PTE Introduction: Templates & Tips For an Impressive Start

Posted on 21/07/2023 by Moni PTE Magic


PTE Personal Introduction does not seem to matter much, but it is more vital than you’ve ever thought.

Many training resources skip over this opening task, causing students to neglect it in the PTE Speaking section. They end up awkwardly introducing themselves and lose confidence due to the lack of preparation in advance.

Be aware that the PTE Introduce is the perfect chance to position yourself for a positive evaluation from your preferred school and visa agency.

Let’s make a strong first impression with our PTE Introduction guide below!

(Read our Vietnamese version here)

Related: See how our updated practice test for PTE Academic can get you REAL high scores!

What’s the PTE introduction section?

All PTE exams start with a Personal Introduction in the Speaking section. You will have to give a short personal introduction. Pearson will provide several sample questions to help you structure your introduction efficiently.

Once the microphone opens, you will have 25 seconds to think of your speech and prepare. You will have 30 seconds to introduce yourself and make an impression on the admissions officer.

The purpose of Personal Introduction in the PTE test is to check and ensure the microphone and speaker of the computer system operate properly without any technical issues.

This opening recording is used as a voice signature of the candidate to prevent cheating on the PTE exam. You need to say your name to provide proof of legal identity for the test.

Besides, your PTE Introduction will be forwarded to your selected institutions, such as a university, visa office, or immigration agency, for further assessment.

Is this section scored?

personal introduction in pte

 No. PTE Personal Introduction has no score, but it remains crucial.

PTE Personal Introduction recording will be sent to the admissions officers of your applied college or university. It will be one of the determining factors of your language ability besides the PTE certificate. Thus, you must seize the opportunity to set a good first impression.

Moreover, succeeding in your first introduction will boost your confidence through the rest of the Speaking part.

What information will you need to have in your personal introduction?

Introducing yourself may seem easy. However, when someone starts introducing themselves, they may talk in circles due to a lack of proper information structure.

You can answer the sample questions but ensure your introduction covers all your basic information, including:

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your country, city, and region
  • Educational background (Highest qualification, previous school)
  • Work experience (if any)
  • Your future goals
  • Why take the PTE test?

Furthermore, you can always include more details to impress admissions officers. For example, if time allows, you can speak more about your hobbies or interests.

A good template you can use for this section

Good morning. My name is [Your name]. I am [Your age] years old. I currently live in [Your city/country].

I graduated from [Your school’s name] with a [Your degree: Diploma, bachelor/master] degree. I am now working at [Company name] as a [Your job title].

I am taking the PTE Exam today to test my English skills and as part of the [Visa requirement/university requirement]. I wish to score high in PTE to pursue [Your goals].

Related: A PTE preparation guide for newbies

3 PTE introduction samples

Here are three good PTE self-introduction examples you can use:

Sample 1

Hello, my name is Luna from Vietnam. I’m 24 years old. I graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management in 2021. I’m currently working as a Marketing Executive at Unilever. I’m attempting the PTE so that I may pursue a postgraduate degree in Canada.

Sample 2

Good morning! My name is Emi. I am 30 years old. I come from Japan. Currently, I am a university lecturer. I want to pursue a Ph.D. at Cambridge University – that’s why I appeared in the Pearson English Test today. I’m keen on organizing events and volunteering at my university and community.

Sample 3

Hello, I’m Rahul from India. I hold a Bachelor’s in Information Technology with a focus on Network Security from the University of Delhi.

I’ve been given the chance to work for Exclaim IT in Brisbane, and I plan to migrate there for my future prospects. I’m taking the PTE Academic test as part of my Visa application process.

Other tips for introducing yourself in a PTE test

Structuring a PTE personal introduction is important as it helps set a consistent tone, use correct grammar, and form understandable sentences for the rest of the exam.

Here are extra introduction tips to ensure you deliver a great introduction, boost your spirit, and make an excellent impression:

Practice makes perfect

It’s best to practice your self-introduction at home to avoid mistakes on the exam date.

