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PTE Speaking Task Types

PTE Speaking

: 1.1

Read Aloud

Read Aloud

Read Aloud is a long-answer PTE Speaking task type. It tests your ability to read a short text aloud using correct pronunciation and intonation.

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A series of text appears on the test screen. One has to read the text aloud. The length of the text can be up to 60 words.

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A countdown timer shows the time left before the recorder starts recording. You will have 30-40 seconds before speaking into the microphone. After hearing a short tone/beep sound, start speaking immediately with a clear voice.

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GENERAL TIPS

Your score in PTE Read Aloud is based on three factors- Content, Oral Fluency & Pronunciation. You get the scores for content by the number of correct words in your response. Oral Fluency checks your rhythm and smoothness of your response. Pronunciation is scored based on how correctly you pronounce the words of the content.

PROPER PUNCTUATION

Break the text into meaningful chunks using punctuation. The punctuations like (/ : ;) will help you understand where and how you need to pause. The same helps in reading fluently and improving the score.

STRESS THE WORDS

One should always try to stress the words or phrases that are being used to convey an important message. You can read them slightly louder with a strong emphasis on important syllables.

PTE Speaking: 1.2 Repeat Sentence
Repeat Sentence

Repeat Sentence is a short-answer PTE Speaking task type. It tests your skills to listen and memorize the sentence in the audio. You will have to record the sentence that you have heard in exactly the same words.

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The task involves listening to a recording of a sentence and repeating it. The audio length ranges from 3 - 10 seconds.

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In this subsection, the audio plays automatically. Speak into the microphone as soon as the recorder shows the "Recording" status. Try to repeat the exact words that you have heard.

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GENERAL TIPS

Your score in PTE Repeat Sentence is based on three factors- Content, Oral Fluency & Pronunciation. Content is determined by analyzing the proportion of your response that is correct. Oral fluency takes into consideration the pace, intonation and stress for the particular sentence. The pronunciation should be comprehensible by the computer system.

BE ATTENTIVE

One will have higher chances of scoring if the correct word sequences are repeated. Hence it is very important to remain attentive and listen to the phrase properly.

COPY SENTENCE PATTERNS

Try to understand and copy the way in which the speaker uses stress and punctuation. Always try to speak with a fresh mind and clear tone.

PTE Speaking: 1.3 Describe Image
Describe Image

Describe Image is a long-answer PTE Speaking task type. It tests your ability to describe image aloud using correct pronunciation and intonation.

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An image will appear on your screen. One has to describe the image in detail. The answer duration is 40 sections.

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General Instruction

In this task type; an image will appear on the screen. In 25 seconds; you have to speak into the microphone. Once you hear the beep sound; you have 40 seconds to describe the image.

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GENERAL TIPS

You get scores for content on the systematic presentation of the given image. The Scores for Oral Fluency considers your pace, intonation, and rhythm for your response. Pronunciation is scored on the basis of the comprehensibility of the content.

FOCUS ON MAIN INFORMATION

One should always try to understand the main idea behind the image. Quickly note down the ideas and phrases that relate to the main information. You can put them in sentences when you start speaking.

ORGANIZE YOUR CONTENT

Make sure to arrange the pattern and the flow of content. The more organized your content, the better are the chances of scoring.

PTE Speaking: 1.4 Re-tell lecture
Re-tell Lecture

Re-tell lecture is a long answer PTE Speaking task type.It tests your ability to give a presentation on information from a lecture on an academic.

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One needs to re-tell the lecture is their own words. The length of the recording can be up to 90 seconds. After listening to or watching a lecture, re-tell the lecture in your own words.

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The audio starts playing automatically. Listen to the audio carefully. Once you hear a beep sound; start speaking into your microphone immediately.

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GENERAL TIPS

You get scores for content by stating the relevant facts and figures for the lecture. Scores for oral fluency is allotted by analyzing the tone, stress, linking in your response. Pronunciation is determined by clarity of your response.

PREDICT THE TOPIC OF LECTURE

One should always try to understand the main idea behind the audio. Quickly note down the ideas and phrases that relate to the main information. You can put them in sentences when you start speaking.

USE 40 SECONDS WISELY

Since you will have only 40 seconds to convey your message. Make sure that you use them wisely and with effectiveness. Try to narrate the main topic.

PTE Speaking 1.5 : Answer Short Question
Answer Short Questions

Answer short question is a short-answer PTE Speaking task type. It tests your ability to understand a question presented in the recording and provide a brief and accurate response.

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In this task type, you will hear a question in the audio. Based on your understanding; you will have to give the correct answer within a word or a group of words in the specified time frame.

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Speak into the microphone as soon as it starts. Make sure to record the answer before the progress bar reaches the end.

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GENERAL TIPS

Each correct answer will get you scores for the content part. For oral fluency; you have to record your answers without any pauses. Your answer should be crystal clear to get scores for pronunciation.

DO NOT PAUSE FOR TOO LONG

Avoid long pauses at all costs. If you pause for more than two seconds, the recording status changes to recorded.

AVOID LONG ANSWER

Keep it short, simple, and exact. You will lose marks for long and wavy answers. Try to be precise.

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