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Item types

Item types in the speaking section of PTE Academic.
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In this step, Rose and Jose will explain the different item types in the speaking section of PTE Academic in more detail. At the end of each video, they will also provide some useful tips for each item type. Watch the videos to learn about these.

The PTE Academic test screens have been adapted for these videos in order to highlight the different sections.

Personal Introduction

This is not assessed but is sent to your selected institutions. You should introduce yourself. You will have 25 seconds to read the prompt and prepare your response, and then 30 seconds to record your response.

Read Aloud

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Repeat Sentence

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Describe Image

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Re-tell Lecture

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Answer short question

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Discussion

Now that you know more about the item types, which do you think is more challenging, and why?
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