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OET30 Day 20 – Check Point 2

Checkpoint 2


Today is our second Check Point. Today we will look back and relax. Please check if you have missed any of the Days or Tasks and get ready to start with the second periodic Mock Tests.

  • 1 Day
  • Marks 100
  • Medium



Welcome Message!

Mock Test 9

Applying labeling in Listening Sub Test!

Since Day 1 we have been practicing Labeling Method to ease Reading Sub Test. At this point many of you have been able to score very well in Reading but have you tried the same method in Listening? It is worth trying and you will suddenly see a notable change in your Listening score.

Today we will discus Labeling Method in Listening!

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

Reading Section

If you are a premium member, you have already got the pdf test file. You need to get it printed out prior to the test!

In Reading Section, you have the following tasks:

  1. A complete test (mock test)
  2. Summarization of at least 1 part of the given test.

NB: Make sure you complete the mock test in the exact time given in the question paper.

Paragraph Labeling 1

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) in labour occurs when there is a mismatch between the size of the fetus and the dimensions of the maternal pelvis. The factors which mainly influence the outcome of the delivery can be summarized as the three “Ps” of the labour: passageway, passenger, and power of the uterus. The passageway component of this trinity has been investigated by pelvimetry which measures the maternal bony pelvic dimensions, with very little emphasis on its shape or pelvic floor muscles. During the last decades, the use of pelvimetry has been discouraged, but at present, no replacing methods to evaluate the maternal pelvis have been introduced. The benefits of vaginal deliveries are well known when no risk factors are present even after previous Cesarean section (CS). On the other hand, unplanned interventions during labour such as acute or emergency Cesarean sections as well as operative vaginal delivery increase both maternal and fetal morbidities as does a prolonged second stage of the delivery. The safety and the accuracy of the measurements obtained in pelvimetry have improved in the era of the MRI technology. It is also in the interest of the mother and her physician to minimize the number of unplanned interventions during labour.

Your Answer!

Paragraph Labeling 2


The figure shows a flow chart of the 226 patients that were investigated. Pelvimetric measurements were found in all patients, as required by the inclusion criteria. In the spontaneous vaginal delivery group, 40% were nulliparous. Most of the nulliparous patients were sent to maternity clinics consultation because of suspected disproportion. In the multiparous group, 24% had delivered by CS and 37% by operative vaginal delivery. In the operative vaginal delivery group, 79% were nulliparous. Of the nine multiparous patients, six had delivered by CS in their previous pregnancy and two had had previous vaginal operative delivery.

Paragraph Labeling 3

The study investigated Caucasian women, that had been examined by X-ray or MRI pelvimetry during 2000–2008. The patients were sent to the hospital antenatal unit from their general health care. Eligibility criteria included that pelvimetric and fetal measurements had been recorded. In the operative delivery group, the criteria were as follows. There were no signs of fetal distress in cardiotocography, inertia was not diagnosed, and there was no malpresentation. Originally, 915 women were screened for possible inclusion, but 429 women were excluded because of breech presentation. A total of 486 patients with the fetus in the cephalic presentation were screened in the study, but those 234 women that went through elective or acute Cesarean section were excluded from the analysis.

Paragraph Labeling 4

The clinical indication for pelvimetry was breech presentation, or if the fetus was in cephalic presentation, the indication was suspected cephalopelvic disproportion in clinical examination. The findings that referred to CPD in clinical examination were clinically small pelvis, unengaged presentation, or suspected macrosomia. Pelvimetric measurements were found in all patients, as required by the inclusion criteria. There were 252 participants with fetal cephalic presentation delivered vaginally, of whom 184 women delivered spontaneously and 68 women went through operative vaginal delivery with vacuum extraction. Of this latter group of women, in 26 patients, the vacuum extraction was undertaken primarily because of fetal distress and inertia, and these patients were excluded from the final analysis, leaving 42 women in the operative vaginal delivery group. Thus, the total number of participants evaluated in the final stage of this study was 226.

Source: Hindawi.com

Listening Section

If you are a premium member of OET30, you have already received the audios and test pdfs in your mail box. Please get the pdfs printed.

In Listening Section, you have the following tasks:

  1. A complete test (mock test)
  2. Transcription of at least 1 part of the given audio.
  3. Labeling of the Audios

NB: Make sure you complete the mock test in the exact time given in the question paper.

What is Transcription Task?

Go ahead and transcribe (write down) listening task audios that you have received on registration for OET30 Program. 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!

Transcription Task

  1. Find out today’s transcription audio from the learning folder you have received / Pick any OET Listening Audios / Listen to the short audios below.
  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 conversations in the notebook.
  5. You will have to pause, stop, rewind and forward the playback head many times.
  6. Complete writing the transcription.

That’s all!

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.

Labeling Task

Listen to the short audios below and, applying the paragraph labeling you have mastered by now, write the short labels of the audio in a word or in a few words.

Audio Labeling 1

Audio Labeling 2

Speaking Section

Warm-up, Role Plays and More

In Speaking Section, you have the following tasks:

  1. Reading a warm up question with sample answer.
  2. Writing your own answer to the warm up question.
  3. Complete a quiz of the given role play!
  4. Find someone who has recently passed OET exam. Request him/her to be your speaking partner for a while. If needed, offer to pay!
  5. If you are under training under someone, speak to him/her.


  1. Read as many OET Speaking books and refer to OET Official website, E2 Language, Odin English, Swoosh, etc.
  2. Listen to OET official videos.
  3. Watch medical interviews.
  4. Buy a Speaking Plan from us. Mail “Please Help me Speak/OET” to bejewjohn@gmail.com

Warm Up Question

Warm Up

Warm up questions are asked under a friendly atmosphere. These are interview questions and you can easily answer them.

