PTE Academic Speaking: Answer Short Questions Updated List 2017-18

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Here we have compiled PTE Academic speaking: answer short questions updated list 2017. “PTE Answer Short Questions” type is a straight section of PTE exam which requires exam takers to give a brief and accurate response. The list contains most repeated and expected answer short questions.

This section assesses student’s speaking and listening skills. A recorded question is presented to the student and you have to answer promptly after understanding the question asked. Read the best tips and strategies to ace PTE Academic Speaking short answer questions:

Speaking Section of the PTE: Answer Short Questions

  • To answer “Answer Short Question” task, you need to reply to the question in one or a few words.
  • The audio begins to play automatically. You may also see an image.
  • When the audio finishes, the microphone opens and the recording status box shows “Recording”. Speak into the microphone immediately (there is no short tone) and answer the question with one or a few words.
  • You should speak clearly. There is no need to rush.
  • Finish speaking before the progress bar reaches the end. The word “Recording” changes to “Completed”.
  • You are not able to replay the audio. You are only able to record your response once.

BEST Tips For Answer Short Questions:

1. Listen to the question carefully and identify its topic.
2. Keep your answer to the point. Do not try to give a long answer and most often, just one or a few words are enough.
3. You will not get any extra marks for additional words or long answers.
4. In some questions of PTE answer short questions, you will be asked to make a choice from the given options embedded in the question. For example, which animal is not a mammal? Butterfly, Cow or Goat? You have to choose from among the options mentioned and the correct answer is Butterfly.
5. Another type of question that can be asked is open-ended questions. The first part of the question is complete and you have to complete the other part.

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PTE Short Answer Questions Dos & Dont’s:

In every English exam, your knowledge of the English language is assessed through different techniques. Understanding what type of response the examiner wants requires that you read and analyze the question carefully. To analyze and interpret the question accurately requires a good knowledge of English vocabulary. The following suggestions should not be ignored in PTE Academic Preparation of “Short Answer Question”:

  • Do Not Hesitate: You are required to speak fluently in this section as a pause of more than 3 seconds will shut the microphone. Your answer is hence considered ‘Completed’. You can not move back so you will be left with no option, but to click ‘Next’. After hearing the question and when microphone opens, pick out the most suitable response that comes to your mind. Without wasting any time, answer the PTE Academic short question as concise as possible and move to next question or task.
  • Keep It Short: Use short, succinct sentences/words. Do not give long-winded answers. This section of your PTE exam wants you to be ‘to the point’. The examiner is looking for a particular word and not a prolonged answer.
  • For example, for this question: ‘What type of periodical is published on a daily basis?’, both these answers would score the same marks: Newspapers/It’s newspapers that are published every day.

PTE Short Answer Questions With Images

PTE Academic Speaking: Answer Short Questions Updated List 2017

ITEM 1:

 

TRANSCRIPT:

What do we call the thing which is not expensive?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Cheap

ITEM 2:

 

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What do we wear if we can’t see properly?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Glasses/Contact Lenses

ITEM 3:

 

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A thing that is not natural in clothes?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Synthetic

ITEM 4:

 

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What kind of food is an apple/mango?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Fruit

ITEM 5:

 

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How many months in a year?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Twelve

ITEM 6:

 

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What is opposite to east?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: West

ITEM 7:

 

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If an ice is put on a table, what does it become after some time?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Water/Liquid

ITEM 8:

 

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What do we get from bees?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Honey

ITEM 9:

 

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Name of that place where we find many journals, books, and reading stuff?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Library

ITEM 10:

 

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What do we call that person who serves food in a restaurant?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Waiter/Waitress

Expected PTE Answer Short Questions – PTE-A Speaking

ITEM 11:

 

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Which section of a Newspapers gives the editor’s opinion?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Editorial

ITEM 12:

 

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What is the study of stars and planets called?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Astronomy

ITEM 13:

 

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In business and advertising, what does PR stand for?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Public Relations

ITEM 14:

 

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What do you call a system of government in which people vote for the people who will represent them?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Democracy

ITEM 15:

 

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What is the joint called where your hand is connected to your arm?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Wrist

ITEM 16:

 

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Which hospital department would you go to for an x-ray: radiology or cardiology?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Radiology

ITEM 17:

 

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Where would you most likely go to buy some flour: a bakery, a florist or a supermarket?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: A Supermarket

ITEM 18:

 

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What piece of equipment would you use for floating on the sea?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: Aquaplane

ITEM 19:

 

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What piece of equipment would you use to go diving in the sea: an aqualung or an aquaplane?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: An Aqualung

ITEM 20:

 

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Which of these would probably be found in an office: a printer, a blanket or a nail brush?

