PTE academic coaching for speaking writing reading listening 90 points

PTE Academic Exam Format

PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic

PTE Academic is a computer based test of English. It is designed to measure the academic English abilities of candidates who wish to demonstrate their level of achievement to professional and government organizations and education institutions.

Part 1: Speaking and Writing (approx 77-93 minutes)

Section 1: Personal Introduction

In this section, you are a given a prompt and are asked to introduce yourself orally. You speak about yourself up to 30 seconds. This is not assessed but is sent to institutions along with your score report.

Section 2: Read Aloud

In this section, you are given a text (up to 60 words) and are asked to read the text aloud. You do 6-7 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Repeat Sentence

In this section, you hear a sentence. You are asked to repeat the sentence exactly as you heard it. You do 10-12 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Describe Image

In this section, you are given an image. You are asked to describe in detail what the image is showing. You do 6-7 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Re-tell Lecture

In this section, you hear a lecture. You are asked to retell the lecture in your own words. You do 3-4 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Answer Short Question

In this section, you are asked a question, the answer to which is a word or short phrase. You do 10-12 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 3-4: Summarize Written Text

In these sections, you read a text. You are then asked to summarize the text in one or two sentence. You are given ten minutes to write each summary sentence.

Section 5: Summarize Written Text / Write Essay

This section is either a Summarize written text task or a Write essay task.

Section 6: Write Essay

In this section, you are given a prompt to read. You are then asked to write an essay (200-300 words). You are given twenty minutes to write your essay.

Part 2: Reading (approx 32-41 minutes)

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

In this section, you read a text (up to 200 words). You are then given a multiple-choice question with three to five answer options. You choose the one correct answer option. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

In this section, you read a text (up to 200 words). You are then given a multiple-choice question with five to seven answer options. You choose all the correct answer options. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Re-order Paragraphs

In this section, you are given a text (up to 200 words) divided into paragraphs. The paragraphs are in the wrong order. You have to drag and drop the paragraphs into the correct order. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Reading: Fill in the blanks

In this section, you read a text (up to 95 words) which has blanks in it. You drag words from a box and drop each text. You do 4-5 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Reading and Writing: Fill in the blanks

In this section, you read a text (up to 350 words) which has blanks in it. You click on each blank and a drop down list appears. You choose the correct word from each list to complete the text. You do 5-6 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Part 3: Listening (approx 45-57 minutes)

Section 1: Summarize Spoken Text

In this section, you listen to a short lecture. You are then asked to write a summary of that lecture (50-70 words) for a fellow student who was not present in the lecture. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2:Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

In this section, you listen to a recording on an academic subject. You are then given a multiple choice question with five to seven answer options. You choose all the correct answer options. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Fill in the blanks

In this section, you listen to a recording while you read a transcription of that recording. The transcription has up to five blanks in it. As you listen, you type in the missing words you hear. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Highlight Correct Summary

In this section, you listen to a recording. You read three to five paragraphs and select the paragraph which is the best summary of the recording. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Multiple-choice, choose single answer

In this section, you listen to a recording on an academic subject. You are then given a multiple choice question with three to five answer options. You choose the correct answer option. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Select missing word

In this section, you listen to a recording. The final word or group of words has been replaced by a beep. You are given three to five answer options. You choose the correct answer option t complete the recording. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Highlight incorrect words

In this section, you listen to a recording while you read a transcription of that recording. The transcription contains up to seven deliberate errors. You click on the words in the transcription which do not match the recording. You do 2-3 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Writing from Dictation

In this section, you hear a sentence. You are then asked to write the sentence exactly as you heard it. You do 3-4 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.