How To Describe Image In PTE Academic | Score | Vocabulary

PTE Describe Image can be a daunting task as there is too much information to comprehend in limited time. The test is not designed to speak about all the details, you just need to explain key information from the image. Keep in mind these three things:

  • The purpose of “Describe Image” section is to assess your speaking skills. An image containing a picture, map, chart, graph or table is visible for 25 seconds. In that time you have to briefly study the image. On hearing starting tone, begin describing the image in the 40 seconds time allotted to you for the response.
  • Correct use of grammar and vocabulary is the 2nd most important thing for this section. Speak at a natural pace and use correct pronunciation.
  • Organize your answer logically and in a structured manner. Your description should be simple and precise. You can follow the below given template.


PTE Describe Image (Bar Diagram) – Model Answer

PTE Describe Image (Pie Chart) – Model Answer

Describe Image Template:

The following format has helped many students to score higher in Describe Image. Check it out:

Introduction + background sentence + point 1 + point 2  + conclusion


Model Answer (Given by Effekt Media):

This bar chart illustrates the number of cars sold in the month of January 2017 (introduction). This bar chart shows 6 types of brands sold during the month indicated by range of colors (background sentence). The highest number of units sold is for brand Honda which amounted to 50 units followed by BMW, 40 units (point 1). Interestingly, Mercedes has the lowest amount of sales in comparison to other brand which was about 15 units (point 2). We may assume that Honda is the most popular brand, however considering the sale of BMW and Mercedes, we can say more than 50% of the region are from upper middle-class (conclusion). 

How PTE Describe Image Is Scored:

Key Type Of Images:

  • Graph (Bar Graph, Line Graph)
  • Map
  • Chart (Pie Chart, Flow Chart)
  • Table
  • Venn Diagram
  • Life Cycle


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