Highlight incorrect words

Communicative skills tested: Listening and reading

Subskills tested: Identifying errors in a transcription; understanding academic vocabulary; following an oral sequencing of information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent; understanding academic vocabulary; following a logical or chronological sequence of events; reading a text under timed conditions; matching written text to speech.


This is the third of three item types where points are deducted for incorrect options chosen. So if a test taker scores 2 points for two correct options, but then scores -2 for two incorrect options chosen, they will score 0 points overall for the item.

Communicative Skills

Listening and reading

Partial credit, points deducted for incorrect options chosen:
1 Each correct word
– 1 Each incorrect word
0 Minimum score

Source: https://pearsonpte.com

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