You will be expected to read a text in each question in order to grasp what it means and answer the question in PTE Academic Part 2: Reading.

We’ve included some material to assist you in identifying and developing your reading skills.


Grammar skills are essential for understanding what you’re reading. Understanding the tense system, how articles function, and how to utilise pronouns are all required in Part 2: Reading.



The tense system describes how you write about past, present, and future events. In order to comprehend the content of a book, it is necessary to be able to comprehend how time is portrayed in reading texts. 

View the Anglo-video Link’s on tenses to learn more about the tense system.



You’ll also need to know how to read articles in English in the reading part. The words ‘the,’ ‘a,’ and ‘an’ are examples of articles.

Understanding how articles function can aid you in comprehending the topic phrase in a paragraph, which will aid you in finding an answer in a reading passage. This will aid you in answering the test’s Re-order Paragraphs question categories.

Before the same word, indefinite articles (a or an) are commonly used before the definite article (the).

Consider the following illustration: Years were spent by a distinguished scientist in search of a new exotic bird species. She was in charge of a field study team of three people. The bird was discovered in a tropical jungle by a member of the crew. The same group discovered a new species in the woodland two years later.


To better grasp the content you’re reading, you need also be aware of what pronouns are. We utilise pronouns to substitute nouns so that we don’t have to constantly saying the same thing.

Knowing how to employ pronouns will help you perform better on the test, especially in the Re-order Paragraph questions, because they assist you in determining the proper placement of sentences inside a paragraph.

Dr. Mario, for example, believed he needed to spend more time with his new pupils. He needed to spend more than a day with them since he wanted to offer them so much knowledge, which shocked him.

Visit Ginger Software’s pronoun website to learn more and to practice using pronouns.

Vocabulary Having a large vocabulary can aid you in passing the PTE Academic test since you will not have to slow down as much for terms you do not understand.

You should:

Choose from a variety of reading materials. Don’t pick texts that are too challenging. Read the text and look for terms you don’t understand, then try to figure out what they mean based on the context.


Having a large vocabulary can help you perform well on the PTE Academic test since you will not have to slow down as much for terms you don’t understand.

To expand your vocabulary, try the following:

Choose from a variety of reading titles on a variety of themes. Tip: Avoid selecting tough texts.

Read the text and look for terms you don’t understand, then try to figure out what they imply from the context. If you’re still unsure, check the words up in a dictionary.


Families of words

When it comes to acquiring vocabulary, it’s important to remember the word’s family.

For instance, progress (noun/verb), progressive (adjective), and progression (noun/verb) are all examples of advancement (noun). Use the words 10 times in different methods, such as writing, speaking, and reading, in a short period of time to memorise them.

You must know and show how to read a word, speak it correctly, and spell it in PTE Academic. You’ll also need to know if the term is formal or informal, as well as how to use it in a sentence.

In Griffith University’s Learn English- Academic Vocabulary video, you may learn more about three areas of academic vocabulary.


Inferring unfamiliar language from context is another crucial technique for improving vocabulary. You should be able to deduce the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases based on the context (the context).

For example, this statement explains the definition of profligate: The young guy who spent all of his money on fancy automobiles and vacations was so profligate that he squandered his whole fortune.

You may need to seek up the definition of a term in a dictionary if you can’t figure out what it means from the context.


Finally, you must comprehend collocations. Words that are often used together are referred to as collocations. To answer the Reading: question, you’ll need a thorough grasp of collocations. Fill-in-the-Blanks and Reading & Writing: Fill-in-the-Blanks questions are two types of fill-in-the-blanks questions.

The more English you read and listen to, the more collocations you’ll pick up. You may learn these by using the PTE Academic Collocation List.

To do well on this section of the test, you’ll also need to grasp reading strategies and writing styles. We’ve included some helpful hints on how to develop these abilities below.