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HowtodescibeImageinPTEAcademic?

HowtodescibeImageinPTEAcademic?

DESCRIBEIMAGE
WHAT'STESTED
Thepurposeofthistaskistoassessyourabilitytodescribeanimagerelatedtoanacademictheme
drawnfromthehumanities,naturalsciences,orsocialsciences.Onlyspeakingskillsareassessed.You
willseeanimage(agraph,picture,map,chart,ortable).Youwillhave25secondstostudytheimage.
Whenyouhearthetone,youshouldbegindescribingindetailwhatisshownintheimage.Youwillhave
40secondstogiveyourresponse.Therearesixorsevenimages.
TIPS
1. Identifythetypeofimage.Is it agraph,picture,map,chart,ortable?Theapproachforhandling
eachimagetypeisslightlydifferent.
2. Takenotesifyouneedto.UsetheErasableNoteboardBookletandpenprovided.Donotwritefull
sentencesbrieflylistanyimportantfeaturesyousee.
3. Forgraphs,charts,andtables,besureyouunderstandwhatisbeingmeasuredandinwhatunits it
isbeingreported.
4. Trytodeterminewhatthemainpointoftheimageis.Youshouldbeabletoanswerthequestion,
"Whatistheimagemainlyshowing?"
5. Mapsandpictureswilloftenhaveobviousfeatureshighlighted.Usewordsandphrasesthat
describethelocationsoffeatureswithintheimage,forexample,ontheleftjright,nextto,above,
below,andsoon. Ifobjectsareparticularcolors,thesemayhelpyouidentifythem,forexample,the
countriesmarkedinyellow.Thesameistrueforsizesandshapes,forexample,thelargesquare,the
smallercircle.
6. Graphs,charts,andtablesoftenshowtrendsorchanges.Usewordsandphrasesthatdescribethe
trendormovement.Forexample,increase,decrease,rise,fall,remainstable/steady,andsoon.Use
phrasestodescribethespeedatwhichthechangeshappen,forexample,asuddenincrease,aslow
decline.
7. Piechartsshowproportions.Thesizeofthe"slices"indicatestherelativesizeofwhateverisbeing
measuredorcounted.Theactualnumericalvaluesfortheslicesareusuallyprovided.Besureto
mentionthesevalues. Iftheslicesareequallysized,sayso,usingwordsandphrasessuchasequal,
thesame,aboutthesame,similar. Iftheslicesaredifferenttheusualcaseusecomparativesand
superlativestodescribethem,forexample,thesmallerofthetwoexportcategories,thelargestgroup
ofpeople,themostpopularoption,theleastcommonanswer,andsoon.
8.Forallgraphs,charts,andtables,lookforapairofextremevaluesforexample,thehighestand
lowest,thelargestandsmallest,themostexpensiveandcheapestidentifythembynameand
describethemusingthevaluesfortheirmeasuresorcounts.
9.Whileyouarespeaking, ifyouloseyourtrainofthought,orfindyourselfatalossforwords,donot
remainsilent.Themicrophoneturnsoffautomatically ifthereisnosoundforthreeseconds. lfyou
needtopausetothinkorcheckyournotes,usepausefillerssuchasum,uh,Letmesee,andsoon.