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Course Features

  • Duration 10 week
  • Max Students 1000
  • Enrolled 0
  • Re-take Course 0
  • Assessments Self
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Question types 

PTE Academic consists of three main parts and there are 20 different question types. The test is an integrated skills test, each question type assessing 1 language skill or a combination of language skills. Question types are task-based representing the range of functions and situations that students will encounter in an English speaking environment. The table below shows the test structure, question type and time allowed

Part of Test Question Type Time Allowed
Part 1:

Speaking & Writing

Personal Introduction 1 mins
Read aloud
Repeat Sentence
Describe Image 30-35 mins
Re-tell lecture
Answer short question
2 x Summarize written text 20 mins
Summarize written text or Write Essay 10 or 20mins
Write Essay 20 mins
Part 2: Reading Multiple-Choice, Choose Single answer
Multiple-Choice, Choose Multiple Answer
Re-order Paragraphs 32-41 mins
Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading & Writing: Fill in the blanks
Optional Scheduled break 10 Mins
Part 3: Listening Summarise Spoken Text 20-30mins
Multiple-Choice, Choose multiple answers
Fill in the blanks
Highlight correct summary
Multiple-choice, choose single answer 23-28 mins
Select Missing Word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation

Interpreting the score report

PT academic is scored against the Global scale of English, a granular scale from 10-90. The PTE Academic score report includes the test taker’s overall score communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores.

Overall score 

Reflects the student’s overall English language ability and is based on performance throughout the test 

Communicative skills 

Listening, reading, speaking and writing are based on all test questions that assess these skills either as a single skill or together with other skills. 

Enabling skills 

Grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse are based on all test questions answering one or more of these skills



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