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Thank you for your warm messages.

I’ve been receiving messages on coaching and tips about OET. I am glad and
flattered you feel that I am competent enough to teach OET however; I don’t have
sufficient knowledge and skills to do that. I just share what I’ve learned from my
review and give feedbacks as mush as I can.

To fulfill your requests, I made a comprehensive guide on how to prepare
for OET based from my experience and what I believe can improve each and
everyone’s skills and competence in taking the exam.


1. Be familiar with the type of exam. Remember that there are two parts for the
listening category. The first is usually a consultation and the second is a

2. In part A, it will require you to follow facts during a consultation so it is a must to
write in a note-taking format and you may write your answer in any order. You
may paraphrase the information, as long you don’t change what it means.
Part B needs understanding on health related topics and you must complete the
given tasks/questions and order will depend on the type of task given.

3. Be familiar with the real world voices because that’s what’s used in the exam.

4. Make sure of your answer during each number because you don’t have extra
time to change it except from the 2 minutes at the end of the sub-test and this is
not enough to review your answers. I just used to pray and rewrite some items

5. Be also informed how it is graded per category so you can really check if you
need further improvement.

6. TIPS:
a. Write as much as you can. If it is in the conversation then it is part of the
b. Practice Australian audiobooks so you can be familiar with their accent or
watch Australian movies and you can start with listening to Thor
c. Practice everyday. Don’t be complacent. And when you practice, set the
standard higher like making the passing mark higher than what is needed.
d. Use 2-3 pencils because it’s much better to write in a properly sharpened
e. I always imagine that I am in a clinic with a doctor asking a patient, and
you need to take that patient’s information. Taking many information as
many as I can

1. Be familiar with the exam. You must understand what are the mechanics of
Reading Part A and B and how much time you have in each part. Know also how
it is graded so you’ll know if you need improvement.

2. Practice Reading Part A several times. It’s an easy test however; the trick is the
15 minutes time frame that makes it hard. The answers are easy to find but the
time is short. So you need to adjust and make yourself capable of looking and
understanding the question within that time limit.
Assess your self whether you manage to skim and scan the answers.

3. Part A answers will be written in the numbered boxes using 2B pencil where it
will be scanned by a computer and Part B on a separate answer sheet using any
type of pencil. Practice this type of reading in Part A because this is much
beneficial than others.

You don’t need to make it perfectly in one try. I was able to do it on my 5th try.
First try, practice without time, check and assess yourself how good you did.
Then practice with the time frame. Strictly 15 minutes. Do not give yourself
consideration. 15 minutes is 15 minutes and that’s it. Continuously do that until
you make it.

4. Practice Reading Part B several times as well. Practice your understanding and
getting the meaning of each context. The time given is longer but it is difficult to
find the correct answer. Pay attention to the writer’s point of view. Practice
elimination of choices.

5. No extra time will be given so be sure of your answer.

6. Do not use abbreviations and spell correctly.

7. Read more to be familiar with grammar and improve your comprehension. I read
blogs and articles online that interest me.

a. I identify the types of texts such as research, question & answer,
definition, etc.
b. Use skim and scan technique in finding key words and clues. Be familiar
with this type of reading.
c. You may change the tense of the word to fit the gap summary.
d. Jump into another text after you find the answer.
e. Look for keys such as names of persons, locations, treatments, equipment,
dates, and events.
f. Practice within 12 minutes so you may have time of 3 minutes to reflect
and check your answers.

a. Have a wider range of vocabulary, range of understanding and define
b. Be familiar how to eliminate answers. Provided choices are tricky and
needs to be understood to be able to get the correct answer.
c. Write your answer in the answer sheet directly.


1. Be familiar with the mechanics and time frame.

2. Be reminded of:
a. Overall task fulfillment
b. Appropriateness of language
c. Comprehension of stimulus
d. Linguistic features (grammar and cohesion)
e. Presentation features (spelling. Layout and punctuations).

3. Spell correctly.

4. TIPS:
a. Practice in exam mode. Do the 5 minutes review and start writing. Do
exactly how it is done in the exam.
b. Have ONE FORMAT to follow. All formats is accepted so it is better to stick
to one only. Look online and through E2 OET for a format in writing you
can follow for any type of letter.
c. It’s better to always write in layman’s term.
d. Avoid abbreviations except from the universally accepted in medical field.
e. Address of the patient should not be written on the letter, that’s why we
write they may contact us for further details.
f. Know if the reader already knows the patient or not, this will make
changes on how you select your information in the case notes.
g. Choose only the important and relevant information.
h. Organize in neat paragraphs. It is important to have single-themed
paragraphs. Have a structure to follow like:
Introductory sentence
Main issue
Secondary issue
Any other details
The request
i. Transform the case notes. Rephrase and do not copy.
j. Be familiar with transitional words, grammar, tenses, and word limit.


1. Be familiar with the speaking mechanics and time limit.

2. Practice to speak in public or with other people in English.
3. Be familiar with common medical cases such as stroke, dementia, safety
guidelines, wound management etc. this will give you additional insights in your

4. Lead the conversation. The invigilator is just and actor/actress and you must
lead the flow of conversation.

5. Be conversant and confident.

6. If you are not fluent in English, just use basic and simple English with a mix of
complex sentences. Instead of trying hard and impressing the invigilator. Being
your true self will give you more confidence during your conversation.

7. No need to use any other accent. Just use you own.

8. Start the conversation and keep it moving. Ask the patient to make her talk.
Listen to him/her and respond accordingly by adjusting your language.
Acknowledge the patient’s feelings. Organize the role-play.

9. Expect the unexpected. Do not be throttle if the invigilator suddenly becomes
sad, angry or anxious. It’s part of the play. You need to react appropriately like if
you are with your patient. Think of what you are going to say and do but stick to
the theme of role-play card.

10. Practice and practice. Be creative and just be your self.

Here are some of my tips. Hope it will be useful for you. Make yourself
comfortable to take the exam. Don’t forget to pray before, during and after the

Thank you and May God pour His blessings unto us.

Best regards,
Ms. Jae M. C.