Did You Hear the Words Correctly in OET Listening Test


In OET Listening sub-test, you will certainly write what you hear. That is the rule. But, if you hear something that is not very familiar to you then what?

Take a look at the sentence given below:

The doctor denied to write the prescription.

Prescription (pronounce as pri-SKRIP-shun)

What if the word in the recording is “PROSTATE” and you have heard it as PROSTRATE?

What if the speaker says “Endoscopy” and you have understood it as “Endoscope?”

There can be a lot of confusion if you do not know how the pronunciation is.

It is always suggested by the experts that the candidate should always focus on learning and improving English accent and English pronunciation before taking the OET.

If English is not your mother tongue and you also make use of English very less in healthcare settings, you may obviously develop no English language skills.

Pay attention to learning and improving English pronunciation because, you are going to deal with Australian, Canadian pronunciation.

Check out these sample script from one of the OET listening sub-tests

Speaker:Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. It is reported to grow mostly during or before puberty. Scoliosis can occur due to numerous reasons. It can be due to conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. However, the cause of most scoliosis is not known to medical experts.”

Words that are common but difficult to pronounce are Scoliosis, Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy.

However, for someone with poor English pronunciation or English accent, it can be difficult to decipher what the speaker is saying. 

Therefore, brush up your English accent or pronunciation before you go for the real OET.

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