FAQ's about sitting the OET exam20 May, 20225mins
Frequently Asked Questions About OET (Occupational English Test) The OET exam can be...
Frequently Asked Questions About OET
(Occupational English Test)The OET exam can be a confusing and scary process. Your OET exam is the first step you must take to begin your journey to your chosen English speaking country. Here at Kate Cowhig Recruitment we want to make your journey as easy as possible, so we’ve answered a few FAQ’s to help put you at ease when it comes to taking your exams. ~What is the OET? OET is designed to assess the English language skills of candidates who want to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication. ~Why is the OET required? Applicants who wish to travel to the UK or Ireland must satisfy the NMC/NMBI that they have necessary knowledge to communicate effectively in practice. Communication is defined as speaking, reading, listening and writing. Candidates must prove proficiency in these 4 sections. ~Where is OET recognised? OET is trusted by regulators, hospitals & universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore as proof of ability to communicate effectively. ~What does the test consist of? The OET covers all 4 language skills with emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment. ~What areas does the test examine? OET examines 4 areas, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speech.
- Reading; 60-minute exam consisting of 42 questions. This section examines expeditious reading tasks and careful reading tasks.
- Writing; 45-minute exam consisting of 2 questions. There is one task set for each profession based on a typical workplace situation and the demands of the profession – a nurse does the task for nursing.
- Listening; Approx. 40-minute exam consisting of 42 questions. The listening is broken into 3 sections, you will hear consultation extracts, workplace extracts and presentation extracts.
- Speaking; approx. 20-minute exam. This section is a role play scenario. In each role-play, you take your professional role (as a nurse) while the interlocutor plays a patient.