PTE Speaking Retell Lecture: Global Warming and Sustainable Future.

This is a long-answer item type that integrates listening and speaking skills and requires test takers to understand and re-tell a lecture. You’ll have 10 seconds to prepare before the microphone opens and 40 seconds to deliver your answer.

Strategy: Make notes while you listen. To help students learn better I’m adding a transcript to the audio. This will help you improve your speaking as well as listening.

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Anthropogenic activities emit more than 100 million tons of greenhouse gases, which absorb sun’s heat, into earth’s atmosphere. We treat our atmosphere the way we treat our oceans, a dumping ground for our untreated waste.

The greatest man-made catastrophe is that of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Imagine the heat generated by more than 400,000 such explosions in a single day. Human emissions of greenhouse gases are absorbing that much heat every day. Such a huge amount of heat is evaporating a large amount of water vapor from oceans, rivers, and ponds leading to droughts at some places and floods at others.

Fortunately, it’s not too late. With a sharply declining cost of renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency and evolution of sustainable agriculture, humans have the potential to create a low-carbon, sustainable future. 

You can make notes in the comments box below and send them as your answer.

Learn more PTE Speaking and PTE Writing by following this blog regularly or liking our Facebook Page. The purpose of adding an AUDIO to all answers is to improve the student’s speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, and style for IELTS and PTE exams.


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