PTE Academic(Pearson test of English) .

PTE Academic measures your English ability by testing your level of English through tasks which reflect real-life settings.Test timings.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an international computer-based English language test. It is designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. It accurately measures English language ability and can be used to apply to educational institutions, and professional and government organizations. The test uses task-based questions to represent the kinds of functions and situations students will find themselves in during academic study.

Most real-life tasks in an academic setting involve using more than one language skill together, for example listening to a lecture and writing notes. PTE Academic reflects this through its 20 task types, each of which tests a combination of skills. For example, one task type asks you to demonstrate your understanding of a passage by providing a written summary, while another tests your understanding of a lecture by asking you to re-tell the lecture. The test is divided into three main parts and lasts for approximately three hours with an optional break of ten minutes:

  • Speaking and Writing: 77 to 93 minutes
  • Reading: 32 to 41 minutes
  • Break: 10 minutes(The break is optional)
  • Listening: 45 to 57 minutes

The timings shown are variable. The test will always last 3 hours in total. Booking You can register online for the test 48 hours in advance You must visit a Pearson test center to take the test of English There are test centers worldwide Find a test center and register now Results pearson delivers results typically within 5 working days Keep checking your account for scores and Pearson will also email you when your scores are available You login to your account to view your scores Send them to institutions via your account PLEASE NOTE: PTE does not provide paper scores.

Part 1: Speaking and writing

  • Section 1
  • Task Type: Personal introduction

    Task description: After reading the instructions, you have 30 seconds to give a recorded introduction about yourself. This part is not assessed, but is sent to institutions you choose along with your Score Report.

    Time allowed: 1 minute

  • Section 2
  • Task type: Read aloud

    Task description: A text appears on screen. Read the text aloud.

    Task type: Repeat sentence

    Task description: After listening to a sentence, repeat the sentence.

    Task type: Describe image

    Task description: An image appears on screen. Describe the image in detail.

    Task type: Re-tell lecture

    Task description: After listening to or watching a video of a lecture, re-tell the lecture in your own words.

    Task type: Answer short question

    Task description: After listening to a question, answer with a single word or a few words.

    Time allowed: 30-35 minutes

  • Section 3-4
  • Task type: Summarize written text

    Task description: After reading a passage, write a one-sentence summary of the passage of between 5 and 75 words.

    Time allowed: 20 minutes

  • Section 5
  • Task type: Summarize written text or write essay

    Task description: Either summarize written text or write essay task, depending on the combination of tasks in your test.

    Time allowed: 20 minutes

  • Section 6
  • Task type: Write essay

    Task description: Write an essay of 200-300 words on a given topic.

    Time allowed: 20 minutes

    Part 2: Reading

  • Section 1
  • Task type: Multiple-choice, choose single answer

    Task description: After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response.

    Task type: Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

    Task description: After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one response.

    Task type: Re-order paragraphs

    Task description: Several text boxes appear on screen in random order. Put the text boxes in the correct order.

    Task type: Reading: Fill in the blanks

    Task description: A text appears on the screen with several blanks. Drag words or phrases from the blue box to fill in the blanks.

    Task type: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

    Task description: A text appears on screen with several blanks. Fill in the blanks by selecting the words from several drop-down lists of response options.

    Part 3: Listening

  • Section 1
  • Task Type: Summarize spoken text

    Task description: After listening to a recording, write a summary of 50-70 words.

    Time allowed: 1 minute.

  • Section 2
  • Task Type: Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

    Task description: After listening to a recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting more than one response.

    Task Type: Fill in the blanks

    Task description: The transcription of a recording appears on screen with several blanks. While listening to the recording, type the missing words into the blanks.

    Task Type: Highlight correct summary

    Task description: After listening to a recording, select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording.

    Task Type: Multiple-choice, choose single answer

    Task description: After listening to a recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting one response.

    Task Type: Select missing word

    Task description: After listening to a recording, select the missing word or group of words that completes the recording.

    Task Type: Highlight incorrect words

    Task description: The transcription of a recording appears on screen. While listening to the recording, identify the words in the transcription that differ from what is said.

    Task Type: Write from dictation

    Task description: After listening to a recording of a sentence, type the sentence.

    Time allowed: 23-28 minutes.

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