PTE Test Speaking and Listening Tips for Nurses
All right, I think we are ready to go so hello everybody, and welcome to today's section with Connetics College and Swoosh English. My name is Scott, I'm a PTE and Managing Director of Swoosh English. And we are one of Connetics partners in the Connetics scholarship program helping you guys get to the USA quicker with more certainty and with more ease, we help work with the English language provision element of the Connetics scholarship. So it's lovely seeing everyone here today. I can't wait to see and actually speak to some of you in this speaking session today. So please say hello, wherever you are watching right now you might be watching on the Connetics Facebook channel, the Connetics YouTube channel Connetics LinkedIn Connetics Twitter, or even on the Swoosh English channels as well.
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And with Connetics that sounds great, right? We'd love to have you there as part of this process all for completely free. So guys, let's get stuck into the next part of this class today. So we're going to talk now about what we're doing in this PTE session today, the lesson aims are going to look at task requirements and scoring for one particular exercise. And that is re tell lecture we're looking at retail lecture today. And many of you know what that exercise is. It's a constant bane of many students is PTE experience. If you're just curious about PTE today and what the exam is like, well, you'll find a bit about retail lecture today. We learned some valuable tips to score well in this task. We're going to practice with some retail lecture mock prompts, you're going to have a chance to get some feedback from me if you want to do some speaking today. And everyone else can just listen to some teacher feedback on their English language on their PTE progress and see where it goes from there.
Sounds good, right. So guys, that's it a look now at what retell lecture. It's, it's one of the combined listening speaking exercises that you have to do in PTE. So you are scored on your listening and you're speaking simultaneously. The task itself involves listening to a short lecture for about 90 seconds. And then you have to give a summary in your own words about what the lecture was talking about summarizing the key points, giving order, et cetera, et cetera, you have approximately 40 seconds to speak. If you will longer than 40 seconds, the microphone will be cut off, because that's right PTE is done entirely on the computer, you don't have to speak to anyone. Therefore the algorithm the program will shut that microphone off. If you hit the 40 seconds, you have 10 seconds of preparation time before you speak. So you do have some time to get ready for listening after listening to the recording, and then beginning how you will speak overall.
And you are scored in three areas in this section of the exam that includes your contents, your pronunciation and your oral fluency. So content is have you included all the main talking points that the lecturer discussed? Pronunciation? Have you spoken clearly? Have you pronounced your vowels, your consonants, your gift tongs, et cetera? How was your intonation, then finally, your oral fluency, which is both the speed at which you speak and the Smoothness it's everything joined together correctly, grammatically, and structured like the English language should be. So that's a rough overview of what retell lecture constitutes, let's have a look now at some of that scoring criteria, in a little more detail. So as we discussed, there are three traits scored pronunciation, oral fluency, and content and as you can see, each section is scored out of five. If you look at pronunciation, you can see that five is native like and zero is non English to single oral fluency, five Native like, and zero is dis fluids. As you know, PTE is scored at 90 in total for the exam. And your you guys are going to need 55 Plus no for your visa screening. So you want to be scoring somewhere between a three and a four for all of the activities to match that criteria. So your English language as a whole should be between good and advanced according to this criteria to get yourself in your PTE your healthcare position using the PTE exam. Well, let's have a look briefly at the content in a bit more detail. also scored on a five that you can see and if you're looking for a three and a four, which you will need to do, on average across every exercise. A three constitutes dealing with most points in the presentation and refers to their implications and conclusions. So what's being implied and what can we conclude from the point and a four describes
All key points of the presentation under relations referring to the implications and conclusion. So you're wanting to actually score pretty well in this exercise and everything a reminder that between a three and a four is required to get that PTE passing score on average. So let's have a look tonight at a few tips for retail lecture before we actually begin looking at this exercise in more detail, tip number one, before listening, look at the image and predict what you are going to hear for retail lecture PTE. When you have your time, before the listening begins, and while the recording is playing, there will be an image and that image will summarize everything about the particular recording that you're going to hear, you can use that to predict the topic and predict some of the talking points can help you then with zoning in your listening for the key points that you will then hear and have to recount. Tip number two, keep your notes to short phrases, or avoid writing down long sentences. So you'll have a notepads beside you. Hopefully for today, we don't have one, get one for the activities that we are doing.
