- Task Types: The OET Writing Test consists of two task types, which are different for each profession.
a) Task 1: A letter related to a patient/client case, where you need to provide specific information, explain a situation, or request further action from another healthcare professional.
b) Task 2: A letter related to a professional or work-related situation, where you need to write a formal letter, give an opinion or discuss a particular topic.
- Word Count: The word count for each task type is different. For Task 1, you are required to write a letter of approximately 180-200 words, while for Task 2, you must write a letter of approximately 250-300 words.
- Time Limit: The total time for the Writing Test is 45 minutes. You must complete both tasks within this time limit.
- Scoring: Each task is assessed based on specific criteria, which include content, organization, language use, and accuracy. The scores for each criterion range from A (highest) to E (lowest), and you will receive a separate score for each task.
- Materials: You will be given a set of case notes and/or other relevant documents related to each task, and you must use this information to complete the task.
- Format: You must write your answers in the form of a letter, following the appropriate conventions of letter writing. You should include the necessary salutations and closing statements, and ensure that the letter is well-organized and clearly written.