We have a range of materials to help you succeed with PTE Academic. These include test-taking strategies, tutorial videos, practice tests and more.

The best practice you can get is trying our online scored practice test. The online scored practice test helps you familiarise yourself with the test and gives an indicative PTE Academic score, so you can see where you are on the Global Scale of English.

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Before you take the test, it is essential to read through the test-taker handbook to ensure you understand the requirements.  You may also want to get more familiar with the test format. Find out how the test is structured and some sample questions you will face here.

Recommended Resources:

Online Scored Practice Test

Price: USD$35
Authors: PTE Academic Test Developers

The PTE Academic Online Practice Tests are the closest experience of the actual test you can get. You will sit a full three hour mock PTE Academic test and receive a full score report at the end - just like the real test! Improve time management skills and set realistic expectations on potential performance. 

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Online Test Boosters

Price: From USD$2 to $15
Authors: PTE Academic Test Developers

Improve specific skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) with our online test boosters, available online immediately from one day to thirty days. Focus on specific areas, including Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing. Access sample PTE Academic question types and practice on-screen, using headphones and computer microphone. 

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Offline practice test

Want to take a full version of PTE Academic? Download the PDF, Audio files, sample responses and prompts to really understand what the test is like.

PTE Academic Top Tips

Want to get the most out of PTE Academic, quickly? Download and review our top test tips to help improve every PTE Academic question type.

Youtube Skills videos

Like watching videos? Sit back and relax as you hear from the experts about how to approach listening, speaking, reading and writing questions.

Preparation courses

Sometimes, the best way to prepare for a test is to join a class and receive tuition face-to-face. All around the world there are private language schools who run PTE Academic preparation courses. These range from intensive week-long courses, to courses that last for up to six months.


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Recommended Books:

The Official Guide to the Pearson Test of English Academic New Edition Pack

The Official Guide to PTE Academic provides comprehensive information about the test, over 200 practice tasks on CD-ROM, analysis of sample answers, test-taking tips and more. The first and only official guide for PTE Academic written by the developers of the test itself, it includes everything you need to know about the test.

Price: £27.60 ISBN: 9781447928911
Authors: PTE Academic Test Developers

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PTE Academic Practice Tests Plus and CD-ROM with Key Pack

Practice Tests Plus offers everything you need to prepare for PTE Academic: authentic practice, comprehensive guidance and strategies for dealing with every task in the test. 

Price: £22.30 ISBN: 9781447937951
Authors: Nick Kenny, Felicity O'Dell, Simon Cotterill, Lisa da Silva, Mary Jane Hogan, Vanessa Jakeman, Kate Chandler

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What to expect on test day

Taking your PTE Academic test doesn't need to be scary. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of your test. This gives you plenty of time to check in and pass security. Don't forget to bring acceptable ID with you - usually a passport or government identity card.

When you arrive at the Pearson test centre, the test administrator will request copies of your ID, ask for a digital photograph and signature, scan your palm, assign you a locker to check-in your belongings, and ensure you are ready for your test.

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