PTE Academic speaking read aloud practice sample passages
PTE Academic speaking read aloud practice sample passages.Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.
1.In the course of a year, individuals in the United States suffer one billion colds, according to some estimates. Adults average about two to four colds a year, although the range varies widely. Women, especially those aged 20–30 years, have more colds than men, possibly because of their closer contact with children.
2.Viruses cause infection by overcoming the body’s complex defense system. The body’s first line of defense is mucus, produced by the membranes in the nose and throat. Mucus traps the material we inhale: pollen, dust, bacteria, and viruses.
3.Blood types become very important when a blood transfusion is necessary. In a blood transfusion, a patient must receive a blood type that is compatible with his or her own blood type—that is, the donated blood must be accepted by the patient’s own blood.
4.Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure over the diastolic pressure. The measurement is written one above or before the other, with the systolic number on top and the diastolic number on the bottom.
5.The basic building block of every living thing is the cell. Cells themselves are extremely complex, come in many different shapes and sizes, and serve countless different functions. Most cells are microscopic. A group of similar cells gathered together is called a tissue. Tissues, which may be visible to the naked eye, include bone, muscle, fat, and skin.
6.We use our teeth to bite and chew food ,the first stage in digestion. Babies start to get their first teeth, called milk or deciduous teeth, at about 6 months. By around age 2, children have 20 teeth: four central incisors, four lateral incisors, four canines and eight premolars.
7.You don’t feel with your heart. Feelings and emotions are stored in your brain.You don’t think with your head. You think with your brain, which is inside your head.You see with your eyes and hear with your ears, but your eyes must send a message to your brain in order for you to see, and your ears must send a message to your brain in order for you to hear.
8. Hand washing is the simplest and most effective way to keep from getting rhinovirus colds. Not touching the nose or eyes is another. Individuals with colds should always sneeze or cough into a facial tissue, and promptly throw it away.