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OET30 Day 22

Mock Test 12

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Today is our twelfth mock test. As it is a self monitored, self timed test, you have to complete each task - Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking in time. Get your watches and listen! Tick... Tick... Tick

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Mock Test 9

Please remember, if your exam is a few days ahead, it is no time to attempts tests after tests!

We are back to Mock Tests! This time we will run faster to complete each sub-test in time. As time management is very crucial for OET exam, set your time and speed. Here is what you should do with time management during the exam:

Listening: Listening test is fairly reasonable. You get enough time except for Part C. Organize your time and set enough time for Part C.

Reading: Do not be determined to do all the questions of Part A. Plan only 15 out of the 20 questions in the 15 minutes. Paragraph Labeling should be done for the 4 texts before you start. Start with question number 8 and proceed to number 20 in a go and then if you have enough time, start with question 1 to 7.

Writing: As you are allowed to start the test, write the 7 questions. Who are your writing to? Who is the patient? What is the purpose? Are there any tricky element? What are irrelevant? Admission and Discharge date and finally, is it a known case or not known case?

Speaking: Manage you speaking time. Speak slow. You do not score a mark for speed. When you are asked any question, do not hurry! Take a breath, think and then answer with a pleasant expression.

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. Sentence Labeling
  3. Paragraph Labeling

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

Sentence Labeling

Summarize the sentences in a word or 2!

Write the label of the following sentences in a word or 2. The first one has been done for you:

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a disorder of the connective tissue characterized by fibrosis of the skin, vascular abnormalities, and presence of autoantibodies.

Label: What’s SSc?

Today’s sentences for Sentence Labeling

  1. It is characterized by excessive deposition of extracellular matrix.
  2. Therefore, there is significant heterogeneity in organ progression and prognosis.
  3. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a heterogeneous group of parenchymal lung disorders that share common radiologic, pathologic, and clinical manifestations.
  4. It is characterized by lung parenchyma damage, accompanied by inflammation and fibrosis, and fibrosis is often incurable.
  5. The fibrosing forms of ILD are often incurable, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
  6. SSc is often accompanied by ILD.
  7. The incidence of SSc-ILD in the relevant literature ranges from 45% to 90%.
  8. A recent European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trials and Research analysis revealed in a cohort of 3,656 SSc patients that ILD was present in 53% of cases with diffuse cutaneous SSc and in 35% of cases with limited cutaneous SSc.

Likely labels for the sentences above:

  1. Features of X – This sentence often presents a list of features the subject matter has.
  2. Subject matter – Subject matter explain what this paragraph is all about.
  3. Research report – The report based on a research study.
  4. Incidence of X in Y – The popularity of the subject matter in areas like literature, education, research, etc.
  5. Association – Explains the other areas to which the subject matter is connected / linked / associated.

Paragraph Labeling

Summarize the paragraphs in less than 10 words!

Write the label of this paragraph in not more than 10 words. The easiest method is writing a sentence label and combining them. Paragraph labeling involves a few steps:

  1. Breaking into sentences.
  2. Sentence Labeling (In a word or two)
  3. Final Label (In a few words)

The first one has been done for you:

In order to communicate about types of seizures, epilepsy specialists have developed a classification system for seizures. This system is not based on any fundamental property of seizures, but rather on committee-generated conventions of terminology. Classification is as follows: partial seizures and generalized seizures. Partial seizures are further divided into simple partial seizures with no alteration of consciousness or memory, or complex partial seizures with alteration of consciousness or memory. Simple partial seizures can be motor seizures with twitching, abnormal sensations, abnormal visions, sounds or smells, and distortions of perception. Seizure activity can spread to the autonomic nervous system, resulting in flushing, tingling, or nausea. If the patient becomes confused or cannot remember what is happening during the seizure, then the seizure is classified as a complex partial seizure. Previously, they were called “psychomotor seizures”, “temporal lobe seizures” or “limbic seizures”. During the complex partial seizure, patients may fumble or perform automatic fragments of activity such as lip smacking, picking at their clothes, walking around aimlessly, or saying nonsense phrases over and over again; these purposeless activities are called automatisms. About 75% of people with complex partial seizures have automatisms; those who do not simply stop stare and blank out for a few seconds or minutes.

Step 1 – Divide into Sentences:

  1. In order to communicate about types of seizures, epilepsy specialists have developed a classification system for seizures.
  2. This system is not based on any fundamental property of seizures, but rather on committee-generated conventions of terminology.
  3. Classification is as follows: partial seizures and generalized seizures.
  4. Partial seizures are further divided into simple partial seizures with no alteration of consciousness or memory, or complex partial seizures with alteration of consciousness or memory.
  5. Simple partial seizures can be motor seizures with twitching, abnormal sensations, abnormal visions, sounds or smells, and distortions of perception.
  6. Seizure activity can spread to the autonomic nervous system, resulting in flushing, tingling, or nausea.
  7. If the patient becomes confused or cannot remember what is happening during the seizure, then the seizure is classified as a complex partial seizure.
  8. Previously, they were called “psychomotor seizures”, “temporal lobe seizures” or “limbic seizures”.
  9. During the complex partial seizure, patients may fumble or perform automatic fragments of activity such as lip smacking, picking at their clothes, walking around aimlessly, or saying nonsense phrases over and over again; these purposeless activities are called automatisms.
  10. About 75% of people with complex partial seizures have automatisms; those who do not simply stop stare and blank out for a few seconds or minutes.

Step 2 – Sentence Labeling

  1. Classification system for S.
  2. Based (What is the classification based on?)
  3. Classification of S
  4. Partial S
  5. Partial S
  6. S Consequences
  7. CPS
  8. Old Terms
  9. Symptoms of CPS / Automatisms
  10. Distribution of Automatisms

Step 3 – Paragraph Labeling

  • Classification system for S; Partial S, Consequences;
  • Complex PS, Symptoms / Automatisms, Distribution.

Paragraphs for Labeling

Paragraph 1

Generalized seizures are divided into absence seizures and tonic-clonic seizures. Absence seizures were previously called petit mal seizures and usually have onset in childhood, but they can persist into adulthood. Absence seizures present with staring spells lasting several seconds, sometimes in conjunction with eyelid fluttering or head nodding. These seizures can be difficult to distinguish from complex partial seizures that may also result in staring. Usually, absence seizures are briefer and permit quicker recovery. Generalized tonic-clonic seizures were previously called grand mal seizures; these seizures start with sudden loss of consciousness and tonic activity (stiffening) followed by clonic activity (rhythmic jerking) of the limbs. The patient’s eyes will roll up at the beginning of the seizure and the patient will typically emit a cry, not because of pain, but because of contraction of the respiratory muscles against a closed throat. Generalized tonicclonic seizures usually last one to three minutes.

Paragraph 2

Seizures that begin focally can spread to the entire brain, in which case a tonic-clonic seizure ensues. It is important, however, to distinguish those that are true grand mal, generalized from the start, from those that start focally and secondarily generalize. Secondarily generalized seizures arise from a part of the brain that is focally abnormal. Drugs used to treat primary and secondary generalized tonic-clonic seizures are different: patients with secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures may be candidates for curative epilepsy surgery, whereas primarily generalized tonicclonic seizures are not surgical candidates, because there is no seizure origin site (focus) to remove. Atonic seizures are epileptic drop attacks. Atonic seizures typically occur in children or adults with widespread brain injuries. People with atonic seizures suddenly become limp and may fall to the ground and football helmets are sometimes required to protect against serious injuries. A myoclonic seizure is a brief un-sustained jerk or series of jerks, less organized than the rhythmic jerks seen during a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Other specialized seizure types are occasionally encountered. Tonic seizures involve stiffening of muscles as the primary seizure manifestation: arms or legs may extend forward or up into the air; consciousness may or may not be lost. By definition, the clonic (jerking) phase is absent. Classification can be difficult, because stiffening is a feature of many complex partial seizures. Tonic seizures, however, are much less common than complex partial or tonic-clonic seizures. Patients can have more than one seizure type. One seizure type may progress into another as the electrical activity spreads throughout the brain. A typical progression is from a simple partial seizure, to a complex partial seizure (when the patient becomes confused), to a secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizure (when the electrical activity has spread throughout the entire brain). The brain has control mechanisms to keep seizures localized. Antiepileptic medications enhance the ability of the brain to limit the spread of a seizure.

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.

Additionally:

  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.

ROLE PLAYER’S CARD

Setting: Maternity Ward

Patient: you are in hospital for delivery for your third child by caesarean section, when you are also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. You have severe pain in your wrists and shoulders and you are feeling very fatigued, as the pain is disturbing your sleep. You are worried about using any medication while breastfeeding.

Task:

  • Complain to the nurse about your pain but insist on not taking any oral medications for the pain or sleeping problems.
  • Express your fear that the medication may harm your baby and you are determined to breastfeed the baby.
  • Firmly insist on using a natural gel product which contains capsaicin and is reputed to help with pain relief. Be very agitated by the nurse’s insistence on prescribed medication.
  • Ask how soon you should expect to be able to go home.

CANDIDATE'S CARD

Setting: Maternity Ward

This 41 year-old patient is in hospital for delivery of her third child by caesarean section, when she is also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She has severe pain in her wrists and shoulders and is feeling very fatigued, as the pain is disturbing her sleep. She is worried about breastfeeding whilst using any medications.

Task:

  • Respond sympathetically to the patient’s demands and questions.
  • Explain the reasons for the oral medication prescribed by her/ his doctor and try to persuade the patient to take this medication.
  • Reassure the patient of the safety of the oral medication. Try to calm the patient down by suggestion other ways to also cope with the pain (hot/cold pack, arrange for friend/ relative support, review by doctor).

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.

OCCUPATIONAL ENGLISH TEST

WRITING SUB-TEST: Nursing

TIME ALLOWED: READING TIME: 5 MINUTES
WRITING TIME: 40 MINUTES

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

NOTES:

Mr Karan Rathore is a 41 years old man who has been a patient at a clinic you are working in as a head nurse.

Today’s date: 31/01/2017

  • Name Mr Karan Rathore
  • DOB 09/09/1976
  • Address 28, Raymond Street, Romaville
  • Medical History Hypothyroidism – thyroid replacement No history of trauma or weight loss Hospitalized (2010) due to appendicitis
  • No POHx
  • No allergies
  • Immunizations are up to date
  • Smoker (Cigarettes & Cigars)
  • Teetotaller

Social History Works as a Systems Analyst. Arrived in Australia from India with wife in 2012 as a permanent resident. Lives in own home. Married- wife Mona, aged 31, 2 daughters (1 adopted) and 1 son.

10/01/2017

  • Subjective Headache, right-sided, no cough no dizziness, denied vomiting and nausea.
  • HA accompanied with significant nasal discharge.
  • Objective P 96, BP 130/70, T 101.0 f, neuro exam normal, neck supple Alert, well-nourished, well developed man
  • General Assessment Infectious sinusitis
  • Plan Given Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid)

24/01/2017

  • Subjective Complaints of severe headaches (HA), rightsided, throbbing, radiating to right eye, teeth, and jaw lasting 15 mins to < 2 hrs, persistent
  • HA intermittent episodes, pt. described pain as “like someone has put red hot poker in my head”
  • Pain so severe (10/10) that pt. unable to stand still, Sit down or go to bed, no effect when light/noise avoided rhinorrhoea, no nausea, no vomiting
  • Objective P 105, BP 150/90, Physical & Neuro exam normal, neck tender-right side
  • Assessment Cluster Headache
  • Plan Given acetaminophen and non-steroidal antiinflammatory

29/01/2017

Subjective: Pt. accompanied by wife, Mona. Previous complaints of severe headaches occurring in episodic attacks associated with rhinorrhoea and epiphora. Right eye “Droopy” and sometimes as “sunken” eyelids, first Noted by Mona 1 day ago, facial flushing before and during HA.

Objective: Right eye upper eyelid drooping, Constriction of pupil right eye in dark lighting, decreased sweating on right side of face, P 95 BP 130/85; Assessment possibility of? Horner’s syndrome.

Plan: Referral to ophthalmologist for further evaluation and management.

WRITING TASK

Using the information given in the case notes, write a referral letter to Dr John Dyer, an ophthalmologist at West Suburban Eye Care Centre, 396 Remington Boulevard, Suite 340, Romaville requesting him to look into this case.

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.

Following Vs Followed by

Learn how to use these words correctly!

Both words who when an action happened – before something or after something.

  • Diagnosis follows CT scan = Diagnosis happens after CT scan.
  • CT scan is followed by Diagnosis = CT scan happens before Diagnosis.

Following – “After”

“A week-long post operative care following surgery (happens first).”

  1. “She was admitted here following a fall from a height of 12 feet.”
  2. “Following the diagnosis, Ms Meira was tranferred to Lord Irvin Hospital, London.” (After the diagnosis)

Followed by – “Happening after”

“Surgery was followed by a week-long post operative care (happens first).”

  1. “Her admission was followed by a number of minor surgeries.”

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