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Gaps 20 Series – Questions

Gaps is your first step to OET Listening. All students have to complete at least 20 of the Gaps tasks, or, until they score 90% in a single round of listening. However, beginners can replay the audio several times.

Gaps 20.2

Here is a simple gaps exercise. The missing words are general terms that are asked in the OET Listening.

You hear an interview with a physician called Dr. Tadita Hussein, who’s talking about treating patients with cystic fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis is a condition that causes (1) _______ to be thicker and (2) _______ than it should be. Dr. Tadida Hussain specializes in cystic fibrosis treatment and is here to share her thoughts on (3) _______ for people with the condition.

Tadida, can you tell us a bit more about patients who (4) _______ from cystic fibrosis?

Absolutely. Sufferers tend to carry (5) _______ _______ _______ as much salt in their bodies as those without the condition, so, you can see why their mucus is thicker than (6) _______. Treatment for these patients is usually quite (7) _______ _________ and repetitive.

Patients are often required to stay in hospital for (8) _______ ________ and as the symptoms of the condition begin to present (9) _______ ______ on in the patient’s life. Many of my patients are (10) _______ ________ and so we tend to see lots of patients with cystic fibrosis finding these hospital visits (11) ____________.


In fact, throughout the UK, about (12) _______ of patients with cystic fibrosis who are hospitalized report feeling at least (13) _______ _________ of depression.

How about young patients who aren’t currently hospitalized? What can be (14) _____________ about their treatment?

Well, patients can be required to take around (15) _______ _______ _________ to keep cystic fibrosis (16) _______ _________. So, it’s understandable that (17) ________________ and young people who just want to be free and independent might resent this (18) ___________ if they think they can (19) _______ _________ _____.

One of the most difficult things we have to (20) _______ with is the fact that if patients (21) _______ _________ _________ or doing their daily breathing treatments, their condition won’t immediately (22) _______. Instead, it will gradually become (23) _______ _______ until they contract a (24) _______ ___________ which puts their lives at risk.

So, what (25) ____________ do you use when treating patients with cystic fibrosis?

Well, we’ve found (26) _______ ___________ to be extremely useful. We’re (27) _______ _________ to have received a (28) _______ of a number of (29) _______ ________ headsets following their success in a number of (30) _______. We use the virtual reality headsets to (31) ____________ the patient to outdoor settings, often corresponding to the (32) ____________ they’re required to do with us. When they complete (33) _______ ______________ on a (34) _______ ____________, for example, the VR headsets display a virtual outdoor (35) _______.

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