PTE Academic Reading

The Pearson Test of English Academic
PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Questions sometimes test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking.

Reading question types

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one response

Re-order paragraphs

Several text boxes appear on screen in a random order. Put the text boxes in the correct order

Fill in the blanks

A text appears on screen with several gaps. Select the appropriate answer choice for each blank.

Reading and Writing: Fill in the blanks

A text appears on screen with several gaps. Fill in each gap from a drop-down list of response options

PTE Academic is a multi-level test, like IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC.
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Resources from the Official Guide to PTE Academic are reproduced with permission from Pearson Education Asia Limited

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