OET Speaking Test Tips

All That You Need To Know About Role-Plays

Do you know there are so many candidates who foster this fear of speaking, especially in front of people who they think will judge their language? Well, OET speaking test can give goosebumps all over. Candidates often get nervous before and during the test. They harbor some kind of fear and this hamper their performance and they do not manage to do well.  

The art of scoring higher in OET Speaking Sub-Test

What are you? A doctor? A nurse? A physiotherapist? A dentist? Well, first thing that is of great importance is to understand this fact that your test is going to be of the language and not what you are. If you think you are good at your profession and you just need to showcase your expertise, then you are wrong. Yes, this is not the test of what medical knowledge you possess. It is a test of how well you speak in English language.

Speak only when required

When you enter the room, greet the interviewer with the smile on your face. Handshake, hi or hello can do the magic for you. And wait for your turn to speak. You do not have to be in a hurry to finish this test yourself.

No anxiousness

Let your face express this feeling of happiness and that you were looking forward to this interview. Introduce yourself when you are asked to. It is certainly not good to start talking about yourself the moment you take the chair. Most of the candidates do this which is not the right thing to do.

Understanding role play

Remember, it is a role-play and it is not that you are asked to act. So, speak very clearly in your own tone. Be calm and be cool. You do not have to put up a show of something you are not.

The most important thing that you will have to focus on is that you will have to perform the role in a natural way. Yes, you do not have to act like an actor. Just play your role. Be what you are. If you are doctor, then feel like you are dealing with one of your patients and try to talk to the interviewer in a more general way as you can.

If your interview is playing the role of the patient, then assume that in the right way. Of course, a patient will know nothing about the problems or the possible consequences of the medicine he or she is taking, therefore, give your best answers. Talk as smoothly as explicitly as you can without creating a negative impact on your expected score.

Do not try to explain everything in detail when it comes to talking about any disease or medical condition of the patient. In fact, at your workplace, you do not do this. Right? You will have to try to make the patient understand you in layman’s language. No medical jargon, please.

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