PTE Academic Speaking Read Aloud Practice Test 1 - Sample Exercises

PTE Academic Speaking Read Aloud Practice Test 1 – Sample Exercises

PTE Academic Speaking Read Aloud Practice Test – A text appears on the screen, you are required to read the text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible. This is a long-answer item type that integrates speaking and reading skills. You have 40 seconds to read aloud for each separate text.

Not sure how to do it properly? check the Model Answer for Read Aloud below.

PTE Academic Speaking Read Aloud Practice Test 1


READ ALOUD #1

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.

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READ ALOUD #2

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.

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READ ALOUD #3

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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READ ALOUD #4

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.”

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READ ALOUD #5

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.

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READ ALOUD #6

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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