The English language test that reflects real workplace scenarios

“It seemed more familiar with my occupation and helped me to explain medical terms in an easy understandable way.” Atefeh, Pharmacist

Assessment Structure

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

About Listening


approx. 45 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


60 minutes

Same content for all healthcare professions.

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

About 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


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.

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*The sample material is from past OET tests, therefore, some references or procedures may be out of date.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

Speaking Sample
Warm Up and Role
Play (Audio)

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