Tips to Do Well in OET Speaking Test


You can easily get A or B provided you focus on basic things and follow our tried and tested OET tips.

1. Role Play - Playing Your Part

It would be good to start the conversation as required. Do not just sit and wait for the patient to being the conversation. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself and move on.

For example:

Hello, my name is Christine and I am the staff head nurse here / community nurse. Can I take your name please?


2. Continuing Conversation

You will have to keep the talk moving. Yes, you should not stop. If at any point of time, the conversation stops and silence pervaded, it will be your responsibility to make it go on again.

For instance, you can keep ready some joiners or silence-breakers to use as the situation demands.


Can you give me more information about it? Can you tell me more about it?

Is there anything else which is bothering you / keeping you distracted / which you would like to add?


3. Do Not Hesitate To Ask Questions

The more the number of questions you ask the patient or the client. Even if your patient is reluctant to speak, he or she will have to answer the question. 

Your primary purpose here would be to keep the patient talking. You can ask some common questions depending upon the topic or medical situation given.


4. Understanding The Patient

You will have to understand what your patient is saying. Try to get as much information as you can about the problem he or she is suffering from and the solution he or she might be expecting to get. When you listen to the patient well, you will be in a position to offer the best advice,suggestions or recommendations.


5. Refining Your Language

Be humble, be respectful and be distinctively understandable. You certainly do not have to speak fast. Speaking fast is not at all fluency. On contrary, this can create problems for you. Your interviewer might not be able to understand you well if you speak fast. So, lower down your speed and try to speak more calmly but more intelligently and precisely.

Focus on what you are saying and how you are saying. 

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