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Occupational English Test 

SPEAKING

The speaking is an individual interview that takes around 20 minutes. It is professional specific for your profession.  In each interview, your identity and profession is checked by the interviewer and there is a short warm up conversation about your professional background. Then the role-plays are introduced, one by one, and you have 2 -3 minutes to prepare for each. The two role-plays take about 5 minutes each. Total Time: 20 minutes

 

READING

Part A- Summary reading task on a Health/medical related topic. Skimming 3-4 short texts with 25-35 missing words to complete (15 minutes)

Part B- Read two passages on general medical topics with a total of 16-20 multiple choice questions (45 minutes)

Total Time: 60 minutes

 

WRITING

It has one writing task and is profession specific.

You take this part of the OET using materials specifically for your profession. Students are required to write a medical letter.

Total Time: 45 minutes           Total words in 40 mins= 180-230 

 

LISTENING

Part A is a recorded consultation between a medical practitioner and a patient (dialogue). You are required to listen to the recording in sections and take notes under the heading given to you. Part B is a talk or lecture on a medical field or issue (monologue). There is a variety of questions types, e.g. note taking and sentence, table completion, true and false questions and multiple choice questions. Total Time: 50 minutes

PTE

SPEAKING

To assess speaking, your skills will be tested by your ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment. TOTAL TIME COMBINED WITH WRITING 77-93 MINUTES

 

READING

In part 2 you will be tested on your reading skills. This single timed section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills items, depending on the combination of items in each test. Total Time 32-41 minutes

 

WRITING

The writing section will require you to write responses in academic English using correct grammar and spelling. TOTAL TIME COMBINED WITH SPEAKING 77-93 MINUTES

 

LISTENING

Part 3 consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip only once so listen carefully. You can take notes. For each question you can adjust the volume. While the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume. Total Time 45-47 minutes

 

 

Academic IELTS

SPEAKING

It is interactive and as close to a real life situation as a test can get. The test is 11-14 minutes in length with 3 parts. Part 1 you answer questions about yourself and your family. Part 2 you speak about any topic. Part 3 you have a longer discussion on the topic. Total Time: 14 minutes

  

READING

Texts are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. A variety of questions is used, chosen from the following types: multiple choice, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow chart completion, diagram label completion, short answer questions. Total Time: 60 minutes

 

WRITING

It has two writing tasks of 150 and 250 words. In task 1 candidates are asked to describe some visual information (graph, table, chart or diagram), and to present a description in their own words. They need to write 150 words in 20 minutes. In task 2 candidates are presented a point of view or argument or problem. They need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.Total Time: 60 minutes Total words in 1 hour = 400 

 

LISTENING

The listening test is 30 minutes and is 4 recorded monologues and conversations.

Questions include: Multiple choice, short answer, sentence completion, form/ note/summary/flow chart/ table completion, labeling a diagram/ plan/ map and matching.

Total Time: 30 minutes