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There are 4 sections in the PTE exam. These are Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. Under the Speaking section, there is a task called Describe Image. This task test your speaking skill. This guide will help you ace the task through tips and techniques and understanding how this task is evaluated. To ace the Describe image task you should try to solve this task on the PTE practice test that is available on the internet.

TheÂ mostÂ commonÂ imageÂ inÂ theÂ describeÂ imageÂ taskÂ isÂ theÂ graph.Â ThereÂ are different kinds of graphs.Â ToÂ getÂ acquaintedÂ toÂ differentÂ imagesÂ andÂ graphs, you should take up theÂ PTE practiceÂ testÂ during yourÂ PTEÂ online coachingÂ sessions.Â SomeÂ of the most frequently asked graphsÂ are:Â

## BarÂ GraphÂ

### PieÂ ChartsÂ

Besides graphs, pie charts are commonly asked in the PTE exam.

### ProcessesÂ

ThisÂ canÂ beÂ aÂ littleÂ trickyÂ andÂ challenging.Â InÂ this,Â youÂ willÂ haveÂ toÂ describeÂ eachÂ stageÂ ofÂ theÂ wholeÂ processÂ inÂ theÂ givenÂ timeÂ ofÂ 40Â seconds.Â PTEÂ onlineÂ coachingÂ will teach you how to tackle suchÂ processes.Â

## TablesÂ

ThereÂ areÂ differentÂ typesÂ inÂ tablesÂ likeÂ timetablesÂ orÂ tablesÂ thatÂ depictÂ statisticalÂ information.Â

### VennÂ DiagramsÂ

VennÂ diagramsÂ usuallyÂ depictÂ theÂ commonÂ attributesÂ ofÂ 2Â setsÂ orÂ theÂ distinctionÂ betweenÂ them.Â ItÂ hasÂ aÂ lotÂ toÂ doÂ withÂ unions,Â intersection,Â subsets,Â etc.

### MapsÂ

ThereÂ areÂ manyÂ differentÂ typesÂ ofÂ mapsÂ thatÂ includeÂ cityÂ maps,Â campusÂ maps,Â floorplans,Â etc.Â

### PhotographsÂ

Some may find describing photographs a challenging task but if you understand it properly it can be one of the easiest to tackle. All you have to do is describe all the things you see in the photo using a good vocabulary. Cover every small detail you notice in the picture. Try this tip during the PTE online coaching

### FlowchartÂ

InÂ this,Â youÂ willÂ haveÂ toÂ describeÂ eachÂ stepÂ andÂ theÂ connectionÂ betweenÂ oneÂ stepÂ andÂ anotherÂ usingÂ properÂ descriptiveÂ words.

### StrategiesÂ toÂ tackle theÂ DescribeÂ ImageÂ TaskÂ

• WhenÂ anÂ imageÂ appearsÂ onÂ theÂ screen,Â youÂ shouldÂ takeÂ aÂ fewÂ seconds to understand it before diving in to speakÂ yourÂ response.Â YouÂ willÂ get 25 seconds beforeÂ theÂ recordingÂ starts.Â EnsureÂ thatÂ youÂ utilize this time to properlyÂ understandÂ whatÂ the imageÂ isÂ aboutÂ andÂ try to figure out allÂ theÂ importantÂ thingsÂ aboutÂ it.Â Â
• After you hear a short beep or tone, you shouldÂ startÂ speakingÂ yourÂ response.Â CoverÂ allÂ theÂ important pointsÂ by speakingÂ forÂ aÂ minimumÂ of 30 seconds and leave the remainingÂ 10 secondsÂ forÂ statingÂ aÂ conclusion.Â YouÂ shouldÂ beÂ awareÂ thatÂ yourÂ microphoneÂ willÂ beÂ locked before theÂ shortÂ tone so whatever youÂ willÂ speakÂ before the toneÂ willÂ notÂ beÂ recorded.Â Â
• YourÂ responseÂ shouldÂ focusÂ onÂ threeÂ mainÂ criteria:Â Â
1. ContentÂ
2. FluencyÂ inÂ SpeakingÂ
3. PronunciationÂ

### 1.ContentÂ

Your response should describe the image accurately.Â TryÂ toÂ cover all theÂ importantÂ thingsÂ while framing your responseÂ toÂ getÂ aÂ goodÂ score.Â Â

### 2.FluencyÂ inÂ SpeakingÂ

You should speak in a natural flow.Â TryÂ toÂ avoidÂ takingÂ theÂ long pausesÂ asÂ theÂ microphoneÂ getsÂ lockedÂ afterÂ aÂ pauseÂ ofÂ 2 seconds. You shouldÂ giveÂ stressÂ theÂ wordsÂ correctlyÂ toÂ createÂ anÂ impact.Â Â AÂ bestÂ responseÂ containsÂ appropriateÂ phrasesÂ and goodÂ vocabulary.Â Â

### 3.PronunciationÂ

Your pronunciationÂ alsoÂ contributesÂ to scoring. If yourÂ speechÂ isÂ easilyÂ understandableÂ thenÂ youÂ canÂ getÂ aÂ goodÂ score.Â AÂ bestÂ responseÂ willÂ haveÂ properÂ usageÂ ofÂ vowels,Â theÂ properÂ pronunciationÂ ofÂ wordsÂ andÂ theÂ properÂ pausesÂ onÂ punctuations.Â IfÂ youÂ areÂ notÂ sureÂ ofÂ aÂ certainÂ pronunciationÂ thenÂ youÂ shouldÂ notÂ includeÂ thatÂ wordÂ inÂ yourÂ responseÂ orÂ youÂ willÂ endÂ upÂ losingÂ pointsÂ forÂ bothÂ contentÂ andÂ pronunciation.Â Â

• You will get a chance toÂ recordÂ yourÂ responseÂ onlyÂ onceÂ soÂ keepÂ thatÂ inÂ mindÂ andÂ frameÂ yourÂ answerÂ smartly.Â
• Make sure toÂ attemptÂ thisÂ sectionÂ becauseÂ youÂ willÂ getÂ partialÂ marksÂ forÂ speakingÂ somethingÂ relevantÂ toÂ theÂ image. If youÂ doÂ notÂ speak at all or your response isÂ irrelevantÂ then you will getÂ aÂ straightÂ 0.

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The above strategies will help you to get a good score on this task. Try to use them while taking the PTE practice test and evaluate your performance.