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PTE Speaking Read Aloud: Tips & Strategies

By editor CD On February 26, 2020 in Speaking, Miscellaneous

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1. Introduction to PTE Speaking Read Aloud

Let’s first understand the basics of PTE Speaking Read Aloud:

  • Speaking Question Types Order: Read Aloud, Repeat Sentence, Describe Image, Retell Lecture, and Answer Short Question
  • Number of questions: 6 to 7 questions
  • Scoring: Read Aloud question type contributes to both PTE Speaking and PTE Reading sections
  • Scoring Criteria: Content (5), Oral Fluency (5), Pronunciation (5) – 15 points per Read Aloud
  • Negative marking: No
  • User Interface Workflow: You will first get 30 to 40 seconds and then have 40 seconds to complete your response (recording).

2. Read Aloud: Tips & Tricks

  • Read aloud contributes approximately 22 marks to your reading section. You should pay attention to this important fact and practice this question type carefully.
  • Do not omit or mispronounce words in read aloud except emergencies. When you are sure that you cannot pronounce a particular word correctly, it may affect your oral fluency because you may fumble. Therefore, it is recommended that you skip this particular word and continue the paragraph.
  • Always press next button as soon as you finish the recording.
  • Read naturally and clearly. Please note that clarity is the key to a good read aloud response.
  • Take pauses only when you need breathing space or time.  You can also take a small pause at commas and full stops.
  • Don’t chunk words because it will sound robotic.
  • Be consistent in your pitches. Please start moderately and end the response.
  • Utilize your practice time to do it as loudly as your actual take will be. You’ll do your recording 40% better, Good Results Guaranteed!
  • Brush yourself with the real exam questions, you may land up to the same question in exam.
  • Take AI scored full-length mocks so that you will be able to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

3. Most Repeated Read Aloud: Practice


Akimbo, this must be one of the odder-looking words in the language. It puzzles us in part because it doesn’t seem to have any relatives. What’s more, it is now virtually a fossil word, until recently almost invariably found in arms akimbo, a posture in which a person stands with hands on hips and elbows sharply bent outward, one that signals impatience and hostility.

Lenient parents

Two sisters were at a dinner party when the conversation turned to upbringing. The elder sister started to say that her parents had been very strict and that she had been rather frightened of them. Her sister, younger by two years, interrupted in amazement. “What are you talking about?” she said. “Our parents were very lenient.”

Statistical information

The provision of accurate and authoritative statistical information strengthens our society. It provides a basis for decisions to be made on public policy, such as determining electoral boundaries and where to locate schools and hospitals. It also allows businesses to know their market, grow their business, and improve their marketing strategies by targeting their activities appropriately.


A young man from a small provincial town, a man without independent wealth, without powerful family connections and without a university education, moves to London in the late 1580’s, and in a  remarkably short time, became the greatest playwright. How did Shakespeare become Shakespeare?

The semiconductor industry

The semiconductor industry has been able to improve the performance of electric systems for more than four decades by making ever-smaller devices. However, this approach will soon encounter both scientific and technical limits, which is why the industry is exploring a number of alternative device technologies.

The founding fathers

The founding fathers established constitutional protections for the press because they understood that leaving the watchdog function to partisan politicians wouldn’t necessarily serve the public interest; both sides have too many incentives to preserve the status quo and ignore problems that elude quick fixes.

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