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PTE General Level 2: Intermediate Communication

 
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PTE General - Level 2: Intermediate Communication

 

CHM containing complete tests (PDF handouts, audio, answers) in RAR - 65 Mb

 

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

 

Who is this exam for?

This exam is for candidates with intermediate English for practical use in study, work, travel and other everyday purposes.

Candidates will be expected to understand and express in speaking, and writing information, ideas, feelings, opinions and common functions about everyday situations in straightforward spoken and written language.

 

How is this exam structured?

The exam has a written paper (1 hour 35 minutes) and an oral test (10 minutes).  The written paper is divided into six tasks which are linked to a theme, to which the candidates can relate.

Tasks 1 and 2: Listening (written paper)
Tasks 1 and 2 consist of two listening texts recorded on tape.  Candidates 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 one or two-word 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 message, note, e-mail or postcard which includes instructions and directions in reply to an invitation or suggestion for meeting and which is related to the theme of the test and in response to a set of instructions, written prompts, picture prompts or another visual stimulus.

Task 4: Discourse Management (written paper)
a) Candidates read and match questions and responses in a dialogue

.b) Based on a series of pictures to illustrate different communication contexts, candidates select the best response from a range of options.

Task 5: Reading (written paper)
Candidates read up to three texts of not more than 600 words in total.  Candidates may 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 one or two-word or short phrase responses to questions and statements about the text.

Task 6: Writing (written paper)

Candidates will be required to write an informal, descriptive or narrative account relating to present, past or future time, based on a set of instructions and a visual stimulus, such as:

  • a personal letter to a friend recounting specific events or activities and ideas, feelings and personal thoughts  
  • giving information on an everyday event or topic in the candidate’s own country
  • a diary to a friend recounting specific events or activities and ideas, feelings and personal thoughts
  • a story 

Oral Test
Oral tests are conducted by an interviewer. Each candidate is assessed for effective communication, interaction, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Candidates 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.




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