PTE Academic Speaking Read Aloud Practice Test 1 – Sample Exercises

Read Aloud – Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.

This is a long answer item type that integrates speaking and reading skills and requires test takers to read a short text aloud, using correct pronunciation and intonation.

Not sure how to do it properly? Check the Sample Audio for Read Aloud below.

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PTE Speaking – Read Aloud Practice Sample

1Read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

According to Guinness World Records, the longest reticulated python in captivity is Medusa, who lives in Kansas City, US. She is 25ft. Natusch lists several species that are said to exceed the reticulated python record for length. These include the Australian scrub python, African rock python and probably the best known: the green anaconda.



2Read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

Banksia scabrella, commonly known as the Burma Road banksia, is a species of woody shrub in the genus Banksia. It is classified in the series Abietinae, a group of several species of shrubs with small round or oval inflorescence. It occurs in a number of isolated populations south of Geraldton, Western Australia, with the largest population being south and east of Mount Adams.



3Read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where dozens of ships and airplanes have disappeared. Unexplained circumstances surround some of these accidents, including one in which the pilots of a squadron of U.S. Navy bombers became disoriented while flying over the area; the planes were never found.



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4. Read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

One of the most popular natural dandruff remedies, coconut oil can help reduce some of the yeast that contributes to flakes, explains Geeta Shah, MD, a Maryland-based dermatologist. She recommends massaging a small amount into your scalp and leaving it there for at least 15-20 minutes. “The longer the better,” she says. “Some people even leave it on overnight with a towel or shower cap so it penetrates a little deeper.”



5. Read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

The Earth just had the hottest month in recorded history, and it’s even worse than normal. The record comes in a run of unprecedentedly hot months. Not only does it break through the all-time record set a year before, it also continues a now 10-month long streak of months that are the hottest ever according to NASA data. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculates temperatures slightly different.



6Read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

Smartphones have become an everyday essential for millions of us – we rely on them for everything from updating our social media profiles to banking. Taking out a smartphone contract that bundles together your calls, data and texts with the cost of the handset can help spread the cost – but can also mean you’ll pay more over the long run.



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