OET Speaking Role Play 1

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Role Play Question
Patient: You are a patient who has recently undergone thyroid gland removal operation. A head nurse has now come visited your room to examine you. You are very anxious and you want to explain the problems you are facing after the operation.


  • Tell her about the difficulty in swallowing or speaking
  • Ask the head nurse the reason for difficulty in breathing
  • Ask how much time will it take to get recovered.
You are a head nurse. You are attending on a patient who has undergone an operation for thyroid gland removal. The patient is unable to speak properly and she has difficulty in swallowing or even breathing properly.


  • Begin with warm and friendly greetings.
  • Answer questions that she may ask
  • Assure her that problems related to speaking, swallowing, breathing will go away sooner (usually, go away after 2-3 weeks)
  • Advice her not to pressurize her vocal chords by speaking continuously.

Final Task: Select the correct answers below.

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  1. Hello Miss aniela, I am nurse Sandra one of the registered nurses in this hospital may I know how you are feeling this morning are you feeling better. I quite understand your concern miss aniela, don’t worry you’ll be fine whatever problems you have relating to swallowing relating to difficulty in swallowing breathing will go away very soon it’s usually takes up 2 to 23 weeks after surgery before symptoms disappears. Please doughnuts pressurize your vocal cords by continually speaking, miss aniela please do you have any any order concern. Please if you do do not hesitate to call one. Do have a nice day miss Annie.

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