PTE Academic Mastery: Answer Short Question

This is a short-answer item type that integrates speaking and listening skills, and requires you to understand a recorded question and provide a brief and accurate response. Number of items 10-12 Prompt Length 3-9 seconds Time to answer 10 seconds Scoring Correct/Incorrect Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored Listening and speaking Vocabulary Subskills tested Listening: Identifying the topic, …

The Effect of Surrounding Noise on your Test Score

Unlike IELTS, the speaking section of the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is scheduled on the same day as the other parts of the exam. It will be performed in a room with several other candidates who will probably speak at the same moment. Is it distracting? Yes. Can it be controlled? No. You cannot allow yourself to be …

How to improve your PTE Speaking Score

The Speaking section of the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) may be the hardest section for some, if not for all of those who have sat the test. This section entails recording your responses, which will then be rated purely by a computer. Hence, the aim is to deliver responses which are clear and understandable. This, while simultaneously producing …

After Speaking, Should I Click Next or Wait?

The Speaking section of the Pearson Test of English Academic has five tasks: Task Task Description Length of Time to Respond 1 Read aloud A text appears on screen. Read the text aloud Will depend on how long is the text 2 Repeat sentence After listening to a recording of a sentence, repeat the sentence 15 seconds 3 Describe image …