PTE Speaking: PTE Read Aloud is one of the four sections of the PTE Speaking test. In this section, you will be given a short prompt to read aloud. You will have up to 30 seconds to prepare, and then you will have up to 60 seconds to read the prompt aloud. This section is designed to assess your ability to read aloud a short piece of text clearly and accurately. The prompts in this section are generally short, so you will not have much time to prepare. However, you should take the time to read the prompt carefully before you begin reading aloud. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the PTE Read Aloud section.