all test centers use state-of-the-art digital biometrics incorporating palm-scanning, digital signatures, secure paperless results, randomized test formats and CCTV.

The benefits include:

  • Accepted for Visas – Approved for all Australian and New Zealand Student Visa and Migration applications.

  • University Acceptance – Accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs around the world.

  • Accepted by Professional Associations – Accepted by an increasing number of professional associations around the world for registration and assessment.

  • Fast Results – Results are typically available within five business days.

  • Flexible Test – Testing globally over 360 days of the year in over 200 test centers around the world.

  • Real Life Language – Based on the real-life English skills test takers need to communicate effectively, using academically relevant takes and measuring skills in an integrated manner.

What should I expect from a PTE Test?

To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson Test Centre. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.

During the three-hour test session, there will be three main parts to the test:

  • Speaking and writing (together)

  • Listening

  • Reading

There are twenty different questions formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.

PTE Academic Training assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non- native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.

Test Format

Part 1: Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction

  • Read aloud

  • Repeat sentence

  • Describe image

  • Re-tell lecture

  • Answer short questions

  • Summarize written text

  • Essay (20 Minutes)

Part 2: Reading (32 -41 minutes)

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Multiple choice questions

  • Re-order paragraphs

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Multiple choice questions

Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text

  • Multiple choice questions

  • Fill the blanks

  • Highlight the correct summary

  • Multiple choice questions

  • Select missing word

  • Highlight incorrect words

  • Write from dictation.

Improve your English before the test

PTE Training offers many programs that help improve PTE test scores. From Quality coaching and mentoring, we can develop your speaking, writing, reading and Listening skills, giving you a greater advantage in everyday life. Call 0424 144 122 today.

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