OET Reading Tips: Part A, Part B OET Reading SkillsIf you are preparing for OET Reading test, these questions must have crossed your mind. How can I improve my OET reading skills? How many questions are there in OET Reading? Is OET Reading easy or difficult? Keep reading, and this detailed blog will guide you everything about scoring better in OET Reading Test. OET(Occupational English test) Writing Sub-test is a 45 minutes test mainly for Health professionals aspiring to go abroad for Nursing and Medical Jobs. OET is available for the following 12 professions: dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology, and veterinary science. According to Wikipedia, OET was designed in the late 1980s by Professor Tim McNamara, under the guidance of the Australian National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), which administered the test at that time. List of regulatory organisations that accept OET can be seen on the official website. IELTS test contains three sections: Academic, General Training and Life Skills & consists of different question types including MCQ, fill in the blanks, short sentences and True/False/Not given questions. OET is similar to IELTS but a bit simpler. It consists of 2 sections: First one is fill in the missing words passage and second one is MCQ. OET Test is divided into Four sub-tests:
- Listening (approximately 45 minutes)
- Reading (60 minutes)
- Writing (45 minutes)
- Speaking (approximately 20 minutes)
OET Reading Part A
Part A – expeditious reading task (15 minutes)OET Reading Part A is a summary competition task. Candidate is given a summary of 4 short texts with fill in the blanks. Each of these 4 texts will be some certain topics. This tests the candidate’s ability to read across several tests to find the answer. OET Sample Test: Download sample test from official website
OET Reading Part B:
Part B and Part C – careful reading tasks (45 minutes)Your job is to fill the gap with the correct word taken from the TEXTS. In this part of OET Reading, the candidate gets a short 150 words text and an MCQ. You need to answer from one of the options: A, B, C. There are three types of questions asked in OET Reading Part B. 1- Sentence Competition: In this, Some questions will give you starting with 4 different ways of completing it. Read the start and end of the sentence properly together & answer one out of 4 options. 2- True or False In this, if a question asks which one of the options is true, then other 3 statements will be false. Read the question properly first whether you need to find the true statement or false statement. 3- Vocabulary Definition Candidate needs to select the best matching word or phrase within the text. Word or phrase will be highlighted in the text. Read the questions properly whether sentence is positive or negative as it helps you to choose the best option out of 4. Candidate will get 6 Reading Part B questions. So, try not to spend more than 2 minutes on each to leave time for the next part i.e Part C.
OET Reading Part C:In this Part of OET Reading, candidate gets 700-800 word semi-academic texts on a medical topic. Total 6 Multiple choice questions. This section tests the candidate ability to understand the function of the text. Test taker needs to define the writer’s opinion from their aspects. OET Reading Part C can be considered one of the most difficult section among listening, speaking, writing. Because this tests the candidate vocabulary choice but also his/her understanding of the test. Focus on this by understanding what the writer is trying to communicate.
How can I improve my reading OET?
- Don’t stuff yourself with information
- Analyse your speed on a regular basis.
- Develop your skills outside test contexts
- Use the right skills for each part of the sub-test
- Understand the context of reading
- Write exactly what you read in the booklet
- Practice on a regular basis before test
- Be prepared to skip a question
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BLOGS FOR OET PREPARATION
If English is not your first language and you want to study in abroad, you will need to take an IELTS (International English Language Test). Since the format and rules of the IELTS test are slightly different from normal school exams,
Tested monthly, the OET online coaching in India covers all four language skills (writing, reading, listening, and speaking) with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.
The IELTS test is an individual oral test. Essentially, the format of the oral exam of one of them tends to assess the same thing: the structures and vocabulary we use to communicate, the communicative interaction (between candidates and with the examiner), pronunciation and speech processing.As part of our service, and in this particular case, in exams that have a Speaking component, we try to minimize the tension of the candidates, by promoting a more friendly and jovial environment. And it’s there while waiting for their moment to spend the 10 or 12 or 14 minutes of their oral exam, where I like to talk with them and listen to whatever comes to their mind a few minutes before the exam.
And the long-awaited moment arrived when you enter your passwords on the British Council website and get the score you needed: the long-awaited band 7. In our case, we got it the first time, although we lacked strategy so much in Writing as in Speaking. We thought that the better the level of English, the better the result (as something obvious) but in this exam, this is not true at all.
When preparing for the OET exam, you need to practice often to get ready for the speaking test. There are many different ways to do it, including finding a tutor online or joining some local class. However, you can practice at your home in your free time as well in many different ways.
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