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OET Day 8

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      1. Connectors

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      Additionally

      • Additionally, you can try uniting the patient’s family, especially his brothers.

      Although

      • Although the patient has no family history of tuberculosis, it is imperative that he undergoes a complete examination.
      • It is imperative that he undergoes a complete examination although the patient has no family history of tuberculosis.

      Also

      • Also, kindly monitor his blood-sugar levels daily for a week.
      • Kindly monitor his blood-sugar levels also daily for a week.

      Apart from this 

      • Apart from this, it is often noticed that the patient remains in seclusion for hours.
      • You will have to closely observe the patient’s social behavior apart from this.

      As a Result

      • As a result, the patient has recently contracted Ebola virus and is now he is undergoing blood transfusion. Very rarely No
        As a result of which  No The patient was in areas where several cases of Ebola infections were reported as a result which he has recently contracted Ebola virus No
        As a result of this The patient was in areas where several cases of Ebola infections were reported. As a result this he has recently contracted Ebola virus. No The patient has recently contracted Ebola virus as a result this.

      As if / As though

      • As if being haunted by his past memories, the patient likes to remain away from everyone.
      • The patient behaves as if he is being haunted by some spirit.  No

      As well as

      • A very confusing connector.
      • When you “connect A and B with as well as in the middle, B doesn’t get equal relevance to A.
      • The patient as well as his mother and a brother is hypertensive.
      • For that reason, Ms Roy was given another analgesic, as well.

      At the same time

      • At the same time, the patient has been recommended trying warm water bath twice a day.

      Because / Because of / Because of which

      • Because of the extreme pain and swallowing difficulty due to dysphagia, the patient has commenced on an IV fluid therapy since 12th March.
      • The patient has commenced treatment on IV fluid therapy since 12th March because of the extreme pain and swallowing difficulty due to dysphagia.
      • The patient has extreme pain and swallowing difficulty due to dysphagia because of which she has commenced on an IV fluid therapy since 12th March.

      Besides

      • Besides, Mr Singh is very depressed about his condition. She has been on tab paracetamol besides a couple of very expensive analgesics.

      But

      • Thereafter the patient underwent continuous diagnosis but no symptoms were noted objectively.

      Consequently

      • Consequently, Ms Roy developed low appetite. This was followed by a week’s physiotherapy, consequently enabling the patient ambulate without a walker.

      Despite / In spite of

      • Despite our attempts to pacify the patient, he remains silent and averse to all the medicines.
      • The patient remains silent and averse to all the medicines despite our attempts to pacify the patient.

      Due to this / Due to which

      • The patient’s car collided with a cyclist and killed a 30 year old man on the spot. Due to this, the patient is experiencing a traumatic depressive state. No The patient is experiencing a traumatic depressive state due to this.
      • The patient has spent two quarters of his life in Siberia due to which he is now homesick.

      For this reason,

      • For this reason, the patient was advised to consult a psychiatrist.
      • The patient was advised to consult an optometrist for this reason.

      Hence

      • Ms Roy experienced cervical dilation but child birth was delayed, hence she had to undergo emergency cesarean section at 6.30.

      However,

      • However, Ms Tokya has now improved and she can manage her insulin injections.

      If / Unless

      • If you think the patient will improve through this smoking cessation, you can encourage him to quit drinking.
      • You can encourage the patient to quit drinking If you think she will improve through this smoking cessation.

      In addition to (this) / Additionally

      • In addition to the above mentioned tests, you are requested to arrange appointment for the patient with Dr Smith on 4th February at 5.00 pm.
      • You are requested to arrange appointment for the patient with Dr Smith on 4th February at 5.00 pm in addition to the above mentioned tests.

      In order to

      • In order to assess the patient’s progress, you may encourage him to actively participate in socializing with his old friends.
      • You may encourage him to actively participate in socializing with his old friends in order to assess the patient’s progress.

