Is syllabus for IELTS and PTE same?
The syllabus for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and PTE (Pearson Test of English) is not exactly the same, but there are similarities in the skills and language areas they assess. Both tests evaluate a test taker’s proficiency in English across four main language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. However, there are some differences in the content and format of the test sections. Here’s a general comparison:
In the IELTS listening section, test takers listen to a range of recordings, such as conversations, monologues, and discussions, and answer questions based on what they hear. This section assesses a candidate’s ability to understand spoken English in various contexts.
PTE’s listening section also evaluates listening comprehension skills but includes a mix of question types, such as multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and highlight correct summary tasks.
IELTS reading passages are typically taken from authentic sources like books, newspapers, and journals. Test takers answer a variety of question types, including multiple-choice, true/false/not given, and short answer questions.
PTE reading tasks include multiple-choice, multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, and reorder paragraphs. The passages are often shorter than those in the IELTS reading section.
IELTS writing tasks include a task 1 (report writing for Academic or letter writing for General Training) and a task 2 (essay). Test takers are required to express their ideas clearly and coherently and provide evidence to support their arguments.
PTE’s writing section includes two tasks: summarize written text and write an essay. Test takers are assessed on their ability to summarize information concisely and construct well-structured essays.
The IELTS speaking test consists of a face-to-face interview with an examiner. It includes three parts: an introductory conversation, a long turn where the candidate speaks on a given topic, and a discussion.
PTE’s speaking section is a computer-based test where candidates respond to recorded prompts. It includes tasks like reading aloud, repeating sentences, describing images, and responding to short questions.