The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is an English proficiency test required for migration to Australia and New Zealand, and accepted by many universities as evidence of English proficiency.
The PTE is offered as a computer-based test, and consists of four main sections, each assessing the following skills, as per Pearson, the organising body of the PTE:
|Section I: Speaking|
Speaking for a purpose (to repeat, inform, explain); supporting an opinion with details, examples and explanations; organizing an oral presentation in a logical way; developing complex ideas within a spoken discourse; using words and phrases appropriate to the context; using correct grammar; speaking at a natural rate; producing fluent speech; using correct intonation; using correct pronunciation; using correct stress; speaking under timed conditions.
|Section II: Writing
Writing for a purpose (to learn, to inform, to persuade); supporting an opinion with details, examples and explanations; organizing sentences and paragraphs in a logical way; developing complex ideas within a complete essay; using words and phrases appropriate to the context; using correct grammar; using correct spelling; using correct mechanics; writing under
|Section III: Reading|
Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; identifying the relationships between sentences and paragraphs; understanding academic vocabulary; understanding the difference between connotation and denotation; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; classifying and categorizing information; following a logical or chronological sequence of events.
|Section IV: Listening
Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; summarizing the main idea; identifying supporting points or examples; identifying a speaker’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; understanding academic vocabulary; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; classifying and categorizing information; following an oral sequencing of information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent.
|Speaking||35 - 42 items||77 - 93 minutes||10 - 90|
|Writing||3 - 5 tasks||10 - 90|
|Reading||15 - 20 items||32 - 40 minutes||10 - 90|
|Listening||17 - 25 items||45 - 57 minutes||10 - 90|
Optional 10 minute break
|10 - 90|
FREQUENTLY ASKED PTE QUESTIONS
Which countries require the PTE?
What is a good PTE score? For points-tested Skilled visas, a minimum PTE score of 50 in each section is required. A PTE score of above in each
section is awarded 10 points, and a score of above 79 in each section is awarded 20 points.
For points-tested Skilled visas, a minimum PTE score of 50 in each section is required. A PTE score of above in each
How long is my PTE score valid for?
How often can I sit for the PTE?
When is the PTE held?
When will my results be available?
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