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OET Reading 12 – The ? Method

Today we will look at another method of finding answers for Reading Test questions.

Step 1. Reading Part A Text A/B/C/D

Aspirin is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fevers. Aspirin is also available in prescription medicines in combination with other ingredients. It is part of a group of pain relievers and fever reducers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin can be found in single-ingredient oral pain relievers and fever reducers or in medicines that contain more than one active ingredient to treat migraines. It is also available in medicines that treat symptoms such as heartburn and upset stomach, occasional sleeplessness, migraines, or the multiple symptoms of the common cold.

Do not use if:

  1. You are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever or fever reducer.
  2. You are a woman in the last three months of pregnancy unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to. Problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery may occur.
  3. Tamper-evident packaging features such as seals, locks, and films are not clear or seem broken.
  4. Do not give aspirin to a child or teenager who has or is recovering from the chicken pox or flu, because a rare but serious illness called Reye’s syndrome is reported to be associated with aspirin.

Step 2. Questions 8-14

Answer each of the questions, 8-14, with a word or short phrase from one of the texts. Each answer may include words, numbers or both.

8. ?
______________________

How to find out the Answer with E method?

  • We are going to check each option and eliminate the least possible ones.
  • We eliminate each option based on the presence of information that matches with the question
  • The final option will be the correct answer.

3. “Melon” Reading

Do not know Melon Reading? Read Now

Now, let’s MelonRead this paragraph.

Sentences MELON
Aspirin is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fevers E
Uses of aspirin
Aspirin is also available in prescription medicines in combination with other ingredients. E
Aspirin availability
It is part of a group of pain relievers and fever reducers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). M
Aspirin family
Aspirin can be found in single-ingredient oral pain relievers and fever reducers or in medicines that contain more than one active ingredient to treat migraines. E
Aspirin presence
It is also available in medicines that treat symptoms such as heartburn and upset stomach, occasional sleeplessness, migraines, or the multiple symptoms of the common cold M/E
Aspirin medicines
Do not use if you are:

  1. allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever or fever reducer.
  2. a woman in the last three months of pregnancy unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to.
  3. Problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery may occur.
  4. Tamper-evident packaging features such as seals, locks, and films are not clear or seem broken.
  5. Do not give aspirin to a child or teenager who has or is recovering from the chicken pox or flu, because a rare but serious illness called Reye’s syndrome is reported to be associated with aspirin.
O

Allergy
Pregnancy
Delivery
Tampering
Reye’s syndrome

Step 4. Words & Meaning – Lexicon

You have to check if you knew what these words mean. The more you don’t know, the harder the questions are going to be.

  1. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines – Medicines bought without a doctor’s prescription
  2. NSAIDs – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  3. Heartburn – A form of indigestion felt as a burning sensation in the chest, caused by acid regurgitation into the oesophagus.
  4. May – “May” shows a likely possibility but not surety.
  5. Tamper-evident – With evidence for tampering / breakage
  6. Reye’s Syndrome – A rare but serious condition that causes confusion, swelling in the brain and liver damage.

Written by Biju John

Love for English begins with understanding its unknown rules. Biju John lives on the internet, teaching OET, IELTS and PTE. More than a million students have thanked him from their heart.

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