Tips PTE Read Aloud Task Description Tricks Magical, the simplest yet the most important task in PTE Exam – Read Aloud. This is the task which is often ignored by many test-takers, but it is very important as it gives around 22 good marks each for both PTE reading and speaking. And, it is one of the easiest tasks in PTE.
Before we move further, let understand the scoring criteria and task description of this task.
I. SCORES ASSESSED
It is an integrated task that gives a score for both speaking and reading
Speaking – 22 Score
Reading – 22 Score
Read Aloud Task Description
A passage/text will be displayed on the computer screen. The candidate will have 40 seconds to prepare for the actual recording on the computer.
Then the recording will start.
Candidate should start speaking within 3 seconds after the beep’s sound otherwise the task will get skipped automatically.
II. SCORING CRITERIA
This task is assessed on the basis of three major things: Content, Fluency, Pronunciation.
1. To score high in content
- Speak all words carefully
- Do not add or omit any word
- Do not repeat the words
2. To score high in Fluency
- Maintain Right speed of the reading
- No Corrections shall made
- Fumbles/hesitations should strictly avoid
3. To score high in Pronunciation
- Speak as clearly as possible
- Be careful with ‘s’ and ‘ed’ sounds
- Practice Right pronunciation – syllable to syllable
- Practice right intonation – voice should raise and lower according to the word
- Do not change or imitate any accent.
- Make sure there is a split second gap between two words.
Word of caution:
Do not run through the passage quickly as told by many PTE instructors, instead take your time, speak clearly, practice the right pronunciation.
Let us move to tips and tricks to score high in this important task Describe Image PTE Speaking: Chart – Process – Picture.
III. TIPS TO SCORE HIGH – Tips PTE Read Aloud
1. Tip # 1 Break the information into chunks – into a group of words – Tips PTE Read Aloud Guide
Break the information into chunks – into a group of words
For Example, let say that we get the below read aloud in the exam: Generally, in the past, even in Europe until the 18th century, it was assumed that it could tell how any society should work.
What we should do we should break the information in different parts and speak each part on the whole and then take a split second pause.
How to do it?
Let us underline the passage into different pieces of information.
Generally, in the past, even in Europe until the 18th century, it was assumed that it could tell how any society should work.
we should speak like
Generally…. in the past….. even in Europe…. until the 18th century…..it was assumed that… it could tell… how any society should work.
2. Tip # 2 – Tips PTE Read Aloud Guide
Speak as if you are explaining it to someone or reading news for someone.
Don’t speak in a monotonous manner. Your speech should follow right intonation i.e. stress the words wherever required.
3. Tip # 3 Take necessary pauses at commas and full-stops – Tips PTE Read Aloud Guide
Take necessary pauses at commas and full-stops.
Take small pauses at commas and long pauses at full stops, but make sure you do not stop for more than three seconds as it will stop the recording there itself.
4. Tip # 4 Take necessary pauses at coordinating conjunctions
Tricks Magical give you more imformation Conjunctions in grammar
Take necessary pauses at coordinating conjunctions such as and, but, or, so, yet, for.
No tariffs are applied to imports or exports, and people are allowed to trade goods and services as they please.
Make sure you take pause at the word “and”.
5. Tip # 5 Take necessary pauses at subordinating conjunctions
Take necessary pauses at subordinating conjunctions such as which and that
The principle of cooperation is one of the things that sets conversation apart from similar activities such as lectures, debates, arguments and meetings
6. Tip # 6 Make sure there is a split second gap between every two words
Make sure there is a split second gap between every two words. That means you should not miss the beginning and ending sound of each word. Do not connect the sounds of the words together in order to maintain greater fluency.
Note: You can afford to lose marks in fluency, but losing marks in pronunciation means losing marks in reading here in this task.
7. Tip # 7 Try to speak at least two times the passage
Try to speak at least two times the passage displayed on the screen during the preparation time of 40 seconds. This will help you to notice the words which are difficult to pronounce. Murmuring in the mouth will not help your case, so it is better to speak even during the preparation time which will also help you to ignore the voices of other test-takers in the centre and focus on your task.
Tricks Magical hope you are now clear about the approach to answering this PTE read aloud and score maximum out of this task. Once again, we would like to say that please do not ignore this task, keep practising this also along with the other important tasks.
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