PTE Speaking read aloud Practice Study Material- Look at the text/paragraph below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.
1. Juaica has been associated with mysterious lighting phenomena for many centuries and thousands of spiritual tourists travel here every year to bask in the perceived ‘energy’ of this ancient landscape. To some, the mountain is a portal to other dimensions and hundreds of reports every year describe mysterious floating lights, unidentified flying objects and blue and red balls of light are seen entering and leaving its pointed summit.
2. In the First Battle of the Marne, fought from September 6-9, 1914, French and British forces confronted the invading Germany army, which had by then penetrated deep into northeastern France, within 30 miles of Paris. The Allied troops checked the German advance and mounted a successful counterattack, driving the Germans back to north of the Aisne River.
3. The American economy entered a mild recession during the summer of 1929, as consumer spending slowed and unsold goods began to pile up, which in turn slowed factory production. Nonetheless, stock prices continued to rise, and by the fall of that year had reached stratospheric levels that could not be justified by expected future earnings.