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Presenter(s): Anna China

In this webinar, we will focus on the different question types in the PTE Academic framework that are commonly assessed in classroom settings. We will provide practical methods and insightful techniques that will enable educators to seamlessly evaluate students' speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Our goal is to present tips that will help educators deliver constructive feedback and facilitate improvement in their students' performance.

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Presenter(s): Bartłomiej Janiak

Our expert will guide you through a more detailed deep dive into the Speaking and Writing sections of PTE Core, so you can be prepared to answer learners’ questions and support them with their preparation for taking the test. 

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Presenter(s): Bartłomiej Janiak

Take a closer look at the Reading section of PTE Core, exploring the question types and picking up some top tips on how to support learners with this section of the test.

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Presenter(s): Bartłomiej Janiak

In this webinar, we will focus on the different question types in the PTE Academic framework that are commonly assessed in classroom settings. We will provide practical methods and insightful techniques that will enable educators to seamlessly evaluate students' speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Our goal is to present tips that will help educators deliver constructive feedback and facilitate improvement in their students' performance.

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Presenter(s): Bartłomiej Janiak

Hear from our expert what the Listening section of PTE involves. Explore the question types and find out how learners can prepare for success. 

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  • A woman stood in a square, holding a map looking around
    • Just for fun
    • Language hints and tips

    Essential English phrases to blend in like a local on your holiday

    By Charlotte Guest
    Reading time: 5 minutes

    Summer has arrived and you might be gearing up for a holiday soon. Knowing some of the local language is always helpful, but to genuinely speak like a native English speaker, you must grasp and use common phrases and idioms that locals employ in daily conversations. Native English speakers have a natural command of these phrases, whereas non-fluent speakers often need to study and practice them to achieve fluency.

    In this blog post, we’ll delve into essential English phrases that will help you sound more like a local and less like a tourist.

  • A group of women celebrating with confetti
    • The Global Scale of English

    The Global Scale of English: A decade of innovation in language education

    By Pearson Languages
    Reading time: 4 minutes

    This month marks 10 years since the launch of the Global Scale of English (GSE) and what a journey it has been. As we celebrate this important milestone, it’s time to reflect on everything that has been achieved over the past decade and to take pride in the work that has contributed to the advancement of language learning, teaching and assessment around the world.  

  • A woman sat in a library reading books at a table
    • Language hints and tips
    • Study prep

    Master English with fun and effective exercises

    By Pearson Languages
    Reading time: 3 minutes

    Learning English can be a rewarding yet challenging journey. Whether you're aiming to improve your language skills for travel, work, or personal growth, using the right resources will make all the difference. 

    Types of English exercises you should try

    Grammar exercises

    Grammar is the backbone of any language. Worksheets focusing on grammar can help you understand sentence structure, verb tenses and other essential rules. Look for exercises that cover:

    • Verb conjugation: Practice different verb forms and understand when to use each.
    • Sentence structure: Learn how to construct sentences correctly.
    • Punctuation: Understand the importance of punctuation marks and how to use them properly.

    Vocabulary building

    Expanding your vocabulary is crucial for effective communication. Worksheets can help you learn new words and phrases, as well as their meanings and usage. Try exercises like:

    • Word matching: Match words with their definitions.
    • Fill-in-the-blanks: Complete sentences using appropriate vocabulary.
    • Synonyms and antonyms: Identify words with similar or opposite meanings.

    Reading comprehension

    Improving your reading skills involves understanding and interpreting written texts. Worksheets designed for reading comprehension can help you practice:

    • Short stories: Read short passages and answer questions about the content.
    • Articles: Analyze articles to identify main ideas and supporting details.
    • Inference: Draw conclusions based on the information provided in the text.

    Writing practice

    Writing exercises help you articulate your thoughts clearly and coherently. Worksheets can guide you through different writing styles and formats:

    • Essay writing: Practice writing essays on various topics.
    • Letter writing: Learn how to write formal and informal letters.
    • Storytelling: Create your own stories using prompts or randomly selected features.