What is PTE (Pearson Test of English)?
PTE Academic is an English language proficiency test conducted on a computer. Its primary purpose is to assess a person's grasp of the English language. Typically, it is taken by students and individuals aspiring to study abroad or relocate to an English-speaking nation, including countries like the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom
Welcome to CILA’s comprehensive guide on PTE (Pearson Test of English) exam preparation. If you're considering taking the PTE exam for academic or immigration purposes, you're on the right track! PTE is a globally recognized English proficiency test that assesses your language skills in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Achieving a high score on the PTE exam can open doors to studying abroad, working in English-speaking countries, or enhancing your career prospects. This website is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the PTE exam and how to excel in it.
About the PTE Exam modules:
The PTE exam is designed to evaluate your English language proficiency in an academic context. It assesses your ability to communicate effectively in English, making it an ideal choice for academic and professional purposes. The test is divided into four main sections:
- Speaking and Writing: This section evaluates your speaking and writing skills. You will be required to respond to questions, summarize written text, and write an essay
- Listening: The listening section measures your ability to understand spoken English in various contexts, including academic lectures and everyday conversations.
- Reading: The reading section assesses your reading comprehension skills through various question formats, including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and more.
- Integrated Skills: Some tasks in the PTE exam require you to combine multiple skills, such as listening and reading, to complete the tasks effectively.
Why Choose PTE?
- Fast Results: PTE provides results typically within 2 – 5 working days, making it one of the fastest English proficiency tests in the world.
- Fair and Impartial: PTE is a computer-based test, that ensures unbiased scoring and consistent evaluation for all test takers.
- Accepted Globally: PTE scores are recognized by thousands of institutions and organizations worldwide, including universities, colleges, employers, and immigration authorities.
Preparing for PTE Exam at CILA, Cochin, Kerala:
Achieving a high score on the PTE exam requires effective preparation. Here are some key steps to help you succeed:
Understand the Exam Format: Familiarize yourself with the PTE exam format, question types, and scoring criteria. Knowing what to expect will boost your confidence.
- Practice Regularly: Practice is the key to success. Use our practice materials and sample questions to improve your skills in speaking, writing, listening, and reading.
- Time Management: Develop effective time management strategies to ensure you complete all sections of the exam within the allocated time.
- Seek Professional Guidance: Enroll in our PTE preparation course working with experienced and well-qualified tutors who can provide personalized guidance and feedback.
- Take Mock Tests: (When you are ready) Take full-length PTE mock tests to simulate the actual exam environment and gauge your progress as suggested by your teachers, who will give you feedback about your short comings and offer material to correct them.
Resources for PTE Preparation:
- Sample Questions: At CILA, we have the recommended Pearson materials to help you develop your English and then after that, you can access a wide range of sample questions and practice materials for each section of the PTE exam.
- Test Dates and Locations: You will be offered information about test dates, locations, and registration details at CILA.
- Strategies: You will be trained in valuable strategies to excel in each section of the PTE exam.
Mastering the PTE Academic Exam: Format, Sections, and Scoring.
Part One: Speaking & Writing.
- Demonstrating Your Verbal and Written Skills In this section, you'll showcase your ability to communicate effectively. The Speaking & Writing part comprises several components:
- Personal Introduction: Begin with a brief personal introduction, sharing basic background information. While this doesn't affect your score, it provides context to institutions.
- Speaking Tasks: Showcase your verbal prowess through tasks like reading text aloud, describing images, repeating sentences, and providing concise responses to questions.
- Writing Tasks: Conclude this section with a one-sentence summary of a passage (usually under 300 words) and a 200–300-word essay on a selected topic. Duration: Approximately 77 to 93 minutes.
Part Two: Reading
- Testing Your Comprehension Skills The Reading section evaluates your ability to understand written content. You'll read passages and respond to questions in various formats, including Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-blank, and Re-order Paragraphs. Duration: Approximately 32 to 41 minutes.