But you will have a chance to actually write down your notes. You don't want to write down long notes for this particular exercise or anything in general because you have to actually be able to speak freely in the exam as a whole guys, you have to be able to speak freely. So if you're running long notes, you really spend too much time reading those notes, and engaging what's called rote learning. You need to be able to think and speak freely without reading what you see. Tip number three is use your 10 seconds wisely to plan your answer. As mentioned, you've 10 seconds between the recording ends. And when the speaking microphone opens. To really summarize we're going to be speaking about I haven't use that time thinking about how are you going to begin this particular exercise. Tip number four is to focus on the main points of the lecture. Every section every clause should be revolving around a main point which you will have heard in your listening exercises themselves. Don't forget to score well on the content, you have to have the main points recounted and expanded upon when you're speaking. Tip number five, is try not to hesitate or correct yourself mid way, move on if you stutter, or make a mistake. Lots of candidates struggle about the PTE exam and the IELTS and the OET for that matter as well.
I make a mistake, what do I do, oh, I'm going to go back and keep trying to correct myself. If you can correct yourself immediately, then do it. There's no harm in that. But if you're you made a mistake, and you've realized I made a mistake a few seconds ago, then you were back to correct that mistake. And that's actually affecting your fluency because you're going to be speaking in a very disjointed way. My recommendation is, it's important that you keep your content and your flow better than trying to improve your small grammatical mistakes. Once again, if you correct them immediately do so. But if you don't, don't worry about it, forget about it and keep the rest of your speaking activity as high quality as you can. Okay, tip number five, we're gonna go into this in a bit more detail in next slide is to use structural markers to organize your ideas, you are course going to have to retell a structured lecture in your own words. So you're gonna have to actually structure that appropriately, yourself, differentiate between your introduction, your main points and your conclusion. So structural markers are important to keep your own structure intact, as well.
How can we do that? Well, let's have a look briefly know, at some instructional Margaret's markers for PTE. So when you're listening to the recording itself, you're going to hear it structured, as I mentioned, and you want to be able to retain that structure when you are re telling that lecture. So you can divide your own retelling into three main areas, the introduction, the main body, okay, the points that are being made, and the conclusion. So the introduction is simply introducing what you're going to say, what is the first thing that is said. And we can open up in a very academic style prose by using phrases like this, the lecture or the reporter that you might hear news reporting at the same time begins by a statement there say, the lecture begins by speaking about the perils of climate change in the year 2020. For example, a different focus would be the lecture focused on the perils of climate change in the year 2020, et cetera, et cetera. So begin by using the nine strikes who the person is and what they do is they begin by or they focus on, take a note or two of these structure and see if you can use these in your own time. Then once we satisfied the introduction, we should move on to the conclusion or sorry, the main body afterwards. And this is where we actually give sequencing devices to separate the points that will be discussed in the main part of the lecture.
So, the introduction should have about roughly 10 seconds or so, then we divide the rest of the time into the main body and the conclusion. So, we can use firstly, secondly, thirdly, finally, but usually you only have maybe two maximum three points to discuss in PTE retail lectures who mostly, firstly, secondly, and finally, we'll be okay when given your adverbs of sequence, we can even say something like the speaker's first point was point one, the speaker's second point was given point, or even use a combination of both of them. The speaker's first point was to talk about how climate change is affecting sea levels, they're making us Secondly, in the first device issue on variants and our structural markers, talk about point two, etc. We can also use our adverbs of addition, in addition, moreover, also, etcetera, etcetera. Or we can even use that we might need to use these Tekken adverts to the adverbs of persuasion. So we got our contradiction, sorry. However, on the contrary, conversely, we might want to talk about one given point in particular, they might want to give it a second point afterwards. So in addition, moreover, however, on the contrary, conversely, so you use a variety of the sequencing devices, to give that structure to your PTE main points, a reminder, you'll typically have three maximum or so to discuss in retail lecture.
