Use the interviewer in Listening Part C to assist you with the questions
Listening Part C is the third and final section of the OET Listening sub-test.
Part A assesses your ability to identify specific information during a consultation, while Part B tests your ability to identify the detail, gist, opinion or purpose of short extracts from a healthcare workplace.
Part C, on the other hand, asks you to follow a recorded presentation or interview based on accessible healthcare topics. You will answer six multiple-choice questions for each extract.
During Part C, it’s really important to answer the questions confidently and keep track of when each question starts and ends. Fortunately, we have a handy strategy for this below.
The interviewer in Listening Part C
In Listening Part C, one of the audios you will hear will likely be an interview with a healthcare professional.
This interview could be about their work or research they have been involved in recently. The interviewer will ask the professional questions to find out more details about their work or research and their opinions on it.
The interview will be based on an accessible topic for all healthcare professionals who can sit OET.
Use the audio to keep track of your progress
Before the audio starts, there are 90 seconds for you to read the 6 multiple-choice questions. You will notice, that the interviewer’s questions indicate a new question for you to answer.
This is extremely helpful as it keeps your place in the recording. You will know precisely when one question has finished and the next starts.
Even if you find one question difficult to answer, you know when the interviewer asks their next question, it’s time to choose an answer and move on, with the recording, to the next question.
It’s really important to keep track of where you are in the sub-test. It not only ensures you stay within the time-limit but it can also help you get ready for the next question.
For more helpful tips like these, make sure you check out the OET Blog on our Preparation Portal.