The Official Guide to PTE Academic

Practice everything you need

The Official Guide to PTE Academic provides a complete overview of the test structure. It includes everything test takers and teachers need to know, in order to become familiar with the task types, as well as guidance on managing a computer-based test and preparation strategies.

The Official Guide and its support resources can also help test takers to practice real-world English skills in order to prepare for their PTE Academic test. It is an excellent starting point for evaluating reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, and planning test preparation. 

Official Guide to PTE Academic for Test Takers
The Official Guide to PTE Academic for Teachers


For Test Takers

The Official Guide for Test Takers supports students with test preparation for PTE Academic through:

  • detailed information around the test, including how to approach test prep, what to do on test day and scoring
  • fast track vs in-depth guidance on preparing for the test and suggestions for preparing a study plan
  • an overview of the test and what to expect in each section
  • a walk-through of each task type and practice tasks
  • strategies to apply before and during the test
  • tips for building confidence for the test
  • guidance on how to build skills in English for academic purposes
  • a glossary of useful terms related to PTE Academic

For Teachers

Print and eBook versions of The Official Guide for Teachers include the same pages as the test taker version, as well as:

  • additional teacher tips and guidance for teachers on walk-through pages
  • answers and model answers for practice tasks for easy reference
  • tips on key skills to cover for each task type
  • signposting to test taker and teacher digital resources


Brand new videos being developed for The Official Guide are:

  • focused on the test task type (one video per task type) and common mistakes in approaching each one
  • short videos that give additional guidance in engaging, manageable chunks of information
  • designed to be used in a classroom environment or as a self-study tool
  • include model and “ineffective” sample answers to tasks

Components & ISBNs

Test taker resources

  • Student Book with digital resources and online practice - 9781292341989
  • Student eBook with digital resources and online practice - 9781292370118

Teacher resources

  • Teacher Book with digital resources and online practice - 9781292341996
  • Teacher eBook with digital resources and online practice - 9781292370125

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