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Avoiding Repetitions in OET

A repetition is the usage of a word or information that the recipient of the letter can guess.

I am writing this letter to refer Mr John, an elderly gentleman of 79 years.

Can you guess the repetitions?

  • Elderly = 79 years
  • Gentleman = Mr
  • Man = Mr + John

You can see that the word “elderly” is a repetition for “79 years”, Mr for “Gentleman and John, etc.

Required Not required Why?
She being transferred… …into your care That’s understood!
He needs incontinence pads …for incontinence That’s very much clear!
She needs adult incontinence pads …adult Adults do not use nappies!

There are several repetitions that we hardly notice but the problem is, the assessors hardly miss these errors!

  1. She lives with her husband.
  2. Re: Dylan Charles, _____.
    1. 6 weeks old baby
  3. I am writing to refer baby Dylan who is the first born of a 24 year old Mrs Silvia Charles.
  4. He has an appointment at your facility at 8 AM on the 21st of this month for expert assessment.
  5. This is to introduce Ms  Sydney Lotten who requires your continued care from your service.

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