The first and foremost of the PTE Academic test is Speaking. This section mainly tests your ability in spoken English in academic environment. That’s the reason why you have several charts and graphs in this section.

The total time is about 30 to 35 minutes and there are 5 task types follow the sequence

1.Read aloud (6-7 items)

In this task, you have to speak a text in 40 seconds. The text is up to 60 words so you have plenty of time for this, you don’t need to rush.

Tips for Read Aloud


2.Repeat sentence (10-12 items)

The speaker will speak a sentence about 3 to 9 seconds and you have to repeat exactly the same.

Practice here


3.Describe image (6-7 items)

There is an image appears on the screen and you have to describe it in 40 seconds. You have 15 seconds to prepare.

Practice test over an hour for describe graphs, charts and diagram here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtS-Z6O0ugs

and model answer for this follow the links here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9ClRjOIZ_s

4.Retell lecture (3-4 items)

This is one of the hardest type for those who weak in listening. You listen to a lecture up to 90 seconds and retell the lecture in 40 seconds. In order to have good score in this speaking type, you need to improve your listening and note taking skills.

Practice retell lecture here 

5.Answer short question (10-12 items)

Many students overlook this section because it’s very straightforward. However, make sure to turn every single stone before taking the test is not wasting your time.

Practice answer short question here