Do’s and Don’ts of OET Listening Test

We lose marks often over small details in OET Listening. This could quickly get your desired marks.

This is a breakdown of the Do’s & Don’ts for the OET Listening Subtest.

Part A:

Do:

Use the sub-headings as a guide.

>> Provide specific information rather than general from the recording.

Don’t:

>> Jump ahead or back; the gaps follow the sequence.

>> Create complete sentences. A word or a short phrase suffices.

Don’t waste your time with an eraser if you make a mistake. You can easily cross out any words you don’t want the person who wrote your paper to accept. This will take less time, and you won’t be penalized.

Part B:

You will hear six extracts recorded from the healthcare workplace in Part B. Each extract requires you to answer one multiple-choice question. This section of the test typically lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Do:

To understand the interaction, you should read the context information for each extract. Each question should be carefully read.

>> Fill in the Question Paper with your answers using a 2B pencil.

Don’t:

>> Choose your answer until the entire extract is available.

>> Do not fill in more than one question on the Question Paper. The scanner will not recognize your answer, and you won’t receive marks.

Part C:

Part C contains two recordings of an interview or recorded presentation on a health-related topic. While you listen, answer six multiple-choice questions about each recording. The test lasts approximately 15 minutes. These are some tips to help you prepare for the Practice Test.

Do:

>> Please read through each question carefully.

>> Fill in the Question Paper with your answers using a 2B pencil.

Don’t:

>> Wait for the keywords to be used in the question/answer options to be spoken in the recording. The speaker will often use synonyms for the words you have just read.

>> Do not fill in more than one question on the Question Paper. The scanner will not recognize your answer, and you won’t receive marks.

Share with friends and family