Speaking is the first section to appear in the PTE exam. There are 5 types of questions in the PTE Speaking section. These 5 items contribute highly to the other sections of PTE as all the sections of PTE are interconnected.
Our monthly prediction file provides you with a collection of the most important questions about PTE. Before moving forward, let’s have a quick idea about what is a Prediction File?
Our Prediction file is a collection of real exam questions for the PTE Exam that may appear in future exams also. It is developed on continuous checking of the frequency of any question’s repetition in 40 PTE Centres in 12 countries. We bring a new prediction file every month and our students get an overall 60% of common questions from this file.
This June our prediction file has a more than 60% of hit rate for the PTE exam. Let’s check the most important questions from the PTE Speaking section that are predicted to appear in the PTE exam in the month of June.
Read Aloud is the first item of PTE Speaking. In this item, A text of up to 60 words will appear on the screen which needs to be read aloud. A countdown appears on the recording status box until the microphone opens, the whole process allows 30-40 seconds of preparation time. Speaking should be clear and not rushed. When the time is up, the word “Recording” changes to “Completed” and the chance of submitting a response is only once. You will get 6-7 tasks in the exam on this item.
Importance of Read Aloud:
Read Aloud is a very important topic of PTE. It contributes with high scores in the PTE Reading and Speaking section. Read Aloud inputs 26% of total Reading score along with 20% of total Speaking scores.
⇒Maintain a moderate pitch during reading
⇒Read as clearly as possible
⇒Read with meaningful chunk- tinny pause at pronunciation (commas, full stop)
⇒Be a bit aggressive while answering rather than being soft
⇒Use intonation and stress on plural and Ed sound
⇒If you don’t know the word pretend, don’t skip it.
Top 10 Read Alouds from the June prediction file,
The primary application we’re targeting at first is to give people a decision aid during rehabilitation,
following an acute knee injury, to help them understand when they can perform particular activities, and
when they can move to different intensities of particular activities. A useful thing to take a crack at.
A university is a lot more than just classes and exams. University is a concept that offers you a host of
possibilities to develop both academically and personally. Find out about the different projects, clubs and
societies that are in your university. You will definitely find something you are interested in.
Not a lot is known about how the transportation of goods by water first began. Large cargo boats were
being used in some parts of the world up to five thousand years ago. However, sea trade became more
widespread when large sailing boats travelled between ports, carrying spices, perfumes and objects made
4. US Student Debt
The numbers on US student debt, after all, are truly staggering. The average two thousand and fifteen US
university graduate who took out loans to help pay for tuition enters the workforce with thirty-five thousand
dollars in student debt. In the US, total student debt exceeds one point one five trillion dollars, dwarfing, for
instance, the nation’s credit card debt.
As far as politics go, the responses are just as varied. Mitigation is common and calls for a reduction of
emissions and less reliance on fossil fuels. Coal-burning power plants are now replaced with hydraulic
power plants and electric cars are replacing some gasoline-efficient cars. Many people, however, feel that
this is not enough.
One of the unidentifiable objects in this study lies just outside Centaurus A, an elliptical galaxy located
about 12 million light-years from Earth. The other is in a globular cluster of stars found just outside NGC
4636, another elliptical galaxy located 47 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo.
7. Productive Capacity
The core of the problem was the immense disparity between the country’s productive capacity and the
ability of people to consume. Great innovations in productive techniques during and after the war raised
the output of industry beyond the purchasing capacity of U.S. farmers and wage earners.
8. Walking tour
The information session is a 45-minute presentation conducted by an admission representative.
Immediately following the session is a 90-minute walking tour of the campus led by a student
ambassador. Walking tours of the campus generally include classroom buildings, a residence hall room,
a dining hall, the library, athletic facilities, performing art facilities, and the student union.
Weakness in electronics, auto and gas station sales dragged down overall retail sales last month, but
excluding those three categories, retailers enjoyed healthy increases across the board, according to
government figures released Wednesday. Moreover, December sales numbers were also revised higher.
10. Infant brains
Along with all that they have in common, infants also show unique individual traits. Some are more active
than others, some are more sociable and some are more interested in the world around them. Infants
earlier on show consistent differences in friendliness and anxiety level which form part of their early
Repeat Sentence is the hardest and one of the most important tasks of PTE Speaking. In this task, you will listen to only one sentence and you have to speak the sentence exactly as it is. You will have 10-12 questions on this task in the exam. Each question contains 13 marks. The sentence will be 9-12 words. Sometimes it can be up to 15 words maximum. The Audio length will be 3-5 secs. Recording length depends on the length of the audio.
