PTE: Introduce Yourself
The PTE Introduce Yourself section trips up a lot of students as it is unclear how to approach it. As the PTE Introduce Yourself question is unmarked, many training materials skip over it to focus on how to get a good PTE Score. However, it is essential to acknowledge that the PTE Introduce Yourself portion of the test is the perfect opportunity for the candidate to establish their personal introduction and can be used to set themselves up for a positive assessment.
Here is how you can use the PTE Introduce Yourself portion of the test to give you a leg up on the rest of the exam.
What is PTE – Introduce Yourself?
PTE Introduce Yourself is used by the testing centre to check the microphone and speaker of the computer system that the candidate is using. The candidate is asked to introduce themselves in a brief way. This section of the exam is to ensure that the PTE Exam can proceed smoothly without any kind of software or hardware issues. Therefore, your answer when you are asked to introduce yourself will not be marked and it will not affect your overall score.
However, your answer will still be recorded and stored alongside your test answers and examiners can access it. This recording is also used as a voice signature of the candidate. To ensure that no one is able to cheat on the PTE, the voice signature identifies and verifies the identity of the candidate. This is used by the PTE test centres to attest to the identity of each candidate in case of any disputes. You are required to say your name and thus, you are legally providing proof of identity for the PTE.
Tips for Preparing for PTE Introduce Yourself:
- Practice your enunciation and pronunciation
- Prepare a brief answer in advance and record it on your phone to assess your voice.
How to attempt the PTE Introduce Yourself?
In the PTE Introduce Yourself section, you will be asked to introduce yourself in a concise way. It means that you are required to state your name, as well as where you are from. You can also add other key information like the purpose for which you are giving the PTE, where you are emigrating to, the reasons for emigration – educational or professional as well as specify if this is your first PTE attempt.
How is the PTE Introduce Yourself conducted?
You will be asked to present yourself. After this, you will have 25 seconds to prepare your response and 30 seconds to record it. You are only allowed to record your answers once, so prepare yourself and follow these tips to ensure that you make an excellent first impression:
- Don’t hesitate or speak too fast.
- Speak clearly and distinctly.
- Attempt the test with confidence.
What information can I give in the PTE introduce yourself section?
You only have thirty seconds to give your entire answer. Therefore, you must pick the most relevant information to convey in this section. You can choose the most vital questions to answer about yourself from the ones mentioned below:
- Who are you?
- What is your age?
- What is your location?
- What is your highest educational qualification?
- What is your professional designation and amount of work experience?
- Why are you giving the PTE?
- What are your future goals and ambitions?
Sample PTE Introduction Answer.
Hello, my name is Amrita. I’m 22 years old. I graduated from IIT Bombay with a degree in Electronics Engineering in 2021. I’m currently working at Infosys. I’m attempting the PTE so that I may pursue a postgraduate degree in The United States.
Hi! My name is Amy. I am from Chennai. Currently, I am working as an assistant professor, but I would like to pursue my PhD at Oxford university – which is why I am appearing for the Pearson Test of English. Apart from that, in my free time, I love to practice classical dance performances.
Hi, my name is Paul. I have a Master’s in Computer Science from Delhi University with a focus on Big Data Analytics. I’m appearing for the PTE because I have been offered the opportunity to work at Facebook in California. This is a part of my Visa application process.