PTE: summarize spoken text…

Hello again, following on from last weeks posts, it's time to look at the summarize spoken text task. This is not strictly just a writing task, it is an integrated task that asks you to listen to a piece of audio (60 to 90 seconds) then write a summary between 50 to 70 words (no [...]

PTE: summarize written text..method and example

Ok, following yesterday's post about the PTE essay, it's time to look at another task, summarize text. In this task you have ten minutes to read and summarize a passage of around 300 words into a single sentence of between 5 and 75 words. Your response must be expressed in one sentence, so you will [...]

How to write a PTE essay…

So, to continue our week of PTE posts, today I am going to show you how to write an essay using my recommended method and structure. For those of you who have followed my blog and read my posts before, you will notice this is very similar to the method and structure I recommend for [...]

IELTS vs PTE Writing, which is “easier”?

As I promised yesterday, for today's post I am going to go into the differences between the two writing sections in more detail, so. let's get started... PTE Academic requires you to write an essay (only one type of essay here, an opinion essay) of 200-300 words in 20 mins. You have to summarize a [...]


My post today is about a question I have been asked several times recently, "is the PTE easier than IELTS?". So, for those of you who don't know, the PTE is the Pearson Test of English and (I hope you know this) the IELTS is the International English Language Testing System..I won't go into too [...]