OET Practice Tests | Reading

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Includes 8 standardised Reading Practice tests.

Course includes:

  • Immediate self-access to tests and course materials in your Library
  • Answers scored automatically to help improve your understanding
  • “Ask a Tutor” email support through in-course messaging. Simply “Post a Comment”

{Course access – 90 days}

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  • More BONUS STUDY Resources for Listening & Reading included in these combined courses.


Reading subtest

The Reading sub-test consists of three parts, with a total of 42 question items. You are given 60 minutes to complete all three parts (15 minutes for Part A and 45 minutes for Part B and Part C). The Reading sub-test has the following structure:

Part A – quick reading task

Part A assesses your ability to locate specific information from four short texts in a quick and efficient manner through skimming and scanning. The four short texts relate to a single healthcare topic, and you must answer 20 questions in the allocated time period. The 20 questions consist of matching, sentence completion and short answer questions.

Part B and Part C – careful reading tasks

Part B assesses your ability to identify the detail, gist or purpose of six short texts sourced from the healthcare workplace (100-150 words each). The texts might consist of extracts from policy documents, hospital guidelines, manuals or internal communications, such as email or memos. For each text, there is one three-option multiple-choice question.

Part C assesses your ability to identify detailed meaning and opinion in two texts on a topic of interest to healthcare professionals (800 words each). For each text, you must answer eight four-option multiple choice questions.