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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second (upbeat music) Hello, everyone, and welcome to Practise Your PTE Academic Speaking Skills. My name is Jose Lara and I am an English Language teacher at Macquarie University. I have over 20 years of teaching experience. And I’ve had the opportunity to teach general English, academic skills and test preparation courses, both in Australia and overseas. And I’m Rose Harvey. I am an experienced English Language teacher with over 10 years experience teaching English, academic English and test preparation, both in Australia and abroad. We’re both really excited to welcome you to Practice your PTE Academic Speaking Skills. This course has been designed to help you successfully prepare for the speaking section of PTE Academic.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 seconds It will outline the items types you need to answer, the skills and language you need to perform well, and also how your test is assessed. You will also have the opportunity to interact with other course participants and complete practice questions. Most importantly, Practise your PTE Academic Speaking Skills will show you useful tips, strategies, and language to help you reach your goal. This will build your confidence in your speaking skills, and in taking the speaking section of PTE Academic. Throughout the course, you’ll see four future PTE Academic test takers practicing different item types. Let’s meet them. Hi, I am Syed, I am from Dhaka, which is the capital city of Bangladesh. I am planning on studying Masters of Engineering abroad.

Skip to 1 minute and 45 seconds I have never taken PTE Academic, and I would like to learn how a computer-based test is structured.

Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds Hi, my name is Shaoling. I come from Chengdu in China. I’m taking PTE Academic because I want to study Master of Finance in Sydney. I want to take the test because the results are available soon. And my friend told me she got the result within 48 hours, which is great. Hi, I am Miguel and I am from Puebla in Mexico. I’m taking PTE Academic, as I have applied to study an MBA online, and I need to prove my English level. I’ve never taken the test before, and I need to improve my speaking skills so I can get a score that I need. I want to take PTE Academic as it is widely accepted in colleges and universities.

Skip to 2 minutes and 35 seconds Hi everyone, I’m Nisha, I am from Mumbai in India. I want to study the Masters of Cybersecurity in Australia. I have taken the PTE Academic test before, but I want to improve my understanding of the questions in the speaking test. I like the PTE Academic Test because it is flexible, and it has a lot of dates and locations available. We are very excited to help them, and you, practise for the speaking section of PTE Academic. Before you start the course, we’d like to know how much you know about the speaking section of PTE Academic. Answer the questions in the following quiz. And don’t worry if you’re not sure.

Skip to 3 minutes and 19 seconds We will cover this content later on in the course There will be a live webinar in week three of the course delivered by Pearson. Join us to learn key information about the test and your test taker experience. And importantly, if you join the live webinar you’ll have chances to win free practice tests with scoring to help you measure your performance in PTE Academic. For more details and to register, use the link below this video. Good luck.

Meet your course trainers

Here in this video your course trainers, Jose Lara and Rose Harvey, introduce themselves.


Join us and a member of the PTE Academic team for a live webinar at 5pm AEST on Thursday, 29th October to hear about what happens on exam day and how you can be best prepared. Your course trainers, Rose and Jose will be there with further tips on how to keep on improving after the course has finished.

You’ll also have the opportunity to win a free PTE Academic Practice Test to help you practise your English skills, and see how you might score on the test.

Register your details and join us for this live webinar event and your chance to win a free practice test.


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Practise your PTE Academic Speaking Skills

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