Today’s Warm up Question:

Speak about a patient who has appropriately acknowledged the service that you once extended to him / her.

Sample Reply 1

English Melon

It is hard to get acknowledgement in most of the professions, especially in nursing. What happens is, patients forget to return a word of gratitude to their doctors and nurses once they recover from a dreadful disease that had kept them in the critical list. However, I still remember Mr Richard who was in my care for three days in a hospital in the Middle East where I worked for six months.

Mr Richard was a postoperative patient in the cardiac ICU and I was one of the duty nurses. He had a strong family support but during that time all his family members were touring the Americas. He was an independent man but after the surgery, he developed dependence. He could not manage his daily activities without one of us. Whenever he had pain in the incision areas, he used to call me to his side and speak. Soon I saw that this gentleman was surrounded by a strong family that didn’t make him strong – I mean, he was in an abandoned state. I felt pity for him and that was the starting of an attachment between the two of us. When he got discharged, he got my contact details. After a month, a year ago, I had a call from him asking if I would like to work in one of the leading hospitals in Dubai as nursing superintendent but I declined the offer with fond love. After all, I will not be comfortable in the Middle East. We still communicate.


PLACE: Nursing Agency

Patient: Your mother is very old. You are talking to the head nurse to arrange someone to look after her while you are away from home for 15 days.


  • Begin with warm greetings.
  • Explain to the head nurse how old your mother is and why she requires nursing services.
  • Explain to the head nurse why you will be away from home for 15 days (explain to the nurse your nature of the job as a journalist).
  • Find out what can be the charges for it.
  • Try to know more about what nursing services you can expect from their nursing agency.


PLACE: Nursing Agency

Nurse: You are the head nurse, talking to a daughter of the patient who is very old or who requires nursing services.


  • Begin with the warm greetings.
  • Try to know more about why patient’s daughter is looking for the Nursing services.
  • Try to know more about the patient / her health condition.
  • Explain everything about the nursing services your agency offers.
  • Explain to the patient’s daughter what charges can be applied etc

Long-term care refers to a comprehensive range of medical, personal, and social services coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision.

What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care — like bathing, getting dressed, and eating — as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.

Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists.

What Services Do Nursing Homes Offer?

The services nursing homes offer vary from facility to facility. Services often include:

  1. Room and board
  2. Monitoring of medication
  3. Personal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance)
  4. 24-hour emergency care
  5. Social and recreational activities

Writing Section

Let's write and Assess Letters here!

Today’s Writing Tasks are:

  1. Read the case note carefully (because most of them are modified or new).
  2. If you are a member of today’s Group, Type / write the letter and post in the premium “OET30” Telegram Group.
  3. If you are not a member of today’s group and still want regular letter correction, buy a writing package right now and submit your letters for correction.
  4. If you have a personal Take your note book and write down your letter.
  5. Attend the 7.00 pm Live Correction sessions.
  6. In case you missed the Live Correction, you can view the same Offline. That doesn’t make much difference.
  7. Also, attempt the unsolved tests.

What should you do?

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.




Read the case notes below and complete the writing task which follows.


You are a nurse at Nativity Infant Welfare Centre, North Dacosta. You visited this patient at home today for the first time, after a referral from the maternity hospital:

  • Name: Chhean Lauva Hin
  • Age: 38 years
  • Occupation: Home duties
  • Personal History – Recently migrated (1/2015) to Australia with husband and 3 children (survivors of 6 pregnancies) from Vietnam.
  • Suffered 8 months imprisonment (both husband and wife) in connection with illegal immigration.

Family Background

  • Husband works in factory. Setting up a small import business with help of a government organization. Studying English at night school.
  • Children (boy 13, boy 11, girl 7) all at school. Working hard to adjust.
  • Strong family commitment to school/work/study/business.
  • Increasing financial stability, debts are being paid back.
  • No other family in Australia. Feeling like “being called back to Vietnam.”

Medical History

  • No operations/illnesses
  • 6 normal pregnancies previously, birth weight of each baby approx. 2.8 kg.


  • In-coordinate contractions and inadequate outlet-Cesarean section.
  • Birth-weight 4 kg (probably result of recently improved diet/antenatal care).
  • Circumstances not understood by patient; Language barrier / cultural differences.


  • Mother sutures removed: suture lines healed.
  • Baby: no jaundice; breast feeding satisfactory, normal weight gain.
  • Mother and child discharged from hospital.


  • 1st home visit
  • Most time since operation depressed and in bed (reasons unclear, but suspect due to circumstances of operation).
  • A strong desire to go back to own country. Fears of imprisonment.
  • Physically well. Apparent resistance to medical intervention in hospital (language barrier).


  • Understanding of reasons for Cesarean section.
  • Fears of imprisonment
  • Home help.


  • Refer to social worker.
  • Arrange management plan.


Using the information in the case notes, write a letter of referral to Hoa Tran, a Cambodian social worker with Romans Council. Introduce Mrs Hin and explain why you are referring her to the social worker. Discuss reasons for her depression and explain how you think Mrs Tran can help.

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.

And vs Along with

Learn how to use this word correctly!

And is used to combine two information of the same kind.
Along with is used when the second element has a different attribute.

Please look at this example:

“Domiciliary care needs to be contacted as a ramp along with bathroom aids need to be placed at her home.”

If you use “and” in the sentence above, the meaning will not conveyed properly.

“Domiciliary care needs to be contacted as a ramp and bathroom aids need to be placed at her home.”

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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