- April 26, 2023
- Posted by: English Melon
- Category: OET OET Reading
We have 12 different methods called “MELONS” to boost Reading skills and Score. Before you read about our Methods below, have a look at a sample question:
Sample Question (Part B)
Which of the following statements is not true?
- In the US, less than 20% of the overall labor force works in healthcare
- Historically, violence is more often directed at nurses rather than doctors
- The hazard of violence at work has been found to be more serious for healthcare workers compared to workers in other industries
Workplace Violence: A Serious Problem in Healthcare
There’s no industry that’s immune to workplace violence, whether it’s construction, manufacturing, retail or media. However, healthcare professionals face a greater risk of injury, trauma, emotional distress and even death as they go about their everyday work responsibilities – giving injections, taking X-rays, drawing blood, and prepping patients for surgery. Violence against healthcare workers occurs in all types of settings, from busy emergency rooms to surgery centres, from walk-in clinics to nursing homes. Too often, it is perceived to be just part of the job and has a long-standing history in the industry. According to American Nurse Today, 67% of all nonfatal injuries caused by workplace violence occur in healthcare, even though the industry represents only 11.5% of the U.S. workforce.
1. Main Idea Method
Main Idea Method helps you find the answer by looking for the main ideas (information) in the question, options and paragraphs. Let’s find out the Main ideas of below:
- Main Ideas in Question is “what is Not True?”
- Main Ideas in Options are (A) US, less than 20%, labour force, healthcare; (B) History, violence to nurses and doctors; (C) Hazards comparison in and outside healthcare.
- Main Ideas in Paragraph include “workplace violence is common; healthcare professionals face greater risk (injury, trauma, distress, death) due to nature of work; settings of occurrence; prejudiced; long history; survey report; comparison.
Now, try to find out the correct answer by comparing the Main Ideas.
2. Mention Practice Method
Mention Practice Method is not to be used at the time of your examination. This is our powerful training tool. By doing Mention Practice” you understand each sentence 10 times deeper than a usual, casual reading. Here is an example. Say if the following statements are mentioned or not mentioned according to the paragraph:
What do we learn from this article about blood clotting?
- Artificial chemicals exist that can be introduced to ‘dissolve’ clots;
- Most of the time, clots don’t form in blood vessels;
- It takes time for a damaged or cut blood vessel to form a clot;
Blood Clotting Tests
If a blood clot forms within a healthy blood vessel it can cause serious problems. So, there are chemicals in the blood that prevent clots from forming and chemicals that ‘dissolve’ clots. There is balance between forming clots and preventing clots. Normally, unless a blood vessel is damaged or cut, the ‘balance’ tips in favour of preventing clots forming within blood vessels. A blood sample is taken into a bottle that contains a chemical which prevents the blood from clotting. It is then analysed in the laboratory. There are a number of tests that may be done. These tests measure the time it takes for a blood clot to form after certain activating chemicals are added to the blood sample.