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Category: PTE Speaking

Did you know that five different tasks contribute to your PTE Speaking score? However, PTE Describe Image is the only one that tests speaking alone. The others test both speaking and another skill.

PTE Speaking Test Overview

Speaking Listening Reading
Describe Image PTE
Read Aloud  
Repeat Sentence  
Re-tell Lecture  
Answer Short Question

There are strategies you can use to approach each PTE task that will help you to maximise your mark– and we’ll look at some of those later.

However, if your fundamental speaking skills are not strong, you will always score poorly. So you need to make sure that you are communicating effectively in English.

For speaking this involves your pronunciation, intonation, speed, word and sentence level stress and where you pause. Of course, it also involves your confidence and anxiety levels.

You need to identify any problem areas in your PTE pronunciation and oral fluency. This can be hard to do on your own. Asking a native speaker to help you can be very useful.

It is also helpful to look at common errors made by speakers of your first language.