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Locating supporting points and examples

Speakers and writers use supporting details to support the main ideas of a text. Types of support include the writer or speaker’s own personal opinions, opinions from experts, logical explanations, …

Week 1 wrap up

In this video Sarah recaps Week 1 and gives us a sneak peak of what’s ahead in Week 2. This brings us to the end of Week 1. Thanks for …

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Speaking and writing for a purpose

In the video, Sarah introduces you to the subskills of speaking and writing for a purpose. She explains that if you identify purpose you will better understand the texts you …

Speaking and writing for the context

PTE is designed to represent the language demands in a university or college setting so you need to make sure that your spoken and written responses in the test use …

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Are you interested in studying further? Congratulations on coming this far in the course. If you have enjoyed your learning experience and appreciate our professional and ‘in depth’ approach to …

Welcome to the course

Welcome to PTE Success: The Skills You Need. Meet your lead educator for the course, Sarah Bissell. In this video Sarah gives you an overview of the journey that you …

PTE strengths and weaknesses survey

Improving your English skills for taking PTE starts with understanding your strengths and weaknesses. Your task These surveys will help you identify skill areas that you need to improve in …

Writing an essay

The Essay question in PTE tests your ability to write a persuasive or argument essay where one side of the argument is developed on a given topic. In this item …

Organising Sentences and Paragraphs

To receive the maximum points in the Essay task, you will need to demonstrate good development of ideas and a logical structure. A strong test response will have a clear …

Week 2 wrap up

In this video Sarah does a quick wrap up of Week 2 and gives a preview of what is coming in Week 3. Your task Watch Sarah’s summary of Week …

Repeating and reading

For both Repeat Sentence and Read Aloud test items you will be scored based on content, oral fluency and pronunciation. Improving Repeat Sentence and Read Aloud To maximise your score …

Getting Your Grammar Right

The writing component of the PTE Test assesses your ability to produce written English in an academic environment. Using the correct grammar and demonstrating an appropriate range of structures are …