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OET Transcription Training 1

What is Transcription?

You lose your Listening Exam because of three reasons:

  1. You do not understand the audios (L3)
  2. You do not understand word meanings (L1)
  3. You cannot decide the answers (Melons)

When the first issue is not solved, you cannot expect to start with Listening Tests.

This is an activity to enhance your listening skills. By this, you:

  1. Listen to the following audios.
  2. Write down the complete transcript (write down every word as you hear)
  3. In case you need to listen again, play again.
  4. You can listen to the audios end number of time.

NB: During the real OET Listening Test you are not allowed to listen to the audio more than once.

Get Ready!

  • Get your pen / pencil and paper.
  • Attach your headphone / earphone.
  • Listen to the audios below and write down the transcripts.
  • After completing, download this original transcript below and check with yours.

All the best!

Now, proceed to the Questions!

  • Question of

    Mr Taylor has been ____ to a Gastroenterologist.

    • was transferred
    • has been transferred
    • had been referred 
  • Question of

    It’s possible that he is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome or a _____ condition.

    • relevant
    • relating
    • related 
  • Question of

    For Mr Taylor, this condition has been going on for ____.

    • some years
    • a few years
    • many years
  • Question of

    He has always tended to get heartburn ____.

    • before meals
    • after meals
    • during meals
  • Question of

    Mr Taylor dealt heartburn with ____ from the pharmacy.

    • Digestive enzymes
    • Ginger
    • antacids 
  • Question of

    But ____, things suddenly got worse and he started to notice new problems:

    • a month ago
    • a year ago
    • two years ago
  • Question of

    He had _____ symptoms.

    • varying
    • the same 
    • new
  • Question of

    The main problem was ____.

    • acid refluxes
    • inflammation
    • bloating
  • Question of

    He had often been suffering from _____ in the last month.

    • diarrhea
    • constipation 
    • nausea
  • Question of

    In the past, he had ____ and would rush to the toilet several times a day.

    • diarrhea
    • constipation 
    • nausea
  • Question of

    He ____ how he was going to feel from one day to the next.

    • could not say
    • could say 
  • Question of

    It was hard to ____ his life.

    • live
    • plan 
    • end
  • Question of

    Mr Taylor has a skin condition that keeps ____.

    • improving
    • worsening
  • Question of

    He ____ that his skin condition was related to irritable bowel syndrome.

    • did not know
    • was not sure
    • knew 
  • Question of

    He experience ____ more or less at the same time as the stomach discomfort.

    • stroke
    • migraines 
    • epilepsy
  • Question of

    These two conditions persisted for _____.

    • a few days
    • a day
    • many days
  • Question of

    He _____ thought it was anything to do with his stomach problems.

    • never
    • at first
    • once

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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