The purpose of re-tell lecture section is to assess your ability to make an oral presentation based on information taken from an academic lecture. Both speaking and listening skills are assessed. You will listen to a lecture on an academic topic and then retell what you have heard in your own words. The lectures are each between 60 and 90 seconds long. There are either three or four lectures; the number will depend on which form of the PTE Academic you are given. There will always be at least three lectures. You will have 40 seconds to retell each lecture.
TIPS FOR RE-TELL LECTURE SECTION
THE PURPOSE OF RE-TELL LECTURE SECTION
Retelling (for example, an instruction, event, story or a lecture) is a widely-used skill in everyday life as well as in a work situation. When we retell, we usually summarize by compressing what we have heard, read or seen into a shorter text (for example, retelling the plot of a two-hour movie usually takes a few minutes).
The purpose of this activity is to help learners select the most important ideas or information and retell them in a coherent way so that a listener can get the gist of the story or event that is being retold. This involves selecting which ideas or information are important and rejecting detail that may be interesting but is not relevant to the main ideas.