Test Preparation PTE
PTE Academic is a computer-based secure English Language test which assesses the four key language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. PTE Academic delivers a real-life measure of test takers' language ability to universities, higher education institutions, government departments and organizations requiring academic English. The use of PTE Academic services is in accordance with the PTE Academic Test Taker Terms and Conditions set out in this document.
To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
During the three-hour test session, there are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There is also an optional 10-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. 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.