PTE Practice Test 2 – Describe Image (Process) – PTE Academic Speaking

PTE Practice Test Describe Image (Process) – Look at the map below. You are required to study the Table for 25 seconds and give your answer in 40 seconds.

This is a long-answer item type that assesses speaking skills, and requires test takers to describe an image from an academic source such as a graph, map, chart, table or picture.

PTE Practice Test  – Describe Image (Process)

  1. Look at the picture below and describe it in 40 seconds.



Model Answer

The diagram explains the process of brick manufacturing (overview). The first step of brick manufacturing is digging the clay with a large digger, followed by processing in a roller machine & mixing with sand and water (stage 1 & 2). The mixture is either kept in mould or cut into raw shape of bricks (stage 3). In next step bricks are placed in an oven to dry for 24 – 48 hours (stage 4). In the next stage, the bricks go through a heating and cooling process (stage 5). Finally, the bricks are packed and delivered to their destinations (stage 6 & 7).

2. Look at the picture below and describe it in 40 seconds.



Model Answer

The diagram illustrates the general the process of trapping heat from the sun by greenhouse gases (overview).  The heat Earth receives is either radiated into space or is trapped by greenhouse gases. In recent time, human activities have led in increase of greenhouse gases which in turn are absorbing more of heat. Carbon Dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gas and extra CO2 are released into atmosphere by burning of fossil fuels in cars, lorries and factories. Cutting down of tress and forests have added much to the problem as trees are known to absorb CO2.

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