Identifying the topic and supporting points or examples and summarizing the main idea and inferring the context, purpose or tone.
Comprehending explicit and implicit information and comprehending concrete and abstract information.
Forming a conclusion from what a speaker says and predicting how a speaker may continue.
Understanding academic vocabulary and inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words and comprehending variations in tone, speed, accent.
Classifying and categorizing information and understading academic vocabulary and following the oral sequencing of information.
Identifying errors in a transcription and identifying a speaker's purpose, tone and attitude.
Listening item types require you to understand an audio or video recording of an authentic lecture, pesentation or dialouge from an academic source. Eight item types appear in the listening part of PTE academic.The total time to complete the listening part of the test is approximately 45-47 minutes, depending on the combination of items in a given test.Some of the item types are integrated and assess both listening as well as reading and writing skills.Your score is based on five factors:
Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers is a multiple-choice listening item type with more than one correct response.It tests your ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate a brief audio or video recording on an academic subject.It assesses your listening skills.
Fill in the blanks is a an item type that tests your ability to listen for missing words in a recording and type the missing words into a transcription.It assesses both your writing and listening skills.
Highlight Correct summary is an item type that tests your ability to comprehend, analyze and combine information from a recording and identify the most accurate summary of the recording.It assesses both reading and listening skills.
Multiple-choice, choose single answer is multiple-choice listening item type with a single correct response.It tests your ability to interpret, analyze and evaluate a brief recording on an academic subject.It assesses listening skills.
Repeat Sentence is an integrated skills item type that tests both your listening and speaking skills in an academic environment.
Select missing word is an item type that tests your ability to predict what a speaker will say based on contextual clues in a recording.It assesses listening skills.
Highlight incorrect words is an item type that tests your ability to listen for and point out the differences between a recording and a transcription.It assesses both listening and reading skills.
Write from dictation is an item type that tests your ability to understand and remember a sentence you hear, and then write it exactly as you hear it using correct spelling.It assesses both writing and listening skills.
Guess the meanings of unfamiliar words using context clues.You can get a general idea of what is said witout understanding everything you hear.