OET is the English language test for nurses

How OET is different to other English language tests?

OET
Sample questions

Other English tests
Sample questions

About Writing

Writing

Write a referral letter to a physiotherapist for further investigation and definitive diagnosis.

Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college.

About Speaking

Speaking

Find out how a patient feels about insulin injections.

Let’s talk about your home town or village.

About Listening

Listening

An extract where a health professional is talking to a patient.

A telephone conversation between a customer and an agent at a company which ships large boxes overseas.

About Reading

Reading

An extract from an instruction manual: Digital automatic blood pressure monitor.

An extract from an Academic Reading passage on the subject of dung beetles.

About Writing

Writing

OET

Write a healthcare letter, usually a referral letter, based on case notes.

General/Academic English test

Write an essay on a general topic.

About Listening

Speaking

OET

Health professional patient role-plays.

General/Academic English test

Structured interview on a general topic.

About Speaking

Listening

OET

Follow facts during a consultation or understand a short talk on a health-related topic.

General/Academic English test

A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.

About Reading

Reading

OET

The topics are of generic healthcare interest and are therefore accessible to candidates across all professions.

General/Academic English test

Reading and understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose. Questions on general topics.

92% of candidates choose OET because it’s more relevant to their profession.*

*OET candidate survey, August 2018.

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Who Recognises
OET?

OET is recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.