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PTE Academic

Recommended Resources
Academic Connections Level 1
Pearson Longman, 2010

April 2012

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PTE Academic Recommended Resources
Academic Connections Level 1

Introduction
This resource provides guidance for teachers preparing learners for PTE Academic. It maps each Unit of Academic Connections
Level 1 to subskills and communicative skills tested in PTE Academic. Using this guide, you can feel confident that you are providing
targeted skills development and item type-focused practice for your test takers.
The map has the following features:

Subskills and communicative skills


tested in PTE Academic

Unit name and skill focus

Unit 1

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Psychology:
First
impressions
and
attraction

2-3

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

3-7

identifying the topic, theme


or main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Listening: Highlight correct summary

Main ideas and


supporting
details

7-8
identifying supporting points or
examples (Reading)

Page location of practice activities

Item types where the subskill is tested

The page numbers are in approximately sequential order, but where a subskill is practiced at several points in one Unit these pages are
usually grouped.
The content of each Unit of Academic Connections has been designed so that learners will develop their language across the four
skills, and the integrated task (Speaking or Writing) that concludes each Unit builds on and synthesizes information and skills from the
entire Unit. Extracting individual activities or sub-sections in isolation is therefore not recommended, as the input material will often be
located earlier in the Unit.
A full description of the Academic Connections course books is available at the publishers website: www.longmanhomeusa.com
Academic Connections Level 1 can be purchased at: www.amazon.com
Each level of Academic Connections is supported and extended online, using the Access Code supplied with the book and the
Course Code provided to learners by you, the teacher. Learners and teachers register and login at www.MyAcademicConnectionsLab.
com. Each Unit has an online Checkpoint at regular intervals, extra practice activities, quizzes, and homework. You can login to the
Instructor section of the site and assign materials to the course schedule that reinforce the subskills taught. Students login and complete
the activities according to the schedule. Learners may also use MyAcademicConnectionsLab for self-study.

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

To supplement the materials in Academic Connections Level 1, you will find helpful material in the following publications:
Focus on Grammar: an integrated skills approach, Level 3. Marjorie Fuchs, Margaret Bonner, Miriam Westheimer, 3rd ed.
Pearson Longman, 2005
Contemporary Topics. Introductory. Cynthia Lennox, Jeanette Clement, 3rd ed. Pearson Longman, 2009
First Steps in Academic Writing. Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 2. Ann Hogue, Pearson Education ESL 2008
From Reading to Writing 1. Lynn Bonesteel, Pearson Longman 2010
Focus on Grammar: an integrated skills approach, Level 2. Irene E. Schoenberg, Pearson Longman 2005
How to teach listening. JJ Wilson, Pearson Longman, 2008
How to teach speaking. Scott Thornbury, Pearson Longman, 2005
Tips for Teaching Pronunciation: A Practical Approach. Linda Lane, Pearson ESL, 2010

Note: The indicated levels of the Academic Connections course books follow the publishers suggested levels.

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

Overview of PTE Academic


PTE Academic is a computer-based test of academic English, designed to provide information about the English language level of
test takers who wish to study or work in an English-speaking environment. It takes approximately three hours to complete, and is
administered in a single session. Test takers respond to between 70 and 91 individual tasks, across 20 different item types, in the four
communicative skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening.
Test takers register for a test and can view their results online. However, they must go to a test center to sit the test, under secure
conditions. PTE Academic uses automated scoring, providing greater reliability. Scores are usually available within five days, and test
takers indicate the programs that they wish their results to be sent to, after which the recognizing institutions securely download the
PTE Academic scores.
PTE Academic has three parts, with an introduction and optional break:

Part

Content

Time allowed

Intro

Personal Introduction

Not scored

Part 1

Speaking & Writing

77 93 minutes

Part 2

Reading

32 41 minutes

Optional Break

Break

10 minutes

Part 3

Listening

45 57 minutes

The item types in PTE Academic are:

