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Keen to excel in your PTE Speaking? In particular the PTE Describe Image questions? It’s simple, here’s how.

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Read this article to understand what is expected of you in the specific PTE Describe Image task.

What is the PTE Describe Image task?

PTE Describe Image is one of the 8 tasks in the Speaking section of the PTE Academic exam. This task will test your Speaking capability in a practical format. Follow the instructions below to answer the PTE Describe Image task.

Look at the graph below.  In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing.  You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

In the Describe Image task, you need to describe an image on the screen in front of you. As mentioned above, you will have 25 seconds to prepare and 40 seconds to deliver a response by speaking into the microphone. The image could be a map, a line graph, a bar chart, a pie graph, a combination of graphs, or even a picture. The method you learn with E2Language is a method that can be used for all image types. 

 How do I do Describe Image?

The method for PTE Describe Image is straightforward. 

Notice the title and x-axis; three key features: the lowest, the highest and one other; and a conclusion

The conclusion will be a summary, a prediction, or a reason.
Commit this pattern to memory! Repeat the pattern out loud to yourself many times until you remember the three main parts: Title and x-axis, three key features and conclusion.

This method will directly apply to graphs that have a title and an x-axis. But some images won’t have an x-axis or a title! Instead, you’ll add some information, creating a title for the image and extra important information, similar to the information that is in the x-axis!

PTE Describe Image
PTE Academic Describe Image

Listen to the below audio file for an example of a Describe Image response.

Listen to the below for another example of a Describe Image response.

How can I practise Describe Image?

Here is a sample to practise:

Look at the graph below.  In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing.  You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

PTE Academic Describe Image

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PTE Academic Describe Image

How do I succeed at Describe Image?

Learn the method, practise the method, and get feedback!

E2 Teachers are here to support you. Many of our students have been able to dramatically improve their test score thanks to the personalised feedback from teachers. In paid packages, you will benefit from a mock test, teacher assessments and teacher tutorials. All these inclusions have personalised feedback to help you pin point weaker areas to improve fast.

Keen to learn how to excel in your PTE Writing?

Read our blog & learn how to excel in the two PTE writing tasks; PTE Write Essay and PTE Summarise Written text.

Keen to know how much time to dedicate for your PTE Academic Preparation and understand the test format? Read our article on test preparation time and PTE Academic test format.

Best of luck!

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