PTE Speaking and Writing:
The first section you will encounter is speaking and Writing which will take 75-90 minutes. There are 7 types of question type in this section. Before attempting these question types, you need to provide a brief oral introduction of yourself and it is not included in the assessment.
We will go through all question type in a sequence as explained below:
You will get 40 seconds to go through the content before the microphone starts recording your voice. The time microphone starts recording, clearly read each and every word out loud of the content. The microphone stops the recording after 40 seconds. If you remain silent even after 3 seconds, it will stop recording.
In this question type, you will hear the audio after 3 seconds about a sentence. You must wait after the recording has stopped and the microphone turns red. Then you have 15 seconds to repeat the sentence exactly as you heard it.
An image will appear in this question type which might be a graph, picture, map, chart or table. It will give you 25 seconds to go through the image before speaking. You need to describe the image after the microphone starts recording in much detail and you get 40 seconds to do that. If you remain silent even after 3 seconds, it will stop recording.
In this question type, you will see the image and soon after 3 seconds, a recording will start about a lecture, it is advisable to wait for 10 seconds for the microphone to turn red and summarise the content in your own word. You will get 40 seconds to summarize the content. The microphone recording will stop after 3 seconds if you remain silent.
Answer Short Question:
A recording will begin after 3 seconds by asking you a question. Soon after recording is finished, it will give you 10 seconds to record your answer of one or a few words. The microphone recording will stop after 3 seconds if you remain silent.
Summarize written text:
In this section, you will see a reading passage and you must write a one-sentence summary of the above mention reading passage. The passage word limit should be between 50 and 75 words and you have 10 minutes to write the summary.
In this question type, you will see a statement and you need to express your view on whether you agree or disagree with the mentioned statement. It is recommended to support your view with reason and examples of your observation. You will have 20 minutes to write a brief essay of the statement mentioned in a word limit of 200 to 300 words.