And then finally, we've got a case about seven to 10 seconds on an introduction, but 20 seconds or so on our main body, we then have to conclude at the very end, or a meeting seven to 10 seconds, we can use phrases like In conclusion, to sum up in summary, and then give your concluding part to this roleplay. This speaking part as a whole. So if anyone here is used to the IELTS exam, which I'm sure many of you are, you're basically just making a mini task to but you're speaking it instead of writing it's so that's basically what the structure is. It's highly academic. It's highly formal, a mini spoken IELTS Task to return to the formality, the phrases that you are using. So everyone just take a brief note on some of these phrases here that you can use in your PTE retail lecture some of the structural markers, and if anyone wants to get a chance to do some speaking practice with me with me now, in a moment, you are more than welcome to use these. In fact, I encourage you to use these in your next batch of speaking practice that we will be doing know in a moment.
So we're going to move on now to our actual speaking practice. And it's once again before I move on to the next part of the class, I just want to send that invites back in to anyone who actually wants to engage in some speaking practice so check now guys in the comments let's go full screen for this check no in the comments there is a link that says Come join us to practice your PTE II speaking click on that link come in have a quiet environment as best as you can turn on your camera if you can because I like speaking to people and not this voice on the other side of the internet. And ideally obviously a good working connection if possible as well come in just turn off your camera and remain for a chance to do some speaking practice with me and moment so once again, clicking that link that says stream yard to come in for a chance to practice your PTE speaking with me now in a moment when we do some live PTE speaking practice here not so retail lecture practice. Listen to the lecture and take notes a reminder that you will have 10 seconds to prepare your answer and reminder as well to use structural markers to organize your answer the structural markers that we spoke about there are key to actually having fantastic structure in your PTE mock speaking prompts.
Okay, so let's move on to retell lecture prompt number one. I'm going to begin playing the recording now in a moment reminder, it's a roundabout 90 seconds. As you can see you have an image right here. That image gives you a clue about what the main topic of the lecture you're going to hear it's so look at this image. What do you think the main topic of this lecture, it's get a pen, get some paper ready to take down your notes on the main points of the lecture that you're going to hear. Remember, keep those notes nice and short. Don't write long sentences, so that you can read them as note form and use them to retell the lecture when you hear them when the speaking exercise begins now in a moment, so I'm going to go full screen, the recording will begin. Once the recording is ended, I'm going to give some candidates a chance to come in and join me in the speaking studio reminder clicking that link to come and join. If you want a chance to speak, that's play the recording.
Around the same time, we began exploring space, scientists were studying changes taking place in the Earth's atmosphere. Now, scientists have known since the 1800s, that greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, trap heat, and that burning fossil fuels release those gases into the air. That wasn't news. But in the late 1950s, the National Weather Service began measuring the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, with the worry that rising levels might someday disrupt the fragile balance that makes our planet so hospitable. And what they found year after year, is that the levels of carbon pollution in our atmosphere have increased dramatically lot science accumulated and reviewed over decades tells us that our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of humankind. The 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15 years. Last year, temperatures in some areas of the ocean reached record highs and isolate Arctic shrunk to a small size and record faster than most models have predicted would. These are facts.
