Read Aloud

PTE academic Read aloud is the first question of your speaking section and one of the most scoring question types. It tests both Speaking and Reading and contributes the score on both sides. In this question type, you will have to read the text aloud – you will have 40 seconds to familiarize yourself with the text and next 40 seconds to record. The microphone will open following a beep sound.


You will be shown a text on the screen, you will have 40 seconds to look at the text to prepare followed by a beep sound. You need to start reading right after the beep sound for the next 40 seconds. The 40 seconds time is the cap, you can always speak less than 40 seconds but cannot speak more than that. Your microphone will turn off after 40 seconds automatically.

Helpful tips & strategies for Read Aloud in PTE:

  1. Utilize the first 40 seconds to familiarize with the text and to understand the pauses and intonation of the text rightly.
  2. Start speaking right after the beep sound and don’t stop for three seconds constantly.
  3. Be smooth, effortless, and natural paced while recording your answer and speak at the normal pace of conversation.
  4. Pronounce the worlds as clearly as possible and stress out the important keywords while reading aloud.
  5. Don’t insert, replace, and omit the keywords while reading aloud to maximize your content score.
  6. Use your letter-sound knowledge or phonemic understanding to speak the unfamiliar words.

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How the points are awarded for Read aloud in PTE:

Each read aloud in PTE contributes 15 points and there going to be around 6 questions of this kind in the exam. It has three scoring aspects: Content, Oral fluency, & Pronunciation. Each one is of the three scoring aspects are of 5 points. The three component makes your total score in read aloud and no other components are considered in the scoring of Read Aloud in PTE.

10 most repeated PTE read aloud sample questions:

Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.

Question 1

Once most animals reach adulthood, they stop growing. In contrast, even plants that are thousands of years old continue to grow new needles, add new wood and produce cones and new flower, almost as if parts of their bodies remained “forever young”. The secrets of plant growth are reasons of tissue that can produce cells that later develop into specialized tissues.

Question 2

Analysts were impressed by the improvement in margins reported across all regions, apart from the United Kingdom, and said that this reflected a clear effort to improve profitability across the business. Although the turnaround is still in its early stages and the valuation looks full, given the challenge of turning around such a large and complex business, this is certainly an impressive start.

Question 3

The development of easy-to-use statistical software has changed the way statistics is being taught and learned. Students can make transformations of variables, create graphs of distributions of variables, and select among statistical analyses all at the click of a button. However, even with these advancements, students sometimes still find statistics to be an arduous task.

Question 4

The climate for doing business improved in Egypt more than in any other country last year, according to a global study that revealed a wave of company-oriented reforms across the Middle East. The world bank rankings, which took at business regulations, also showed that the pace of business reforms in Eastern Europe was overtaking East Asia.

Question 5

In a genuine republic, the will of the government is dependent on the will of the society, and the will of the society is dependent on the reason of the society. In Federalist51, for example, James Madison claimed that the extent and structure of the government of the United States make it dependent on the will of society.

Question 6

In 2005, donor countries agreed on an accord to harmonize their practices. Since then, aid officials have complained that too little has changed on the ground. Conferences of donors in developing countries still tend to be dominated by a small group of North European governments, with the US often absent.

Question 7

To work effectively with heterogeneous student population found in our schools, educators have the responsibility of acknowledging the cultural backgrounds of their students and the cultural setting in which the school is located in order to develop effective instructional strategies.

Question 8

Internal combustion engine enables the driver to decide which source of power is appropriate for the travel requirements of a given journey. Major US auto manufacturers are now developing feasible hybrid electric vehicles, and some are exploring fuel-cell technology for their electric cars.

Question 9

The department determines whether or not the candidate has passed the examination. In cases where an appearance for the final public oral examination would constitute a substantial financial hardship for the candidate, the director of graduate studies may recommend to the dean of the Graduate school that the examination be waived.

Question 10

Perhaps the most measurable benefit of the program has been the opportunity to me in small groups, something that is difficult to arrange such a desperate organization. Many officers would have to work together for thirty years but wouldn’t know other’s strengths and weaknesses.

90 scorers samples 

Read aloud sample 1

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