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OET30 Day 12

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OET30 Day 12

Mock Test 1


Today is our second mock test. Though not conducted exactly as the OET exam, you are supposed to complete each task in time. What is more important, this is time to apply the rules and tips we have learnt so far!

  • 1 Day
  • Marks 100
  • Medium



Welcome Message!

Mock Test 1

We are through the second mock test today. As it is the second day, the test timing is neither very strict nor are the tests monitored. Time is at your disposal for this week. However, do not take too much extra time because from next week, the tests will be strictly monitored.

As for this week, apply all that you have practiced through Day 1 to day 9:

  1. Be grammar-specific in writing and speaking.
  2. Apply summarization for reading. Take your pencil and prepare the summary of each text as you read. Be logical!
  3. Now you are able to understand each and every word clearly because you have done 9 transcriptions. All you have to be more careful is selecting answers. Be logical!
  4. With Speaking, apply the 7 rules we have learnt and speak with empathy.
  5. Before starting your letter, ask those 7 Questions we have been asking on the previous Days.

With best wishes to keep your heart strong,
Biju John and Team, English Melon.

Reading Section

Mock Test 1

Task Summarization

Summarize the reading texts and make it a habit!

How many reading tests have you done since you started preparation? I know people who have practiced 100 reading tests – official and unofficial. Now, do you practice Karate without learning this? What I mean is, there is no practice without learning a skill. Unfortunately most of you complete tests after tests without learning the methods!

Summarization Method. How to?

  1. Read each text and start summarizing the relevant information
  2. Do not write what you already know (Medical professionals, you already know 70% of the texts)
  3. Include only:
    1. What you have not heard.
    2. What you have never understood.
    3. What looks new and interesting
  4. Exclude:
    1. Repeated information
    2. Impressive words and sentence modifiers that have no special information
    3. Adjectives.

Abbreviations you can use:

  • → Leads to / causes something /
  • × No / Never / Little / Few
  • ↑ Increases / rises / upward /
  • ⇑ Improves
  • ← Backward / recuperate / recover
  • ∴ Which means / for example
  • ⊕ Medicine / medication / treatment
  • ⊥ Admitted
  • ⋅ Died / Ended /
  • ≤ Less than or equal
  • ≥ More than or equal
  • ° Degree / temperature
  • … Continue
  • ” Said / say / opinion
  • ¿ Not diagnosed
  • ⁄ Or / Uncertain

NB: Invent your own kind of abbreviations or use popular abbreviations like:

  • AM Morning
  • PM for evening

Or medical abbreviations like:

  • AB Abortion
  • AEM Ambulatory electrocardiogram monitoring…

Learn Medical Abbreviations. Click Here.

How will it Help?

For any medical professional, 60 to 80% of each text / paragraph is already known, no doubt. While only 20% questions are expected from this 80%, almost 80% answers are coming from the 20%  text. Summarization helps you take note of all the “hard” stuff in your reading texts.

NB: You can summarize sample Reading test materials that you already have.

If you wish, summarize on This Page so that every participant can see!

Listening Section

Transcription Method 1

For the first 10 Days you will have no real Listening Tests. During these 10 days you will take training and get ready to attempt 20 real tests after completion. This training method is called “Transcript Method.” By this, you will listen to real-test audios and write the transcripts.

The audios for Transcription and Real Tests are included in your Premium Package Listening Folder.

Task Transcription

Transcribe the Audios!

Go ahead and transcribe listening task audios that you have. Listen as many times until you got all the words!

NB: Transcription Method will bore you and it takes a lot of time but this will change your listening experience! You will have to do this exercise only for 10 Days.

How to Complete “Transcription Task?”

  1. Take the listening audio which is shared on the OET30 premium Telegram group.
  2. Get your headphone, pen, notebook and the device to play back the audio.
  3. Start playing back and listen carefully.
  4. As you listen to the audio, start writing down the dialogues and monologues in the notebook.
  5. You will have to pause, stop, rewind and forward the playback head many times.
  6. Complete Part A, Par B and Part C audios transcription.

That’s all! You will have to do no real Listening Tests during the first 10 days!

NB: When you play back large audio files, listen continuously till the end and write the transcription, leaving blank spaces whenever you fail to understand a particular word. After reaching the end of the audio, replay and fill the blanks.

Transcribe on This Page!

Speaking Section

Warm-up, Role Plays and More

To empower your Speaking Skills, I have developed some easy methods but honestly, these are not as effective as having a speaking partner or a trainer. What I recommend is:

  1. Find out someone who has recently passed OET exam. Request him/her to be your speaking partner for a while.
  2. If you are under training under someone, speak to him/her (EnglishMelon cannot provide you any individual trainer at present).
  3. Read as many OET Speaking books and refer to OET Official website, E2 Language, IRS, Odin English, Swoosh, etc.
  4. Must watch medical interviews including Medcity and British Academy.

Warm Up Question

Speak about a fellow nurse / doctor who was a great comfort for you when you had to work under pressure.

Soon after my studies I got one job in a famous hospital ,where I  had faced a very bad situation. I was not having any practical knowledge regarding my studies. During my duty time I was so scared, of dealing with patients. I made so much of mistakes . But because of gods grease i got one companion, a charge nurse who was very much supportive. She helped me during my difficulties, saved me from so many unpleasant situations.


Today's Role Play Cue-card

Get ready to speak!

While reading your cue-card, ask and find out these questions:

  1. What is my role?
  2. Who is the patient / person who is going to talk to me?
  3. What is the patient’s / person’s mood?
  4. What is the problem I am going to consulted with?
  5. What does this person want from me?
  6. What shall I call him / her?
  7. How can I make him / her happy?