Importance of the topic:
Repeat Sentence is the highest score contributor in PTE Exam. It contributes to Listening and Speaking in both sections. In listening, repeat sentences contribute 24% and in speaking it contributes 28% of scores. Which is in total ⅓ of the total PTE score.
Take notes in abbreviation or initials
1st half vs 2nd half
Be careful about the time. The recording will start immediately. There are no 3 secs wait after the audio.
Don’t close your eyes while listening.
(In Repeat sentences, 1st Half vs 2nd half strategy works the most. This strategy refers to taking notes in initials. Taking initial refers to listening to the sentence and taking note of the first letter on each word following the sequence. This method is very much helpful in order to deal with sentences with more than 8 words. In the Half vs half method, you have to take initials for the first half and remember the 2nd half as people generally remember the last part of any sentence for a longer time)
Top 20 Repeat Sentence from the June prediction file,
1. A computer virus destroyed all my files.
2. A lot of agricultural workers came to the east end to look for alternative work.
3. A periodical is a publication that is issued regularly.
4. A preliminary bibliography is due the week before the spring break.
5. A study skill seminar is on for the students who require assistance.
6. A full bibliography is needed at the end of all the assignments.
7. All essays and seminar papers submitted must be emailed to your tutor.
8. All students and staff have access to printers and scanners.
9. All the assignments should be submitted by the end of this week.
10. Basketball was created in eighteen ninety-one by a physician and a physical instructor.
11. Being a vegan means not consuming any animal product.
12. Conferences are always scheduled on the third Wednesday of the month.
13. Don’t forget to hand in your assignments by the end of next week.
14. African elephant is the largest living land mammal in the world.
15. Even with a permit, finding a parking spot on campus is almost impossible.
16. I will be in my office every day from ten to twelve.
17. I’ll start with a brief history of the district, and then focus on life in the first half of the 20th century.
18. If you forgot your student number, you will need to contact Jenny Brice.
19. It’s time to finalize the work before the Wednesday seminar.
20. Journalism is the collection and publication or transmission of news.
Retell lecture is one of the most important items in PTE. In this task, you will hear audio of 30-90 secs. The length can be short or long. You get 3-4 questions in the exam, 10 secs of preparation time, and 40 secs for recording. The ideal time to finish the task is 30-35 secs. At 40 secs the computer will shut off. Once they cut you off and you still speak that will impact the pronunciation and seems like you didn’t complete your answer. The minimum time for recording to get minimum marks in this task is at least 25 secs.
Importance of RL:
Retell lecture contributes 23% score in the speaking and 18% score in the listening section. So, this item is very important to get 79+ in the exam.
There can be 3 types of retell lecture questions.
Top 10 Retell Lectures from the June prediction file,
1. Biomedical Engineering
• Human used to utilize simple machines to understand themselves and improve wellbeing.
• Later, engineers developed more complicated machines to expand human’s life expectancy.
• So that we can have more time to create more advanced machines.
• For example, now we have ECG to study the different parts in our body and how they work, without going
into the body.
2. Superman & Superpower
• Today we are going to recount some heroic stories. Some human beings can execute superhuman strength like lifting a car. But are these stories true?
• They are actually anecdotal.
• This kind of strength is called hysterical strength, or superhuman strength.
• From scientific perspectives, humans will temporarily have superhuman strength sometimes, especially when they are facing crisis, danger, and fear.
• But after that period, they cannot do the same things ever again.
3. Science and Scientists
• In this dialog, the male is discussing about a science fiction. Science is all about evidence.
• He is talking about the difference between science and scientists, and he said he likes scientists rather than science.
• Because scientists can do research and propose questions to find out what is true.
• Science is like furniture.
4. Mars and Earth
• This lecture compares the conditions on the earth and Mars, as well as the habitability of Mars.
• There are some similarities such as polar caps, atmospheres, and water climate.
• But Mars and the earth also have lots of difference. Even the most inhabitable areas on the earth are way different from those on Mars.
• The lecture also describes different forms of water (hydrology) on the surface and underground of the earth and Mars.
5. Linguistics and Authority of Language
• Linguists are often seen as the expertise of the language. But expertise is actually different from authority.
• Communities have always been holding the authority of their language.
• Languages are dying out, which is generally due to the dominance of communities.
• For language revival, communities should not always hold the dominance.
6. Early Robot
• The word robot was introduced to the public by the Czech interwar writer Karel apek (Chapek) in 1935.
• People first thought robots were cute and like cuddly toys due to the influence of Hollywood.
• After the First World War, people started to think what makes human. They use robots to portray human beings
• Robots were then mainly used as labor force and later also assembled political meanings
7. The Best Rice
• There is a Green Revolution in Mexico in 1943 but didn’t to feed its growing population.
