OET Reading Test 1

Reading Test is the 3rd step in your OET Reading Training after Extra Reading and Labeling. This task is not a complete Reading Test but it features all the question types.

NB: Participants will receive a set of 20 real OET reading tests on Day 11.

Text A

There is a push for screening blood tests to be offered to all people who have a family history of coeliac disease. People who have been diagnosed with an ‘auto-immune’ disease are also regularly screened. This is because of an increasing awareness that auto-immune diseases can form clusters where there is a more generalized tendency for ‘immune error’ to occur. Most doctors these days will also screen for coeliac disease when a patient comes to them with symptom suggesting irritable bowel syndrome or anaemia (especially of the iron deficiency type if no other cause is evident).

Text B

These screening blood tests measure the level of coeliac disease-related antibodies in the blood. The most commonly used test looks for the transglutaminase (tTG) antibody, part of the IgA (Immunoglobulin A) family of antibodies, which is found in 90 per cent of patients. However, 2 per cent of people with coeliac disease don’t produce antibodies from the IgA family (they are IgA deficient). In these people, the other antibody marker of the condition is the less accurate endomysial antibody. To identify this 2 per cent where their lack of IgA will identify the need for further testing, modern laboratories also test for an IG antibody.

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  • Question of

    In which text do you see immunoglobulin A deficiency in patients? (Part A1 Model Question)

    • A
    • B
  • Question of

    In which text do you see a likely connection between anemia and coeliac disease? (Part A2 Model Question)

    • A
    • B
  • Question of

    What do most screening blood tests look for in people with coeliac disease? (Part A2 Model Question)

    • Endomysial antibody
    • Immunoglobulin A
    • Transglutaminase (tTG) antibody
  • Question of

    Which two symptoms do doctors associate with coeliac disease in people? (Part A2 Model Question)

    • irritable bowel syndrome or iron deficiency
    • Irritable bowel syndrome or anaemia
  • Question of

    To identify 2% of people who are IgA ____, further testing is needed. (Part A3 Model Question)

    • Sufficient
    • Efficient
    • Deficient
  • Question of

    People who have been diagnosed with an ‘auto-immune’ disease are also regularly screened because: (Part B Model Question)

    • auto-immune diseases form clusters
    • auto-immune diseases are more generalized
    • auto-immune diseases tend to cause immune error
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT mentioned in paragraph 2? (Part C Model Question)

    • coeliac disease-related antibodies in the blood
    • Symptoms of coeliac disease
    • IgA deficiency in patients
    • Importance of testing transglutaminase (tTG) antibody in coeliac patients

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