PTE Speaking section consists of:
1. Read Aloud – In this, you need to follow proper intonation, pronunciation, oral fluency.
Scores impacted: Reading and speaking, oral fluency, pronunciation, content
Useful Links : http://www.manythings.org/listen/
You can use ‘Windows Speech Recognition’ in your system to convert speech to text.
Set up Speech Recognition –
You can also use google translator or web speech API
2. Repeat sentence: Try to write the initial letter of all the words in the sentence and try to follow same pronunciation while repeating it.
3.Describe Image: If you see a picture, try to describe it using foreground, background, left, right, center or middle, top, bottom words.
If you see trends in Bar graph, Line graph, Pie chart, etc., use a variety of verbs, adjectives, adverbs to explain them. It can be built watching youtube videos.
Useful link: http://www.dcielts.com/task-1-2/compare-and-contrast
4.Re-tell lecture: Listen to the lecture and write keywords in between. Don’t try to write full sentences otherwise, you will lose concentration. Try to hear conclusion at the end as well.
- Listen a Minute – http://www.listenaminute.com/
- English Lesson Plans – Handouts, Listening & Online Quizzes – http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/
- Try to speak after 6 minutes lecture from BBC site. There are a lot of audio files to download and listen – http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/index.shtml
- Subscribe to the ‘Business Daily’ news from BBC. Use podcasts.-http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsxs/episodes/downloads
- TED-ED youtube lecture of 4-5 minutes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NubJ2ThK_U
List with phrases to describe charts
The pie chart is about …
The bar chart deals with …
The line graph (clearly) shows …
The slices of the pie chart compare the …
The chart is divided into … parts.
It highlights …
… has the largest (number of) …
… has the second largest (number of) …
… is as big as …
… is twice as big as …
… is bigger than …
more than … per cent …
only one third …
less than half …
The number … increases/goes up/grows by …
The number … decreases/goes down/sinks by …
The number … does not change/remains stable
I was really surprised/shocked by the …
So we can say …
Pie Chart description
60% nearly a third
50% Over a half of all respondents
2% a small fraction
exact 30% of students
24% roughly a quarter of respondents
73% around three-quarters of sales
twice as many people prefer
nearly four times as many people
whereas sales for X were just 10 %
Overall amongst the six regions, ___make up the largest expenses, followed by ___representing the lowest
To summarize the most marked change is
Overall it is clear the amount of
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