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PTE Academic Speaking – Describe Image Practice Samples Part 1

Through “Describe Image” section in PTE Speaking section, the speaking skills of the students are assessed. So what the students have to analyze in this section is an image that might be a graph, picture, process, chart, map, life cycle or table. The exam taker has 25 seconds to read and study the image.

Upon hearing the tone, he/she should start describing the image in detail and will have 40 seconds to record his/her answer. To ace this section, here I have provided with a well-defined format by following which students can score higher in “PTE Describe Image” section. Check it out:

Introduction + Point 1 + Point 2 + Conclusion

For point 1 and point 2, use extreme values like the highest and the lowest when you are presented with a graph, chart, or table and look for key points for others. Start the introduction with words like To illustrate, It depicts to show that etc.

NOTE: Don’t lose your flow of thoughts or atleast don’t remain silent for long. A 3-second pause will automatically turn off the microphone. Saying something or using fillers like so on is better than saying nothing at all.

PTE Speaking: “Describe Image” Practice Samples

1. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

pte-describe-image-calories-served-per-capita

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

This map shows calories served per capita in countries around the world from 2004 to 2013. As the figures illustrate, Austria topped the list with an average of 3,769 calories consumed per day while India fits at the bottom of the list with its residents consuming least amount of calories – about 2,500 a day on an average. There are some countries like North America whose residents are intaking average calories on daily basis. To conclude, the calorie intake per capita of a country is directly linked to its economic strength and industrialization.

2. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

pte-describe-image-paper-making-machine

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

This image describes a four-stage manufacturing process for paper making. Foremost, radiata pine trees go through thinning process and de-barking which is carried out in a drum. The raw material then passes through a chipper and thermo-mechanical refiner. The small pieces of pine timber finally pass through the paper making machine to create the sheets of paper.

3. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

pte-describe-image-earth-view

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The image depicts atmospheric circulation of the Earth. I can see the movement of air over all parts of the planet. From the image, I can illustrate that the Earth receives more heat at the Equator than in areas to the north and south. The constant circulation consists of two circular paths; the air rising at the Equator, traveling aloft toward the poles, and returning along the Earth’s surface to the Equator.

4. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

PTE-describe-image-us-metropolitan

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The chart in the image shows growth of US’s all metropolitan areas from 1980 to 2010. The growth rate in the 1990s was higher than the growth in all metropolitan areas in the 2000s. I can further analyze that large metro areas experienced a growth of 14.3% in the 1990s versus a growth of 10.9% in the 2000s. Non-metro areas experienced highest growth rate from the 1980s to 1990s.

5. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

life cycle of a frog

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The image illustrates the life cycle of a frog. From the image, I can illustrate that before maturing into an adult frog, it has to pass through different stages. In nutshell, tadpoles, which emerges from eggs in the water, pass through stages of front legs break through and pulmonary breathing before going on to land and maturing into adult frogs.

6. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

methane-landfill

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The image illustrates the production of methane gas from waste. The waste goes to landfill and through decompose process, methane gas is produced. Leachate is being collected separately and treated. There is a well to monitor ground water. The gas thus collected can be used in various ways.

7. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

pte-describe-image-average-monthly-rainfall-temperature

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The bar and line graph given above illustrate the average monthly rainfall and temperature for an area. With minor differences, both monthly rainfall and temperature rises from January to March and peak at 275 mm and 23.5 C in April before gradually decreasing till July and then again rising. To conclude, it is quite clear from the data that both average rainfall and temperature follow a similar pattern.

8. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

pte-describe-image-life-cycle-fruit

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The image above describes growth stages of a fruit. The tiny buds start to swell and eventually begin to grow from the buds. The progression then proceeds to bud opening, flower bud, flowering, fruit set, fruit development, and maturation. The ultimate event is the harvest in which the fruit is removed and transported. The cycle repeats for the next fruit.

9. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

pte-describe-image-average-rainfall

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The above bar graph presents the average rainfall data for New York, Dallas, Phoenix, and Honolulu. These 4 cities of US receive a variable amount of rain where New York receives the majority of it with 47.25 inches and Phoenix with 7.66 inches receives the lowest rainfall. Dallas and Honolulu receive moderate rainfall of 33.70 and 22.02 resp. To conclude, Phoenix being in the reaches of desert receives the lowest amount of rainfall.

10. Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

pte-describe-image-global-water-consumption

‘DESCRIBE IMAGE’ SAMPLE RESPONSE:

The above figure depicts the amount of water consumption by the continents from 1990 to 2025. The graph clearly indicates a surge in the water consumption over the years. The notable increase can be seen in the Asian continent, from 2500 to above 3000 billion m3/year. To conclude, the data predicts water demand to be increased globally by 2025.

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