OET Insights Speaking: Medicine
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OET Insights Speaking: Medicine

Tips and Techniques for the OET Speaking Test for Medicine
4.6 (78 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
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Created by Sona Lisa Bose
Last updated 2/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 20 downloadable resources
  • 2 Practice Tests
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • OET Medicine Speaking tips and techniques
  • OET criteria
  • Useful language for the OET Medicine speaking test
  • Useful phrases for the Medicine Speaking Occupational English Test
  • Examples of a model OET Medicine speaking test and GP consultation
  • Pronunciation
  • Stress patterns, intonation
  • Grammar
  • Language that you can take away with you and use in the test and your everyday professional lives
  • Soft Skills
  • Be of a level B2+ in English
  • Be a doctor
  • Be interested in improving your OET speaking skills for the Medicine test

Be guided through the OET criteria, learn useful phrases that you can use during your role-play consultations and in real life.  Work through the lectures to practise and extend your vocabulary and grammatical skills, and read along with the teacher to focus on correct pronunciation, intonation, tone, and register.  You'll also be able to take our practice tests to check your progress, and listen to two model role-plays with commentary to identify key ways criteria has been met.  This course will help you get more familiar with the test, help increase your confidence, teach you key test-taking strategies, and show you ways you can boost your score.

Who this course is for:
  • Occupational English Test (OET) Medicine Students
  • OET Test Takers: Medicine
  • Doctors wishing to train for the OET speaking test
  • OET speaking test takers: Medicine
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 04:06:50
+ Introduction
4 lectures 53:39

Gain an understanding into what the Occupational English Test is, who's it for, and how it's scored.  After watching this, you'll be able to have a good overview of the OET and be ready to start your course.

Preview 10:04

Get to know the speaking test format, familiarise yourself with test procedure, and get to know what to expect on test day.

Preview 04:53

By understanding the criteria for the OET Medicine speaking test, it is easier to give the examiners what they want.  Watch this video to get an insight into what you need to do to score well on test day.

OET Insights Speaking: Medicine Criteria

Download and work your way through the presentation quiz to test how much of the criteria you remember.  Match the sample phrases with the criteria they satisfy.

OET Speaking Criteria Quiz

Can you match the evidence you can provide during the role plays to the criteria they fulfil?

Speaking Test Criteria
9 questions
+ De-coding the role-play
3 lectures 23:34

Watch this letter to see where and how to start getting ready for the role-play.

Preview 08:39

Taking the setting into consideration and the patient's / carer's feelings, what's the best way to begin these role-plays?

Beginning the role-play
5 questions

Find out how key-words can help give you an insight into what to do in the role-play.

De-coding the role-play: Key Words

Let's work through a sample role-play and hear one student's version.

De-coding the role-play: Sample Role-Play
+ OET Medicine speaking test: Language Practice
11 lectures 01:40:59

Here, you'll be able to practise some useful expressions for greeting your patient depending on whether you know them, or don't.  Read out aloud and practise pronunciation and intonation to improve your score.

Language Practice: Greetings

Once you've greeted your patient, you need to begin the consultation.  Here, we look at different ways you can do so, from the more formal, to the more friendly.

Language Practice: Starting the Interview

Learn how to ask the patient about the location and duration of the pain.

Language Practice: Asking for Specific Information - Location and Duration

Now, focus in on how to ask the patient about the type and severity of the pain.

Language Practice: Asking about Type and Severity of Problem

Learn useful sentence stems that you can complete as necessary when you are prescribing.

Language Practice: Prescribing

How many useful expressions can you remember?

Language Practice: Quiz
5 questions

Focusing on grammar constructions and pronunciation, this lecture helps you learn a selection of useful phrases to  give your patients advice and suggestions.  

Language Practice: Advice and Suggestions

Now, practise the language, pronunciation, and intonation needed to convey a sense of urgency and to give your patients strong advice and warnings.

Language Practice: Strong Advice and Warnings

Learn how to deal with a difficult patient.

Language Practice Library: Dealing with a Difficult Patient

It's never easy to break bad news in any language, but here are some sentences and strategies to help you.

Language Practice Library: Breaking Bad News

Learn and practise useful phrases to check that you have understood all the information the patient has given you accurately, as well as checking that the patient has understood all that you have told them correctly.

Language Practice: Checking Understanding

As you draw towards the end of the consultation, learn which phrases you can use to signal that the consultation is coming to an end, as well as how to take leave of your patient.

Language Practice: Ending the Consultation

Now that you've completed the section, practise your knowledge by choosing the correct word to complete the useful phrases you've learnt.

Language Practice Test
25 questions
+ Model Consultation: Rosacea
2 lectures 22:26

Listen to a model role-play between a GP and a patient from the UK.  Identify how the doctor structures the consultation, highlight the criteria being met, and revise some useful expressions that you can take away with you and use for the test and when you start practising.

Listen to a typical GP consultation: Identify structure and useful phrases.

Identify which criterion is being satisfied by the doctor's expressions.

Criteria Matching
9 questions

How many expressions can you remember?  Fill in the gaps and answer the questions to identify key ways to satisfy the criteria.

Rosacea Role-Play Quiz
+ Model Consultation: Epigastric Pain OET Role-Play
3 lectures 37:54

Analyse an OET role-play task and learn techniques to help you maximise your planning time.

Role-Play Task Analysis

Listen to the model role-play by a doctor from India, and then work through the exercises to identify key phrases and way the test criteria is fulfilled, as well as ways in which to improve the interaction.

Role-Play Listening Task

Listen to feedback commentary on the role-play you've just heard and find out what works well and what can be improved to score more highly in the test.

Role-Play Feedback with Commentary
+ Round Up
2 lectures 08:18

In the video, we go through some further free resources that you can use to extend your study beyond the course.  Then, grab a colleague, friend, or family member and get practising!

Further Resources

Just before we finish the course, let's summarise the key points that you should remember.

Round-Up Lecture