OET

OET Introduction

At Khaira Education Test Preparation center (presently operating in Amritsar and Mohali), we deliver unsurpassed training to Health professionals thus enabling them to excel in their exam in the first attempt itself ! We are a team of expert trainers who are not only qualified but professionals to the core and have unrivaled experience in intensive training since 15 years. We have established a stellar track record of satisfied and triumphant students.
 

So why choose Khaira Education? What are the special and distinct attributes that we possess which the other institutes in India cannot boast of ? What makes our training so unique and effective?

 
To condense 15 victorious years of experience into a few sentences seems next to impossible but allow us to explain some key features about our team and methodology that makes us the best in the business !

 
All our trainers are TESOL/TEFL/CELTA certified and as a result, they are familiar with the challenges faced by non-native speakers during acquisition of a language and are professionally well-equipped to tackle them.

 

Our intensive exam preparation course is aligned with the exam format and we understand the weight-age given to different components of the test.
 

We have developed our own resources and books to help you gain a better understanding of the strategies which improve your score. As well as this, we constantly update ourselves with the latest exam questions so as to stay updated regarding any revision in the test format.
 

course content

Writing Analysis of the writing task; planning your letter; timed writing practice; model letters; written feedback related to the OET criteria; individual conferencing with your teacher; advanced grammar, sentence structure and spelling.
Listening Listening strategies; note-taking skills; exam practice and monitoring of exam technique; spelling.
Speaking Analysis of role play requirements; regular recorded role play practice; individual feedback from your teacher; advanced grammar and vocabulary for speaking; pronunciation and access to listening and speaking tasks on our own website.
Reading Reading strategies for Part A and Part B; exam practice and feedback; vocabulary building; and reading skills exercises.

 
Our outstanding teaching methodology forms an indispensable tool in your success. Our language labs are specifically designed to make learning easier with audio-visual aids. We understand the differences in cognitive structures in students and each lesson plan is designed keeping in mind the learning capacity of the students and mixed abilities.

 
Regular practice tests and constructive feedback by experts in the industry improve your performance daily. Students will learn in a collegiate environment that promotes healthy competition and is conducive to learning.

 

With our long-standing experience and success in this field, we have developed smart strategies that are specifically tailored to improve your score in a set time-frame of just 4 weeks !

 
We take tremendous pride in the fact that we have not only helped professionals clear OET with A/B grades in the first go, but also enhanced their communication and interpersonal skills that has supported them in their careers. Thus, the students are able to achieve ‘two birds with one stone’ goal with simultaneously clearing their exam as well as improve their employability skills.
 

Our course leader Gurleen Khaira has a post-graduate diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages). She specialises in training students on pronunciation, articulation and speech patterns which is usually a cause of worry for students from Indian sub-continent. She has scored an overall Band 9 in IELTS and has won the ‘Best IELTS score award’. She is an extremely patient and friendly training consultant which is what most students want someone who will be focusing on-and rectifying -their pronunciation weakness areas. Further, she has penned a book titled “OET Speaking and Writing made easy for Nurses’, which is a one-stop solution for nurses taking the OET test.

 

OET Coaching Centre In Amritsar

At Khaira Education Test Preparation centre, we provide OET training for health professionals in Amritsar and Mohali by certified teachers.

  • We have good support books for a variety of international health professional examinations.
  • We have sourced the most authentic material.
  • We have different types of Simulation Questions.
  • Video Lectures with demonstration and conversations with patients to help enhance communication and soft skills.
  • Regular practice and mock tests.

 
At Khaira Education Test Preparation centre, we can have the confidence that our instructors are specifically trained and supported by an outstanding team of academic advisors, student advisors, and curriculum specialists. Khaira Education Test Preparation centre teaching methodologies are designed for the student whose demands focused and efficient preparation under flexible schedule options. The course is customized to deliver comprehensive study you need in a consolidated amount of time.

 

OET (Occupational English Test) Study Material

Khaira Education Test preparation centre caters the best possible OET study material that stimulates the actual OET test to help students learn under real test conditions. The excellent study material for OET preparation is designed to help professionals achieve their desired grade i.e. grade B or more. Our self-prepared sets of OET study Material contain updated and revised practice papers for Nurses who are preparing for their OET examination. Our study material has all types of question formats in order to acquaint students with exam techniques. The resources are of a similar level of difficulty and ramification. Therefore, this study will help candidates succeed in all prospects of the examination.