ANSWER KEY:

Correct answer: A Printer

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Practice With Real Exam Questions [Updated]

These latest real exam questions are an extension of our earlier post PTE Speaking – Answer Short Question PDF 2017-18. This updated list will help you score this easy section of PTE Speaking

    1. Which section of a train timetable will tell you what time your train leaves? Departures
    2. What do we call the list of steps that tell you how to put something together? Instructions
    3. What do we call the meeting where an employer asks a potential employee question about their work experience? Interview
    4. What desk should you go to when you first arrive to stay at a hotel? Reception/Check-in
    5. What is the job title of someone who designs buildings? Architect
    6. What term is used for the amount of money you pay a landlord for living in their house or apartment? Rent
    7. What do we call the first meal of the day? Breakfast What word is used for someone who watches a sports event? Spectator
    8. What object would you use to climb up to the roof of a house? Ladder
    9. If you don’t feel like eating, what do we say you don’t have? Appetite
    10. What do we call the organs in our chest that we use to breathe? Lungs
    11. If someone lives in an urban area, where do they live? A City/A Town
    12. What does a king or queen wear on their head at official ceremonies? A Crown
    13. What do we call a book that contains lists of words with their meanings? A Dictionary
    14. What is the source of solar energy? The Sun
    15. When the writer of a book is unknown, what word is used by the author? Anonymous
    16. What do we call a company or organization that gives money to a sports or arts event in exchange for advertising? A Sponsor
    17. What do we call the study of living things? Biology/Ecology
    18. What are winter, spring, summer, and autumn? Seasons
    19. What is a collective term for cows and bulls, especially on a farm? Cattle
    20. If something is not expensive, what do we say it is? Cheap
    21. What do people wear if they can’t see very well? Glasses/Contact Lenses
    22. If something such as fabric or medicine is artificially made ,not natural, what do we say it is? Synthetic
    23. What type of food is an apple? Fruit
    24. How many months are in a year? 12
    25. What is the opposite of east? West

PTE SPEAKING (MOCK TEST) – ANSWER SHORT QUESTION

  1. When ice is at room temperature, what does it become? Water/Liquid
  2. Which sweet food is produced by bees? Honey
  3. Where can people go to borrow books? Library
  4. Who serves food in a restaurant? Waiter/Waitress
  5. What is the word in geometry for a shape that has three sides? Triangle
  6. What do you call the alphabetical list at the end of a textbook that tells you where to find specific information?
    Index
  7. What is the word for the place where a river starts? Source
  8. Who is the main journalist responsible for producing a newspaper or magazine? Editor
  9. A business doesn’t want to make a loss – what does it want to make? Profit/Profits
  10. What is the economic sector that deals with farming? Agricultural (sector)/Agriculture
  11. WhaT hat do you call the very long essay that students have to write for a doctoral degree? Thesis
  12. What is the word for a period of one hundred years? Century
  13. At what ceremony do students receive their degree or diploma at the end of their period of study? Graduation
  14. What do we call the date that a piece of work must be finished by? Deadline/Due Date
  15. What do you call an apartment that is below ground level: A Basement Apartment or A Penthouse Basement Apartment
  16. What feature do pianos and computers have in common? Keyboard
  17. If you are feeling fed up, is it a positive or negative feeling? Negative feeling
  18. What is emergency service usually called when someone is in trouble at sea: ambulance or coastguard?Coastguard
  19. Name a month that falls between April and June? May
  20. What word describes moving a program or other material from a website to your computer? Downloading
  21. What do we call a picture that a doctor takes to see inside your body? X-ray
  22. A famous canal links the Mediterranean sea with the Indian Ocean. Is it the Corinth or the Suez Canal? Suez Canal
  23. What crime has someone stealing items from a shop committed: shopfitting or shoplifting? Shop Lifting
  24. If someone is feeling a little ill, they may say they are feeling “under the” what? Weather
  25. What do we call the last game in a sporting competition, which decides the champion? Finals

“PTE Answer Short Question” type questions is one of the easiest section to score of PTE Academic exam. If you have a strong English vocabulary, you will definitely score 79+ in this task.

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