PTE Academic Test Section

SPEAKING

Speaking requires you to produce spoken English in an Academic Enviornment

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SPEAKING FOR PURPOSE

speaking for a purpose (to repeat, to inform, to explain) and pronunciations that are easily understandable to most of regular speakers.

FLUENT SPEECH

developing complex ideas within a spoken discourse and using correct grammar and producing fluent speech

PRESENTATION SKILLS

organizing an oral presentation in a logical way and speaking under timed conditions

READ ALOUD

Read Aloud is a long-answer speaking item type. It tests your ability to read a short text aloud using correct pronunciation and intonation. It assesses both speaking and reading skills.

REPEAT SENTENCE

Repeat Sentence is a short-answer speaking item type. It tests your ability to understand and remember a sentence, and then repeat the sentence exactly as you hear it using correct pronunciation.

DESCRIBE IMAGE

An image will be displayed that must be described. Organize all points which need to be said first before speaking out loud, as this will lead to a better score.

RE-TELL LECTURE

Re-tell lecture is a long answer speaking item type.It tests your ability to give a presentation on information from a lecture on information from a lecture on an academic.It assesses both speaking and listening skills.The lecture may be accompanied by an image.

ANSWER SHORT QUESTION

Answer short question is a short-answer speaking item type with a single correct response.It tests your ability to understand a question presented in the recording, and provide a brief and accurate response.It assesses both speaking and listening skills.

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BE PREPARED TO START A CONVERSATION

For example, in a formal situation such as attending a meeting with people you do not know well, introduce yourself by saying “How do you do?” or “Hello, how are you?”

USE VERBAL AND NON VERBAL STRATEGIES

Pay attention to other people’s body language, including facial expressions and gestures.These will help you to determine what they are thinking and feeling.

PREPARE FOR FORMAL PRESENTATION

Rehearse presentations so that you feel confident.Memorize your opening and closing sections to start and end fluently.Think of questions that you might be asked, and try answering the questions by speaking aloud to yourself.