Feel like life is on hold? Then take the opportunity to get ahead of the game. Improve your English, ace your test and head into the future with a smile on your face. On this page, our team of experts show you the best ways to prepare for your PTE Academic . And we’ve got plenty of ideas to make life a little easier, including some learning inspiration and brilliant mindfulness videos to help you stay relaxed and well.

Ready to do something great? Start here:

  • Get set for success on our Preparation Pathway
  • Pick up valuable advice from our expert team
  • Take a practice test – see how ready you are
  • Join a tutored course and boost your skills
  • Improve your English for life
  • Unwind with our helpful mindfulness videos
  • Register for the latest news and updates

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Ready? One, two, three…

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Get on the Preparation Pathway. Our free step-by-step video guide will show you every type of question you’ll face on the test.

Preparation Pathway

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Get specialist help. On our free course, “Introduction to PTE Academic”, you can try out all 20 question types and get expert advice.

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Test your skills. Find out how ready you are by taking a Scored Practice Test under exam conditions. It’s just like the real thing.

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What else can you do?

Get the app. With over 5,000 five-star reviews, our specially-designed app is a great way to practice for your test, wherever you are. It even has a study planner to help you get organized. And the best thing? It’s free!

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Read the Score Guide. Get inside the head of our examiners by finding out how they score the test. It’s full of “Aha!” moments.

Read the score guide

Check out our Test Taker Tips Guide. This is packed with brilliant advice, from the best way to read aloud to how to find shortcuts to the right answers.

Test Taker Tips Guide

Talk to a tutor. If you’d like a bit of extra support, our ‘test preparation’ course providers run face-to-face classes at locations all over the world. It’s a great way to get easy-to-follow advice and improve your English.

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Our official coursebooks. Get you ready for the PTE Academic test, which means they help you improve your English for university, your career and your life. The books are tailored to your level of English and are full of comprehensive information and essential practice tasks.

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Online support when you need it. You can always get some extra guidance during your learning. Organizations such as E2Language offer live online classes and provide valuable feedback to help you develop your skills.

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Video Resources & Past Seminars

Take some time out and relax with one of our videos. Made exclusively for you by our experts, they’re entertaining and educational, and a great way to learn something new.

PTE Preparation Path

Preparation is key to ensuring that you get the result you want on test day! Review the preparation path to give yourself the best chance of performing well on test day.

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Test Taker Guides to PTE Academic

Are you looking to take PTE Academic? In this two-part webinar series, we provide a detailed overview of the test.

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Webinar resources

This webinar is part of the PTE Academic webinar series designed to support test-takers to stay prepared for the test. In this session, our test development expert is detailing each specific Speaking & Writing item type and sharing some helpful tips on how to ace each section.

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Webinar resources

This webinar is part of the PTE Academic webinar series designed to support test-takers to stay prepared for the test. In this session, our test development expert is detailing the listening item type and sharing some helpful tips on how to excel in this section.

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Webinar resources

This webinar is part of the PTE Academic webinar series designed to support test-takers to stay prepared for the test. In this session, our test development expert is detailing the reading item type and sharing some helpful tips on how to excel in this section.

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Webinar resources

This webinar is part of the PTE Academic webinar series designed to support test-takers to stay prepared for the test. In this session, our Director of Academic Standards, Measurement, and Research is describing how AI assesses and scores your language skills as well as how the systems are trained to score accurately and fairly. She is sharing a few tips on how to make sure you can demonstrate your full potential for PTE Academic.

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Look after yourself

How are you? When there’s so much to think about, you can sometimes lose track of the important things in life. Here, we present some practical suggestions to help you look after your physical and mental health, as well as ways of improving your career skills. Take care, and stay well.

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Pearson English podcast – Mindfulness

The panel chat to Amy Malloy – founder of Oxford-based company ‘No More Shoulds’ – to find out how mindfulness can be built into English language practice.

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4 poor communication skills (and what to do about them)

Here we explain some common communication problems that language learners have – and some easy-to-implement ways to help them improve.

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Feeling overwhelmed? How to reduce anxiety using to-do lists

We go behind the psychology behind to-do lists and show exactly how you can make the most of your own lists to get back on top of the priorities.

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Why do smart teens make bad decisions? And how can we help?

We explain the science behind teenagers’ poor decision-making and outline some strategies to help them make the right choices under pressure.

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Strategies to improve your English Listening Skills

Tips and resources to improve your listening skills and help you do well in the listening questions.

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Reading: Self-Improvement

Ways to improve your reading speed and comprehension to improve your chances of gaining points in Part 2: Reading during PTE Academic.

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Speaking: Self-Improvement – Part 1

In Part 1 of PTE Academic you will require many core English skills to pass. We’ve put together some tips to help based on each question type.

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