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OET Role Play – Backpain due to Kidney Stone

Look at the Role Play Cards:

Interlocutor Card: Patient
Setting: Hospital

You are Mr Neil Omar, a 41-year-old man with extreme backpain for the last 12 hours. You are waiting for your appointed time with your GP. A nurse comes to you to talk about your pain.

Task:

  1. Talk to the nurse about the nature of the pain.
  2. Give a detailed description of your pain (no fall / no fracture / no bulging disk / not sure of sciatica / possibility of kidney problems)
  3. Tell her / him about your habits, about fluid intake.
  4. Be reluctant to agree that you have kidney stone. “You drink four glasses of water every day.”
  5. Agree that your fluid intake has been low for several years.

Candidate’s Card: Nurse
Setting: Hospital

The patient, a 41-year-old man with extreme backpain for the last 12 hours, has an appointment with his GP in an hour. You have been asked to attend to him.

Task:

  1. Talk to him about the nature of the pain.
  2. Try to know the cause of pain (fall / fracture / bulging disk / sciatica / kidney problems)
  3. Say why you feel it is due to kidney stone that he is experiencing the pain.
  4. Ask about habits, fluid intake
  5. Say how kidney problems can cause back pain
  6. Talk to him about taking care of one’s kidney, importance of drinking water

  • Question of

    Nurse: Good morning. ________?

    • Are you Mr Omar?
    • Mr Neil Omar, correct?
    • If I am not mistaken, you must be Mr Neil Omar?
  • Question of

    Mr Omar: Yes, ________.

    • Yes, you can call me that way
    • Yes, you can called me that way
  • Question of

    Nurse: I am Ms Christina, your nurse ________.

    • who will assisting you throughout your treatment.
    • who will be assist you throughout your treatment.
    • who will be assisting you throughout your treatment.
  • Question of

    Mr Omar: Nice to meet you, _______.

    • Madam
    • Nurse
    • Christina
  • Question of

    Nurse: So, Mr Omar, ___________.

    • looks like you are in pain
    • I look like you are in pain
    • looks like you are in unbearable pain
  • Question of

    Mr Omar: It is unbearable. I mean, ____ the last 12 hours.

    • for
    • since

Written by Biju John

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