Read Aloud Practice Test – A text appears on the screen, you are required to read the text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read the text.
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PTE Academic Speaking Read Aloud Practice Test 1
- READ ALOUD #7
Most Indigenous and legal scholars recognize the Royal Proclamation as an important first step toward the recognition of existing Aboriginal rights and title, including the right to self-determination. In this regard, the Royal Proclamation is sometimes called “the Indian Magna Carta.”
- READ ALOUD #8
Very few activities have as many legends and myths surrounding them as do martial arts. Hundreds of practices are included under the title of martial arts, and some of these were passed down in secrecy for many generations. Furthermore, martial arts developed in countries that have been historically isolated from the Western world. Thus, there are many conflicting theories and opinions concerning the origins of martial arts.
- READ ALOUD #9
Abolitionists saw the war as an attempt by the slave states to extend slavery and enhance their power with the creation of additional slave states out of the soon-to-be-acquired Mexican lands. One abolitionist who agreed with that interpretation was author Henry David Thoreau, who was incarcerated in July 1846 when he refused to pay six years’ worth of back poll taxes.
- READ ALOUD #10
Kangaroos live in Eastern Australia. They live in small groups called troops or herds, typically made up of 50 or more animals. If threatened, kangaroos pound the ground with their strong feet in warning. Fighting kangaroos kick opponents, and sometimes bite. Female kangaroos sport a pouch on their belly, made by a fold in the skin, to cradle baby kangaroos called joeys.
- READ ALOUD #11
Preparing a summary of work experience and skills is a critical part of the job-seeking process. But for young job seekers, fresh out of high school, college, or postgraduate programs, one of the first obstacles encountered is whether you should prepare a resume or a CV. But what is the difference between the two, and why does it matter when applying for a job?
- READ ALOUD #12
Humans have lots of types of bulldozers and backhoes to build ponds and lakes with, but nature is the ultimate pond and lake builder. A huge bulldozer looks like a flea next to a glacier that is slowly carving and grinding away the land to form a lake. Some of the world’s largest lakes, such as the Great Lakes in the United States, were formed from glaciers carving through the earth.
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