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You will find a number of handy OET preparation materials on the OET Blog. From tips and hints to test day guides, take a look and start on your road to OET success.

Language Tips

What slang names do you know for cigarettes?

What do your patients call cigarettes? I’m sure you’re all very familiar with the word but are you so familiar with the slang forms? Patients may use these instead of the full form. For example: fags, smokes, ciggies and even rollies which…
Test Tips

How easy do you find it to understand opinions?

The importance of opinions Part of the testing focus in Listening Part C is to check your understanding of opinions. In your work day you will hear many different opinions from both colleagues and patients. Often the presentation of one opinion will…
Language Tips

Are pins and needles something you experience?

Pins and needles is a common expression for patients It describes a tingling sensation. Most commonly, people feel pins and needles in their hands and feet, often after the release of pressure in these areas. It’s quite a descriptive expression as it…
Test Tips

This is how to read the text in Reading Part C

Here's how to read for success in Reading Part C The topics of the 2 Reading Part C texts are of general healthcare interest aimed at intelligent professionals. They are the types of text you might read in your free time to…
Test Tips

Listening Part C. How confident are you?

Are you confident you can answer 5/5 correct? If there were any gaps in your knowledge, find out more Listening specific test information or watch the Listening Masterclass. Knowing what to expect in Listening Part C will improve your confidence on test…
Language Tips

This is how and why hyphens are used in English.

What is a hyphen (-)? A hyphen is a punctuation mark that primarily joins words or parts of words You can use hyphens when writing compound modifiers when it comes before the word it's changing Dictionaries are the best place to find…