PTE
Course Overview

What is PTE?

Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a multi-level, computer-based English language test designed for non-native speakers aiming to study or work in English-speaking countries.
PTE Academic is mostly taken for immigration, employment and study purposes.
Recognized by thousands of universities and business schools worldwide, including reputable institutions such as the Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale.
PTE is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand government and you can make unlimited test attempts.
A 3-hour long computer-based test administered around the world - Speaking and Writing (77–93 min), Reading (32–41 min), and Listening (45–57 min).
PTE scores are scaled from 10-90. Most of our students score 75 and above!
pte Test Format
The test consists of the following sections:
 
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 timed conditions.
 
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.
Sections Questions Duration Scoring
Speaking

35 - 42 items

77 - 93 minutes

10 - 90

Writing

3 - 5 tasks

77 - 93 minutes

10 - 90

Reading

15 - 20 items

32 - 40 minutes

10 - 90

Listening

17 - 25 items

45 - 57 minutes

10 - 90

Total

 

3 hours
Optional 10 minute break

10 - 90

Our pte Courses
Looking for Online Courses? At ICON+ we offer all our Courses in-Centre and Online.

1-to-1 Personal Coaching 

 

The PTE Online 1-to-1 Personal Coaching course is tailored to your unique learning needs, strengths and weaknesses to comprehensively cover each component at your pace. Your Online 1-to-1 Personal Coaching can be held remotely through online streaming platforms. Available in 10 to 50-hour coaching services.

 

You will also receive 1-month free access to our Interactive PTE Question Bank (30 to 40 hours to complete), which comes with:

  • Over 350 practice questions with solutions
  • 2 full-length mock tests with solutions
  • Customised Study Planner to guide you through the Video Tutorials and Strategy Guides

 

Our PTE Score Improvement Guarantee entitles you to a refund should there be no improvement in your test score after going through our test prep course — we are just that confident!

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ICON+ Singapore Campus
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Singapore 178892

 

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