SPEAKING SECTION

READ ALOUD

Introduction

For this item type you need to read text loudly into microphone for 40 seconds.

Skills assessed

Reading and speaking

Number of questions

 6 – 7 

KEY POINTS

  • Before response-time you have 35 seconds as a searching time. You can utilize your 35 seconds so that you get familiar with each and every single word. After the completion of 35 seconds there is a beep tone and after that you can start your speaking.
  • Never speak before microphone opens because if you start your speaking before the microphone opens at that time you are not able to get the points.
  • Try to speak within 3 seconds after the microphone opens. This item type is contributed to the Reading section.
  • Do not skip any word while speaking and do not add any extra word in the paragraph.

REPEAT SENTENCES

Introduction

For this item type you have to listen to one short sentence and after that you have to speak the exact sentence into your microphone.

Skills assessed

 Listening and speaking

Number of questions

 10 – 12

KEY POINTS

  • In this task type the recording will start automatically and after the completion of recording, the microphone opens and you have to give your response immediately.
  • For this item type, there is no searching time and there is no beep tone so you have to take care of these things.
  • You will be judged for listening, speaking, oral fluency, pronunciation and content.
  • You can also copy the stress and intonation patterns of the sentence you hear.

DESCRIBE IMAGES

Introduction

You will see a image on screen. In 25 seconds, you have to describe the given image in detail. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Skills assessed

Speaking 

Number of questions

6 – 7

KEY POINTS

  • You have 25 seconds to study the image and prepare yourself with content. Once the given time is over, speak into the microphone immediately as you’ll hear a short tone. 
  • Don’t speak before the microphone starts because your voice won’t be recorded. Speak clearly, and don’t make any hurry. You’ll be able to record your answer only once. Finish speaking before the progress bar reaches to the end.
  • The word ‘Recording’ will turn into ‘Completed’. You will be judged for speaking, oral fluency, pronunciation and content. Maintain fluency and don’t hesitate.

RETELL LECTURE

Introduction

For this part, you need to retell the lecture as you heard. 

Skills assessed

Listening and speaking

Number of questions

 3 – 4

KEY POINTS

  • First of all, there is a lecture; you have listened to the lecture carefully and after that, you can get 10 seconds as searching time and after that, you have to give your response for 40 seconds.
  • You can 3-4 questions in the form of audio, video, and image. Out of these 3 types, you can get any type in your PTE academic exam.
  • Noting down the keywords or phrases will help you recalling the lecture.

ANSWER SHORT QUESTIONS

Introduction

You will hear a question and give your response within one or a few words.

Skills assessed

Listening and speaking

Number of questions

10 – 12

KEY POINTS

  • The recording will begin automatically. Sometimes, this item also has an image. Once the audio is finished, the microphone will start recording your voice and you will get no beep sound.
  • Don’t speak before the microphone starts because your voice won’t be recorded. Speak clearly, and don’t make any hurry. You’ll be able to record your answer only once. Finish speaking before the progress bar reaches the end. The word “Recording” changes to “Completed”. 
  • Marks are awarded for a short, accurate answer. There are no extra marks for additional words.