The Official Guide to PTE Academic, 2nd Edition


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The Official Guide to PTE Academic, 2nd Edition

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The first and only official guide for PTE Academic written by the developers of the test itself. The Official Guide to PTE Academic provides all of the most important information about the test.
  • Explains the features, format and scoring of PTE Academic, giving test takers a clear idea of what to expect when they take the test
  • Provides practice with authentic test types and questions
  • Includes sample answers that are actual student responses from field tests
  • Improves on test taking strategies
  • CD-ROM provides additional practice - over 200 additional questions, the equivalent of three practice tests

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a computer-based English language test developed by Pearson that accurately measures your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. You can use your test score to support your application to study at an institution where English is the main language of instruction.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 PTE Academic Introduction
  • Chapter 2 PTE Academic Preparation
  • Chapter 3 PTE Academic Speaking
  • Chapter 4 PTE Academic Writing
  • Chapter 5 PTE Academic Reading
  • Chapter 6 PTE Academic Listening
  • Answer key and transcripts
  • Glossary
  • Appendix: CEF language descriptors

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PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a computer-based language test that offers international students and migrants the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for immigration and student visas.


  • Results typically within five business days
  • Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance
  • Accepted by all Australian universities and colleges and a growing number of professional associations
  • Approved for all Australian student and visa applications

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