Read Aloud PTE Academic Speaking Practice Sample 14

Read Aloud is a long-answer speaking item type. It tests your ability to read a short text aloud using correct pronunciation and intonation. It assesses both speaking and reading skills.

Read Aloud PTE Practice


Read Aloud PTE

PTE Practice 14

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40. Read the text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

Since Plato, philosophers have described ti decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we “blink” and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind’s black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they’re discovering that this is not how the mind works. Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of both feeling and reason – and the precise mix depends on the situation.


41. Read the text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

When buying a house, for example, it’s best to let our unconscious mull over the many variables. But when we’re picking stocks and shares, intuition often leads us astray. The trick is to determine when to lean on which part of the brain, and to do this, we need to think harder – and smarter – about how we think.


42. Read the text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.

The human animal’s status as the only clever tool-user who can talk about our feeling is crumbling. Prairie dogs can make up words for new animals. Crows are born with the ability to make tools. Elephants recognize and stroke the bones of a lost family member. As biologists delve into these subjects, they’re demonstrating that we’re not nearly as unique as we once thought. It’s a perfect time, scientifically speaking, to reassess our place in the animal kingdom.


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  • Deep

    Please share with me latest read aloud of 2019. I will wait for your answer