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PTE Success: The Skills You Need

Griffith University via FutureLearn


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PTE Success: The Skills You Need is an interactive skills-based course designed to help you prepare for the PTE Academic Test. It is designed and delivered by expert English language teachers and focuses on the core communicative skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening with an explicit emphasis on uncovering the subskills required to be successful in different item types. The course includes focused interactive video lessons and practice activities designed to demonstrate how to improve related English skills using a teaching rather than a test practice approach. This enables candidates to understand what is required to improve performance in each skill area and approach the test feeling better prepared and more confident.

PTE Success: The Skills You Need will provide excellent preparation for all candidates, but it is designed specifically for repeat PTE candidates who are seeking targeted intervention to improve their performance on specific test items and skill areas.


  • Essential Skills for Speaking and Writing
    • Welcome to the course
    • Academic language in speaking and writing
    • Complex and logical ideas in speaking and writing
    • Knowledge and understanding check
  • Skills for Speaking and Skills for Writing
    • Boost your speaking skills
    • Boost your writing skills
    • Knowledge and understanding check
  • Essential skills for Reading and Listening
    • Identifying main ideas and supporting details in reading and listening
    • Comprehension strategies in reading and listening
    • Knowledge and understanding check
  • Skills for Reading and Skills for Listening
    • Effective reading skills
    • Effective listening skills
    • Knowledge and understanding check

Taught by

Sarah Bissell


4.9 rating at FutureLearn based on 40 ratings

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