Speaking Re-tell Lecture

Understand Re-tell Lecture Question Type


After listening to or watching a lecture, re-tell the lecture in your own words.

Prompt Length

Up to 90 seconds

Skills Assessed

Listening and speaking

Time to Answer

40 seconds


How to answer this question

For this item type, you need to re-tell what you heard.

The audio begins to play automatically. You may also see an image related to the audio. After the audio finishes, you have 10 seconds to prepare.
The recording status box displays a countdown until the microphone opens. You hear a short tone. After the tone, start speaking immediately. Do not start speaking before the microphone opens because your voice will not be recorded.

  • You should speak clearly. There is no need to rush.
  • Finish speaking before the progress bar reaches the end. The word “Recording” changes to “Completed’’.
  • You are only able to record your response once.

Note: While the audio is playing, you can take notes on the erasable noteboard provided.