Read Aloud

Read Aloud is the 1st section in the PTE Speaking exam.  You will see a recording box that shows a countdown, below that is your paragraph.  You have 30-40 seconds to prepare, depending on the length of paragraph.  You will hear a short tone, the microphone opens.  After you hear the tone start speaking ( Do not panic about time ) You have 40 second to read up to 60 words roughly. 


  • Speak clearly. 
  • Don’t speak to fast 
  • If you are quiet for longer than 3 seconds, the recording will stop.
  • Do not start speaking before the microphone opens because your voice will not be recorded.

This section will be marked on Oral Fluency etc .  Total number of points is .  Read Aloud also put points to the Reading section so its important you do well in this part. 

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