Okay, and that was a retail lecture prompt number one. So did you get a chance to listen to the lecture? Did you get a chance to write down some of your key notes and some of your key words? And are you now ready to have a go at retail in the lecture practicing your English with me today in a fun friendly way, come in and do your absolute best whatsoever, it's always a nice thing to build up that confidence with your speaking ahead of your English language exams that you all will be doing, I'm sure as part of your visa screening process, or a mind that you only get to hear the lecture once PTE You do have to do numerous retail lecture prompts, but you only get to hear each recording once I'm going to try and keep it to one recording today. So far, unfortunately, I don't actually have anyone who's came into the studio to join me but I'm seeing is a lot of you watching today. So I want to know what stopping you from coming in today and doing some fun PTU speaking practice with me today. So we can't actually do this class unless we have someone who's going to come in and have a chance to do some PTU speaking with me, so I'm going to drop that Lincoln or one more time that you can see it's now on the swoosh English channel. So on this Connetics Facebook channel is on the Connetics YouTube channel as well click on that link that says Come join us to practice your PTE.
Come on in for a chance to do some PTE speaking with me today. I look forward to having you guys come into the session today. I've had numerous speakers on these classes before and like some of you guys they were probably a bit apprehensive about coming in. They were a bit worried and anxious a bit concerned about their speaking. And once they actually had a chance to come on to the session today and engage in some speaking practice with me and everyone else. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we're happy that they took that jump into actually getting some feedback from expert teachers to improve their speaking overall and it made them feel more confidence with their own speaking prep that they did afterwards. So just one more call before we move on to the next prompt but one more call for someone to come into the studio today. And to do some speaking practice with me that have a chance with their OET speaking are there PTE speaking practice, please. So looking forward to have someone come in and join me. While I'm waiting for someone to come in and join me, I'll play the recording one more time. But one more time only. Just to make sure everyone is up to date with the PTE speaking practice that we're going to try and do today. So I'll play that recording one more time, put the prompt on screen. But I want one person to come in, please, and do some speaking practice with me today ahead of your PTE exam, and get a chance to have speak to native speaker like me, and get the feedback that you need for your English language exams as part of your big move to the US. So let's play that prompt one more time.
Around the same time, we began exploring space, scientists were studying changes taking place in the Earth's atmosphere. Now, scientists have known since the 1800s, that greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, trap heat, and that burning fossil fuels release those gases into the air. That wasn't news. But in the late 1950s, the National Weather Service began measuring the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, with the worry that rising levels might someday disrupt the fragile balance that makes our planet so hospitable. And what they found year after year, is that the level of carbon pollution in our atmosphere have increased dramatically. That science accumulated and reviewed over a decades tells us that our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of humankind. The 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15 years. Last year, temperatures in some areas of the ocean reached record highs and ice in the Arctic shrank to its smallest size and record faster than most models have predicted would. These are facts.
Okay, and that was the second time having a chance to listen to retail lecture prompt number one. Unfortunately, we still don't have anyone that's come and join us today inside the studio, which means no one today wants to do some mock speaking practice with me, maybe you're just feeling a bit apprehensive about this activity, maybe you're not sure about how this activity might go. Maybe you're just unfamiliar with the PTE exam format at this point. So what I will gladly do know, before we move on to our second prompt is I will give some I will give a demo about how this activity should be. I'll bring up the prompts on the screen here. And I'll give a demo on how we can ideally structure the session as a whole. So as you could probably see on the timer itself. The prompt itself Sorry, there was an image of the world and the world was on fire. What was that key topic? Well, that key topic was climate change and the effects that are happening in the world. So I'm just going to give a brief demo about how we can use some of these introduction, main body and conclusion structural markers. As a suggestion about how we link this section together. I'm going to tie myself approximately 40 seconds to see how well this can go. So listen in and how this activity might take place. 40 seconds begins now.