• And then in 1962, a new strain of rice called IR8 made a real impact on world hunger. IR8 was created by carefully selecting the best from each generation, followed by further modification and selection.
• IR8 can produce 5 times the yield of traditional
rice varieties, and even 10 times in optimal conditions with nitrogen.
• By 1980, IR36 was created, resisted pest grew fast enough to double the yield.
• By 1990, IR72 outperformed IR36 because of more advanced genetic manipulation techniques.
• In conclusion, the Green Revolution saw the global crop yields explode from 1960 to 2000.
• As the world population growth, aging population has become more serious.
• Aging percentage in the US is now 13% and is expected to be 23% in 2030.
• The situation is the same in Japan and Germany.
• There will be more than 20% of German population aged over 65 years old in 2030.
• Aging problem is related to industrialization.
9. Survey on media
• Let’s say if I’m asking which source do you often use to get information. Newspaper? Radio? TV?
• And the survey shows 62% of the people chose internet
• You might be thinking I am going to say, how important the internet is, or how quickly it has changed the world for a few year
• But what if I tell you this survey is conducted on the website globalandmail.com?
• Our answer will be different. Because the people who did this survey on a website must be frequent users of internet. This sample is a biased sample.
• So we have to pay attention to how a survey is conducted.
10. The Politics of Happiness
Despite all this evidence and despite Jeremy Bentham, countries have not fallen all over themselves to use this research as an object of public policy. As Joanne pointed out, only one country, tiny little Bhutan, wedged between China and India, has adopted the Gross National Happiness as the central index of government policy, and actually has a good deal of success in education and in health and in economic growth, and in environmental preservation. They have a rather sophisticated way of measuring the effects of different policies on people’s happiness. They are the only country to go that far. But you are now beginning to get other countries interested enough to do kind of white paper policy analyses of happiness research—what effects would it have if we used it more for public policy? You are beginning to get countries like Australia, France, Great Britain, that are considering publishing regular statistics on happiness. So it is beginning to become a subject of greater interest for policymakers and legislators in different advanced countries.
Describe image is the easiest part of PTE speaking. In describe image, an image is shown on the computer screen and you need to describe the image. 6-7 different images will be shown in the exam. You will get 25 secs for preparation and 40 secs for recording the answer. The ideal time for this task is 30-35 secs.
Importance of DI:
Describe image is very important to get a good score in PTE Speaking. It contributes a 25% score in PTE speaking solely.
Strategies & Techniques:
Find Topic/ title
Find 3-5 Categories
Find the highest & lowest of any of the two extreme points/most important & least important.
Pick any 2 new categories or pick categories from step 2
Top 5 Describe Images from the June prediction file,
Answer Short Question is a very little part of PTE speaking. In the item, a question is played or an image is displayed on the screen and you need to answer with one word or a phrase with two words. You will get 10-12 questions in the exam. The recording will play for 3-9 seconds and you need to answer within 2 seconds maximum.
Importance of ASQ:
Answer short questions are not much important in terms of scoring as it contributes a very little mark. It contributes 4% in Speaking and 1% scores in the Listening section. If you want to increase your score in the listening section, you need to do well in Answer short questions.
Top 20 Answer short questions from the June prediction file,
1. Word ‘postgraduate’, what does ‘post’ mean? – – After.
2. What is the dictionary of synonyms and antonyms? – – Thesaurus.
3. What is the opposite direction to where the Sun rises? – – West.
4. What do you call the person who plays musical instruments as a job? – – Musician.
5. Which part of the body do we use the nasal spray in? – Nose.
6. What do we call the people who move from one country to another country, usually for work or better life? — Migrant / Immigrant.
7. What is the opposite of the color “white”? – – Black.
8. Where do submarines usually travel? – – Underwater.
9. What do we use to get to the third floor when the elevator is broken? – – Stairs.
10. What is the item of footwear to protect and comfort human foot? – – Shoes.
11. What is the joint connecting your foot to the leg? – – Ankle
12. A business doesn’t want to make a loss – what does it want to make? – – Profit
13. A manufacturing process releases poisonous gases. What is the most important safety measure for workers at this plant – ensuring good ventilation, or appropriate footwear? – – Ensuring good ventilation
14. What would you call a specialist who repairs leaking water pipes? – – Plumber
15. What is the animal with white ivory and long trunk? – – Elephant
16. Apples and cherries come under which category? – – Fruits.
17. What do you call the seasonal flying of birds from cold to warmer areas? Mitigation or migration? – – Migration
18. What is the ceremony where two people get married? – -Wedding.
19. How many years does a centennial celebrate? – One hundred.
20. How would you describe an economy that is largely based on farming? – – Agricultural