OET Listening Part C
Hello everybody and welcome to Connetics College. My name is Grace and I am the Academic Manager at Swoosh English. I am also an OET teacher. And in this class today, we're going to do some listening practice for the OET exam. So thank you very much for joining me today, please do write a message into the comments to let me know where you're listening from, I would love to know where you are today. And well, let's get started then. So we're going to have a look at listening today. But before we do that, I would like to share my presentation with you and I will talk you through something very exciting that we have here at Swoosh and Connetics. So for everybody watching, I'd like you to answer these questions by typing in the chat. Okay, so are you a qualified and experienced nurse looking for your dream Healthcare Job in the USA? If that is you, please type me in the chat. So we've got a question here for everybody on the screen. If you are already a qualified and experienced nurse and you are looking for your dream Healthcare Job in the USA, then please type me into the chat. I would love to hear from everybody today. Okay, lovely. Thank you very much, everybody. So I have another question for you. Now, the next question is, are you struggling with your English exam preparation. So if you're currently preparing for your English exam, but you're struggling, you're finding it a little bit difficult, then you can type struggle into the chat. So I can see a few people writing into the chat now. Thank you so much, everybody. Hello, and welcome. So well done. So if you're finding your English exam preparation difficult, please type struggle into the chat. Lovely. Okay, I've got another question for you. And the next one is, would you like to successfully prepare for and pass your English exam, move to the USA and get your dream job or for free. So if that's you, please type please into the chat.
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And then we will complete a mini listening exam where you can test out the methods that we've looked at in class to see how much you've learned. So let's get started. Then, we're going to start with a quiz. And for this, I'd like everyone to get involved. So write in the comments if you know the answers. The first question is, how long is listening part c? So how many minutes will it last? So if you know, put your answer into the chat, if you don't know it's fine to guess. So it's absolutely fine. To guess. If you're not sure. How long is listening part see, what do we think how many minutes? Right, well done everybody. The next question in our quiz is how many recordings will you hear? So in the whole of listening parts? See, this is just one part of the treaty listening test? How many recordings will you hear? Again, if you don't know the answer, that's okay. Well done. Thank you. And the next question, what will you hear in the recordings? So what will you listen to what type of audio? That's great, everybody, thank you for your guesses. Next question. What type of task do you have to complete? So what will the task be? Good. Okay, and the final question, then, how many marks are there? So if you're guessing that's completely fine.
Right? Thank you, everyone who did put your guesses into the comments. We're now going to check the answers and see. We're gonna see exactly, exactly good. We're gonna see how many we've got right. So here we go. Listening Part C is around 15 minutes, and you will hear two recordings. What will you hear? Well, there will be healthcare professionals talking about aspects of their work. So usually, one of the recordings is an interview with a healthcare professional, and the other one is a presentation. So two long recordings, the type of task that you have to complete that says three answer multiple choice questions. So it will be multiple choice questions with three options. And there are 12 marks in total, six marks for each extract. So there we have our information for listening Part C of the OET exam. Now let's dive in and have a look at actual example questions. Here's an example task. The first thing is a sentence that sets the context and tells you what you're going to listen to. So you can see here you hear an interview with Dr. Helen sands about her work with patients who are learning to cope with amputation. This is a context statement. It's really useful because it tells you the type of audio you'll hear, which is an interview, and what they're going to talk about the context. Here's an example of a question. How did the young patient called David react to the amputation of his leg?
So this is a direct question. Some of them will require completing a sentence, or they will be a direct question like this. And you can see that there are three answer options here. Now, how about your time management them? So it's important to manage your time in this question, I'm sorry. worried that my video is covering up some of the text here? I don't know if it's possible for the video to be moved so that it doesn't cover up the text. If if someone's able to do that, that would be lovely. If not, I will just read what it says. So you have 90 seconds to read the questions in each extract before the audio begins, then you will listen and answer the questions. So before you even listen to anything, you have 90 seconds, this is really important to use this time so that you can read the questions and start to use the methods that we're going to talk about now. Now we're going to go through how to approach the task a step by step method. The step one refers to the context statement analysis. So here we have our context statement, we're going to analyze this so we can be prepared to listen. So here we go. Think about these questions. What kind of audio will you hear? Who is speaking? What is she talking about? What's her position? And then what she's talking about? So have a think about that?
