Listening is the 1st module in the exam, which consists of 3 Parts. Total Time: 48-55 minutes (including the time given for writing answers, pauses, some gaps + 2 minutes extra time at the end)
Part A – Consultation extracts (about 5 minutes each) – Part A assesses your ability to identify specific information during a consultation. You will listen to two recorded health professional-patient consultations and you will complete the health professional’s notes using the information you hear. Note: the health professionals may be any one of the 12 professions who can take OET.
Part B – Short workplace extracts (about 1 minute each) – Part B assesses your ability to identify the detail, gist, opinion or purpose of short extracts from the healthcare workplace. You will listen to six recorded extracts (e.g. team briefings, handovers, or health professional-patient dialogues) and you will answer one multiple-choice question for each extract.
Part C – Presentation extracts (about 5 minutes each) – Part C assesses your ability to follow a recorded presentation or interview on a range of accessible healthcare topics. You will listen to two different extracts and you will answer six multiple-choice questions for each extract.