Listening is the final section of the PTE, and will take approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on the combination of tasks you may be presented with. There are 8 tasks in this section in total. You will be listening to a short recording in each task, all of which will relate to academic subjects such as humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Don’t worry, you won’t need to be particularly knowledgeable about these subjects, as all of the information needed to answer the questions can be found in the recordings.

The tasks in the listening section are as follows: 

Summarize spoken text (2-3 times) –> Click here for an overview

Multiple choice, choose multiple answers (2-3 times) –> Click here for an overview

Fill in the blanks (2-3 times) –> Click here for an overview

Highlight correct summary (2-3 times) –> Click here for an overview

Multiple choice, choose single answer (2-3 times) –> Click here for an overview

Select missing word (2-3 times) –> Click here for an overview

Highlight incorrect words (2-3 times) –> Click here for an overview

Write from dictation (3-4 times) –> Click here for an overview

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