The English language test that reflects real workplace scenarios

“It made me feel better about patients and understanding their problems, culture and language.” Giti Mehraban, General Physician

Assessment Structure

OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.

About Listening

Listening

approx. 40 minutes

Same content for all healthcare professions.

Follow and understand a range of health-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures.

About Reading

Reading

60 minutes

Same content for all healthcare professions.

Read and understand different types of text on health-related subject

About Writing

Writing

45 minutes

Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations.

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.

About Speaking

Speaking

approx. 20 minutes

Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations.

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.

Medicine Sample Tests

Prepare and practice by downloading free sample tests. You can also buy preparation and practice material through the OET Shop.

*The sample material is from past OET tests, therefore, some references or procedures may be out of date.

Reading Sample
Test 1

Reading Sample
Test 2

Listening Sample
Test 1

Listening Sample
Test 2

Writing Sample
Test 1

Writing Sample
Test 2

Writing Answer Booklet

Speaking Sample 1

Speaking Sample 2

Speaking Sample
Pre-test Introduction
(Audio)

Speaking Sample
Warm Up and Role
Play (Audio)

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