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PTE Academic Speaking answer short question sample

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1 What do we call a period of 10 years ? Decade
2 What do we call a period of 100 years ? Century
3 What do we call a period of 1000 years ? Millennium
4 A specialist who repairs leaking water pipes is called as ? Plumber
5 What is a painting of person head usually called ? Portrait
6 Where would you find an urban area: in a city or in the countryside  ? a city
7 What do we call it when the Moon completely blocks out the light from the Sun  ? A Solar Eclipse
8 What point of compass is directly opposite to East ? West
9 Where do you pay for your purchases at a supermarket ? Till or checkout
10 What do you call an apartment that is below ground level: a basement apartment or a  penthouse
11 What feature do pianos and computers have in common  ? Keyboard
12 If you are feeling fed up, is it a positive or negative feeling ? Negative feeling
13 What emergency service is usually called when someone is in trouble at sea : ambulance or coastguard  ? Coastguard
14 Name a month that falls between April and June ? May
15 What word describes moving a program or other material from a website to your computer  ? Downloading
16 What do we call a picture that a doctor takes to see inside your body  ? X-ray
17 A famous canal links the Mediterranean sea with the Indian Ocean. Is it the Corinth or the Suez Canal  ? Suez Canal
18 What crime has someone stealing items from a shop committed: shopfitting or shoplifting  ? Shop Lifting
19 If someone is feeling a little ill, they may say they are feeling  “under the                          ” what ? Weather
20 Who is the person in charge of a football match ? Referee
21 What do we call the last game in a sporting competition, which decide the champion  ? Finals
22 What is the general term of paintings of the countryside or natural views  ? Landscape
23 Which of these would probably be found in an office : a printer, a blanket or a nail brush  ? a printer
24 Where would you store meat you wish to keep frozen at home  ? Freezer
25 What is the most important document you would have to show if you wanted to hire a car  ? Drivers Licence
26 Where would you go to work out on a treadmill ? Gym
27 What piece of equipment would you use to go diving in the sea, an aqualung or an aquaplane  ? aqualung
28 What piece of equipment would you use for floating on the sea  ? Aquaplane
29 Where would you most likely go to buy some flour; a bakery, a florist or a supermarket  ? A Supermarket
30 Which hospital department would you go to for an x-ray : radiology or cardiology  ? Radiology
31 Where would you go to see an exhibition of sculpture  ?  Art gallery /Museum
32 Would you measure the volume of bottle water in liters or Kilos  ? Litres
33 What’s the joint called where your hand is connected to your arm  ? Wrist
34 What do you call a system of government in which people vote for the people who will represent them   ? Democracy
35 What do we call the piece of paper that proves you have bought the item  ? Receipt
36 What do you call the document that gives details about your qualifications and work experience  ?  certificate
37 How would you describe an economy based largely on farming  ?  agriculturist
38 What is the study of stars and planets called ? Astronomy
39 In business and advertising what does PR stand for ? Public Relations
40 Which section of a Newspapers gives the editor’s opinion  ? editorial
41 What instrument would you use to examine very small objects or life forms  ? Microscope
42 What is a destructive program that spreads from computer to computer  ? Virus
43 What term is used for animals such as humans that usually give birth to live young : mammals or reptiles  ? Mammals
44 What is the quickest way of traveling from Hong Kong  to Paris  ? by plane
45 What is the name for the huge natural body that orbits the sun  ? A planet


