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PTE Practice Papers

The sample papers and practice tests for PTE Academic are not easily available on the internet. They can, however, be acquired from the official website of PTE Academic. You may also practice with the help of official videos available online. 

About the Test

To complete a PTE Academic test, you will required 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 3 main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There is also an optional Ten-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find 20 different question formats, ranging from variety of choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear experts 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.

Part 1: Speaking & Writing                              
(77 – 93 minutes)

  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20 mins)

Part 2: Reading
(32 – 40 minutes)

  • Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose single answer

Part 2: Reading
(32 – 40 minutes)

  • Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose single answer

Scored Practice Test

 

The Official PTE Academic Scored Practice Tests are exclusively delivered through Pearson. Scored Practice Tests replicate the format of PTE Academic and can be taken on a laptop or desktop computer rather than at a test centre.All Scored Practice Tests are designed using retired content from previous PTE Academic tests and therefore you will experience the same typical authentic and levelled standards of questions.

At the end of a Scored Practice Test you will submit your test to be scored and it will be returned to you marked  within a day. You will receive a full score report with an overall, communicative and enabling skills scores.

Pearson’s Scored Practice Tests for PTE Academic are the best indication of your readiness for the test.

How it helps you:

 

  • You can appear for a Scored Practice Test conveniently anytime, anywhere using a laptop or computer.
  • It helps in Developing familiarity with the test format and sequence of the questions so you know what to expect on test day
  • Helps you to learn how to manage your time in the test with each of the sections so you can pace yourself according to each task
  • Score Reports give you a breakdown of your skill production so you can target areas for improvement before taking PTE Academic

Part 1: Speaking and Writing : 

 

  • In part one you will be tested on your speaking and writing skills. The time given to this part is 77-93 minutes.
  • To assess speaking, your skills will be tested by your ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment.
  • The writing section will need you to write your reply in academic English using correct grammar and spelling.

Personal Introduction

The personal introduction is an opportunity for you to give your selected institutions some information about yourself. You will have 25 seconds to read the prompt and find your response, and then 30 seconds to record your answers. This item is not scored, but will be sent together with your score to the institutions selected by you. You are only able to record your answer once.

Part 2 : Reading

What to expect 

In this part you will be tested on your reading skills. The time you will receive in this section is 32-40 minutes. 

This single timed section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills items, depends on the combination of items in a given test. Different answer formats, including multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs, and fill in the blanks, are designed to test your ability to read, write and listen to information provided in English. Because PTE Academic is an integrated skill test, one item type in this part of the test also checks your writing skills.

Part 3 : Listening Section

What to expect

Part 3 consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which plays automatically. You are allowed to hear each audio or video clip only once so listen carefully. You are allowed to take notes. The time given to this section is 45-57 minutes.For each question you have the opportunity to adjust the volume. While the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume.

For this item type you hear an audio recording and need to write a 50-70 word summary on what you heard..

Cut: Select text from your answer that you wish to remove and left-click “Cut”.

Copy: Select text from your answer that you wish to copy and left-click “Copy”.

Paste: Place the cursor where you wish to paste the cut/copied text and left-click “Paste”.

 

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