PTE Academic Speaking: Read Aloud Practice Test 03

In PTE Academic exam, many students find “read aloud” sections to be one of the most tricky. You just have to read the text aloud into the microphone. To help the students, the team at English2language have collected “PTE Read Aloud” practice questions. You will be provided with PTE practice text with audio.


  • Group text into chunks.
  • Give a little pause between the chunks of the text.
  • Stress the right word
  • Look for grammatical structure
  • Wisely use the 30-40 seconds provided before the microphone opens.

Practice to speak a “High Score” response for PTE read aloud questions. We are continuously updating the questions, so stay tuned!

PTE Read Aloud [Speaking] Practice Questions

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

(Allow 40 seconds for each text)

PTE Read Aloud: Circadian Rhythms

Circadian rhythms have fascinated scientists for many years. Recognizing that the eye nerves translate information to the brain about the time of day, scientists observe that we adapt to the conditions around us. Also, these researchers have recently discovered that not everyone is alike. For example, teenagers are nocturnal. That is, they are more active at night but do not function as well early in the morning.



PTE Read Aloud: Botswana

Botswana is experiencing one of the most severe HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. The national HIV prevalence rate among adults ages 15 to 49 is 24.8 percent, which is the third highest in the world, behind Lesotho and Swaziland. HIV/AIDS threatens the many developmental gains Botswana has achieved since its independence in 1966.



PTE Read Aloud: Thompson

“Thompson recognized and exploited all the ingredients of a successful amusement ride,” writes Judith A. Adams in The American Amusement Part Industry. “His coasters combined an appearance of danger with actual safety, thrilled riders with exhilarating speed, and allowed the public to intimately experience the Industrial Revolution’s new technologies of gears, steel, and dazzling electric lights.”



PTE Read Aloud: Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was the first poet to be buried in Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey. Among his many works are The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde. He is best known today for The Canterbury Tales.



PTE Read Aloud: War at a Universal Level

Successfully adjusting to one’s environment leads to happiness. War at a universal level war destroys the weaker people, who are the most unable to adjust to their environment. Thus, war at the universal level puts weaklings out of their misery and allows more space for their predators to enjoy life in a better manner. As those actions have to be performed, which maximize the level of happiness of the greatest number, war at a universal level should take place.



PTE Read Aloud: Economic Planning

Another method governments use to try and influence the private sector is economic planning . For a long time now, socialist and communist states have used planning as an alternative to the price mechanism, organizing production and distributing their resources according to social and strategic needs, rather than based on purely economic considerations.



PTE Read Aloud: Man’s Destiny

But man is not destined to vanish. He can be killed, but he cannot be destroyed, because his soul is deathless and his spirit is irrepressible. Therefore, though the situation seems dark in the context of the confrontation between the superpowers, the silver lining is provided by amazing phenomenon that the very nations which have spent incalculable resources and energy for the production of deadly weapons are desperately trying to find out how they might never be used.



PTE Read Aloud: Publication

For the first two or three years after the Second World War, a new title would often sell out within a few months of publication. However, unless public demand for the book was unusually high, they were rarely able to reprint it. With paper stocks strictly rationed, they could not afford to use up precious paper or tie up their limited capital with a reprint.



PTE Read Aloud: Medicine

But are these conditions inevitably degenerative? A truly preventive medicine that focused on the pre-ill, analysing the metabolic errors which lead to clinical illness, might be able to correct them before the first symptom. Genetic risk factors are known for all the chronic degenerative diseases, and are important to the individuals who possess them.



PTE Read Aloud: Botswana

Although Botswana’s economic outlook remains strong, the devastation that AIDS has caused threatens to destroy the country’s future. In 2001, Botswana had the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. With the help of international donors it launched an ambitious national campaign that provided free antiviral drugs to anyone who needed them, and by March 2004, Botswana’s infection rate had dropped significantly.


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