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PTE Topic Overview: Re-tell Lecture

How to answer this question type

For re-tell lecture, you need to re-tell what you heard.

The audio will play automatically. There might also be an image related to the audio. After the audio plays, you will have 10 seconds to prepare your response. In the recording box, a countdown will appear until the microphone opens. Then you will get an audio signal. After this, start speaking right away. You must remember to speak after the microphone opens. Otherwise, your voice will not be recorded.

Things you need to remember:

  • Firstly, you should speak clearly and slowly
  • Secondly, finish speaking before the progress bar reaches the end. The display will change from “Recording” to “Completed”.
  • Lastly, you only have one chance to record your response

Note: While the audio is playing, you will be able to take notes on the erasable note board.

Some Tips:

  • Use the image to get the idea of the topic of the lecture.
  • Utilize the 40 seconds of the speaking time

Re-tell Lecture – Scoring Mechanism:

The scoring depends on three factors:

  • Content:Does your response accurately and completely relay the lecture’s information?
    The accuracy and thoroughness with which you express the context, characters, elements, actions, and developments provided in the lecture determine your content score. Your discussion of relationships, potential developments, and conclusions or consequences will be graded as well. The best responses incorporate all the lecture’s primary themes as well as possible developments, conclusions, or consequences. Your score will suffer if you mention a few unconnected ideas.
  • Oral fluency: Do you have a smooth, easy, and natural tempo of speech in your response?
    Your oral fluency will be scored if your rhythm, phrasing, and emphasis are seamless. The finest replies are delivered at a steady and natural rhythm, with proper phrasing. Your score will be lowered if you hesitate, repeat, or make incorrect starts.
  • Pronunciation: Does your response indicate your ability to produce speech sounds similar to most native speakers of the language?
    Pronunciation is scored by assessing whether your speech is easily understood by the majority of native speakers. The top replies have native-like vowels and consonants, as well as appropriately stressed sentences and phrases. A native speaker of the language should be able to comprehend the responses right away.
    PTE Academic acknowledges regional and national variations of English pronunciation to the extent that they are comprehensible to the majority of native English speakers.

Some Notes:

  • You will get partial credit in the Re-Tell Lecture. There is no score for no response or irrelevant responses.
  • Listening, speaking, oral fluency and pronunciation are all scored differently depending on the inquiry type.
  • This item type does not test your listening or writing abilities.
  • Download the Score Guide for additional details.
  • You can also practice this question type in our AI Portal-AIWAS Plus.

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