PTE Academic Speaking & Writing

The PTE Academic Speaking and Writing sections are done together; time 77 - 93 minutes

PTE Speaking questions

Personal introduction

Read the prompt and give some information about yourself. This part is not scored, but will be sent to your selected institution along with your test result.

Read aloud
A text appears on screen. Read the text aloud.

Repeat sentence
After listening to a recording of a sentence, repeat the sentence

Describe image
An image appears on screen. Describe the image in detail.

Re-tell lecture
After listening to or watching a lecture, re-tell the lecture in your own words.

Answer short question
After listening to a question, answer with a single word or a few words.

PTE Writing questions

Write essay

For this item type you need to write a 200-300 word argumentative essay in response to a prompt. You have 20 minutes to write your essay.

Summarize text

You need to write a summary of the text in one sentence. You have 10 minutes to write your summary. Make sure to include the main points of the reading passage in a full, single sentence of no more than 75 words.