Candidate Cue-card

Setting: Hospital Ward

Nurse: You have been called to the patient’s bedside. The patient is a 37-yearold man/woman who was admitted to the hospital yesterday with a fractured leg. You notice that he/she looks quite agitated. It’s early morning, and the doctor is on rounds in the hospital. He/She was given a painkiller earlier today.


  • Find out why the patient is angry
  • Explain that you were attending to a critical patient
  • Empathize with the patient regarding his/her complaint(s) and calm the patient down.
  • Ask him/her about the pain (pain score, whether ongoing pain-relief medication is effective).
  • Explain that you need to call the doctor to change his/her pain-relief medicine.
  • Find out if the patient has any other concerns
  • Encourage the patient to discuss his/her dietary preferences with the hospital dietician

Interlocutor cue-card

Setting: Hospital Ward

Patient: You are 37 years old and were admitted to the hospital yesterday with a fractured leg. You are in a lot of pain which has not subsided despite the
pain-killer medicine which was given to you earlier. You rang the buzzer 30 minutes ago, but no one has come to see you. You feel alone in the hospital, and
the pain is making you very uncomfortable. This is the first time you have been hospitalized. You are annoyed with the hospital staff for neglecting you while
you were in pain.


  • Agitatedly tell the nurse that you are extremely upset and want to file a complaint.
  • Answer the nurse’s questions about why you are angry.
  • When asked, tell the nurse that your pain score is 11 and you want a stronger pain-killer.
  • Demand the nurse gets a stronger medication herself/himself (because calling the doctor seems like another delaying tactic to you).
  • Ask the nurse if you can see the doctor and inquire about the doctor’s whereabouts.
  • When asked about other concerns, express dissatisfaction with the hospital food.

Task Role Play

Complete the Role Play

Below is a quiz of this role play. All you have to do is make a right choice.

Click Quiz to complete this task!

Speaking Tips

What do experts say?

To speak to a patient, a medical professional should acquire a number of qualities. Be familiar with the one below and apply it while performing a role play.

Task - Speak into the Mike!

Speak and see how good your Accent is!

If Google can understand you, your interlocutor will, too!

Writing Section

Let's write and Assess Letters here!

What should you do?

  1. Read the case notes carefully.
  2. Take your note book and write down your letter.
  3. Attend the 7.00 pm Live Correction sessions.
  4. In case you missed the Live Correction, you can view the same Offline. That doesn’t make much difference.
  5. Also, attempt the unsolved tests.

NB: Check if you can join Live Corrections (Live/Offline). If this doesn’t work, you should not enroll for OET30 Programs.

Decide on what platform you will join the Live Sessions.

  1. Mobile / Android Tabs: Click Here and see if this link opens in your Google Docs app.
  2. PC / Laptops: Click Here

If clicking opens a page with “Welcome to OET30 Live Page!,” you can join my Live Sessions. You can join OET30 Programs.

Patient History

Genzia Garbo Abel is a seven-day-old baby. Her mother has been discharged from the maternity hospital.

Social History

  • Mother Violetta Garbo, 32 years, online marketer,
  • Husband Jose Garbo, 36 years, Occupation security guard (night shift)
  • Other children
    • Sam, 5 years (currently not attending school, recent attack of meningitis)
    • Teresa, 3 years
  • Accommodation Two-bedroom flat (rented) – very far from city center

Nursing Notes

  • Normal birth
  • Breast fed
  • Mother anxious about coping with 3 children
  • Baby sleepy; reluctant to feed
  • Baby’s weight:
    • Birth – 3010 g
    • Discharge – 3020 g
  • Father unable to assist with children.
  • Mother very tired
  • No car; 20-minute walk to shops
  • Discharged from hospital – 4 days ago

Writing Task

Using the information in the case notes, write a letter of referral to the maternal and child health nurse who will provide follow-up care in this case. Address – Ms Josie Hext, Maternal and Child Health Centre, 133 Elm Grove, Westfield, 2692. Phone – 676-56432

In your answer:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences
  • Do not use note form
  • Use letter format
  • The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Checking the 7 Criteria

Live Letter Correction

Writing Marking Criteria!

On this Day 5, let me explain the 7 criteria upon which OET assesses your letters. If you focus only on a few but not all, you will not B!

  1. Purpose – What action do you want the recipient take after reading this letter?
  2. Content – What should you write and what not?
  3. Conciseness and Clarity – Relevant or irrelevant?
  4. Genre & Style – Do you know to whom you are writing?
  5. Organization and Layout – Does it look like a letter?
  6. Language – Does your language confuse or clarify?

Not official but very much crucial – Handwriting! Can the assessor read you?

Task Let's Assess this Letter

Live Letter Correction

We assess and correct each day’s 5 letters, live!

  1. Time of Live Correction – 7.00 PM – 09 PM and 10 AM – 11 am, Indian Standard Time (IST)
  2. Number of sample corrections – Up to 5
  3. Whose letters are corrected? – A list of participants will be published on the telegram group “OET30”
  4. Can I get my letter corrected? – Yes but you get a chance only twice or thrice!

Go to the Live Page.

Task Story Completion

Write a story based on the verbal input below:

You may be wondering why you have been asked to write a story! Write this story because this is very important and is included in all the 30 days.

By writing a story from imagination, you develop qualities outside medical skills, like:

  1. Imaginative skills that will help in speaking.
  2. Ability to shift between past tense and present tense.
  3. Skill to work with imagination while listening to a conversation.

How to write a story?

  1. Read the verbal input which is usually the beginning limes, middle lines or closing lines.
  2. Mostly stories are written in past tense so your story should be written in past tense (90%) and the rest (10%) in past tense and future tense.
  3. You can see a sample story each on This Page.

Biju John

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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