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Everything you need to teach PTE

Explore our range of resources to support lesson planning, scoring, and classroom teaching.

Official coursebooks

Prepare students for PTE Academic using our official coursebooks. The Official Guide and Practice Tests Plus explain the test format and item types. Exam training program leaders should choose Expert: PTE Academic as the official coursebook.


Official Guide to PTE Academic

Includes everything teachers need to know to become familiar with the test structure and task types, manage a computer-based test, and develop preparation strategies.

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Practice Tests Plus

Students can test themselves to see if they are ready for PTE Academic. Offers authentic practice, comprehensive guidance, and strategies for dealing with every task in the test. Comes with CD-ROM.

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Expert PTE Academic: B1 & B2

A step-by-step approach to preparing your learners for PTE Academic by developing their language awareness and understanding of the test. Includes access to MyEnglishLabs digital practice. Read more.

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PTE Academic preparation course outline

This free course outline PDF will help you to design a preparation course for PTE Academic. It includes suggested focus areas for lessons, structured around the communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing, plus their sub-skills.

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Lesson plans

Download our lesson plan ideas to get expert test-taking strategies for each item type. Each of the 20 lessons takes you through a five-step approach to introducing and practicing authentic item types.

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Academic collocations

Collocations – pairs of words that occur regularly together – are a natural part of the English language, and natural use of collocations are an indication of a person’s general English proficiency.   

Our comprehensive Academic Collocation List can help learners increase their proficiency in academic English, and support teachers in their lesson planning.

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Additional teaching resources

Practice test download

Get a free practice test – including audio and sample responses – to help you understand PTE.

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Essay score guide

Follow our guidelines to learn how to score practice essays for your students.

Download score guide

Test tips and strategies

Download our PTE Academic top tips for detailed tips on how to approach each question type.

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ELT courseware mapping

Learn how to use Pearson’s ELT courseware to teach PTE Academic skills development.

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Where next?

Guide to teaching PTE

Get an overview of the test and where to start if you’re new to PTE

Lesson plans

Get lesson plan ideas with expert test-taking strategies for each item type, including a five-step approach to introducing and practicing authentic item types.

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