At Swoosh English we care deeply about our students and we want nothing more than for you to achieve your goals. Speaking in a foreign or second language under exam conditions is going to be a nerve-wracking and challenging experience. However, if you have prepared effectively and are aware of what the examiners are looking for, you will be in a position to pass your OET Speaking exam with flying colors. This guide will give you the vital information you need to help you become that expert OET speaker. Therefore, achieve the result you need for your career dreams to be realised.
- What is the OET Speaking Test?
- From reality to roleplay
- What to do to prepare before the OET Speaking Test
- Using the warmer to enter “English-mode”
- Using the preparation time effectively
- Demonstrating your language skills
- Opening the conversation
- Gathering information
- Responding to your interlocutor
- Structuring the information you give
- Closing your conversation
- The OET Speaking checklist
- How Swoosh can help you
What is the OET Speaking Test?
From reality to roleplay
What to do to prepare before the OET Speaking Test
Make sure that you have familiarised yourself with the OET Speaking format:
Get plenty of practice doing the exam:
Pay careful attention to feedback:
Use learning strategies to help you improve:
Using the warmer to enter “English-mode”
Using the preparation time effectively
Demonstrating your language skills during the OET Speaking exam
Opening the conversation
Responding to your interlocutor
Structuring the information you give in the OET Speaking part
Closing your conversation
The OET Speaking checklist
- Prepare yourself thoroughly to make sure that you are ready for the exam.
- Relax and use the warmer as a way to enter into English mode.
- Make sure you use your preparation time effectively: read the role card in detail
- Greet the patient appropriately
- Use open and closed questions to gather information about the patient
- Respond with interest and empathy to the information the patient gives you
- Provide the information the patient needs, make sure you address all of the tasks on the role card (if time permits) in a structured manner
- Ask if the patient requires any clarification
- Repeat the main points and confirm any future action which needs to be taken
- Say goodbye and wish your interlocutor well
- Get ready to do the above one more time for your second roleplay and then relax. Your speaking exam will have come to an end.