PTE General - Level 2: Intermediate 

Who is this test for?

This test is for test takers with intermediate English for practical use in study, work, travel and other everyday purposes.

Test takers will be expected to understand and express in speaking, and writing information, ideas, feelings, opinions and common functions about everyday situations in straightforward spoken and written language.

How is this test structured?

The test has a written paper and a spoken test. The written paper is divided into nine tasks which are linked to a theme. At Level 2 Intermediate the theme tends to relate to familiar and routine matters, such as home and shopping.

For the Level 2 guide, practice tests and tutorial click here.

Please note that PTE General is not accepted by the UKBA for spouse/partner/family visa purposes.

Written test (1 hour 35 minutes)

Section Skill Description
1 Listening 3-option multiple choice
2 Listening and Writing dictation
3 Listening test, note completion
4 Reading 3-option gap fill multiple choice
5 Reading 3-option graphical multiple choice
6 Reading open-ended question
7 Reading text, note completion
8 Writing write correspondance (70-90 words)
9 Writing write text (100-150 words)

Spoken test (7 minutes)

The spoken test consists of a timed interaction between a test taker and an interlocutor. There are 4 sections to the test.

The spoken test consists of a timed interaction between a test taker and an interlocutor. There are 4 sections to the test.
  1. sustained monologue
  2. discussion 
  3. describe picture
  4. role play