The OET Reading sub-test consists of three parts, and each part contains two to three texts. The texts in each part are related to healthcare topics, such as patient information, healthcare policies, and research findings. The texts may be in different formats, such as diagrams, charts, graphs, or tables.
The OET Reading sub-test assesses the test-taker’s ability to read and comprehend different types of texts related to healthcare, and it is important for healthcare professionals who wish to work or study in an English-speaking environment to achieve a high score in this sub-test.
In Part A, test-takers are presented with four short texts, each containing multiple-choice questions. The texts in Part A are designed to test the test-taker’s ability to identify and grasp specific information from the text.
In Part B, test-takers are presented with two longer texts, each containing six short-answer questions. The texts in Part B are designed to test the test-taker’s ability to understand and summarize the main ideas of the text.
In Part C, test-takers are presented with one longer text, followed by eight multiple-choice questions. The text in Part C is designed to test the test-taker’s ability to understand the text in detail and interpret the writer’s opinion or attitude.