Part Three: Listening
- Auditory Proficiency Assessment The Listening section involves audio recordings and diverse question types: Summarizing Spoken Text: Listen and provide a concise summary of the information.
- Multiple Choice: Answer questions based on audio recordings by selecting the correct response.
- Fill in the Blanks: Complete a text with missing words using information from an audio recording.
- Highlight Correct Summary: Choose the best summary after listening to a recording.
- Select Missing Word: Identify the missing word in an audio recording.
- Highlight Incorrect Words: Detect changes or omissions in a spoken text compared to the written version.
- Write from Dictation: Transcribe a spoken sentence.
- Duration: Approximately 45 to 57 minutes.
Understanding Your Scores
PTE scores are presented on the Global Scale of English, ranging from 10 to 90 points: Overall Score: Reflects your overall English language proficiency, considering all test sections.
- Communicative Skills: Assess your skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing individually.
- Enabling Skills: Focuses on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, oral fluency, spelling, and written discourse.
- You'll receive scores between 10 and 90 for both Communicative and Enabling Skills.
Studying for the PTE Academic Test at CILA Kerala
Preparation for Success: Effective preparation is the key to success on the PTE Academic exam. Explore our resources:
PTE Academic Test: Your language level will be assessed carefully and your teachers will pay attention to your individual needs. Initially, you will be given classes using the Pearson Expert series with books and online materials, and practising new language structures on computers.
You then progress to the exam batch and take practice tests using our computer lab that accommodates 15 students.
Why should I prepare for the PTE at CILA?
Welcome to our comprehensive training for the PTE Academic exam offered at CILA Angamaly, Cochin, Kerala, one of the best PTE training centres in Kerala. Whether you're aiming for academic pursuits, career advancement, or immigration goals, understanding the exam format, its various sections, and scoring is essential. We'll provide you with a detailed overview to help you navigate this English language proficiency test successfully.
A well planned course is now available at CILA Angamaly, Ernakulam. The course includes excellent original materials from Pearson, a carefully graded 2-level course, and access to a new computer lab with 15 new computers to put into practice what the teachers have taught you.
The course at CILA Kerala follows the PTE guidelines:
Careful assessment of your English level followed by placement in a class according to your level and the score you need to achieve. Teaching by our staff who all have the Trinity College Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity Cert TESOL) and have undertaken a thorough review of the PTE language requirements. The PTE Courses at CILA Kerala are taught using original materials such as the Pearson Expert Books (included in your course package).
How is the PTE course structured at CILA?
There are 2 course levels taught at CILA Angamaly:
Pearson Expert B1: Use of computer each day to practice what has been taught in the class. Pearson Expert B2: Use of the computer each day and introduction of practice tests. Pearson Tests on the Computer for exam preparation for B1 and B2 levels, including correction and feedback from teachers each day.
CILA Kerala is a well-equipped institution with well-trained teachers and well-equipped classrooms as well as a new computer lab both to practice activities taught in class and to prepare for the test. Preparing for the PTE exam is a rewarding journey that can open up a world of opportunities for you. Whether you're aiming for higher education, career advancement, or immigration purposes, CILA Angamaly, located in Ernakulam Kerala, is your trusted companion on your path to success. Start your PTE exam preparation journey with CILA Angamaly today and unlock your potential in the English-speaking world.
How much would I have to pay?
|Complete Course||The complete 8-week course covering all modules and enough practice on computer for daily and exam practice.||Rs.16000 including textbooks, notebooks, practice materials, stationery etc along with the use of our fully equipped computer lab|
|Crash Course||6-week course covering all modules and enough practice on computer for daily and exam practice.||Rs.14000 including textbooks, notebooks, practice materials, stationery etc along with the use of our fully equipped computer lab|
|Customised course||1 or more a single module or all modules of your choice and/or exam practice.||Rs.2500 per week|
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