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OET Skills (Reading) “Clitoral Reconstructive Surgery after Female Genital Mutilation”

In an earlier Blog, “Female Genital Mutilation”, we discussed how powerful the ancient tradition of FGM was and the impact of this pressure still in modern times.

OET Skills (Grammar) “Things Successful OET Candidates Do Well”

The OET is challenging, but the successes each year show that you can succeed.
First, you need to have a good level of English in all four language communication areas: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. More specifically, your English should be comparable to B2+ to C1 on the Common European Framework for Languages scale.

OET SKILLS (Reading) “Communication in LGBTQ Healthcare “

The LBGTQ community has not always been openly acknowledged or treated with regard and respect. Thankfully, modern thinking is seeking to change this for the better and many studies have already been done highlighting the major health issues of the community worldwide.

OET SKILLS (Reading) “Let Your Pet Be Your Superpower!”

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Were you raised on a farm and appreciate working farm animals more? Or are you the type to forego the traditional in favour of something more exotic, like an iguana or snake?

OET SKILLS (Reading) “Why Do We Love?”

“I love you.”

Almost of us want to say it, hear it or feel that familial or romantic bond in our lifetime, preferably more than once. What is “love” anyway? We each likely have our own definition, but various dictionaries define it as something like “great liking for an activity or thing”, or a “deep affection for someone” (or, this could also refer to an animal).


OET SKILLS (Writing) “The Real Cost of OET”

Let’s call her Sheyla, a nurse from Egypt, and this is her make-it-through story of passing OET.
Deciding on OET was easy—her husband had a job offer in London, but with children aged 5 and 7, they would both need to work to provide for their family.


OET Skills (Grammar) “Confronting Holiday Blues”

For many, Christmas and New Year are anticipated with fascination. Society and seasonal melodies say we should be cheerful, celebrating, and cooking perfect – and huge – meals.  Truthfully, even with the stress of planning and gift buying, many consider it to be a happy time.


OET Skills (Rephrasing) “Christmas Cheer”

Most of us haven’t believed in Santa Claus for a very long time. Yet every December, we decorate the Christmas tree, shopping for gifts, sing along to Christmas songs, watch classic holiday films, and put on that once-a-year Christmas outfit.


OET Skills (Grammar) “Merry Texting!”

The first text message, “Merry Xmas”, was sent on 3 December 1992. By 2007, texts had outstripped the number of phone calls per month [1]. With all the amazing things our smartphones do for us nowadays, there is one thing we will always need them for and that is communication. Smart gadgets have changed the way and “language” of our communication even as they help us to stay connected to others.