Describe Image

Describe Image Description


An image will be shown on the screen. The image could be a bar chart, a pie chart, maps, or any other image. you have 25 seconds to analyse the image and prepare for describing the image. Once 25 seconds is completed, the status changes to recording and you have to start describing the image. He/She will have 40 seconds to describe the image. If the speaker pauses for more than 3 seconds, the microphone will close and and the speaker will not be able to record the answer. There will be 6-7 questions of this task type in the PTE academic test.

Skills assessed:

Speaking: You are expected to explain the details of the image displayed on the screen. He/She has 40 seconds to describe the image. The speaker is tested on oral fluency, how well he or she can organize their thoughts and present it.

Practice:

Familiarize yourself with different kinds of images that may come.(Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Process diagram, Line graph etc).
Search for images on internet and practice.
Create a template for different types of images. This help with the structure of your speech and you don’t have to waste time on the test day.
Time yourself while practicing. This helps in identifying the number of sentences you can speak in 40 seconds.
Record yourself so that you can play it back and rectify the mistakes.

Latest PTE Describe Images Sample Questions :

Line graph comparison of UK and Scotland pay gap.
Population trend line graph of liechard city.
Line graph – bit complex. It had two line graphs, one showed the temperature ranges for the various months and the other just focused on may and showed the average rainfall recorded on may 1 -16.
Pie chart on how students pay for their studies by aid, by grant, by work, etc.
Precipitation world map of different countries.
Bar graph average rainfall in inches in 4 cities.

Describe Image Formula / Formate / Strategies:

Look at the image and identify the main point.
Do not try to explain the entire image. This will waste your time.
Begin the description by explaining about the image. Use our provided Formate to achive score 90 in "Describing Image"
Click ""PTE DESCRIBE IMAGE FORMAT"" for "Describe Image" Formate / Formula. We also have done few sample for you.

PTE Describe Image

Practice Exercises

For Table use = two axes
For Pie-chart use = segments
For Maps use = Directions
For Table use = Rows and columns
For Process / cycle / any other image use = parts

We used Table formate to explain the formula. We also have done few samples below on this page with using different images...

The given picture provides an overview of.....(About Image / repeat topic)...... If we look into the image carefully we can see that the image can be divided into two axes in order to describe it in detail. The first one is horizontal axis whereas the other one is vertical. With a further analysis, it is quite clear that on x-axis ....is plotted that is ranging from ....... to ....... while on y-axis ....... is plotted that is ranging from .... to........ Apart from all the points mentioned, it is interesting to have a look on the colours in the image,.... There are ....colours that are provided in the image. The first colour is...... whereas the second colour is..... and third colour is..... Let us have a look what these colours do show...........



Samples of "Describe Image"


⦁ The given picture provides an overview of leisure time in a typical week in hour by sex and employment status from 1998 to 19999.
⦁ If we look into the image carefully, we can see that the image can be divided into two axes in order to describe it in detail. Where, first axis is horizontal axis and the other one is vertical axis.
⦁ With a further analysis, it is quite clear that on horizontal axis employment status is plotted that is ranging from employed full time to housewives, however, on the vertical axis, percentage is given that is ranging from 0 to 100.
⦁ Apart from all the points mentioned, it is interesting to have a look on the colours given in the image. There are two colours in the picture. The first colour is green whereas the second one is blue. Now, let us see what these colours show. The green colour is for female and blue colour denotes male.





⦁ The given picture provides an overview of what is your overall job satisfaction.
⦁ If we look into the image carefully, we can see that the image can be divided into five segments in order to describe it in detail. Where, first three segments are somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied and indifferent and other two segments are very dissatisfied and very satisfied.
⦁ With a further analysis, it is quite clear that first three segments are 47%, 6% and 6% respectively, however, the last two segments weigh 2% and 47% each.
⦁ Apart from all the points mentioned, it is interesting to have a look on the colours given in the image. There are five colours in the picture. The first three colours are blue, purple and red whereas the other two are yellow and green. Now, let us see what these colours show, first three colours are for somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied and indifferent and other two colours denote very dissatisfied and very satisfied



⦁ The given picture provides an overview of consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002.
⦁ If we look into the image carefully, we can see that the image can be divided into rows and columns in order to describe it in detail. Where, first three rows are Ireland, Italy and Spain, and other two rows are Sweden and Turkey. In columns, first two columns are country and food/drinks/tobacco, however, other two columns include clothing/footwear and leisure/education.
⦁ With a further analysis, it is quite clear that Ireland spends 28.91% on food/drinks/tobacco, 6.43% on clothing/footwear and only 2.21% on leisure education. In case of Italy, it spends……………………………………….. Spain spends…………………………………….. For Sweden, the percentages are…….
⦁ Apart from all the points mentioned, it is interesting to have a look on the colours given in the image. There are three colours in the picture. The first two colours are white and black whereas the other colour is grey. Now, let us see what these colours show, first two colours are for somewhat writing and background and the other one denotes columns and rows.



⦁ The given picture provides an overview of life cycle of a frog.
⦁ If we look into the image carefully, we can see that the image can be divided into four parts in order to describe it in detail. Where, first part can be seen on the right hand side of the image, and second can be located on left side, moreover, third part can be found at the top, and the last one is at the bottom of the image.
⦁ With a further analysis, it is quite clear that on the left hand side, we can find three stages of the cycle that adults, egg and embryo whereas on the right side of the picture there are three stages that are tadpole frog, startof pulmonary breathing and front legs break through. As far as top is concerned, two stages are there which are adult frog and tadpole frog and at the bottom three stages can be seen that are embryo, tadpole and front legs breakthrough.
⦁ Apart from all the points mentioned, it is interesting to have a look on the colours given in the image. There are four colours in the picture. The first two colours are white and green whereas the other two are brown and red. Now, let us see what these colours show, first two colours are for background and frog, and other two colours denote mud and arrowheads.