PTE

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.

PTE Academic offers fast, flexible English testing. Candidates can schedule their test as little as twenty-four hours in advance, and typically receive their results within five business days. PTE Academic offers flexible testing locations, with test centres in over 50 countries worldwide.

PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic programs worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale University.

PTE Academic is also accepted for visa applications

  • Results in five business days
  • Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance
  • Accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide
  • Approved for Australian visa applications.

The following tests are available from Pearson:

The Pearson Test of English Academic

PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. There is one multi-level test.

The Pearson Test of English General

(Formerly The London Test of English, these are designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning. The tests consist of two parts: a written paper and an interview. There are six levels of the General test. Each level is set at one of the CEFR levels.

PTE Academic Reading

The Pearson Test of English Academic

PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Questions sometimes test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking.

Reading question types

Multiple-choice, choose single answerAfter reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response.

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answersAfter reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one response.

Re-order paragraphsSeveral text boxes appear on screen in a random order. Put the text boxes in the correct order.

Fill in the blanksA text appears on screen with several gaps. Drag words from the box below to fill the gaps.

Reading and Writing: Fill in the blanksA text appears on screen with several gaps. Fill in each gap from a drop-down list of response options.

PTE Academic Listening

The Pearson Test of English Academic The Listening section consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip only once. You are allowed to take notes.

Listening question types

Highlight correct summaryAfter listening to a recording, select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording.

Multiple choice, choose single answerAfter listening to a recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting one response.

Select missing wordAfter listening to a recording, select the missing word that completes the recording from a list of options.

Highlight incorrect wordsThe transcript of a recording appears on screen. While listening to the recording, identify the words in the transcript that differ from what is said.

Write from dictationAfter listening to a recording of a sentence, type the sentence.

Pte academic writing

Write essayFor this item type you need to write a 200-300 word argumentative essay in response to a prompt. You have 20 minutes to write your essay.

Summarize textYou need to write a summary of the text in one sentence. You have 10 minutes to write your summary. Make sure to include the main points of the reading passage in a full, single sentence of no more than 75 words.

Pte academic speaking

Read aloudA text appears on screen. Read the text aloud. reading and speaking text up to 60 words.

Repeat sentenceAfter listening to a recording of a sentence, repeat the sentence.

Describe imageAn image appears on screen. Describe the image in detail.

Re-tell lectureAfter listening to or watching a lecture, re-tell the lecture in your own words.

Answer short questionAfter listening to a question, answer with a single word or a few words.

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