This is why you failed your OET exam and our advice on what you should do next
There could be many reasons as to why you failed in your speaking, reading, writing or listening exams. Let’s take speaking for example;
- Your pronunciation wasn’t correct, maybe there was a lot of grammatical mistakes
- Or you didn’t have a range of vocabulary in your answers. Maybe you kept saying “I understand”, “I understand how you feel”, “I understand the problems”, “I understand”, “I understand”- and so on. Using the exact same words, again and again, shows you don’t have much variety in your English vocabulary so that could be an issue too.
- Maybe you did not show any reassurance or empathy
- Or you didn’t cover the bullet points that were on the topic card
- Probably you were interrupting the interlocutor
- You were not asking open-ended questions or maybe you didn’t ask any questions
- You didn’t use the full five minutes of the role-play.
- Probably you weren’t writing enough letters. And maybe you didn’t get any feedback from a teacher. And you didn’t have the right advice and the right techniques to follow
- You were following too many YouTube videos. this teacher or that teacher. Who were all saying different things and this caused you some confusion.
- You didn’t get grade estimations for your writing. Because that’s what we do with our VIP students as we’re constantly giving them corrections on their writing. And we tell them whether they are at a grade A/B etc., or whether they are at a grade C/C+. Do you know what your writing level is right now? This is important. We tell our students what they need to do to improve as well as all the vocabulary/grammar corrections they need.