46 What can be added to the drink to cool it down on hot day ? Ice
47 What special document do most people travelling from one country to another carry  ? Passport
48 What kind of equipment is used to protect motorbike rider’s brain from injury  ? a Helmet
49 What is the last thing to do when baking a cake ? cook it in the oven
50 Would you go to the pharmacy or surgery to get a prescription filled after visiting a doctor  ? a pharmacy
51 There are two main way to pay in shop, one by cash and other by ? Credit Card
52 How many days are in a leap year ? 366
53 To improve their health and fitness, most people either try to improve their diet or  ? do more physical exercise
54 Would it be better to use kilometers or kilograms to measure the distance between two cities  ? Kilometers
55 The large island just off the coast of mainland Europe is home to which country  ? The United Kingdom
56 Would it be better to go jogging at noon, or in early morning, if you wanted to avoid hottest part of the day  ? early morning
57 In which century did the automobile manufacture in large scale  ? 20th Century
58 Name the country located in North america ? United States
59 Some calendar begin the week on Sunday. What is the other day which commonly start as week  ? Monday
60 Where would you see the exhibits of dinosaurs ? A Museum
61 Which country is in the southern hemisphere, Canada or Australia  ? Australia
62 In which season people will be least likely to go skiing  ? In summer
63 Which of these was last to be explored, Himalayas, the moon or Australia  ? the moon
64 Would letter or email would be the fastest way to get a message to your professor  ? Email
65 Jane and Peter have 3 children. They are 4, 13 & 15 years old. They only have one son, who is their  youngest 13 years old
child. How old is their middle child ?
66 Which would be better to report the population of a major global city – hundred, millions or  billions Millions
67 This work is due for submission, one month from 15th June, on what date it be submitted  ? 15th July
68 Who would you consult to treat a fear of crowded places, a philosopher or psychologist  ? a psychologist
69 How would most people travel to work each day, in big cities like Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York  ? by public transportation
70 Would a supermarket, a cafe or book store probably have the widest range of products available  ? a supermarket
71 In which room of their home would would someone usually wash their clothes  ? in the bathroom
72 Despite all the advances in equality between the sexes, would more men or women play professional football  ? more men
73 Which major branch of science deals with classification of human beings  ? biology
74 In most university courses there are two ways of being assessed, one is orally, the other is  through written assignments
75 Name the month that falls between September and November  ? October
76 Would a town, city or village probably cover the largest area  ? a city
77 Which of these would probably be found in most homes around the world, a computer, a bed or a tv  ? a bed
78 What does the main difference between the wrist watch and a clock relate to  ? their relative sizes
79 Which section of the train timetable will tell you, what time the train leaves  ? Departures
80 What do we call the list of steps, which tell you to put something together  ? Instructions
81 What do we call the meeting, where an employer ask potential employee questions about their work experience   ? Interview
82 What desk you go to when you first arrive to the hotel ? Reception or Check in desk
83 What is the job title, someone who designs  building Architect
84 What term is used for the amount you pay to landlord, for living in his house or apartment  ? Rent
85 What do we call a first meal of the day ? Breakfast
86 What word is used for someone who watches the sport event ? Spectator
87 What object will you use to climb up to the roof of the house  ? Ladder
88 If you don’t feel like eating, what do we say you don’t have ? appetite
89 What do we call the organ in our chest, we need to breath ? Lungs
90 If someone lives in the urban areas, where do they live  ? in city


91 What does the king or queen wear on their head on official ceremonies  ? Crown
92 What do we call the book with list of words, with their meanings  ? Dictionary
93 What is the source of solar energy ? Sun
94 When the writer of the book is unknown, what word we use for the writer  ? anonymous
95 What do we called a company or organisation that gives money to sports event in exchange of  advertising Sponsorship
96 What do we called a study of living things ? biology
97 What a winter, spring, summer and autumn ? Season
98 What is the collective terms for cows and bulls, specially on the farm  ? Cattle
99 Is something is not expensive, what do we say it is ? Cheap
100 What a people wear, if they can’t see very well ? Glasses or Lens
101 If something such as fabric or medicine is artificially made, what do we say it is  ? Synthetic
102 What type of food is an apple ? Fruit
103 How many months are in a year ? twelve
104 What is the opposite  of East ? West
105 When ice is in the room temperature, what does it become  ? Water or liquid
106 Which sweet food is produced by bees ? Honey
107 Where can people go to borrow books ? Library
108 Who serve food in a restaurant ? Waiter or Waitress
109 What is the word in geometry, for shape has three sides  ? Triangle
110 What do we call the alphabetical list, at the end of the book, that tells you where to find specific information  ? Index
111 What is the word for the place, where rivers start ? Source
112 Who is the main journalist responsible for producing newspaper or magazine  ? Editor
113 A business does not want to make a loss ? What does it want to make ? Profit
114 What is the economic sector that deals with the farming ? Agricultural sector
115 What do you call a very long essay, that student have to write for doctor degree  ? Thesis or dissertation
116 What is the word for period of 100 years ? Century
117 At what ceremony, the students receive their degree or diploma at end of their study  ? Graduation
118 What do we call the date, the piece of work must be finish by  ? Deadline or Due date
119 If telescope is used for far distant object, what instrument is employed for minuscule objects  ? Microscope
120 A list of events placed in time order, is usually describe as what  ? a chronology / a timeline
121 A manufacturing process releases noxious gases. What is the most important safety measures for workers at  this ensuring good ventilation
plant – ensuring good ventilation or appropriate footwear  ?
122 What kind of punishment is less severe, an imprisonment or community service  ? community service
123 In a figure of hexagonal, how many sides does it have ? six
124 What key minerals makes sea water different from fresh water ? salt
125 Which is a longest, a decade, a millennium or a century? Millennium
126 How many sides are there in a bilateral agreement ? two
127 What organs do cardiologist specialist in ? Heart
128 In the animal kingdom, the purpose of camouflage to attract a mate, to find food or to hide  ? to hide
129 How do we weight butterfly ? I think it is grams
130 What Dermatology specialized in ? Skin – Baldness & Hair
132 What is Hematology relates to ? blood test
133 What is Orthopedic relates to ? Joints, Knee, bones
134 What is term Neuro-Psych ? brain injury or mental health
135 What is term Immunology ? Immune related, HIV/AIDS
136 What is term Otolaryngology ? ENT, Ear – Nose & Throat

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137 What are senses  feelings
138 What is recession ? Downfall in economy, nation wealth  etc Downfall in economy
139 Increase in iron, good or bad for health ?  bad
140 What is Ophthalmologist specialist in ? perform eye operations

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