About PTE Listening Test

The main part of listening is you need to listen to the audio or video clip which starts automatically. The volume can be increased by moving the bar to the right. Adjust the volume to your level of comfort. The audio clip is played ONCE only.

Those struggling to understand English audio clips or oral speech find the PTE listening test quite challenging. For them, the audio played in the exam seems nothing short of a mysterious code, which is difficult. Do you find yourself in the same condition, no matter how much you try? Do not be disappointed! All you need is a proper strategy and enough practice with the right PTE listening practice material.

Your listening skills are tested in this section. In addition to that, you will also have some integrated speaking and listening questions in another part

Type of Question Task Skills assessed Clip Duration
Multiple choice, choose multiple answers After listening to the recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the tone or content of the recording Listening 40 to 90 seconds
Fill in the blanks The audio clip played should be matched with the transcription written on the screen. You will need to fill in the blanks that the transcription has.You fill the blanks as you hear the audio. listening and writing 30 to 60 seconds
Highlight correct summary After listening to the recording, select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording listening and reading 30-90 seconds
Multiple choice, choose single answer After listening to the recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the tone or content of the recording by selecting one response Listening 30 to 60 seconds
Select missing word After listening to the recording, select the missing word that completes the recording from a list of options Listening 20 to 70 seconds
Highlight incorrect words You need to select the word from the written transcript that is different from the speech in the audio clip. Left-clicking is used to highlight the word. listening 15 to 50 seconds
Write from dictation After listening to the recording of a sentence, type the sentence Listening and Writing 3 to 5 seconds
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