So the lecture begins by talking about how climate change has been observed alongside space travel for many years. The first point regarding climate change is in regards to how our weather systems are being impacted, and how the world is warming. In addition, they also talked about the loss of wildlife and the loss of habitats that are happening due to climate change. And finally, they talked about how this is happening incredibly quickly. In conclusion, climate change is happening incredibly quickly. And it's having very bad effects in our world. There's a sample how we do retell lecture as a whole, I came in there at approximately 38 seconds. So my timing was quite good. As you can see, when you're doing this activity, guys, you don't really have a lot of time to talk about and discuss each point. So you do have to be very quick. Notice, of course, I'm a native English speaker. I'm an expert English teacher as well. So my pacing is quite good. My fluency of course, is very, very good. But don't be intimidated by that. And I want you just to be aware about your speaking speed, your confidence, your breathing and your fluency when you're having a chance to do this as a whole. So that was the first activity guys. Let's now have a look at prompt number two. This time I was loved someone to come in and take a chance to do some speaking practice with me, please. Otherwise, I'm going to speaking to myself this entire section. Maybe you're enjoying just listening to how I recall some of these prompts. If so, that is fine. But I would love to have someone come in and do some speaking practice with me. There was a student that did come in and then left. That made me sad. So please come in and do some retail lecture and mock speaking practice with me as part of your own PTE preparation. So let's just put this prompt full screen now. I'll play the recording. Have a look at the image once again, what do you think the main topic of the image is based on what you have heard here, get your notepad get your pen ready and take part in this activity. Here begins lecture number two.
On Tuesday, equity markets across the globe jumped at the news that the Trump administration would delay some of the new tariffs on China it had announced earlier this month. But just one day later, global stock markets sold off hard due to ever weakening economic data in Europe and Asia and Fuhrer yield curve inversions call it a major hangover. The reversal interest not come from a position of strength. It came as a result of global economic reality sinking and crushing us markets. Turns out trade wars are not easy to win. And the global growth picture is not looking good. Last week, the UK announced negative GDP growth for the past quarter this week is Germany announcing shrinking GDP with his 10 year ball hitting a record negative of 0.6% youth. Then there's Europe seeing negative industrial production, and China announcing his lows industrial production growth in 17 years, the collapsing global bond yields has been a theme since October of last year. With 10 year US Treasury bonds dropping to 1.6% from their October 2018. High of 3.23%. Now that the two year 10 year Treasury yield curve has inverted that recession alarm bells are ringing. Why? Because every single recession in the past 45 years has seen a yield curve inversion preceding it.
Around the same time we began exploring space scientists. All right, and that was prompt number two. No. Once again, have a look at the image. Tell me what you think the main topic was. In that image. You can see obviously pictures of the Chinese flag and the American flag and pictures of Chinese currency and the American currency as well. The main topic of this was the trade war. So a trade war was the main topic and it was talking about how these trade this trade war was impacting shares, stocks and bonds as a whole. Do I have anyone that wants to come in and do some speaking practice with me today. Don't forget that you do need to be able to stick about these very well for your PTE academic exam. The same can be said about your IELTS exam and your OET exam as well. So if you're not actually engaging in appropriate practice with appropriate feedback, you will struggle with this element of your exam. And you may go down the route of taking this exam numerous times again and again. And again. That's why we Swisher here with Connetics USA, we are trying to help candidates get to their passing score as quickly and cheaply as possible. And what's really important to part as part of that process is to engage in speaking feedback in writing feedback and feedback and all parts of the exam to ensure that you are able to get there as quickly as possible.
So do not waste this opportunity. For a chance to come into the studio today. Click on that link that says stream yard.com and engage in actually getting some speaking feedback as part of your PTE your IELTS and your OET exam. Do not waste this opportunity. The app for free and the sample we at Swoosh English can do for you as part of your IELTS and OET and PTE preparation. So since no one wants to come in and join me so far as well today, we'll do this one right no Farhat you're very, very welcome. Thank you for the information come on in and do some speaking with me. That would be nice. And I will just have a brief summary of how we can actually structure this prompt as a whole. So let's start 40 seconds begins now. The lecture started by speaking about how the trade war was impacting currency in yield and stock throughout the globe. The first point was discussing how China's yield exports have decreased by significant percent due to its trade war with the USA. In addition, it talked about how the USA and China's trade war is impacting currency, renumeration across Europe and the wider world. In conclusion, it's important that this trade war is rectified immediately to stop a wider Fallout happening in the global current currency indexed, so there we go 39 seconds as a whole.