You can practice speaking in front of a mirror to hone your confidence and tone. Alternatively, you can record yourself and listen to it.

This way, you can review your recordings, identify any mistakes, and correct them until you are satisfied with your personal introduction.

This way, you can review your recordings, identify any mistakes, and fix them until you are satisfied with your personal introduction.

Control your speaking speed and tone

Your speaking should be confident, unforced, and natural. Avoid unnecessary stop or pause while speaking to ensure fluency.

Additionally, speak at a normal speed. Be loud and clear. This will help you convey your speech better.

If you notice a mistake, don’t pause! Continue speaking with confidence to keep your personal introduction as fluent as possible.

Keep your information cohesive and coherent

Your information should be logically organized. All sentences should be related appropriately and naturally.

You can use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make your introduction more engaging. Do not use unknown or less familiar words.

Be mindful of the time limit

As previously said, you will have 30 seconds to tell about yourself. Thus, ensure you start speaking immediately once you hear the beep sound.

Time management is the key to an effective introduction covering all necessary information. Try to finish your speech before the 30th second. Therefore, your introduction will sound consistent from start to end.

Conclusion

Have you already created your unique PTE Introduction for a smooth test?

Tell the world about yourself with confidence! A great opening will be a great source of motivation for your exam.

green iguana
Moni PTE Magic

My name is Moni, and I am a seasoned PTE teacher with over 6 years of experience. I have helped thousands of students overcome their struggles and achieve their desired scores. My passion for teaching and dedication to my student’s success drives me to continually improve my teaching methods and provide the best possible support. Join me on this journey toward PTE success!


More from PTE Magic

PTE Results On Hold: What Are the Reasons & Solutions?

PTE Results On Hold: What Are the Reasons & Solutions?

One of the reasons PTE reigns in its current popularity is the impressively quick booking period. It takes little time to schedule a date for the exam and even less to receive the results. Therefore, PTE results on hold longer than necessary are abnormal and might spread panic among candidates, especially first-timers. Our PTE Magic’s […]

Is PTE Rescore Possible? How to Request a Rescore?

Is PTE Rescore Possible? How to Request a Rescore?

Most of the time, PTE results effectively reflect test-takers’ English proficiency levels. However, there might be an off chance that some candidates are not satisfied with their scores. So, can you request a PTE rescore in this case? Or will it even lower your score? This guide by PTE Magic will tell you everything you […]

PTE Headphone & Microphone Positioning Best Practices

PTE Headphone & Microphone Positioning Best Practices

Despite being underrated by many, a headset greatly contributes to your PTE score, especially in the Listening and Speaking sections. Imagine sitting an exam with a poor-quality pair of PTE headphones and a microphone. You might end up missing all the important information in the audio or failing to record your full spoken responses. Months […]

How Should You Prepare And Study for PTE 90? Expert Tips

How Should You Prepare And Study for PTE 90? Expert Tips

PTE 90 is the highest score possible for this esteemed English proficiency test, opening the doors for thousands of career opportunities. Some consider this goal unrealistic, but in fact, many candidates manage a perfect 90 even on their first attempt. Our specialist team from PTE Magic has conducted thorough interviews with these students to discover […]

How to Study For PTE 79? Top 4 Tips For Success

How to Study For PTE 79? Top 4 Tips For Success

As PTE 79 indicates extremely competent English levels, it is understandable why many learners consider it their ultimate goal with the PTE exam. With such an impressive score in their profiles, most students do not have to worry about their future university or college entry. Seeking an Australian visa for both short- and long-term stays […]

How to Get a PTE 65 Score On Your First Try

How to Get a PTE 65 Score On Your First Try

A PTE 65 demonstrates your high level of English proficiency, allowing you to study at your dream universities or land your ideal job.  The good news is that anyone can achieve a 65 score on their PTE test with the right study plan and dedication, regardless of their starting point. Our team at PTE Magic […]