Speaking

Writing

Reading

Listening

Read aloud

Summarize written text

Multiple choice, choose


single answer

Summarize spoken text

Repeat sentence

Write essay

Multiple choice, choose


multiple answers

Multiple choice, choose


multiple answers

Describe image

Re-order paragraphs

Fill in the blanks

Re-tell lecture

Reading: Fill in the blanks

Highlight correct summary

Answer short question

Reading and writing: Fill in


the blanks

Multiple choice, choose single


answer
Select missing word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation

The score on each individual item


contributes to the overall score as well
as to scores on relevant communicative
skills. For speaking and writing tasks,
scores also contribute to the enabling
skills scores (grammar, oral fluency,
pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary,
written discourse). A typical score report
gives detailed information to test takers
and recognizing institutions.

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

Each item type tests a range of language subskills, which are mapped in this guide to activities in Academic Connections Level 1.
The PTE Academic subskills are:

Speaking

Writing

The speaking skills tested in PTE Academic include the


following:

The writing skills tested in PTE Academic include the


following:

speaking for a purpose (to repeat, to inform, to explain)


reading a text aloud
supporting an opinion with details, examples
and explanations
organizing an oral presentation in a logical way
developing complex ideas within a spoken discourse
using words and phrases appropriate to the context
using correct grammar
speaking at a natural rate
producing fluent speech
using correct intonation
using correct pronunciation
using correct stress
speaking under timed conditions

writing for a purpose (to learn, to inform, to persuade)


supporting an opinion with details, examples
and explanations
organizing sentences and paragraphs in a logical way
developing complex ideas within a complete essay
writing a summary
writing under timed conditions
using words and phrases appropriate to the context
using correct grammar
using correct spelling
using correct mechanics
taking notes while reading a text
synthesizing information
communicating the main points of a reading passage
in writing
taking notes while listening to a recording
communicating the main points of a lecture in writing
writing from dictation
communicating the main points of a reading passage
in writing
writing to meet strict length requirements

Reading

Listening

The reading skills tested in PTE Academic include the


following:

The listening skills tested in PTE Academic include the


following:

identifying the topic, theme or main ideas


identifying supporting points or examples
identifying a summary
identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context
identifying a writers purpose, style, tone or attitude
identifying the relationships between sentences and paragraphs
understanding academic vocabulary
understanding the difference between connotation
and denotation
inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words
comprehending explicit and implicit information
comprehending concrete and abstract information
classifying and categorizing information
following a logical or chronological sequence of events
evaluating the quality and usefulness of texts
reading a text under timed conditions
evaluating and synthesizing information
reading for information to infer meanings or find relationships
reading for overall organization and connections between
pieces of information
identifying specific details, facts, opinions, definitions or
sequences of events
matching written text to speech

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identifying the topic, theme or main ideas


summarizing the main idea
identifying supporting points or examples
understanding academic vocabulary
inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words
identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context
comprehending explicit and implicit information
comprehending concrete and abstract information
classifying and categorizing information
following an oral sequencing of information
forming a conclusion from what a speaker says
predicting how a speaker may continue
identifying errors in a transcription
identifying a speakers purpose, style, tone or attitude
inferring the context, purpose or tone
comprehending variations in tone, speed, accent
identifying specific details, facts, opinions and definitions or
sequences of events
identifying the overall organization and connections between
pieces of information
evaluating and synthesizing information

Academic Connections and PTE


Academic Map
Level 1 High Beginner to Low Intermediate
CEFR Level A2 to B1
Unit 1

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Psychology:
First
impressions
and
attraction

2-3

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

3-7

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

7-8

identifying supporting points or


examples (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Listening: Highlight correct summary

4-8

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

9-10

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

10-11

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

10-11

summarizing the main idea


(Listening)

Listening: Summarize spoken text


Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

Main ideas and


supporting
details

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Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

Unit 1

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

10-11

taking notes while listening to a


recording (Writing)