Okay, I did actually already tell you the answer to these earlier. So hopefully, you remember, we've got an interview. That's the type of audio that you will hear. Who is speaking Dr. Helen Sands. So her position, she's a doctor. And she's talking about patients who are learning to cope with amputations. And now we know the answer to these questions, we can move on and look at the actual questions to use them as a guide. So if the extract is an interview, the questions can use you as a guide, because you'll be able to hear where you are in the audio by looking at the questions. So once again, I'm sorry that my video is covering the text here, but I will read it for you. So we've got our question here. And then we have our text. So here's the question. And here's the transcript. So, if you're able to read the transcript, read as much as you can have the transcript, I realized that my video is covering the text right now. But if you're able to read this Oh, hello, we're back. Sorry, I think I lost everyone there for a second. Oh, wonderful. That's great. So now we can read the text. Have a look at the question. Have a look at what the audio says, where can you find the answer? So if you read the transcript below, we've got how the younger patients tend to react to it. Okay, so here we've got the transcript, which indicates that we're about to hear the answer. So now we're going to analyze the key words in the questions.
Here are some things that you should take note of in the questions. So we've got nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, sequences, modals, and words that express attitude or opinion. So first, you can see we've got nouns. So we're looking at the question, and underlining the nouns. This is helpful because there are key words and we need to take note of key words. That's in order to answer the question. So all of my nouns I have underlined here in green. Next, we've got the verbs, which you can see underlined here in blue. And you can see here by identifying these key words, it really helps us to understand the question and the differences between the answer options, which will help us find the answer much more quickly. And then we've got here some adjectives that I've also underlined, we haven't got any adverbs here. Another thing that you should take note of is words that express attitude or opinion, because quite often you might have a question, asking about the attitude or opinion of the speaker. This question here, we want to know how David reacted to the amputation of his leg. And we've got here this yellow word he resented. So we've got here a word that adage that expresses attitude. So that's a useful word to be aware of.
And then what else should you take note of the key question one word, which in this case is how we need to know what the question is answering us asking us. And we know of course that how is asking about manner? Right now we've analyzed the question, we are ready to have a go at answering. I have an audio here, but I'm going to check that it's working, because I'm not sure if you'll be able to hear so. If you can hear the audio, please let me know in the comments. If not, also, let me know I might have to read it for you. So here we go. Let me know if you can hear the audio. Don't think we can? That's okay. No worries, I was prepared for a technical issue. I'm going to read the transcript instead. So now, listen to me read the audio and answer the question. Okay. I'm joined today by Dr. Helen Sands, who works with patients who have had limbs amputated. Now, amputation is an extremely traumatic experience for patients, Helen and your experience, how do younger patients tend to react to it? Well, in a range of ways, depending on whether the loss was expected, if it was due to chronic illness, or to something sudden, like an accident, one of my young patients in that situation, let's call him David said losing his leg suddenly was like the pain of an unexpected death in the family. And although this didn't really apply to him, for many young people, even watching a football game can make them feel shut out of activities they want to took for granted. But then others come to terms with the fact that for them, normality will be something different from what it was before the operation.
Okay, there we go. So I read the transcript for you. So now what do you think the answer is A, B, or C type into the comments? Thank you very much, Sir Lag answering in the comments there. What does everybody else think? Okay, I'm going to reveal the answer to you. So here is this transcript of what I said. So this, thank you very much. So this is what I said. And let's see, well done. If you said, B, let's see why B is correct. So we said here, one of my young patients, let's call him David. So losing his leg suddenly was like the pain of an unexpected death in the family. So he compared it to the experience of a relative dying. Well done. If you got that correct. You can see here that what was said in the audio was not exactly the same as what I was said in the options, we've got some use of synonyms here. So in option B, we've got relative dying, but in the audio at said unexpected death in the family. So you can see that different words were used in the audio. So you do need to check for synonyms, paraphrasing, be prepared to hear the answer said, in a different way. Okay. Now, why were options A and C incorrect. So we've said here, many, many young people even watching a football game can make them feel shut out of activities they once took for granted. But that doesn't actually correspond with Option A.
They feel excluded from normal life, saying that, you know, for young people they could feel excluded from for example, watching a football game. But be careful because we're talking about David, how did David react? And this says for many young people, okay, so we're not talking about David in that part of the audio. Now, we're going to have a mini mock exam. So it looks like my audio is not working. So I will read the audio for a small part of the listening test. And you are going to use the strategies of question analysis and answer the questions. So here are the four questions that we're going to answer. First thing you're going to do is read the context statement. And tell me who are we listening to? What type of audio is it? What are they going to talk about? And then we've got four questions here for question 38. Option C says the effects of smoking so you can just see that they're the effects of smoking, okay. So remember what we're going to identify key words. So look at your nouns. Look at your verbs. Are there any adjectives? Are there any adverbs? Are there any words that indicate opinion or attitude? Anything in here that might direct us to opinion or attitude of the speaker?
