Speaking

PTE SPEAKING SECTION

Part 1 – Section 1 of PTE-A test consists of Speaking module and completes approximately within 30-35 minutes. There are 5 tasks in total which also contribute marks in other modules such as Reading and Listening. All the tasks are recorded in the system itself within a given timeframe. This section mainly assesses candidates on their abilities to speak fluently with correct pronunciation.

PTE SPEAKING OVERVIEW


1.Personal Introduction

PTE Speaking Module starts with a Personal Introduction task where the test taker records a brief personal introduction within 30 seconds. Before you record you response, you will have 25 seconds to prepare – you can talk about your interest, your hobbies, your future plans and so on. This task does not contribute marks in the final score but will be sent together with your score card to the institutions selected by you.

2.Read Aloud

Read Aloud is the very first task of Speaking module in PTE-A exam. In this task type, a small passage approximately 50-60 words long appears on the screen and the candidates reads text aloud. There are 6-7 questions for this task type and the test taker has 30-40 seconds to prepare, depending on the length of the passage. After a short beep, start speaking immediately and record your response within given time which varies and depends on the length of the text. You are only able to record your response once.

3.Repeat Sentence

In this task type, the candidate hears a recording of a sentence – repeat the sentence exactly as you hear it. There are 10-12 questions for this task and after 3 seconds gap, the audio begins automatically. Listen to the audio (1 sentence) carefully and repeat the sentence when the microphone opens. You will have 15 seconds to give your response. The recording will be played only once.

4.Describe Image

In this task, an image appears on the screen – describe it in detail within 40 seconds. You will encounter with different types of images such as graphs, charts, pictures, tables, maps, layouts, processes, life cycles and so on. There are 6-7 questions for this task which test your ability of how well you describe the key points of the given image. You will have 25 seconds to prepare your answers and after a short beep, start speaking instantly. You must describe the given image in as much detail as possible. You are only able to record your response once.

5.Re-Tell Lecture

For this task type, the test taker listens/watches an audio/video nearly 60-90 seconds long. After listening to the audio, please speak into the microphone and re-tell the given lecture in your own words. After 3 seconds, the audio/video begins to play automatically. After the 10 seconds gap, you will hear a beep – now record your answer within 40 seconds. There will be 3-4 questions of this task and your answers are judged on how well you cover all the key ideas presented in the lecture. You will be able to record your response only once so complete your answer before the progress bar reaches the end.

6.Answer Short Question

Answer Short Question is the 5th and last task of PTE Speaking module. In this task, you will hear a question – answer with a single word or a few words. There will be 10-12 questions in this task and at times, they will come with an image on the screen. You are supposed to give an answer within 3 seconds clearly and loudly. The audio begins to play automatically – after listening to the speak into the microphone promptly as there is no short beep. Make sure you give your response before the progress bar reaches the end. These questions are based on academic general knowledge and contribute score towards your vocabulary, PTE listening, and PTE speaking sections.

REQUIRED SKILLS

To ace in PTE Speaking module, you need to speak with appropriate intonation and pronunciation, while focusing on the content in general.




Content

The test taker understands the written content and organises the key points for better understanding.


Oral Fluency

The speaker must speak smoothly with correct intonation, emphasis in a natural tone and accent.

SCORING OVERVIEW

All tasks in PTE Speaking test is marked by artificial intelligence (AI). For PTE Speaking Test score is based on multiple key criteria that need to be filled to achieve high score.

Task Type Scoring Communicative Skills Assessed Enabling Skills
Read Aloud Partial Credit Speaking
Reading
Oral Fluency
Pronunciation
Content
Repeat Sentence Partial Credit Speaking
Listening
Oral Fluency
Pronunciation
Content
Describe Image Partial Credit Speaking Oral Fluency
Pronunciation
Content
Re-tell Lecture Partial Credit Speaking
Listening
Oral Fluency
Pronunciation
Content
Answer Question Correct/Incorrect Speaking
Listening
Vocabulary

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