PTE Academic Listening

The listening part is based on the audio clip. Aspriants have to either read some text or hear an audio/video clip to answer accordingly. Total time for this portion will be approx. 45 minutes. You have 10 minutes to jot your points to summarize them. The audio can be played only once so be careful while listening. Be precise and summarize the text in 70 words. Afterwards will be given an audio clip to respond to multiple-choice questions. You need to select the most appropriate option from the text.the option you have choosen will be highlighted in yellow. Make sure to have a good command on grammar, vocab, spelling, content making and formatting.


Required Skills for PTE Listening

Recognizing verbal and non-verbal indicators of essential ideas in a lecture summarizing and restating information.


Using paraphrase to synthesize

Drawing inferences from data given.

Identifying definitions, examples, explanations, generalizations, clarification, and emphasis Identifying the vocabulary used in different academic contexts confirming the meaning of content-area as well as general academic words and phrases.


Recognizing inferred information as compared to explicit details.

Thinking critically to categorize the information heard and organizing and synthesizing it by using themes


Assuming implied meaning through intonation.

Understanding metaphorical language and separating fact from opinion.


Investigating multiple sides to an ethical issue and clarifying values.


Pattern of Questions

Highlight incorrect words Highlight incorrect words

To tests your ability to listen and point out the differences between a transcription and a recording. It is to judge both listening and reading skills.


Expert Tips to pass PTE Listening Section

You can listen to each audio or video clip only once, be careful.
Take notes on an erasable notepad.
You can make adjustment in volume, so adjust it accordingly
Be active while listen, don’t hurry, be clear and sure with your responses.