The Pearson Test of English Academic English Language test aimed at non native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests ones ability to read, writing listening and speaking. These tests are designed to reward positive achievement in English Language learning, the test consists of two parts written and interview. PTE General are theme-based exams designed to test how well a learner can communicate in authentic and realistic situations, and not on how well they remember formal vocabulary and structures
Benefits of PTE
The PTE Academic is recognized by thousands of universities worldwide, with the most popular being the UK, Australia, the US and Canada. You should contact the universities to which you intend to apply, to find out if they accept the PTE Academic qualification, and what grade they require. The PTE Academic is also now accepted for visa purposes by the Australian government.
Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.
One advantage of this test is that you get your results very quickly in about 5 days.