Real exam PTE speaking read aloud practice 35
Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and as clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.
The hornets are fast, aggressive and venomous and are responsible for an average of up to 40 human fatalities a year in Japan. But it is not humans who should be most worried about the giant hornet: it’s actually European honeybees, which are plentiful in Japan. You see, giant hornets loves to eat honeybees.
The hornets grab each bee, decapitate it with their powerful, scissor-like jaws, rip off their limbs and take the big juicy thorax as their prize. A single Japanese hornet can kill an average of 40 European bees a minute. This means, a swarm of 30 hornets can wipe out a colony of 10,000 bees in just an hour. Now that’s massacre!
The local government agreed to help and provided an identical bus stop right in front of the Ben Rath nursing home. It has the same colors, benches and bus schedules. Naturally, the first thing that happened was local neighbors began to wait at the bus stop until a staff member would notice and tell them the bus stop was fake.
In some countries, demands for payments to the bride or groom’s family are so large that some people cannot afford to get married and In Yemen, it is common for dowries to be between $4,000 and $16000, which is out to reach for many. In some cultures, the woman’s family pays the man’s family. And in other cultures, the wealth flows in the other direction.
One day one of the women thought she was a little girl, and she demanded to see her mother. The staff tried to calm her down, but she was insistent. The staff led her out to the bus stop and asked her to wait. A nurse sat with her enjoying the sunshine and fresh air while waiting for the bus.