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PTE General Level 1: Elementary Communication

 
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PTE General Past Papers
Level 1: Elementary Communication

 

CHM containing complete tests(PDF handouts, audio, answers) in RAR


OTHER LEVELS:
PTE General - Level A1: Foundation                   
PTE General - Level 1: Elementary Communication
PTE General - Level 2: Intermediate Communication
PTE General - Level 3: Upper Intermediate Communication
PTE General - Level 4: Advanced Communication
PTE General - Level 5: Proficient Communication

 

Who is this test for?

This test is for test takers with a basic command of English to cope with language needs for social, travel and everyday purposes.

Test takers will be expected to understand straightforward information and to express themselves in speech and in writing, for simple practical purposes, in everyday situations.


How is this test structured?
The test has a written paper (1 hour 30 minutes) and an oral test (10 minutes).  The written paper is divided into five tasks which are linked to a theme, to which the test takers can relate.

Tasks 1 and 2: Listening (written paper)
Tasks 1 and 2 consist of two listening texts recorded on CD.  Test takers will be asked to undertake some of the following tasks:

  • follow directions or identify places on a map
  • identify pictures and people based on information heard on the tape
  • identify words, phrases or numbers based on information heard on the tape
  • write down short responses to questions and statements about the text
  • complete a table or fill in a grid, diagram, map or picture 
  • mark statements about a picture or text as true or false

Task 3: Explanatory Writing (written paper)
This task will involve a note, e-mail, message, postcard or short letter in reply to an invitation or suggested meeting, or giving specific information, including instructions, about an everyday event or topic, in response to a set of instructions, written prompts, picture prompts or other visual stimulus.

Task 4: Discourse Management (written paper)
a) Test takers read and match questions and responses in a dialogue.
b) Based on a series of pictures, test takers select the best response from a range of options.

Task 5: Reading (written paper)
Test takers read one or two texts and will be asked to undertake some of the following tasks:

  • select or extract information from a text and transfer it to a diagram, map, picture, table or grid 
  • put a sequence of pictures, illustrations or sentences in order according to information in the text
  • mark statements about a picture or text as true or false 
  • match texts with visuals
  • match texts with headings or titles
  • write down very short responses to questions and statements about the text

Task 6: Writing (written paper)
Test takers will be required to carry out one of the following tasks:

  • write an informal description
  • write a narrative account related to the scenario of the test
  • complete a simple application form

Oral Tests
Oral tests are conducted by an interviewer and an assessor. Each test taker is assessed for effective communication, interaction, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Test takers are assessed in pairs and are expected to ask and respond to each other’s questions, as well as to respond to questions and prompts from the interviewer.
Test takers should demonstrate that they can:

  • talk about themselves and different aspects of their lives as well as everyday matters
  • take part in simple conversation, describe hopes, plans, ambitions and dreams, justify  opinions, feelings and reactions, experiences and events
  • take part in simple discussion and convey feelings, reactions, personal opinions and advice.



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