The speaking section on PTE is one of the trickiest sections since it involves multiple sections and tests your skills on not just speaking but also listening & observation, however this is a section which can give you a very high score and if practiced well & if the strategy is right even a score of 90 is not impossible, here we have
Before you start the Speaking section, there is a small personal introduction task to complete, which is not scored. This response is also shared with the institutions that you select to
Tips for Personal Introduction
- Your interests
- Your background
- Your plans for future study
- Why you chose to study abroad
- Why you choose this test
Your introduction should be less than 30 seconds and can include a mix of 2-3 topics.
Section-1 : Read Aloud:-
- Scan for hard words and Spell it clearly before it starts recording.
- Rising and falling tone for some words is important.
- Be aware of Plurals, don’t spell wrongly.
- No long disconnection of sentences.(i.e. Gap to each sentence)
- Avoid uneven words or Irregular Phrasing.
- Beware of Inappropriate stress and incorrect pronunciation to some words.
- Before it starts recording, read the total sentence once.
- Rate of Speech should be moderate, do not speak too fast or too slow.
- There’s enough time for this section, so don’t hurry
- Avoid silence of more than 2-3 seconds
- Don’t fake any accent be natural.
- Be fluent.
Section-2: Repeat Sentences:-
- Concentrate on the recording, don’t freak out if you miss 1-2 words
- Avoid long pauses.
- Be careful not to not add new text or omitting Listened text.
- If you can’t remember whole sentence at-least give importance to Keywords.
- While practicing this section ensure you practice in different situations / environments
Section-3: Describe Image:-
- Use these phrases such as to illustrate…, it shows, the image depicts to show… etc…
- Speak about Highest and Lowest figures or key points or axis, this is the most important aspect
- In describing image use the words such as: on the left-hand side / the right-hand side, next to, above, below or bottom, at the top, foreground, background…
- For graphs use – ‘X-axis on graphs shows…. range……’, and ‘Y-axis on graph shows…. range….’
- Use the words like over, about, under… to point out the values on the axis.
- Don’t keep silent, speak something about the image as you see.
Section-4: Retell Lecture:-
- Note the keywords by understanding the context of the topic.
- If you can’t remember exact names, you can use titles where applicable such as doctor, the Scientist, the teacher etc…
- Key is to understand the context and the gist of the recording which can help in re-telling the narration
- Use phrases such as ‘The lecture provides brief information about….’ or ‘According to the speaker, he said…..’ etc… to elaborate the given lecture.
- Avoid silence, speak something relates to lecture.
- Do not add your own story.
Section-5: Short Answers:-
- If you don’t know the answer, just repeat the words in the question.
- Don’t forget the articles a,an,the before some words.
General Tips for PTE Speaking:
- Fluency and accuracy are the key to score high on PTE.
- Avoid Silences / long gaps while answering.
- Be familiar with question types and timings.
- Practice with headsets and in different atmospheres.
- Try to familiarize with different accents.
- Record yourself while practising and hear it to identify mistakes.