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PTE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
CCL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

PTE FAQ\\\\’s
  • The term PTE stands for Pearson Test of English.  It is a computer based test. In Australia it is recognised by Australian Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection as well as Skills Assessment Authorities and Education Providers. It is a test that assesses your English proficiency. Immigrants and International students can use this test to prove their English knowledge, whether for visa purpose, for migration or skill assessments, for education purpose or for further professional growth.

  • When it comes to PTE structure and formatting, the test involves 4 key areas. This includes: – Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. It is a test for all four sections. During the speaking and writing section, these are considered the two key areas that are assessed together.

    The test duration is 3 hours and there is a discretionary ten minute break. The break is usually between reading and listening sections. If someone decides to opt for the break, time stops and the test is paused.   

  • Part 1- speaking and writing together.
    It takes roughly 77 to 93 minutes. One of the factors you need to take into consideration is the essay component in part 1.  You will need about 20 minutes to finish.

    Part 2 – reading.
    This section has 5 tasks. The time frame is approximately about 32 to 40 minutes.

    Part 3 – listening.
    This section has 8 tasks involved that can be questions or scenario based. It takes approximately 45 to 57 minutes.

  • A few important components during the test are:

    • Preparation and organisation
    • English knowledge
    • whether professional training was undertaken.
  • For an individual who is attempting the test for the very first time, it is crucial to know the test format in beforehand.  It is important to be familiar with the test structure and what to anticipate such as: –

    • How the test is designed
    • How are you planning to distribute time to each section.
    • How much time you need to spend on different tasks
    • Have sufficient time for the conclusion to check the answers
  • On the day of the examination, you must arrive 30 minutes prior to the test. At the examination centre, you will have a test administrator, who will guide you through the procedure and make sure all your doubts are cleared. You will have to provide your ID, a digital photo and will have to sign. You will also need to scan your palm. You will be provided with a locker to keep your belongings. In the examination hall there are about ten other people attempting the test and there might be some distraction due to murmuring but you need to be focused and really concentrate on your task.

  • It is not a major difference, but it is a significant difference in how you prepare for seventy-nine. One thing to remember is that the English proficiency test is not just about English, the test is designed to assess your knowledge to operate in an English environment such as a work environment or whether that is a college or a learning institute. It is about showing you have the skills in the language. To aim for a score of 79 means a lot more practice, attention to detail, consideration of grammar and spelling.

  • Because PTE is a computer-based test, there is no person that is going to assess your score. Had it been that you were examined by a person in front of you, you can easily explain or say what you want and make things understandable. But with a computer if you do not speak clearly and the words are not audible, the computer may type that word incorrect which will lead to an incorrect answer. So as to avoid that mistake, speaking clearly is imperative.   

  • Test results usually come within 48 hours but can take 1-5 business days. You will receive an email saying your score report is ready. You can then log into the PTE system and obtain your results.

  • They are all different from one another. They are all designed to evaluate candidates’ English skills. They are all designed to focus on the 4 components: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. The biggest difference is the fact that PTE has integrated marking as a mentioned before. For example in IELTS you have the speaking part in person, which depends from person to person. Some people are more comfortable to speak in front of someone else, and some people are just more comfortable speaking in front of the computer.

One difference between TOEFL, IELTS and PTE, is with regards to the reading section. The reading section in TOEFL and IELTS is longer in comparison to PTE. IELTS reading section last about 60 minutes, TOEFL from 60-80, however reading section in PTE is from 30-40 minutes.

 
CCL FAQ\\\\’s
  • CCL is simply an assessment of your language abilities on a community level in a language other than English. Passing this test will give you 5 more points towards skiiled visa applications.

  • NAATI provides this test in 64 different languages at this stage.

  • CCL testing is introduced for one reason and one reason only, that is for getting 5 extra points for points based visa applications. In order for someone to be a qualified interpreter or qualified translator NAATI there is a different structure of assessment and the test is structured differently on a higher academic level.

  • The test comprises of two dialogues. Each dialogue is a discussion between an English speaker and the NAATI language speaker. Each dialog is approximately 300 words, which is half in English and half in the second language. Dialogues are divided in sections. Each section is around 35 words. Topics in the dialogues come from real life scenarios, for example financial, educational, health, social services, migration, business, insurance etc. The topic in each section will be distinctive.

  • Each section is worth 45 marks. To pass the exam you need 29 marks in each section and an overall score of 63 out of 90. The results can take up to 8-10 weeks to come via email.

Each section is worth 45 marks. To pass the exam you need 29 marks in each section and an overall score of 63 out of 90. The results can take up to 8-10 weeks to come via email.

office location

Melbourne
83-85 Unitt Street
Melton VIC 3337
Australia

Sydney
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North Sydney
Australia

Perth
Level 28, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth
Australia

office location

Melbourne
83-85 Unitt Street
Melton VIC 3337
Australia

Sydney
Level 32, 101 Miller Street,
North Sydney
Australia

Perth
Level 28, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth
Australia