Listening: Summarize spoken text

12-13

identifying supporting points or


examples (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

13-17

writing for a purpose (to


learn, to inform, to persuade
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay

13-17

supporting an opinion
with details, examples and
explanations (Writing)

Writing: Write essay

13-17

organizing sentences and


paragraphs in a logical way
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay


Listening: Summarize spoken text

13-17

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Writing)

synthesizing information
(Writing)

Writing: Summarize written text

9-13

16-17

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Writing: Summarize written text


Writing: Write essay
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks

Unit 2

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Ecology: The
web of life

20
27-28

identifying words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Organizational
structure

21-23
28-32

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

21-23
28-32

identifying the relationships


between sentences and
paragraphs (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs

20-23

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

23-26

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

28-32

identifying supporting points or


examples (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Listening: Highlight correct summary

22-26

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

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Unit 2

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

30-31

taking notes while reading a


text (Writing)

Writing: Summarize written text

32-33

taking notes while listening to a


recording (Writing)

Listening: Summarize spoken text

34-36

speaking for a purpose (to


repeat, to inform, to explain)
(Speaking)

34-36

organizing an oral presentation


in a logical way (Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture

34-36

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

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Speaking: Read aloud


Speaking: Repeat sentence
Speaking: Describe image
Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

Unit 3

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Health:
Stress and
health

38-40
47
48-49

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

40-47

identifying the relationships


between sentences and
paragraphs (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs

41-44

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

41-47

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

45
56-57

taking notes while reading a


text (Writing)

Writing: Summarize written text

49-51

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

49-51

summarizing the main ideas


(Listening)

Listening: Summarize spoken text


Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

48-53

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

Coherence and
cohesion

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Academic Connections Level 1

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

Unit 3

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

51-52

following an oral sequencing of


information (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

51-52

identifying supporting points or


examples (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

52-53

organizing an oral presentation


in a logical way (Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture

53-58

writing for a purpose (to


learn, to inform, to persuade)
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay

53-58

supporting an opinion
with details, examples and
explanations (Writing)

Writing: Write essay

53-58

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Writing)

47
53-58

organizing sentences and


paragraphs in a logical way
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay


Listening: Summarize spoken text

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

Writing: Summarize written text


Writing: Write essay
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks

10

Unit 4

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Literature:
Folktales

60-61

identifying words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Reading)

Summarizing

61-62
72-74

identifying a summary (Reading) Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary

63-64

summarizing the main idea


(Listening)

Listening: Summarize spoken text


Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

63-66

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

64

taking notes while listening to a


recording (Writing)

Listening: Summarize spoken text

65-66

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

65-66

identifying supporting points or


examples (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

67-72

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

67-74

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

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Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

11

Unit 4

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

70-71
75

following a logical or
chronological sequence of
events (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

74-78

speaking for a purpose (to


repeat, to inform, to explain)
(Speaking)

Speaking: Read aloud


Speaking: Repeat sentence
Speaking: Describe image
Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

74-78

organizing an oral presentation


in a logical way (Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture

75-78

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

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12

Unit 5

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Chemistry:
Green
chemistry

80-81
83-84

identifying words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Reading)

82-83
95-97

synthesizing information
(Writing)

Writing: Summarize written text

83-89

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

85-87

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

85-87

identifying the relationships


between sentences and
paragraphs (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs

88-89

comprehending concrete and


abstract information (Reading)

Writing: Summarize written text


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary

89-93

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

89-93

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

90
92

taking notes while listening to a


recording (Writing)

Listening: Summarize spoken text

Synthesizing
information

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


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Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

13

Unit 5

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

93-94

classifying and categorizing


information (Reading)

94-97

writing for a purpose (to


learn, to inform, to persuade)
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay

94-97

supporting an opinion
with details, examples and
explanations (Writing)

Writing: Write essay

94-97

organizing sentences and


paragraphs in a logical way
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay


Listening: Summarize spoken text

94-97

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Writing)

Unit 6

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Art history:
The art of
Marc Chagall

