Describe Image is a very important part in the speaking section of PTE Academic.
What is all about
In Describe Image section you will have 25 second to read and analyse the graph/picture/map/life cycle/process. After understanding the given image you will have to speak about it for 40 seconds.
Tips for Describe Image
- Two very important things to be taken care of is to speak fluently and with right pronunciation.
- Time allotted is 40 seconds.
- Speak clearly and concisely.
- Firstly introduce the graph type/picture or the Image type. Paraphrase the topic of the graph.
- Secondly explain about the horizontal & vertical axis or the parts of the graph or the contents of the picture or the product or life cycle.
- Thirdly clarify about the most striking feature of the graph/picture. Point out about the highest/lowest/general trend/noticeable trend/main features.
- Lastly conclude.
- Be sure to wrap up the speech in the stipulated time.
- Try not to repeat he words again & again.
- Do not try to explain the minute minute details.
- Keep on speaking the full time and conclude before the recording bar ends
- Practise with different images.
- Identify trends. A trend is the overall idea of the graph
- what is happening/what happened
- the main change over time
- the most noticeable thing about the graph
- the pattern over time
- the pattern for different places or groups or people.
Words to be used in describing images
- For Starting – The given(Chart,graph, table) shows/illustrates/describes/gives information on/ about…….. According to the, as shown in, as can be seen from the, it can be seen, it is clear/apparent/evident. Shows , depicts , illustrates , represents , elucidates , throws light on, portray, represents, introduce, represent, interpret.
- Maximum – Highest, acme, zenith, summit, topmost, peak, pinnacle, greatest, top, apex. For e.g The sales soared to its acme/peak/zenith/summit/pinnacle during this period.
- Minimum – Smallest, tiniest, bottomed, low point, least, modicum , merest , slightest. For e.g the foreign tourists visit was at a low point in the year 2001.
- Average – stable, constant, moderate, mediocre, intermediate, medium, adequate.
- Increasing – rise, jump, growth, booming , enlarging , up surging , acceleration, upswing, soar, swell.
- Decreasing – decline, fall, low point, the bottom, nadir, base, sink diminish, curb, deteriorate.
- Fluctuating- Flutter, oscillate, rise & fall, go up & down, ebb & flow, see saw.
- Peak – highest point, topped, pinnacle, tip.
- Ground level – lowest point, nadir, base, bottom
- Adverbs to be used -(with Increasing) Suddenly, rose dramatically, shot up significantly, climbed up steeply, went up sharply, swelled rapidly, jumped up quickly, smoothly
- Adverbs to be used – (with Decreasing) continually, dropped gradually, fell suddenly, went down slowly/slightly/steadily.
- Prepositions: from/between 1990 to/and 2010
Movements up: increased, rose, grew, went up
Movements down: decreased, declined, dropped, went down
Adjectives: slight, gradual, sharp, sudden, steady
Adverbs: slightly, gradually, sharply, suddenly, steadily
No movement: remained steady/stable, was unchanged, stabilized.
All the Best.
Today we shall be informing you about the important websites for the READING & LISTENING part of the PTE Academic Exam.
- For Multiple Choice Questions – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5
- For REORDER PARAGRAPHS – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4
- For Fill in the Blanks – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
- For Summarize Spoken Text – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
- For Multiple Choice choose Multiple Answers – Link 1, Link 2
- For FILL IN THE BLANKS – CLICK HERE – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4
- For Highlight Correct Summary – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2
- For Select Missing Word – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
- For Highlight Incorrect Words – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
- Write from Dictation – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
Click here for short interesting lectures
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Today we shall be telling you HOW TO EXCEL IN REPEAT SENTENCES of the PTE Academic SPEAKING section.
- The purpose of the task is to asses your ability to repeat a sentence exactly as you hear it. Both speaking and listening skills are assessed. You will hear a sentence and must then repeat it. You will hear each sentence only once. You will have 15 seconds to record your response. In all you will hear 10-12 sentences.
- In repeat sentences there should be a full concentration and focus on listening the sentence.
- Try to imagine who the speaker is and to whom he or she is speaking. What is the context in which the sentence might be spoken.
