OET Speaking: Role Play(Nursing) OET Speaking Marking Criteria
If you are preparing for OET Speaking test, these questions must have crossed your mind.
How can I improve my OETspeaking skills?
How to prepare for role play?
How many questions are there in OET Speaking?
Is OET Speaking easy or difficult?
Keep reading, and this detailed blog will guide you everything about scoring better in OET Speaking 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 organizations 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)
In this article, we’ll discuss OET Speaking: Role Play.
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OET Speaking Sub-Test:
OET Speaking sub-test consists of 20 minutes and are curated for health professionals. In this test, there are role plays that candidate takes for example as a nurse, as a pharmacist) while examiner plays a patient, patient’s relative or carer. For veterinary science, examiner plays role of owner or carer of the animal.
OET Speaking Sub-test structure:
Main focus of this exam is to test the candidate’s identity and profession. After a short conversation about candidate’s professional background, Role-plays are introduced and candidate is given 3 minutes to prepare for each.
Role-plays take about 5 Minutes each.
OET Speaking Role Play:
Candidate received information for each role-play on a card(cue card). Card explains the whole situation and what candidate is required to do. You are allowed to write notes on the card if required.
Examiner follows a given script to keep the speaking test structure same for each candidate.
As a health professional, candidate needs to control the conversation they have with the patient. As OET Speaking test replicates health professional-to-patient interactions, take control of role-play just like in a real life.
OET Speaking Role Play (Nursing): ID Check
OET Speaking Role Play (Nursing): First Role Play
How is OET Speaking marked?
Whole Role play is recorded and based on those audio recording, candidate is assessed.
- Candidate is marked by atleast 2 trained OET assessors.
- Both assessors do not what scores the other one has given to the candidate.
- Examiner from test day has no role in the marking of OET Speaking.
- OET Assessors are trained to focus on how test takers respond to the role plays. OET is a test of English language skills, not a test of professional knowledge.
Test-Takers familiared with the assessment criteria, who paid attention to specific role-plays have a better chances of getting score. Those who rely on memorise techniques never perform with their full potential. So, do not memorise anything.
Candidate’s performance is marked against nine criteria. These nine criteria are divided into 2 segments: Linguistic and Clinical Communicate.
- Candidates pronunciation, intonation, accent, how well examiner can listen or understand what you are saying.
- Candidates smoothness in speaking
- Appropriateness of language
- Resources of grammar and expression
Clinical Communication Criteria:
- Relationship-building quality
- Ability of involving the patient in the conversation
- How candidate organise the information
- Types of questions candidates ask
- Types of information candidates provide
OET Speaking Tips:
- Start the conversation
- Keep the conversation moving
- Ask questions to get the patient to talk
- Listen to the patient
- Adjust your language
- Organise the role play
You can read about OET Speaking, how to get an A in OET Speaking, When it comes to scoring high, you need to practice as much as you can.
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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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