These tips are designed to help you understand the format of the test, the way it’s assessed and the skills you need to use to succeed.
The speaking section of OET takes around 20 minutes and consists of two role plays. These are specific to the profession of the candidate, so the situations will be similar to those you might encounter at work. The interlocutor (the person playing the role of the patient, relative or carer) doesn’t assess your performance – the test is recorded and sent to OET, where it’s marked by at least two members of the assessment team.
The OET reading sub-test has three parts, testing a range of reading skills by using texts that you might encounter in different workplace situations. Here are some quick tips to help you get to know the test and some suggestions on how to tackle each part.
This guide explains the format of the OET Listening test and suggests techniques to help you to deal with the particular challenges of each part.
Both IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and OET (Occupational English Test) are used to test the English language of healthcare professionals in different parts of the world.
The Occupational English Test (OET) is used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore among others to assess the Medical English skills of a wide range of international healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and AHPs.