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Read Aloud

In read aloud, you are given a short text which you have to read aloud. You will get 6-7 read aloud tasks. You are tested on your speaking and reading skills. In the beginning, you have 35 seconds (0r 40 seconds) to read the text and understand it. Once the microphone opens, you have 35-40 seconds to say the text aloud. An example read-aloud task is given below.

Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text as naturally and as clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.

The Alaska Pipeline starts at the frozen edge of the Arctic Ocean. It stretches southward across the largest and northernmost state in the United States, ending at a remote ice-free seaport village nearly 800 miles from where it begins. It is massive in size and extremely complicated to operate.

For High Achievers in PTE , Remember the following. This item is very important, though it seems easy it contributes a good proportion of marks towards your speaking and reading communicative skills. This item contributes to your speaking & reading scores. If you miss a word, insert a word from your own, or replace a word in the text, it will be counted as one error. For example, three incorrect words mean 3 errors. The maximum score of each section depends on the length of the recording. You will be also tested for oral fluency & pronunciation in this section.

  • Try to Read fast…..Listen to the sample Answers in PTE Practice Test Plus…High scorers read it fast and at a natural rate.

  • If you do a mistake, don’t go back and correct yourself, just keep going. If you repeat something, it will hurt your fluency score, which in turn will lower your speaking score.

  • Remember, this is an easy section but do not take it for granted….I believe they contribute a good proportion of marks to your speaking score.

  • Do not hesitate, This applies to all speaking section. Don’t worry about your accent. Do not try to adopt a fake accent, this is not an IELTS test. They are genuinely checking your English skills here.

  • TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE AT FULL STOP. DON’T WORRY ABOUT COMMAS, HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF BREATH, TAKE A PAUSE AT COMMA.

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