What is it?

In the “Read aloud” task, a short text will appear on the screen in front of you. You will have 35 seconds to read the text before the microphone starts recording you. When the microphone begins recording, clearly read the text out loud. The microphone will stop recording after 35 seconds (unless you remain silent, in which case it will stop after only 3 seconds). Here is what the recording device will look like:

 

Read Aloud Record

What is being tested?

  1. Content: This is the number of correct words in your response.
  2. Oral Fluency: This is how smoothly and naturally you speak.
  3. Pronunciation: This is how understandable your speech is to a native speaker.

For tips on how to succeed at this task, click here.