Highlight Incorrect Words Questions in PTE Listening

Learn about Highlight incorrect words questions in PTE listening with an overview, recommended strategy and practice question.

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Overview

Highlight incorrect words questions test your ability to listen for and point out the differences between a recording and a transcript.

Here are some key points about Highlight incorrect words questions:

  • They assess both your listening and reading skills.
  • The recording will last between 15 and 50 seconds.
  • You’ll hear the recording once only.
  • There will be up to 7 errors in the transcript.
  • The recording will begin automatically after 10 seconds.
  • You’ll answer 2–3 Highlight incorrect words questions in the listening test.

Example question

Here’s an example Highlight incorrect words question related to the topic of neuroscience.

You can try this question in the practice section.

You will hear a recording. Below is a transcription of the recording. Some words in the transcription differ from what the speaker(s) said. Please click on the words that are different.

It represents a rather unique position in the study of the biomedical sciences in that it addresses an organ of obvious importance, the brain – what organ could be more important? – but neuroscience also addresses more psychological questions like the physiological basis of mind or emotions and our connections with the world in which we live. It’s been said that neuroscience is one of the last areas of the biological sciences. So when we know everything there is to know about the liver and the lungs and the kidneys, we’ll still just be scratching the surface in understanding the brain.

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Intro to Neuroscience by Neuroscience Online is licensed under CC BY 3.0. An audio excerpt was extracted from the original video and transcribed.

Practice question

Now it’s your turn to practise. Answer the Highlight incorrect words question below using the strategy outlined above.

You will hear a recording. Below is a transcription of the recording. Some words in the transcription differ from what the speaker(s) said. Please click on the words that are different.

It represents a rather unique position in the study of the biomedical sciences in that it addresses an organ of obvious importance, the brain – what organ could be more important? – but neuroscience also addresses more psychological questions like the physiological basis of mind or emotions and our connections with the world in which we live. It’s been said that neuroscience is one of the last areas of the biological sciences. So when we know everything there is to know about the liver and the lungs and the kidneys, we’ll still just be scratching the surface in understanding the brain.

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Intro to Neuroscience by Neuroscience Online is licensed under CC BY 3.0. An audio excerpt was extracted from the original video and transcribed.

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It represents a rather unique position in the study curricula of the biomedical sciences in that it addresses an organ of obvious importance, the brain – what organ could be more important? – but neuroscience also addresses more psychological philosophical questions like the physiological basis of mind or emotions and our connections interactions with the world in which we live. It’s been said that neuroscience is one of the last areas disciplines of the biological sciences. So when we know everything there is to know about the liver heart and the lungs and the kidneys, we’ll still just be scratching the surface in understanding the brain.