And as you can see, I've managed to avoid actually quoting some of those numbers. Yes, if you can take some of those finer details, then please do use them when it comes to PTE retail lecture, but the most important thing you should be doing is getting those main points summarize and discussing those main points, you don't have time to go into lots of detail. Don't forget your retailing is going to be less than 50% of the length of the lecture that you have taught. So you have to think about those main points straight away, get rid of some of the details, and put it together in a nice concrete package that you can then present to the computer and the algorithm as it is presented. Okay, that's then move on to our final retail lecture prompt today, I'm pretty certain that one of you is going to come in today and engage in some PTE speaking practice with me. If you're enjoying session today, guys, then please click like, click subscribe, click follow. If you're watching on the Connetics channels, or you're watching on the Swoosh English channels. It's turned into more of a demo about how these exercises work versus actually doing some live speaking practice. That's completely fine. If you want to involve the session that way, but hope you're enjoying this session, click like click subscribe, follow Connetics on follow a Swoosh English for this session as a whole. So that's the end then to our final retail lecture prompt today.
And it is prompt three. To have a look at the picture here what we think the main topic of this picture is pinpoint some of the details, what we think it might be a bite as a whole as well. Write down your notes. The lecture will begin now, in a moment when it does begin in a moment, we can then begin with our lecture listening. So let's bring it up full screen. Enjoy following along with the lecture and see if you can get those main points down on paper. As beginner photographers, we tend to be visual learners, and it's my job to make beginning photography as easy as possible for you. For those beginning photography, exposure is key to capturing a great image. Learning how exposure works will help you take control of your camera and take better photos. aperture shutter speed, ISO are the elements that combined to create an exposure. As you'll soon learn, these elements have an effect on more than just the exposure. They also cause alterations in depth of field motion blur and digital noise. To understand how each one works, you can start diving into manual mode. This is where you take back control from your camera. The exposure triangle is a great way to remember the three settings. When combined, they control the amount of light captured from any given scene. This will help you to understand that changing one setting will designate a change in the others. That is if you are photographing the same scene with the same exact lighting conditions, exposure happens in three steps, we will start with the aperture. This is the hole inside the lens through which the light passes. It's similar to the pupil of your eye, the wider the aperture, the more light is allowed in and vice versa. Simple, not quite.
So that is retail lecture prompt number three. Once again, having a look at the image. What do you think the main topic was? Well, even though we see what looks to be Shanghai, in China, in this picture, you can see but the Thai word behind it actually is about the city as a whole is actually what we call a long exposure photograph. So photography is the central topic of this image in the lecture talked about various components of photography as a whole. So let's just move back then to the final prompts at the end of the structural markers that we can use here, and I'll demonstrate how some of this might actually work. However, we do actually have can I believe it? We do actually have someone who's come in to the studio today. Can I believe that clothing has enjoyed Alright guys, so I'm going to actually turn on camera and microphone now, and I think Kludze would like to actually engage in some speaking practice recording and turning you on and bringing you in in 321. Hello cloudy Can you turn on your microphone? Are you there? I'm getting trolled in my own sessions. Cloudy, maybe you're having some problems. Oh, great. Yeah. I'm having technical problems. We please. Sorry. I can hear you loud and clear. Now. Can you hear me loud and clear?
Yeah, yes. Are you able to speak? Yes. Fantastic. Well, it's very nice to meet you. How are you today? I'm doing fine. Tell me a bit about yourself. Where are you from? What do you I'm from the Philippines. And I'm working in one of the hospitals here in the Philippines. Fantastic. And what is your dream Healthcare Job? Where do you want to move to? Right now? Where do you want to move to? I'm working a I'm working as a outpatient nurse. One of the hospitals. Fantastic. And do you know what English language exam you'd like to take for your visa screening for the USA? English? English. I also read PTE. What do you think? Yes. Yes, it's IELTS. This is all about how you speak in English, as well. And also how you practice to speak with a foreign language the moment you start working in the United States. That's true. So you have the IELTS, the OE T and the PTE are three. Yes, regardless, you get to practice your speaking today for the PTE exam that's incredibly useful for every aspect of the job. So today, it's very nice to meet you. Would you like to try and summarize what you heard in the lecture for about 40 seconds?
