June 12, 2024
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA


  1. Listen: You’ll hear a sentence played through your headphones. Sentences will range from 3 to 10 seconds in length.
  2. Repeat: Once the audio ends, you’ll see “Recording” on the screen. Immediately repeat the sentence you heard as accurately as possible.
  3. Scoring: Your response is recorded and automatically scored for:
    • Content: How closely your repetition matches the original sentence.
    • Pronunciation: Accuracy of your pronunciation of individual sounds and words.
    • Oral Fluency: Smoothness and pace of your speech, with appropriate intonation.
  • Focus intently: Listen carefully to the sentence. Try to catch every word and its pronunciation.
  • Memory tricks: If the sentence is long, try breaking it down into smaller chunks in your head to remember it easier.
  • Natural speaking: Speak in a clear, natural voice at a normal pace. Don’t rush or sound robotic.
  • Don’t dwell on mistakes: If you forget a word, don’t panic. Continue with the rest of the sentence as best as you can.
  • Practice, practice, practice: The more you practice, the better you’ll become at listening and repeating.
  • PTE Practice Books & Websites: Many offer specific Repeat Sentence practice questions and exercises.
  • Dictation Resources: Online dictation exercises help improve listening and memory skills.
  • YouTube Videos: Search for “PTE Repeat Sentence Practice” to find examples and tips.
  • There’s no preparation time, so attention is key.
  • You only hear the sentence once.
  • You’ll typically face 10-12 Repeat Sentence questions in the PTE exam.