The Occupational English Test (OET) is a standardized English language test for healthcare practitioners. It is intended to examine the English language skills of healthcare professionals who wish to work in an English-speaking setting.
The four sections of the IELTS exam
This section assesses your ability to comprehend spoken English in a medical setting. You will be required to listen to audio recordings of patient consultations, lectures, and medical directions.
This section assesses your ability to comprehend written English in a medical setting. You will be required to read medical reports, patient charts, and medicine labels, among other written documents.
This section assesses your ability to write in a healthcare environment in concise and clear English. Two projects will be assigned to you: a report of a patient consultation and a letter to a colleague.
This element assesses your ability to communicate in a healthcare setting in clear and understandable English. You will be required to do a number of activities, including discussing a medical process and providing instructions to a patient.
Benefits of OET
A few of the prerequisites for taking the OET exam include:
Specific Materials Required to bring to the exam
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When preparing for an exam it's essential to bring the necessary materials to ensure you have everything you need to complete the exam successfully.