 

OET Sample Papers

Khaira Education Test Preparation Centre offers preparatory OET sample papers which are intended to meet the permit requirements of practicing in Australia and New Zealand as a registered health professional. At Khaira Education Test Preparation Centre you will explore a world of global learning opportunities, dedicated and pro-active faculty, useful knowledge base and an environment that fosters knowledge sharing and self-development.

 

OET Writings

The Writing sub-test takes 45 minutes with 5 minutes for reading the task and the remaining 40 minutes for attempting the writing task and is a profession-specific task. The module consist of 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, a dentist does the task for dentistry, and so on. The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter e.g. a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group. Along with the task instructions, you will receive material (case notes and/or other related documentation) which includes information to use in your response. Your performance is scored against five parameters and receives a band score for each standard:

  • Overall Task Fulfilment
  • Appropriateness of Language
  • Lexical Features say: grammar and cohesion.
  • Presentation Features like spelling, punctuation, layout, etc.

 

OET Speaking Topics

The Speaking sub-test is delivered individually and takes about 20 minutes with a total of 2 cue-cards. The candidate takes this part using materials specifically from his/her profession. In each role-play, candidate take the professional role (e.g. as a nurse) while the interviewer plays a patient/client or sometimes a patient’s relative or carer’s role. Candidate will receive information for each role-play on a card, which he/she keep during the role-play. He/she may write notes on the card if necessary. The card explains the situation and what is to done.
 
The role-plays are based on typical workplace situations and reflect the demands made on the professional in those situations. Different role-plays are used for different candidates for the same test. The interviewer follows a script so that the Speaking test structure is similar for each candidate. He/she also has detailed information to use in each role-play.

 

OET Reading

The Reading sub-test consists of two parts (Part A and Part B): The Reading sub-test takes 60 minutes in total.

 
Part A
Part A is a Summary reading task. This requires test-takers to skim and scan 4 short texts (a total of about 650 words) related to a single topic and to complete a summary paragraph by filling in the missing words. Test-takers are required to read the texts and write responses for 25-35 gaps in total, within a strictly monitored time limit of 15 minutes.

 
Part B
Test-takers are required to read two passages (600-800 words each) on general medical topics and answer 8-10 multiple choice questions for each text (a total of 16-20 questions) – within a time limit of 45 minutes. The content is suitable for all the medical and health professions using the OET.
 
The two texts are on health-related topics and are similar to texts found in academic or professional journals. Candidate is provided with a printed booklet with the text and questions and a separate answer sheet to complete. He/she must indicate the chosen response to each question by shading the appropriate oval on the answer sheet.

 

OET Listening

The Listening sub-test takes around 45 minutes. The exact length depends on the length of the audio recording. It has two parts and is the same for all OET candidates. In Part A you listen to a recording of a dialogue consultation between a health professional and a patient. You take notes under the headings provided while you listen. This part of the test usually accumulates about 20 minutes. In Part B, you listen to a recording of a talk or lecture by a health professional on a health-related issue which is a monologue. This part of the test usually lasts around 25 minutes. You hear the recordings for the two parts once only, just as you would in actual life. However, there are pauses during the recordings to allow you with time to write your answers and to read the next heading or question. At the start of each part, there is some time for you to skim and scan the headings and questions; at the end of the test, there will be time for you to check your answers.

 

What Is OET?

The Occupational English Test (OET) is a professional test for health practitioners who have qualified to practice in one country and wish to gain provisional registration to practice their profession in an English-speaking context. The Test evaluates English language proficiency as it is used in medical and health professions. The OET is administered by the OET Centre up to ten times a year in over 40 locations globally. The Test measures the language competency of health practitioners who are seeking registration and the ability to practice in an English-speaking environment. Currently, OET is valid for the following professions:

Dentistry

Pharmacy

Dietetics

Podiatry

Medicine

Physiotherapy

Nursing

Radiography

Occupational Therapy

Speech Pathology

Optometry

Veterinary Science

 

The OET consists of four sub-tests: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Test is accepted by over 30 Boards and Councils and can be used for migration purposes.

