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