OET Speaking For Nurses Striking The Conversation

In a role play with the interviewer, you will have to describe how good you are at dealing with the patients or the clients, how well you communicate with the patients/clients.  

The interviewer will act like your patient or client. You are required to explain to the patient or the client everything he/she may ask you. This requires serious approach and you will have to make sure that you play your real role that is of a nurse. 

In your role-play you will have to describe how good you are at your profession. 

You will receive the card with all the details of the role play. You will have to be smart enough to execute the same. If the information in the card says you need to comfort the patient or explain to the patient about a disease you will have to do it. If you are required to advise patients about a particular medical regime, you will have to focus on the same.

Similarly, you may have to explain to the patient how to take the insulin or why insulin has been recommended by the doctor. There can be any case. You will have to be ready for it. Some example sentences that can help you strike conversation during your role-play include the following:

  • Hello/ Good Morning/Good Afternoon/Good Evening 
  • I am Kaira. My Name is Kaira. I am a nurse. My name is Kaira. 
  • Hello/ Good Morning/Good Afternoon/ Good Evening. 

Following are the common expressions for the introduction part (as per the case given)

  • I am appointed to take care of you. 
  • I will be taking care of you today. 
  • What can I do for you?
  • How can I help you?
  • May I check your identity?  
  • Can I take your name? 
  • What is your age? 
  • How do you spell your name?
  • How old are you?
  • What brings you to the hospital?
  • Do you have health insurance? 
  • If you need help, you can call me.
  • Or you can call other nurses too, they will help you. 
  • You need medical checkup. 
  • How is your health now? What do you think about your health? 
  • Would you tell me about your health condition, please?
  • Do you have any problems with digestion?
  • Do you have a problem with bowel movement? Any problem with waterworks? Is the stool loosed?  Do you have sluggish waterworks?  


These are the common adjectives that are used to describe the pain 

Stabbing, sharp, aching, dull, aggravating, tender, shooting, nagging, intense. 

  • How you do you feel now? Let me know where does it pain you? 
  • Do you feel pain around your shoulder? 
  • Do you feel pain in ankles? 
  • Does your elbow feel painful?  
  • Does it move around?
  • What is the pain like? How do you rate it on a scale of 0-10? Does it last for long time?
  • Does this pain occur here/at a particular place? Does it occur only under certain circumstances? Did you have anything for it? Did you take any medicine for it? 
  • Can you please rise your eyebrows?
  • Can you please puff your cheeks? 
  • Can you please frown your forehead?
  • Can you shrug your shoulder?
  • Please, close your eyes tightly. Please, smile a little. Flex your neck with chin toward.  


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