100-103

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

102
105-108

classifying and categorizing


information (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Listening: Highlight correct summary

102
105-108

evaluating the quality and


usefulness of texts (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary

102
105-108

identifying a writers purpose,


style, tone or attitude
(Reading)

Fact and
opinion

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Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Listening: Highlight correct summary

Writing: Summarize written text


Writing: Write essay
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks

Speaking: Read aloud


Writing: Summarize written text
Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers

14

Unit 6

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

103-108

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

103-104

following a logical or
chronological sequence of
events (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

104-105

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

108-110

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

108-112

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

110-112

identifying a speakers purpose,


style, tone or attitude
(Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

110-112

identifying supporting points or


examples (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

15

Unit 6

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

112-114

supporting an opinion
with details, examples and
explanations (Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture

112-114

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

112-116

speaking for a purpose (to


repeat, to inform, to explain)
(Speaking)

Unit 7

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

Marketing:
Niche
marketing

118-119

identifying words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

120
126-129

identifying a speakers purpose,


style, tone or attitude
(Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

120-125

identifying a writers purpose,


style, tone or attitude
(Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Writing: Summarize written text
Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers

120-125

identifying supporting points or


examples (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Listening: Highlight correct summary

120-125

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

Purpose

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

Speaking: Read aloud


Speaking: Repeat sentence
Speaking: Describe image
Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

16

Unit 7

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

125-126

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

125-130

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

128-129

comprehending variations in
tone, speed, accent (Listening)

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

130-136

writing for a purpose (to


learn, to inform, to persuade)
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay

130-136

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Writing)

130-136

organizing sentences and


paragraphs in a logical way
(Writing)

Writing: Write essay


Listening: Summarize spoken text

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

Writing: Summarize written text


Writing: Write essay
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks

17

Unit 8

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

141-144

understanding academic
vocabulary (Listening)

Speaking: Repeat sentence


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Select missing word
Listening: Highlight incorrect words
Listening: Write from dictation

140-144

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Speaking: Answer short question
Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

140-144

comprehending explicit and


implicit information (Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

140-144

forming a conclusion from what Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
a speaker says (Listening)
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Listening: Select missing word

140-144

identifying a speakers purpose,


style, tone or attitude
(Listening)

Speaking: Re-tell lecture


Listening: Summarize spoken text
Listening: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Listening: Multiple choice, choose single answer

144-147

identifying the topic, theme or


main ideas (Reading)

Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer


Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Communication: 138-139
Nonverbal
communication

Inference

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

18

Unit 8

Pages

PTE Academic subskill


and communicative skill

PTE Academic items where this skill


is tested

144-149

understanding academic
vocabulary (Reading)

Speaking: Read aloud


Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary
Listening: Highlight incorrect words

144-147

comprehending explicit and


implicit information (Reading)

Writing: Summarize written text


Reading: Multiple choice, choose single answer
Reading: Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
Reading: Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

148-149

inferring the meaning of


unfamiliar words (Reading)

Reading: Re-order paragraphs


Reading: Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening: Highlight correct summary

150-153

speaking for a purpose (to


repeat, to inform, to explain)
(Speaking)

Speaking: Read aloud


Speaking: Repeat sentence
Speaking: Describe image
Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

150-153

using words and phrases


appropriate to the context
(Speaking)

Speaking: Describe image


Speaking: Re-tell lecture
Speaking: Answer short question

150-153

using correct stress (Speaking)

Speaking: Read aloud


Speaking: Repeat sentence
Speaking: Describe image
Speaking: Re-tell lecture

150-153

using correct intonation


(Speaking)

Speaking: Read aloud


Speaking: Repeat sentence
Speaking: Describe image
Speaking: Re-tell lecture

150-153

producing fluent speech


(Speaking)

Speaking: Read aloud


Speaking: Repeat sentence
Speaking: Describe image
Speaking: Re-tell lecture

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

19

PTE Academic Recommended Resources


Academic Connections Level 1

20