- Remember that speaking correctly with fluency and right pronunciation carries maximum marks
- Practice and speak sentences with correct word order.
- Try to understand the sentence.
- Remember the tune(Tone) of the sentence in which it is spoken. We can recall the lyrics of a song on the slightest listening to the tune of a song. So the INTONATION of the sentence is very important.
- Match your rhythm, phrasing & stress of the words with the speaker.
- Listen to the grammatical structure of the sentence to help you to reconstruct the sentence.
- There is no time to write the sentence. Believe in your short term memory. It is very powerful.
- Give a pause for 3-5 seconds and you will recollect what was spoken. Then start speaking as the beep starts.
- Say every word you hear: but if you don’t know a word, say what you think you heard. Don’t keep mum or skip the words.
- Pronounce the word clearly.
- Speak at a normal speed.
- Listen to the various pod casts by speakers in different English accent. Start by stopping after 3-4 words, then gradually expand until you stop about every 8-10 seconds
- Train your short term memory by repeating announcements, jingles, advertisements or song lines that you hear.Take the help of a magazine or newspapers and practice it with your friends.
- Many words in sentence are unstressed or “weak forms”, for e.g. in the phrase as a team, “as a” is unstressed. You will not hear weak forms clearly but the grammar tells you they are present.
- Remember there is no tone before the microphone opens in this task, so start to speak as soon as the STATUS BOX changes to “Recording”.
Practising Links – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5
Keep practising hard.
All the best
In continuation of the previous post regarding the important links for the SPEAKING part, we shall discuss and put some light on the WRITING part.
- For SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT – Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4
- For ESSAY WRITING Click Here – Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
Furthermore we shall also be posting lots of summaries and essays in the coming posts.
Pls find below some important website links for (PTE) exam practice
- For REPEAT SENTENCES : Click Here Link 1, Link 2, Link 3,
- For READ ALOUD: Click Here
- For DESCRIBE IMAGES: Link 1, Link 2
- For RETELL LECTURE: Click Here Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4
- For ANSWER SHORT QUESTIONS: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
- For PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE: Click Here
- For SPEAKING TEST PRACTICE: Click Here
- For LEARNING & SPEAKING new words Click Here
- This tool will help you to convert your speech into text Click Here
Tips for Read Aloud:
- We get around 7-8 questions in this section.
- Fluency carries maximum weight age so speak without any hesitancy.
- Be clear and confident. Speak with enthusiasm.
- Speak at a pace that is comfortable for you and try to sound as natural as possible. I feel if you try to impose a speed that is not comfortable to you, it may do more harm than good.
- Search for difficult words and pronounce it clearly in your mind before it starts recording.
- Fluctuation in the tone and stress for some words is important.
- Watch for plural words, don’t pronounce them wrongly.
- Use the given 35 seconds to read through the text and identify the difficult words with which you might struggle.
- Pay attention to flow of the sentences. Take care of the commas (,) colons(:) semicolons (;) inverted commas(“—–“) and give an appropriate pause and stress as and when required.
- While reading aloud, you should not speak in a flat tone. Just remember the way a radio Jockey or announcer speaks i.e. clearly and in a rhythm. The listener should feel that the information you are giving is interesting, and is able to understand easily. When there is a full stop, your voice should also fade away to make the listener feel that your sentence has ended.
- Try to read the sentence like a news reader with some intonation and purpose.
- Take care of inappropriate stress and incorrect pronunciation of some words.
- Before it starts recording, read the entire sentence once .
- Don’t speak too fast and too slow (record at an appropriate speed)
- Also do not speak loudly. Speak at a normal pitch. Firstly when you speak loudly the computer cannot understand. Secondly it will disturb the other candidates and in return they would also speak loudly, which will disturb you.
- Time for this section is more than sufficient.
- Start speaking as soon as the recording bar appears or when you listen to the beep. If you do not speak for 3 seconds during the process, the computer will stop recording your voice.
- Do not try to speak in foreign accent. Speak in a neutral accent i.e. in your natural way.
Dear Friends ,
As you know the priority and significance of PTE(Pearson Test of English) is increasing a lot nowadays and lots of aspirants are taking this exam. Before we undergo this exam we should be able to understand its format.
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