Read aloud

Communicative skills tested: Reading and speaking. 

Subskills tested:  Identifying a writer’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; understanding academic vocabulary; reading a text under timed conditions.

Speaking for a purpose (to repeat, to inform, to explain); reading a text aloud; speaking at a natural rate; producing fluent speech; using correct intonation; using correct pronunciation; using correct stress; speaking under timed conditions.

Scoring:

Communicative skills

Reading and speaking

Enabling skills and other traits scored 

Content:
Each replacement, omission or insertion of a word counts as one error
Maximum score: depends on the length of the item prompt
Pronunciation:
5 Native-like
4 Advanced
3 Good
2 Intermediate
1 Intrusive
0 Non-English
Oral fluency:
5 Native-like
4 Advanced
3 Good
2 Intermediate
1 Limited,
0 Disfluent

 

Source: https://pearsonpte.com

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