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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.

PTE Academic Speaking read aloud | Weather related samples

1.Cooling systems in one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in the Fukushima prefecture on the east coast of Japan failed shortly after the earthquake, causing a nuclear crisis. This initial reactor failure was followed by an explosion and eventual partial meltdowns in two reactors, then by a fire in another reactor which released radioactivity directly into the atmosphere. The nuclear troubles were not limited to the Daiichi plant; three other nuclear facilities also reported problems. More than 200,000 residents were evacuated from affected areas.

2.A tsunami  is a series of huge waves that occur as the result of a violent underwater disturbance, such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption.The waves may travel in the open sea as fast as 450 miles per hour. As they travel in the open ocean, tsunami waves are generally not particularly large—hence the difficulty in detecting the approach of a tsunami. But as these powerful waves approach shallow waters along the coast, their velocity is slowed and they consequently grow to a great height before smashing into the shore. They can grow as high as 100 feet; the Indian Ocean tsunami generated waves reaching 30 feet.

3.Hurricanes are the most powerful storms on Earth. Whether called typhoons in the western Pacific or cyclones in the Indian Ocean, damage and destruction result wherever they strike land. These storms develop under different conditions than the everyday storm—they’re also far less predictable.

4.Although the mesoscale level of weather action is small in stature, it certainly is huge in impact. The most violent weather on the face of the earth takes place within this scale. Tall cumulonimbus clouds turn into violent thunderstorms, delivering strong winds, torrential rains, and damaging lightning. At the extreme, these clouds can begin to spin and form tornadoes. This severe weather strikes throughout the world, but the United States seems to be world capital for violent thunderstorms and tornadoes. A unique convergence of forces makes them happen with amazing frequency.

PTE Academic speaking read aloud practice sample passages

5.These are the four basic cloud types. There are also combinations that show up at different elevations. The classification scheme that so far has been based solely on a cloud’s appearance now becomes a little more sophisticated. The types are combined and categorized into groups of high, middle, low clouds, and clouds that extend through all elevations

6.A good prediction must begin with a set of observations. The atmosphere needs to be measured, weighed, and analyzed before we can begin to make a forecast. We’ve already checked out the basic weather variables in “Bring on the Rain,” and looked at how they can be measured. So this is going to be a partial review, but we’ll take a more detailed look at how weather data is collected and transmitted from one part of the world to another.

7.Atmosphere, the mixture of gases surrounding a celestial body with sufficient gravity to maintain it. Although some details about the atmospheres of other planets and satellites are known, only the earth’s atmosphere has been well studied, the science of which is called meteorology.

8.The most common instrument for measuring relative humidity is the sling psychrometer. It consists of two thermometers mounted next to each other. One thermometer has a wet wick attached to its bulb, and the other is dry. The wick is moistened with water at air temperature. The two thermometers are attached to a handle, which is swung around. Water evaporates off the moist wick, causing a lowering of temperature on that bulb—called, for obvious reasons, the wet bulb.

PTE Academic Speaking read aloud practice sample passages

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