Occupational English Test (OET)
Approx. 50 minutes
Part A: recorded, simulated professional/patient consultation with note-taking questions.
Part B: recorded talk or lecture on health-related topic, with range of short and multiple choice answers.
Part A: skim and scan short health-related texts and complete a summary paragraph by filling in missing words.
Part B: read longer health-related texts and answer multiple-choice questions.
The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required: e.g. a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group.
Approx. 20 minutes
In a private room you will take part in two role-plays. You take your professional role (as a healthcare professional) while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer.