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Overview Of PTE

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is all international computer.based English language test...lt 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.
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;

For more inforamtion : Official PTE website


Part 1: Speaking and writing
Part 2: Reading
Part 3: Listening

Speaking and writing

Section Task type Task description
Section 1 Personal introduction 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.
Section 2 Read aloud A text appears on screen. Read die text. aloud.
Repeat sentence After listening to a sentence, repeat the sentence.
Describe image An image appears on screen. Describe the irna.ge in detail
Re-tell lecture After listening to or watching a video of a lecture. re-tell the lecture in your own words,
Answer short question After listening to a question, answer with a single word or a few words.
Section 3-4 Summarize written text After reading a passage. write a one-sentence summary of the passage of between 5 and 75 words.
Section 5 Summarize written text or Write Essay Either a Summarize written text task or a Write essay task, depending on the combination of tasks in your rest.
Section 6 Write may Write an essay of 200-300 words on a given topic.

Reading

Section Task type Task description
Section Multiple-choice. choose single answer After reading a text, answer a muiriple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response.
Multiple-choice. choose multiple answers After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one response.
Re-order paragraphs Several text boxes appear on screen in random order. Put the text boxes in the correct order
Reading: Fill in the blanks A text appears on screen with several blanks. Drag words or phrases from the blue box to till in the blanks_
Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks A text appears on screen with several blanks. Fill in the blanks by selecting words from several drop-down lists of response options.

Listening

Section Task type Task description
Section I Summarize spoken text After listening to a recording, write a summary of 50-70 words.
Section 2 Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers After listening to a recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting more than one response.
Fill in the blanks The transcription of a recording appears on screen with several blanks. While listening to the recording, type the missing words into the blanks.
Highlight correct summary After listening to a re-cording, select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording.
Multiple-c.hoice, choose single answer After listening to a recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting one response.
Select missing word After listening to a recording, select the missing word or group of words that completes the recording,
Highlight incorrect words 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.
Write from dictation After listening to a recording of a sentence, type the sentence.