PTE Speaking – Repeat Sentence

Repeat Sentence is one such item type which has been a cause of concern even for the most advanced learners of English. Contrary to the popular belief, we would show you why this is one of the easiest question patterns on the PTE Speaking section.

What is Repeat Sentence?

This is the second item type on PTE Speaking and writing part. You will listen to the recording of a sentence. You have to remember it. Once the audio status changes to “Recording”, you need to repeat the sentence verbatim.

This is how the Repeat Sentence screen may look like on the real PTE:

Repeat Sentence Screen

Preparation Time

You will not be given any separate preparation time.

Attempt Time

You will have 15 seconds to repeat the sentence.

Number of questions

Depending on the combination of questions in the test, you will find 10 to 12 questions of Repeat Sentence on the PTE Speaking and writing part.

Recording Length

The sentence that you will be hearing will be between 3 to 9 seconds in length.

Scoring

The scoring happens on three parameters – Content, Pronunciation and Oral Fluency. The maximum score on the Pronunciation and Oral Fluency parameters is 5 points each. The maximum score on the Content parameter is 3 points. Whatever score a candidate musters, gets divided across Speaking and Listening sections.

PTE Master Tip

The secret to scoring high on Repeat Sentence item type is simple – you need to focus on pronunciation and oral fluency parameters. This might come as a surprise to many as the candidates are more afraid about the possibility of not being able to remember the entire sentence. But here’s something you might not know: even if you speak only 50% of the entire sentence, you get 2 out of 3 points on the content parameter!

These are some of the few important tips to increase Repeat Sentence score. Candidates looking to score high on the PTE must consider joining PTE Topper’s online or offline coaching programs.

How serious are you about your PTE prep?

If you are planning to give the PTE Academic in near future, you can consider joining PTE Topper. We provide test vouchers at discounted rates.  You can even take a mock test in a PTE-like testing environment at our mock test center. You can look to prepare via our online and offline coaching programs. If you want to know more about PTE Academic, kindly visit the official PTE Academic website. With PTE Topper, you will have access to our large pool of practice questions, mock tests and video lecture library.

 

 

 

 

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