Tips to improve score in PTE Academic speaking – part III

by Helen Cartwright October 27, 2017

In PTE Academic speaking module’s last post, we talked about the basics of speaking section as well as the subsection read aloud. Today we are going to give subsequent details about the other two sections of the PTE Academic speaking module.

Describe Image

Describe image in PTE Academic speaking module is aimed at testing the following set of skills and speaking skills

  • Give a valid statement to support an opinion with details, examples, and explanations.
  • Ability to develop complex ideas with a spoken discourse and fluency.
  • Ability to speak at a natural rate while using correct grammar.
  • Ability to produce fluent speech, correct intonation using effective pronunciation.
  • Ability to speak under timed conditions along with correct stress.

Scoring assessment for describing image in PTE Academic speaking module

The marks analysis and disbursement are done on the following basis in case of describing image subsection.

  • Maximum marks disbursement is done in case an aspirant describes all elements of the given image along with possible conclusion and implications.
  • Average marks allotment is done in case a user describes some key elements and shows some basic understanding of core elements of images.
  • Average marks allotment is done in case a user describes some key elements and shows some basic understanding of core elements of images.
  • No marks allotment is done when disjointed explanation is done with very little relation to content.

Some common tips to score more in the describe image section

  • While giving the test for the subsection, one should always make sure to finish it in 30-35 secs. Incomplete recorded sentences will loose you certain marks.
  • While describing, try to use uncommon words like illustrate instead of using show word every time. If you lack such words build up your vocabulary.
  • In describing image use the words – on the left-hand side, on the right-hand side, next to, above, below or bottom, at the top, foreground, background. Just keep on practicing with these words.
  • The most important of all use only this format to describe an image.You can star with what the chart/graph is about, then the units and axes present in the graph and finally about the highest and lowest points.

Always try to follow these points while giving a test involving describe the image. Once you are clear with the above points, try one of the sample PTE exam and see if you can see any improvement.

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