PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH ACADEMIC (PTE ACADEMIC)
ABOUT THE TEST
PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session.
During the three-hour test session there will be three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. At people’s career, our able trainers have a proven track record of producing remarkable test results.
The exam requires certain tactical maneuvers. We offer real simulations of the actual test so students are prepared with how the PTE exam works. We provide in-depth practice on par with the difficulty level expected in the exam. There are various test tactics and strategies that our unique courses offer. Our courses are designed to ensure students perform at their very best.
PTE Academic assesses your speaking skills among other skills. You are expected to speak about various complex charts and graphs. You will be taught to deal with these charts in the course here. You will hear excerpts from real-life academic lectures and you need to master the art of paraphrasing these lectures. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.
PTE Academic tests your proficiency levels in reading and writing requiring you to deal with multiple-choice questions, fill in blanks, reorder paragraphs in a logical sequence and requires students to have certain command over dealing with vocabulary.
Writing segment of PTE Academic evaluates your writing on parameters such as content, vocabulary used in the essay, organization of the work and grammatical range and accuracy. Our trainers here would be able to help you gain expertise at writing coherent essays.
The format of the test is provided below with 20 different task types each requiring different strategies to tackle them. It is suggested that you visit us once and then decide for yourself. We also provide weekend batched for working professionals.
PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)
- Personal Introduction
- Read aloud
- Repeat sentence
- Describe image
- Re-tell lecture
- Answer short question
- Summarize written text (one sentence)
- Summarize written text (paragraph)
- Essay (20mins)
PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)
- Multiple choice questions (x2)
- Re-order paragraphs
- Fill in the blanks (x2)
A ten minute break is optional
PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)
- Summarize spoken text
- Multiple choice (x2)
- Fill the blanks
- Highlight the correct summary
- Select missing word
- Highlight incorrect words
- Write from dictation