PTE – Pearson Test Of English Academic. PTE Academic is a computer-based test that evaluates the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability-often to obtain admission at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. PTE Academic is accepted for student visas & immigration in Australia & by Universities in New Zealand.
The PTE Test Format is divided into 6 sections namely-
The student is asked to give a self introductory speech, which is untimed and this part is not assessed.
Speaking and Writing
38 to 47 Questions to be answered in 30 to 35 minutes.
35 to 42 Questions to be answered in 30 to 35 minutes
3 to 5 questions in 50 to 60 minutes
15 to 20 questions to be answered in 32 to 41 minutes
17 to 25 questions to be answered in 45 to 57 minutes
The Total duration of the entire Test Format is 3 Hours.
Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 minutes)
It has 2 sections.
Speaking Section 1 :
It contains the personal introduction. This is an opportunity to give your selected institutions some information about yourself. This section is not scored.
Speaking Section 2 :
It contains read aloud, repeat sentence ,describe image, Retell lecture and answer short.
Summarize written text. You need to write a summary of the text in one sentence. You have 10 minutes to write your summary. Make sure to include the main points of the reading passage in a full single sentence of no more than 75 words.
Write Essay :
For this section you need to write a 200-300 word argumentative essay in response to a prompt. You have 20 minutes to write your essay.
Reading (32 – 41 minutes) :
For this section you need to read the passage and answer the multiple choice question. It would be multiple choice, choose single answer, Further this module contains multiple-choice, choose multiple answers, re-order paragraphs and fill in the blanks.
Listening (45 – 57 minutes) :
You hear an audio recording and need to write a 50-70 word summary on what you heard. You have 10 minutes to write your summary. This module also has multiple-choice, choose multiple answers, fill in the blanks, highlight correct summary, select missing word, highlight incorrect words and write from dictation.
Overall score is a mark out of 90. The good score of 65 which is a good indication of your English language ability in real-life academic situations.
Manjoorans offers intensive and comprehensive training services to people aspiring to obtain a desirable score in PTE. We have qualified, experienced and trained teachers, who impart training to our students.
How we train our students.
We conduct a mock test on the first day of training, simulating the testing conditions, to gauge where the person stands in terms of his English abilities. The individual is given the scores after the test is over. Subsequently, we start the classroom training.
We use Pearson’s Official Guide of PTE, an official publication on PTE, to conduct classroom sessions. For Speaking part, one-on-one sessions are conducted exactly on the lines of test and the answers are discussed after the session. Scores are given and guidelines are provided to improve the scores.
For Writing Part, firstly, the types of questions are explained with essay-writing guidelines. Students are made to practice all the compositions of summary and essay types from the test software. Each essay is assessed and guidelines are provided to make the essay better.
For Reading, our teachers provide the details about various question types and explain the approach to answer the same. After introductory discussion, the reading questions are practised from test-software.
Towards the end of each test, every question is discussed with the students and answers are explained. In this way, all tests are completed with students. Discussion is an integral part of Reading sessions.
For Listening, firstly the test is played non-stop and students answer the questions as they listen.