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PTE Academic Speaking: Read Aloud Practice Test 04

Here is the 4th part of complete practice test series “PTE Read Aloud Practice”. PTE Read Aloud is the initial question type that you will encounter in the actual PTE exam. In 35 seconds, you must read the short text given 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 READ ALOUD BEST TIPS & STRATEGIES

  • Tips #1 – Fluency is the key.
  • #2 – Stress the words that carry important information.
  • #3 – Read in a little louder voice and emphasize key syllables.
  • #4 – Finish reading the text between 22 to 30 seconds to maintain the fluency.
  • #5 – Read smoothly even if you make a mistake.
  • #6 – Don’t keep silent for more than 3 seconds.

STRATEGY #1

Use the time before the microphone opens to break the text up into meaningful chunks. You can use the punctuation as a guide.

STRATEGY #2

Practice to read sentences paying attention to punctuations, pauses.

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 PRACTICE TEXT #1 – 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 PRACTICE TEXT #2 – 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 PRACTICE TEXT #3 – 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 PRACTICE TEXT #4 – 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 PRACTICE TEXT #5 – 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.

 

 

Practice PTE Speaking – Read Aloud

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PTE READ ALOUD PRACTICE TEXT #6 – 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 PRACTICE TEXT #7 – 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 PRACTICE TEXT #8 – 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 PRACTICE TEXT #9 – 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 TEXT #10 – 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.

RECOMMENDED LESSON: PTE Reorder Paragraph

READ ALOUD MOCK TEST – PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Read Aloud Mock Test Instructions – A text appears on the screen. You are required to read the text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read the text.

  1. Lyrebirds are famed for their mimicry of other birds and sounds such as chainsaws, camera whirrs, and clicks, and car sounds – sounds that they hear within and near their bush habitat and reproduce. The tiny Mountain Pygmy-possums are also busy gorging themselves on all the delicious fruits and nuts they can get. Mountain pygmy possums are the only hibernating marsupial in Australia.
  2. Banksia scabrella, commonly known as the Burma Road banksia, is a species of woody shrub in the genus Banksia. It is classified in the series Abietinae, a group of several species of shrubs with small round or oval inflorescence. It occurs in a number of isolated populations south of Geraldton, Western Australia, with the largest population being south and east of Mount Adams.
  3. Kangaroos live in Eastern Australia. They live in small groups called troops or herds, typically made up of 50 or more animals. If threatened, kangaroos pound the ground with their strong feet in warning. Fighting kangaroos kick opponents, and sometimes bite. Female kangaroos sport a pouch on their belly, made by a fold in the skin, to cradle baby kangaroos called joeys.

MORE PRACTICE QUESTIONS:

  1. Eight hundred years before the plague epidemic known as the Black Death killed as many as 20 million people in Western Europe, a similar scourge decimated the population of the Byzantine Empire. The Justinian plague—named for Emperor Justinian I, who himself was struck with the disease, but survived—broke out between A.D. 541 and 544.
  2. By the beginning of the Woodland period, climatic conditions had reached an approximation of the modern climate. The Woodland period is marked by the manufacture of ceramic vessels, construction of mounds, an unequal distribution of exotic raw materials and finished goods, and horticultural activity. In the Arkansas River Valley region, however, very little is known of Woodland period patterns of prehistoric life.

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HOW TO DEVELOP PTE READING SKILLS? READ ALOUD

To ace this task, it’s important to practice key skills – such as vocabulary. The best way to do this is with Prosodic reading. Our PTE Academic Preparation material provide you with a tonne of practice material so you can get all the practice you want!

You should practice Prosodic reading. You might be wondering what Prosodic reading is? And how it will help improve your PTE Reading score. Prosodic is the patterns of stress and intonation in a language.

Prosodic reading, or reading with expression, is widely considered to be one of the hallmarks of the achievement of reading fluency. When a child is reading prosodically, oral reading sounds much like speech with appropriate phrasing, pause structures, stress, rise and fall patterns, and general expressiveness.

Your oral accuracy mainly includes pronunciation, prosody, and fluency. So to score well in PTE Read Aloud, practice with this ultimate suggestion

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