      In spite of

      • In spite of the continuous monitoring, the patient has have hardly improved over the past one week.
      • The patient has have hardly improved over the past one week in spite of the continuous monitoring.

      More Over

      • Moreover, Ms Brown has a family history of tinnitus.

      Not only X, but Y also.

      • Not only is the patient aggressive, (but) she is (also) extremely revengeful at times. The patient is not only aggressive, but she is also extremely revengeful at times. The patient is not only aggressive, but she is at times extremely revengeful also.

      On the other hand

      • On the other hand, the patient can ambulate freely. No (Very rare) The patient can ambulate freely on the other hand.

      Otherwise

      • Otherwise it can lead to a prolonged state of comma. It can otherwise lead to a prolonged state of comma. The patient or her close relative can administer the insulin injections otherwise.

      So, So that, So that not

      • You may advise the patient to reduce too much calorie intake so that her body weight will considerably drop.

      Therefore

      • Therefore it is evident that the patient will need another three week’s intensive care at your facility.
      • It is therefore evident that the patient will need another three week’s intensive care at your facility.

      The sooner, the better

      • The sooner the patient gets accustomed to the hospital environment, the faster will be her recovery.
      • The sooner the patient gets accustomed to the hospital environment, the faster will be her recovery.

      Too __ to __

      • The patient is too much addicted to drugs to cease from the habit.

      Unlike

      • Unlike other members of his family, Mr Kevin has been very active on social media.

      Whereas / While

      • Ms Ophir’s right arm is in heavy bandage while her right leg is paralyzed.

      How to Connect?

      Mr Jenkin’s medical history reveals that he is a known case of hypertension and gout. He is on regular treatment for this.

      Mr Jenkin’s medical history reveals that he is a known case of hypertension and gout for which he is on regular treatment.

      His father understands spoken English. He has  limited skills in written English.
      His father understands spoken English but has  limited skills in written English.

      They are refugees from Greece. For the last five years they have been residing in Australia.
      They are refugees from Greece but now residing in Australia for the last five years.

      During the hospitalization, the patient responded well to the treatment. Unfortunately, for the past 28 hours his condition has been unexpectedly unpredictable.

      Although the patient responded well to the treatment during hospitalization, for the past 28 hours his condition has been unexpectedly unpredictable.

      5. Speaking Task

      Setting – Hospital Ward

      Patient

      You rae the parent of a 12 year old girl. Your daughter had a convulsive seizure (epileptic fit) earlier in the day at school and was brought to the hospital by ambulance. A nurse has just come to tell you that your daughter is about to be discharged from the hospital and you decide to ask him/her for information about what to do were your daughter to have another convulsive seizure (epileptic fit).

      Task

      Ask what epilepsy is and what causes epilepsy.

      Explain your concern that your daughter may have other convulsive seizures and that you need to know what you should, or should not, do.

      Ask what you should do if your daughter appears disorientated or begins behaving strangely.

      Ask when you should call an ambulance.

      What other support might be available?

      Setting – Hospital Ward

      Nurse

      The parent of a 12 year old girl asks for your co-operation in answering questions about a convulsive seizure (epilepsy) and what to do if his/her daughter had another seizure following her discharge from hospital sometime later today. Listen carefully to the patient’s questions . Do your best to answer the questions. Stress the need to stay calm, and not become over -anxious.

      Task

      Briefly explain epilepsy (disruption of electrochemical brain activity) and general symptoms (eg. muscle jerking, sometimes post-seizure tiredness or incontinence etc.)

      Explain what the parent should do if the daughter has another convulsive seizure at home (eg. lie on side, remove harmful objects, no objects near mouth, check breathing, etc.).

      Explain when to call an ambulance.

      Explain that there is an Epilepsy Foundation which could, on request, give the parent more information about epilepsy. Its details will be in the local telephone book or on the internet.

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      Love for English begins with understanding its unknown rules. Biju John lives on the internet, teaching OET, IELTS and PTE. More than a million students have thanked him from their heart.

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