 

IELTS vs. OET – which one suits you best? You decide!

LISTENING

READING

WRITING

SPEAKING

IELTS listening – get 32
out of 40 correct = Band
7. The information for the
gap-fill exercises is
(mostly) played
sequentially. The test is
usually in 3 sections: one
is mono-voice; one is a
conversation between
two or more people; one
is someone giving
directions you follow – on
a map or a floor plan.
There are several English
accents to contend with:
maybe a Scottish accent, a
New Zealand accent,
American or Australian
accent.

 

 

The IELTS Listening test
takes 40 minutes to
complete.
Assessed by an IELTS
assessor.

 

OET listening – is in two
parts.
Part A is a consultation –
about 8 to 10 minutes.
Two voices.
Part B is a “lecture” – one
voice – 25 or so minutes.
Starts off at a reasonable
pace but the last third is
spoken quickly –demands
high concentration to
keep up with what the
speaker says / summarise
/ brief time to take notes.
To get a “B” (or “A”) in
OET Listening, candidate
must get at least 65%
right.

Assessed by an OET
assessor.

Instead of To get a “B” (or “A”) in 
OET Listening, candidate 
must get at least 65% 
right.

To get a “B” grade in OET Listening, a candidate must get approximately 65 % 

 

IELTS Reading – score 32
out of 40 correct = and
you have Band 7.
Usually there are 3
sections – with 12 to 15
questions for each
section. Questions are
either multiple choice / or
fill-in-the-gap.
Straightforward.
Questions are (mostly)
sequential.

 

 

You are given one hour to
complete the reading. You
choose which section you
do first, second & third.
Reading answer sheet is
marked by computer.

OET Reading is in 2 parts.
Part A consists of 4
separate pieces of text on
the one topic. Your task is
to complete the
summarising gap-fill
exercise at the end. There
are many gaps – maybe
28 to 35. You are given
15 minutes to complete
the readings and fill in all
the gaps.

Part B consists of two
passages – each with
multiple choice questions.
Many MCQ have 2 of the
4 options which could be
correct. Your task is to
work out which one is
more correct than the
other.

You are given 45 minutes
to do Part B.
To get a “B” (or “A”) in
Reading, candidate must
get at least 65% right.

Reading answer sheet is
marked by computer.

Instead, of
To get a “B” (or “A”) in 
Reading, candidate must 
get at least 65% right.

To get a “B” grade in OET Reading, a candidate must get approximately 65 % 

IELTS Academic Writing
consists of 2 parts:
Part A – describe a graph,
a table or a flow chart.
Part B – write a 250w
essay.

 

 

Part A requires analytical
English – the language of
comparison. You write
about ‘..the upward
trend’ or ‘fluctuated
between …’ or ‘remained
constant / unchanged’
Part B writing requires
you to write a
comparative or an
argumentative essay (one
page – 250 words long).
You get one hour for
writing.

 

You are given both Parts
together. You can do the
essay first – then the
graph. It is up to you.
Assessed by an IELTS
assessor.

 

OET Writing requires
candidates to consider a
discipline-specific case
study – and write a letter
of referral. Nurses might
write a letter of discharge;
Pharmacists might write a
letter to the customer’s
doctor; Doctors and
Dentists usually are
writing to a specialist –
referring the patient.
5 minutes reading time
40 minutes writing time.

Assessed by an OET
assessor.

IELTS Speaking is in three
parts:

Part 1 – warm up / intro / very
short “interview’
Part 2 – the solo performance
– one min. preparation time
then two minutes talking on
the given topic.
Part 3 – a 2-way conversation.

 

 

The critical difference
between IELTS and OET
Speaking Test is that in the
IELTS speaking test you are
talking with your examiner –
the one who judges you.

 

Your body language counts –
can help you.

 

 

Takes 11 to 13 minutes.
OET Speaking takes the form
of a consultation / an
exchange of information –
between the professional and
the patient / client / customer
– however the “role player” is
instructed to act passively,
making it extremely hard for
the professional to “drive” the
encounter.

The intonation of the
candidate’s voice is most
important – as is sounding
confident. “Body language”
is NOT involved.
2 role plays in 15 minutes.

Speaking is assessed by two
OET assessors who listen to
your recorded voice some
time after the test is over.

 

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