Unfortunately, I didn't the ideas, catch up everything. Sorry. That's okay. What I'll do is I'll play it one more time, and then we'll go through the, we'll go through a bit of speaking practice with you. That'd be okay. Okay, I'll let you catch up. I want to give you a chance to do this. So let's listen to the lecture one more time everyone, and Claudine is going to summarize it for us in. On Tuesday, equity markets across the globe jumped at the news that the Trump administration would delay some of the new tariffs on China it had announced earlier this month. But just one day later, global stock markets sold off hard due to ever weakening economic data in Europe and Asia. And further a yield curve inversions call it a major hangover reversal entirely. As beginner photographers, we tend to be visual learners, I It's my job to make beginning photography as easy as possible for you. For those beginning photography, exposure is key to capturing a great image. Learning how exposure works will help you take control of your camera and take better photos. aperture shutter speed, ISO are the elements that combine to create an exposure. As you'll soon learn, these elements have an effect on more than just the exposure. They also cause alterations in depth of field motion blur and digital noise.
Once you understand how each one works, you can start diving into manual mode. This is where you take back control from your camera. The exposure triangle is a great way to remember the three settings. When combined, they control the amount of light captured from any given scene. This will help you to understand that changing one setting will necessitate a change in the others. That is if you are photographing the same scene with the same exact lighting conditions. Exposure happens in three steps. We will start with the aperture. This is the hole inside the lens through which the light passes. It's similar to the pupil of your eye. The wider the aperture, the more light is allowed in and vice versa. Simple, not quite. And as we end that we're probably going to say it was simple but not quite clothing. So clothing would you to have a go at summarizing what you heard in the lecture are tiny for approximately 40 seconds. It's so hard.
Well, how can we simplify it? How can we talk about three quick main points? Or how can we introduce the lecture? And how can we conclude the lecture, but yes, it is quite tricky. What I'll do though, is, I'll help you out by adding a pig in some of these structure markers on the screen for you, you can introduce yourself and the lecturer, you can introduce the main body paragraphs, and you can introduce the conclusion statements as well to help you out. What do you think the main topic was clouding? This is all about market about photography, photography. So the makers say you can begin by saying something like the lecture begins by speaking about the components of photography. Okay, I'm going to give you three words that you can use to talk about your main Bodek prompts. The first word is aperture, a p, r, t, u, r e, the second was light. And the third was complexity of photography. So you've got aperture, light, and complexity. They can be your three main topics, if you can speak a brief sentence on them. And then oh, I think Claudio has actually left us unfortunately, oh, dear. Well, let's have a go then, at doing this by doing it by ourselves. I'll do it by myself here.
So let's listen to the lecture began by speaking about the three components of photography. The speaker's first point was talking about aperture and how that led different amounts of light in the second point, was speaking about depth of fields and how that allows us to see different components of higher cameras sees the third point was speaking about ISO, and high ISO allows a certain amount of light into our camera. In conclusion, the lecturer spoke about how photography isn't simple, and is quite complex. So maybe I made it sound a bit easy, because obviously, I know the PTE exam. Well, I'm a native English speaker. But if we can think about ways that we can break down these lectures, what's the main topic? What's the introduction? What are the main points? What is the conclusion? And how can we introduce those one by one, we're doing quite well in how we do PTE, because PTE is now a major exam for everyone who's moving to the USA, to use for their English language certification as a whole. And it's proven very popular here at Connetics, as well as an option that many nurses are taking. Because you don't have to speak to anyone. You only speak to a computer, but it's important that we learn how to do the various components of the PTE exam well, so we can get that hiring that that there are passing score first and only time. So let's summarize then the rest of this session guys, let me know in the chat box.
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