OET Reading & Listening | How To Improve Your Score (OET Podcast Ep. #10)

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In this episode of the Swoosh English OET Podcast, UK English teachers Scott and Una discuss the OET Reading and Listening sections. They share OET-specific tips to improve your listening and reading score, as well as your overall English comprehension. Are you looking to get better at your reading and listening skills? Are you healthcare professionals with goals of moving and working in the UK? Read on to learn simple study hacks and much more and achieve your goals!

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube


OET Reading tip: Read medical journals

 Check for new English words and notice sentence structure like linking words and phrases, conjunctions, transition words, etc.

Write down new words with their definitions, word families, synonyms, and pronunciation notes.

Try to read a journal and figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words within context.

Medical journal example: British Medical Journal

OET Listening tip: Listen to medical podcasts

There are many platforms you can use as your listening skills builder. One way and platform would be, to listen to podcasts with different accents.

Take down notes. This will also help you practice for your writing tests.

Medical podcast examples: ABC’s All in the Mind and BBC’s HealthCheck UK Live

Read newspapers and websites

While podcasts are great listening skills builder, newspapers and website will help you with your OET reading skills. Look up topics that interest you to make your reading fun and informative. And if you’re up to the challenge, you can read them aloud and this can help you prepare too for the speaking test section in the OET tests.

Listen to YouTube videos

You can find interesting videos in English on almost any topic that interests you. Try listening instead of watching to avoid distractions, then watch again with video and then with subtitles.

Access graded content

You can find graded content that is suitable to your level, at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You can also find more resources at https://www.sensationsenglish.com.

For more helpful tips on passing your OET Exam first time simply go to www.swooshenglish.com

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