PTE Academic Speaking Retell Lecture Practice Test 3 (Audio Transcript)

PTE RETELL LECTURE – After listening to the lecture, you will have to retell the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response. Here is PTE Academic Speaking Retell Lecture Practice Test 3 (Audio Transcript).

PTE Academic Speaking Retell Lecture Practice Test 3 (Audio Transcript)

 

  • 3. – Listen to the following audio and retell lecture in your own words.

NOTE: (Transcript is given for reference and practice purpose only, it will not be given in PTE Academic test)

Well, we begin our story with the emergence of the Bronze Age in the Aegean Sea area. That appears to have taken place about 3000 B.c. I think these days they date it down about another century to about 2900. Precision is impossible; don’t worry about that. And what we find, the first example of a Bronze Age and I use the word civilization now for the first time, because before the Bronze Age there is nothing that we would define as civilization. Civilization involves the establishment of permanent dwelling areas that we call cities, as opposed to villages. Agricultural villages will have existed all over the place in the late Stone Age, in the Neolithic Period, as it is known. But there is a difference and the critical difference is that a city contains a number of people who do not provide for their own support. That is to say, they don’t produce food. They need to acquire it from somebody else. Instead, they do various things like governing and are priests, and are bureaucrats, and are engaged in other non-productive activities that depend upon others to feed them. That’s the narrowest definition of cities.

Sample Answer is Here

The lecturer talks about the civilization and the role of citizen in them. The first example of civilization he gives is bronze age. According to the lecturer, civilization involves sitting of permanent settlements compares to villages which possibly existed even in the earliest stone ages but differentiates them from people in villages is that’s the majority of city people are not directly involved in food production activities. 

 

  • 4. – Listen to the following audio and retell lecture in your own words.

PTE Academic Speaking Retell Lecture Practice Test 3 (Audio Transcript)

NOTE: (Transcript is given for reference and practice purpose only, it will not be given in PTE Academic test)

It’s an era of great struggle for the nation, truly. We’re still not out of that moment. And you’d see it articulated with its great cultural products of the age. It’s a moment of despair, it’s despair that’s certainly likely what urged Stevie Wonder to write some of the most socially conscious lyrics of the era. And are–and these are, you won’t be surprised, these are not the ones that are heard on the radio when people play back, you know, Stevie Wonder reflections. Wonder had negotiated a new contract, just like Marvin Gaye had done before, that broke him out of the studio system in Motown, and re-and the result was about a six-year cycle of albums that was nothing short of astonishing. I mean, one, that the albums are released, so many are released in just a five-year window– actually, just a four-year window when you think about it. Albums are Music on My Mind in 1972. He’s only 21 years old. Talking Book released the same year, in seventy-two. Innervisions is released in seventy-three. Fulfillingness’ First Finale in seventy-four, Songs in the Key of Life in seventy-six. This is not the Little Stevie Wonder of -he’s coming out with Motown with- I’m forgetting the name of the song–playing his harmonica, but a Motown sort of dance tune. This is not the Stevie Wonder in later years of, you know, “Don’t drive drunk,” thing. This is Stevie Wonder of a different kind of political vintage.

Sample Answer is Here

The lecturer talks about the period in the history of country and Stevie Wonder music making a contract of that period. It leads to Stevie Wonder writing social relevant songs. He had been able to get out of studio system and therefore freely composed for six years. He released many albums in that period such as Music on My Mind in 1972 when he was only twenty-one years old. Other albums he released included such as Talking book and Songs in the Key of Life. The music he composed is also very different from the work he did later in life. 

 

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