I am a South African looking at the Australian 189 independent skilled visa. The visa requires a demonstration of English language abilities, with maximum points awarded for 'superior' English as determined by grades on any of the following tests:
- TOEFL iBT
- PTE Academic
For the practical purposes of working in Australia my English is more than sufficient. It is my home language, I've done all my schooling and 8 years of tertiary education in English, and I've visited the UK and Australia without any problems understanding or being understood. For the last 18 months I have worked for an American company, remotely - where voice communication is used for 90% of the collaboration.
Nonetheless, I understand that achieving high scores on language tests is difficult even for native speakers. Of the tests above, which is likely to best represent my English-speaking abilities with the least trouble?