SST – Summarize Spoken Text

What to expect – PTE – SST – Summarize Spoken Text

In this section, you will hear a short audio lecture. You need to write a summary for a fellow student who was not present. You should write 50-70 words. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the report.

There will be 2-3 item sets in the exam from this section. The recording will be between 60 to 90 seconds long.

How you are scored –  PTE – SST – Summarize Spoken Text

2 Provides a good summary of the text. All relevant aspects are mentioned
1 Provides a fair summary of the text, but one or two aspects are missing
0 Omits or misrepresents the main aspects

2 Contains 50-70 words
1 Contains 40-49 words or 71-100 words
0 Contains less than 40 words or more than 100 words. Summary is written in capital letters, contains no punctuation or consists only of bullet points or very short sentences

2 Correct grammatical structures
1 Contains grammatical errors with no hindrance to communication
0 Defective grammatical structures which could hinder communication

2 Appropriate choice of words
1 Some lexical errors but with no hindrance to communication
0 Defective word choice which could hinder communication

2 Correct spelling
1 One spelling error
0 More than one spelling error

  1. Food Waste
  2. Sleep
  3. Global Economy
  4. Hook Sentence
  5. Memory
  6. Decline of Bees
  7. Ugly Building
  8. Government Tricks
  9. Curator
  10. Inhabitants in Australia
  11. History of English
  12. Food Label
  13. We Are Animals
  14. The History of Laundry
  15. Books
  16. Truism
  17. Telescope
  18. Smile of Mother And Baby
  19. Tim Berners-Lee
  20. Australian Housing Price
  21. Socialism
  22. Implicit AND Explicit Memory
  23. HTML
  24. History and Journal Writing
  25. Happiness
  26. Epidemic Transmitting
  27. Genes Appearance
  28. Children Depression
  29. Abstraction Symbol
  30. African Economy
  31. Misuse Of Drugs
  32. Water Purification
  33. African Economy
  34. Architecture Design
  35. Big Bang Theory
  36. Fossil Fuels
  37. Student Loan
  38. The Secret Life of Bees
  39. Typhoid Mary
  40. Animal Survival and Reproduction
  41. Amory Lovings
  42. Citizenship Curriculum
  43. Competition faced by LSE
  44. Sharing Power
  45. Indian Peasants Debts
  46. Vitamin D
  47. Cocoa Aztects
  48. Einstein & Universe
  49. Stanford University Business School – Management and Leadership
  50. Sound Receptors
  51. War of Talents
  52. Kids in Museums