PTE Score - Everything You Need to Know

PTE Score - Everything You Need to Know

The Pearson Test of English, better known as PTE, is an English proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native English speakers who wish to study abroad. The exam is divided into three sections- Writing and Speaking (together), Reading, and Listening. In this blog post, we will be focusing on the Writing and Speaking section of the PTE and what kind of score you need to get in order to study abroad.

Writing and Speaking section of PTE

The Writing and Speaking section of the PTE is worth a total of 77 points. To get a good score on this section, you will need to focus on two things- your grammar and your fluency. For grammar, make sure that you are using proper verb tenses and agree with your subject and verb. In terms of fluency, try to speak at a natural pace without pausing too often. Here is a breakdown of the different tasks in the Writing and Speaking section and what kind of score you will need in order to get into different colleges in the respective country:

  • Summarize Written Text: 56+
  • Retell Lecture: 46+
  • Answer Short Question: 36+
  • Answer Long Question: 30+
  • Read Aloud: 26+

As you can see, the Writing and Speaking section of the PTE is not too difficult to get a good score on if you are prepared. Just make sure to brush up on your grammar rules and practice speaking fluently before taking the exam!

Reading + Listening section of PTE

In the Reading section, you will encounter items such as:

Fill in a Blanks, Multiple-choice Choose Single Answer, Reorder Paragraphs

Reading: Fill in the Blanks (Multiple Blanks), Multiple choice Choose Multiple Answers

Reading: Select Missing Word Multiple Choice Questions

Classify Images, Write from Dictation Multiple Choice Questions

Highlight Correct Summary,

Hearing: Highlight Incorrect Words Multiple Choice Questions

Summarize Written Text

Reading & Writing: Fill in the blanks

You will have 32-41 minutes to complete this section.For more information on the Reading tasks: Click Here

In the Listening section, there are items such as:

Summarize Spoken Text

Listen and Summarize Spoken Text Multiple Choice

Choose Single Answer Multiple Choice

Choose Multiple Answers

Fill in the Blanks, Highlight Correct Summary, Select Missing Word, Highlight Incorrect Words, Write from Dictation

Multiple True False Questions, Summarize Written Text\

You will have 45-57 minutes to complete this task. For more information on the Listening tasks: Click Here

PTE academic has many benefits which lure students as well as working professionals to give it a try; some of the reasons were it being online, quick result time, etc. but there are other important benefits too such as:

  • It tests all 4 skills- reading, writing, listening & speaking under one umbrella & thus saves time & energy which would have gone into appearing for other exams such as IELTS & TOEFL.
  • PTE assesses real-life English usage & hence it is a more practical approach towards language learning & testing.
  • It has flexible dates & centers as compared to other similar English proficiency tests.
  • One can attempt PTE any number of times unlike IELTS (maximum 2 times in a gap of 1 month)
  • Prepares you for future opportunities that will require excellent communication skill in English

If you are planning to study PTE classes in Nepal, please contact us today to discuss your options. We are located in Putalisadak, and will be happy to assist you in any way we can!