PTE Academic Speaking: Read Aloud Practice Test 04

This post is the 4th part of complete practice test to series “PTE Academic Read Aloud”. PTE Read Aloud is the initial question type that you will encounter in the actual PTE exam. You are required to read a short text aloud using correct pronunciation and intonation. These read aloud practice questions is the fourth questions set for the Read Aloud question type of PTE Speaking section in the PTE exam.

Practice to speak a “High Score” response for PTE read aloud questions. We will be adding more practice sets, so stay tuned!

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PTE Academic Speaking: Read Aloud Practice Questions (With Sample Audio)

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

(Allow 40 seconds for each text to read aloud.)

PTE READ ALOUD – BREAKFAST

Alonzo winked at his mother’s shocked gaze and with a grin quipped, “Sausage and pepperoni pizza for breakfast make perfect sense. Allow me to demonstrate. You have your tomato. Tomato is technically a fruit. You have your cheese. Cheese is a dairy product. You have your crust—necessary carbs for quick energy in the morning. And don’t forget the sausage and pepperoni—my protein. If you think about it, it’s just like bacon and eggs, toast, and orange juice.”

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – THE CASTLE

The castle is a masterpiece of wooden construction, the finest surviving example of Japanese castle architecture from this era, and preserves all its significant features intact. It is part of the network of such fortresses that were created all over Japan to ensure the country’s continued unification.

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – MALNUTRITION

Many national surveys reveal that malnutrition is common in developed countries. This is not the calorie and/or micronutrient deficiency associated with developing nations (Type A malnutrition); but multiple micronutrient depletion, usually combined with calorific balance or excess (Type B malnutrition). The incidence and severity of Type B malnutrition will be shown to be worse if newer micronutrient groups such as the essential fatty acids, xanthophylls, and flavonoids are included in the surveys.

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – VALENTINE’S CARDS

Over the centuries, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging hand-made cards on Valentine’s Day has become common in England. Handmade Valentine’s cards made of lace, ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts eventually spread to the American colonies. The tradition of Valentine’s cards did not become widespread in the United States, however, until the 1850s.

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – BIRTH CONTROL

Birth rates have fallen dramatically – and voluntarily. Coercive birth control, including paying people not to have babies, was discredited and abandoned decades ago. Nearly two-thirds of the couples in poor countries now use birth control, and not because some patriarchal westerner told them to. In the 1970s, the government of Bangladesh offered people in the Matlals region low-cost contraceptive supplies and advice.

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – CRANIUM

Game night at our house was hilarious when we played Cranium with two teams of three. Imagine Abram, the savvy surfer, doing an impression of Marilyn Monroe singing “Happy Birthday.” Or Dave, the macho bodybuilder, swinging his hips and singing a medley of Madonna’s songs. But the most memorable was George’s Cranium Doodle hint for the architectural term “flying buttress.” It was, well, side-splittingly outrageous!

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – THE AWACS

In naval aviation, the AWACS (Airborne Early Warning Command and Control System) plane, or Hawkeye, serves as an air traffic controller, monitoring the airspace around a carrier fleet. It is responsible for surveillance of enemy aircraft and ships as well as directing helicopters to survivors and guarding against air collisions.

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – THE PILOTS

The pilots of the Hawkeye aircraft are the unsung heroes of naval operations. The first in and the last out, these men receive none of the glory bestowed on the Top Guns of F-18 fame. Thanks to Hollywood, fighter pilots have been glorified, but the pilots of the AWACS planes work quietly and diligently, and they deserve praise for their contributions.

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – TOBACCO COMPANIES

Tobacco companies have been in litigation, facing charges that their marketing practices in the past have targeted teenagers. Also, evidence indicates that companies adjusted levels of nicotine in their cigarettes to increase the probability that smokers would become addicted to the product to ensure higher sales in the future.

 

 

PTE READ ALOUD – TIPS TO BETTER OF YOU

Do you want to add years to your life and feel better too? Here are a few tips. First, to decrease your chances of a heart attack, eat a handful of nuts each day. Also, to ease the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, be sure to include some citrus, such as orange juice, in your diet. Finally, exercise on a regular basis. Include weight-bearing activities such as walking and jogging. Also, try yoga for flexibility and stress relief.

 

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