Pearson Test for English (PTE) is computer based test for English Language mostly for study abroad and immigration purpose. It is accepted for visa application for UK and Australia. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.

One advantage of this test is that you get your results very quickly; in about 5 days.


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 (20mins)

PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

Fill in the blanks
Multiple choice questions
Re-order paragraphs
Fill in the blanks
Multiple choice questions
A ten minute break is optional

PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

Summarize spoken text
Multiple choice questions
Fill the blanks
Highlight the correct summary
Select missing word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation