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OET30 Day 23

Mock Test 13

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Today is our thirteenth 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.

Paragraph 1

Fascioliasis is a parasitic infection typically caused by Fasciola hepatica, which is also known as “the common liver fluke” or “the sheep liver fluke.” A related parasite, Fasciola gigantica, can also infect people. Fascioliasis is found in all 5 continents, in over 50 countries, especially where sheep or cattle are reared. People usually become infected by eating raw watercress or other water-based plants contaminated with immature parasite larvae. The immature larval flukes migrate through the intestinal wall, the abdominal cavity, and the liver tissue, into the bile ducts, where they develop into mature adult flukes, which produce eggs. Typically, the pathology is most pronounced in the bile ducts and liver. A Fasciola infection is both treatable and preventable.

Paragraph 2

The standard way to be sure a person is infected with Fasciola is by seeing the parasite – this is usually done by finding Fasciola eggs in stool (fecal) specimens examined under a microscope. More than one specimen may need to be examined to find the parasite. Sometimes eggs are found by examining duodenal contents or bile. Infected people don’t start passing eggs until they have been infected for several months; people don’t pass eggs during the acute phase of the infection. Therefore, early on, the infection has to be diagnosed in other ways than by examining stool. Even during the chronic phase of infection, it can be difficult to find eggs in stool specimens from people who have light infections.

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: Day Clinic

Patient:

You are 52 year-old who has recently returned to Australia after a year away. Whilst overseas, you were involved in a traffic accident and suffered a head injury. Today the doctor has diagnosed you with posttraumatic epilepsy. You have been advised to take medication to help prevent further attacks.

Task:

Answer the nurse’s questions and explain that since your traffic accident you have had a history of recurrent blackouts. Prior to the attacks, you have headaches and afterwards, you feel lethargic and less alert than usual.

  • Ask how long you will need to take medication and what the risks of the medication are. Ask about epilepsy and the implications of epilepsy on a traveling lifestyle.
  • Be concerned about long term use of the suggested medication and be reluctant to accept what the nurse is telling you. You have heard that the medication can prevent travel in some countries that you wish to travel to in the future.

CANDIDATE'S CARD

Setting: Day Clinic

Nurse:

This 52 year-old patient has recently returned to Australia after a year away. Whilst overseas, she was involved in a traffic accident and suffered a head injury. Today the doctor has diagnosed her with post-traumatic epilepsy and advised her to take medication to help prevent further attacks.

Task:

  • Sympathetically ask the patient how she has been feeling since the traffic accident.
  • Answer the patient’s questions and reassure her of the safety of the prescribed medication. Explain that because it is usual to continue medication until there have been no seizures for at least 4 years, it is possible a lifelong course of medication.
  • Explain that the headaches and blackouts can be effectively and safely controlled by the medication and enable a person to lead a normal lifestyle.
  • Reassure the patient that her travel plans will not be affected by medication. Offer them some literature about epilepsy and support services available.

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

You are a Nurse Practitioner at the Medical Center Brisbane.

Patient Details:

  • Name: Sarah Marshall
  • DOB: August 14, 1941
  • Address: 45 Birdwood Road, Carina Heights QLD
  • Phone: 07 86734214
  • Next of kin: George Simmons (adopted son)

Social History:

  • Retired Professor
  • Widow, one adopted son 24 year old student
  • Husband died 2009
  • Lives with her son in a one-storey house, son is often unavailable to care for patient due to school and work
  • Oxygen readily accessible at home at via nasal cannula at 2-4L as needed.

Medical History:

  • Height: 160cm Wt: 65kg
  • Occasional alcoholic beverage drinker, consumes 1-2 bottles of beer/week
  • Smoker, 10-15 sticks/day for 35 years
  • No previous or surgical procedures
  • Diagnosed with COPD in 2006, maintained on Ipratropium bromide inhaler, 1 puff, Budesonide / Formoterol, 2 puffs BID and Prednisone 40 mg taken as a single daily dose for acute attacks
  • Diabetic since 2002, Metformin 500mg BID, Glipizide 5mg OD
  • Hypertensive since 2002, Losartan 40mg OD
  • 2016 Patient underwent routine colonoscopy, multiple polyps found.
  • Admitted at Medical Center Brisbane on August 11, 2016 for Colon polypectomy on August 13, 2016
  • Post-op complications at the recovery room, experienced respiratory distress, Arterial Blood Gas revealed
  • metabolic acidosis. Transferred to ICU and moved to regular ward on

August 15, 2016

  • Hooked to oxygen support at 3-5L NP as needed
  • Patient uncooperative at times and requires encouragement to take medications
  • Difficulty in sitting and can not walk around the room
  • Pain meds given as prn: Paracetamol 1g IV and Endone 2.5mg PRN for untolerable pain
  • On laxative, Senna, OD at bedtime
  • Was on foley catheter now with adult diaper due to incontinence
  • Stable vital signs at regular ward 02 sat at 96-97% at 2-3L.Wean if able to tolerate 1L.
  • Moderate post op pain, wound with no exudates

Aug 17, 2016

  • Patient hesitant to ambulate around her room. Prefers to walk with assistance.
  • Unable to tolerate O2 at 1L. O2 sat at 98% at 2L. Anxious during wound dressing.
  • Minimal pain at the incision site.Encouraged sitting, standing and walking inside her room.
  • Poor appetite. Constipation, resolves with laxative.

August 19, 2016

  • Patient walks around her room with walker. Can walk along the hospital corridors but requires increase to 3L O2 after walking. O2 sat at 98% at rest. Less uneasy during dressing change.
  • Improved appetite.

August 22, 2016

  • Patient can walk with a cane. Can tolerate O2 at 1L, O2 sat 98%. Minimal pain at incision site.
  • Regular bowel movement. Still requires adult diapers for incontinence.
  • Eager to go home.
  • Discharge will be facilitated once O2 availability at home is confirmed.

August 23. 2016

  • Patient is for discharge. Home medications and instructions given in the presence of her son.
  • Need for transition care program explained. Continue dressing change at home.
  • Advised to monitor O2 consumption. Follow up check up scheduled on August 30. 2016.

Writing Task

Given the patient’s current situation, you need to write a formal letter to the Nursing Director, Jane Hall of Southern Valley Community Transition Care Program , 64 Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill Qld 4101. Discuss the need of the patient’s continuity of care at home.

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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