Things you need to know about PTE Academic Test
What is the PTE Academic?
Pearson Test of English(PTE) Academic is a computer-based English language test that assesses the skills of non-native speakers who want to study abroad or immigration. It consists of 4 modules: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Why choose PTE Academic and who accepts it?
PTE Academic is a totally computer-based exam. No human interference will be there so error chances are very less. The exam is fully based on artificial intelligence. The total time duration of the exam is around 3 hours. The result of the exam is announced within 5 working days from the test date. PTE Academic is accepted in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, and many more countries across the globe for study and migration purposes.
PTE Academic Exam Patterns
There are mainly four sections in those sections. All four sections evaluate your different enabling and communicative skills.
1) Speaking Section: It focuses on intonation, pronunciation, oral fluency, and the ability to respond to the given prompt.
- Read Aloud: You must read text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.
- Repeat Sentences: You have to repeat the sentence exactly as you hear it.
- Describe Images: You have to describe the image in a meaningful way within a given time.
- Retell Lecture: After listening to the lecture, you have retell the lecture in your own words.
- Answer Short Question: You have to provide a short and accurate answer in one or two words.
2) Writing Section: Focus on vocabulary, Grammar and sentence structure to maximize your score.
- Summarize Written Text: As the name suggests, you have to write a summary of a text in one sentence from the given passage. You have to include the main key points.
- Write an Essay: You need to write a 200-300 words argumentative essay in response.
3) Reading Section: choose the answer based on passage context, grammar clues, and collocations.
- Reading & Writing Fill in the Blanks: You need to select the most appropriate words from a drop-down list to restore the text.
- Multiple Choice-Choose multiple answers: You need to read the passage and answer the multiple-choice question. There is more than one correct response.
- Multiple Choice-Choose Single answer: You need to read the passage and answer the multiple-choice question. There are several possible response options but only one is correct.
- Reorder Paragraphs: Text boxes will be displayed on a screen in random order. You have to arrange the scattered text boxes in order to get a meaningful paragraph.
- Fill in the blanks (Drag&Drop): You have to drag words from the box below the gaps to fill them.
4) Listening Section: Be attentive and grasp what the speaker is trying to convey.
- Summarize Spoken Text: You have to summarize the audio in your own words conveying the main idea of the spoken text.
- Multiple Choice-choose multiple answers: Choose multiple answers for a multiple-choice listening item.
- Multiple Choice-Choose Single answer: You have to choose from Multiple-choice questions for a listening piece with a correct individual answer.
- Fill in the blanks: You have to listen and complete missing words in a recording by filling the missing words into a text.
- Highlight Correct Summary: You need to select the summary that best matches the recording.
- Select Missing Words: There are several possible response options but only one is correct. You have to select the correct missing words after listening.
- Highlight Incorrect Words: You need to select the words in the text that differ from what the speaker says.