PTE Academic Speaking

Part-1 (Speaking) consists of questions to check your ability for everyday conversation hence; it would not be advanced English. It is just to test your verbal skills in an academic environment.

This includes your personal introduction, Read Aloud, Repeat Sentence, Describe Image, Re-tell Lecture, Answer Short Question, Summarize Written, and Text Essay

A text of around 60 words will appear on your screen, you will be given approx. 40 seconds to go through the given text, as the timer begins you are supposed to respond, i.e., speak in a native manner, with clear-cut meaningful sentences. You can pause to represent punctuation to gain points; don’t forget to be active with a microphone as a pause for more than 3 seconds will disable your microphone.


Required Skills for PTE Speaking

Maintaining your intonation and stressing on each syllable for an effective speech.


Ability to produce correct words and appropriate phrases at right time to make your sentences worth receiving

Intelligible discourse with natives using adequate grammar and pronunciation.


Speaking complex ideas with fluency and in a logical way.

Organizing points from a pictorial form for better comprehension.


Supporting an opinion with explanations, details, and examples.

Summarizing what you hear and reading a text aloud.


Speaking for a purpose (to repeat, to inform, to explain particular context).


Pattern of Questions

Answer Short Question Answer Short Question

You are supposed to provide short and accurate response for question presented in the recording. These questions may be accompanied by images. One or two word response needed, audio won’t be replayed or recorded.

Reading & Writing by Filling The Blanks Reading & Writing by Filling The Blanks

A text with several blanks will be displayed on the screen. You need to fill the gaps from a response list by choosing particular options. Analyse your ability to use contextual cues to identify missing words. Word limit 80 words.


Expert Tips to pass PTE Speaking Section

Use erasable note pad for making rough notes
Rehearsal will recuperate your confidence
Regular conversation will give native accent
Try to practice in a noisy background to improve your comprehending skills.