PTE Academic Speaking and writing module video tips

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PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic

PTE Academic is a computer based test of English. It is designed to measure the academic English abilities of candidates who wish to demonstrate their level of achievement to professional and government organizations and education institutions.

 

Part 1: Speaking and Writing (approx 77-93 minutes)

 

Section 1: Personal Introduction

In this section, you are a given a prompt and are asked to introduce yourself orally. You speak about yourself up to 30 seconds. This is not assessed but is sent to institutions along with your score report.

Section 2: Read Aloud

In this section, you are given a text (up to 60 words) and are asked to read the text aloud. You do 6-7 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

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Section 2: Repeat Sentence

In this section, you hear a sentence. You are asked to repeat the sentence exactly as you heard it. You do 10-12 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Describe Image

 

In this section, you are given an image. You are asked to describe in detail what the image is showing. You do 6-7 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Re-tell Lecture

In this section, you hear a lecture. You are asked to retell the lecture in your own words. You do 3-4 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 2: Answer Short Question

In this section, you are asked a question, the answer to which is a word or short phrase. You do 10-12 of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test.

Section 3-4: Summarize Written Text

In these sections, you read a text. You are then asked to summarize the text in one or two sentence. You are given ten minutes to write each summary sentence.

Section 5: Summarize Written Text / Write Essay

This section is either a Summarize written text task or a Write essay task.

Section 6: Write Essay

In this section, you are given a prompt to read. You are then asked to write an essay (200-300 words). You are given twenty minutes to write your essay.

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