Need to practise your Speaking for PTE Academic? Need to practice the Repeat Sentence task? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve prepared some practice tasks just for you…
About the task
In case you haven’t checked our last blog post describing the Repeat Sentence item type, here is a quick explanation: Repeat Sentence is a short answer task in the Speaking section (Part 1) of PTE Academic. This task tests your Speaking and Listening skills and grades you on Oral Fluency, Pronunciation and Content.
In this task you:
Listen to a sentence 3-9 seconds long
Repeat the sentence exactly as you hear it
You have 15 seconds to speak
You will do 10-12 Repeat Sentence tasks
In this blog post we have provided you with some practice!
Before you begin
Before you start practicing, you should open a program to record yourself. That way you can listen to yourself and identify mistakes. You can also compare it with the original recording. Furthermore, if you are a student of English Key, you can send them to us and one of our teachers will provide you with personal feedback!
How to make a recording
To make a recording, you can use your mobile phone’s audio recorder, or your laptop.
If you’d like to use voice recognition software – the software that turns your speech into text – here are a few suggestions (though there are many apps and different software available!):
Although the PTE Academic recording software is much more advanced, these will give you a good idea if you are pronouncing the words correctly. Once you have finished the exercises here, you can check your answers by comparing what the recording software has written with the answers at the end of the blog.
Now it’s time for the practice!
Listen to the sentence carefully.
When the audio has finished, repeat the sentence into your voice recorder.
Say the sentence only once as clearly as you can, copying the speakers stress and intonation.
Complete all recordings.
Check your answers.
If you made an audio recording, send the audio file to us at English Key!
For even more practice, join a PTE preparation course at English Key. We have centres in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as courses online, and you can get feedback from professional, native teachers. Contact us today for more info.
For some online practice, here are some great websites that will help hone your skills for the Repeat Sentence task on PTE Academic:
A fantastic resource to get you started, especially if you have a lot of trouble with this task and you need to start simple – there are lots of very short sentences, but occasionally some long ones too!
A great site to practice specifics – it even has it’s own voice recorder!
And here is a whole practice test!
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