And then finally the question words, we've got for question 37 When disc when describing the sitar, so this question 37, where is the sentence completion? So we've actually got four sentence completion questions here. So read each very carefully. I'm going to just wait a few moments so that everyone gets a chance to look at these. Okay, lovely. So before we listen there, look at our context statement, you hear a dermatologist called Dr. Jake Cooper. So that's who we're listening to. What is his position? He's a dermatologist. It doesn't say interview. So we're listening to a presentation this time. And what's he talking about? We've got he's talking about this skin condition here. So Hidradenitis Suppurative. I'm sorry if I said that wrong. So we know what he's going to listen to hopefully by now. Everybody has read the questions and you feel prepared to listen. Now I will test this audio but I think it's not working. No, that's okay. I have the transcript with me right here. So you get to listen to my voice. Okay, everybody ready then. And I will begin. Hello, my name is Jake Cooper. I'm a dermatologist and I'm going to talk about a skin condition called Hidradenitis Suppurative, commonly abbreviated to HS. Let me tell you a bit about this condition. HS is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by painful swollen lumps on the skin, which may break open, releasing fluid or pus. It's also called acne and versa. And in fact, sufferers often think they've got acne or pimples. But unlike acne, HS effects are put crying gland bearing sites, in particular, the armpits and the pubic regions. It's not a very well known disease in the medical community, which is surprising as it affects about 1% of the population, and early occurrences are commonly misdiagnosed as simple nodules or abscesses. This is unfortunate as the condition can be very distressing for the patient.
We don't know exactly what causes HS. Though it seems to be linked to blocking of the hair follicles in the affected area. It tends to occur most often in younger females, and it's often found in patients who are overweight. studies carried out into a possible link between deodorant use and Hs have so far been inconclusive that the condition is more prevalent amongst smokers, and there's some evidence that nicotine may affect the follicles. Patients sometimes worry that they've caused the condition by shaving, or possibly by using depilatory creams. But there's no evidence that either is a contributing factor. Let me tell you about one case I encountered recently. This was a 22 year old woman called Sophie who came to see me because she had a number of painful boils on her groin. These had been occurring with flat fluctuating severity for the previous three years. When I questioned her further, I learned that she had previously undergone incision and drainage of various lesions on multiple occasions at various medical centers. She also told me she'd taken a course of an unknown oral antibiotic to treat an abscess about two months earlier. So I was able to put two and two together and make a connection with HS then we could start to think about the right sorts of long term treatment for her. When treating patients with HS it's important to be aware of the impact it can have on them. Many studies have confirmed that patients with HS commonly experienced depression as a result of their condition. Additionally, HS has a significant psychosocial impact. patients reported feeling unworthy and unlovable and describe their lesions ugly, smelly and embarrassing. In some cases, symptoms may spontaneously resolve themselves for long periods of time. But both doctor and patient need to remember that there could be a flare up years or even decades later, and that currently treatment is limited to finding a way to manage the condition.
Okay, so that was the Audio. Hopefully you found the answer to these four questions, but we're going to go through them one by one. As we go to each question, please put your answer in the chat so we can see what everyone said. So what did everyone say for question? 37? A, B or C? Thank you, sir. like very much. So you've said the answer for 37. What does everybody else think? Please put your answer into the comments. Don't worry if you're not 100%. Sure. Right. So the answer was, in fact, a, let's look at why. So we've got a fairly, it's fairly common, so should be more accurately diagnosed. So we've got here it's not very well known disease in the medical community, which is surprising, as it affects about 1% of the population. So quite common, and early occurrences are commonly misdiagnosed. Okay, so here, you can see that we really have got very different wording. But Dr. Cooper here is suggesting that it's fairly common 1% of the population that should be more accurately diagnosed cases says it's commonly misdiagnosed. But it says that's surprising that it's not very well, well known in the medical community. So question 38 Dr. Cooper explains that one cause of HS may be what do we think the answer has here? Question 38. Let's have a look. Well done. If you put option C and Zed lag, I can see that you put C for 38. Excellent. Why? So it says here the condition is more prevalent amongst smokers. And there's some evidence that nicotine may affect the follicles. So we've got here smokers nicotine, those are words that you needed to be listening out for, for option C, the effects of smoking. Now notice that it says in the question, one cause maybe. And in the audio, it says there's some evidence that nicotine may affect the follicles. So we're not talking about a definite cause. We're just saying it may be the effects of smoking.
If you've put if you put be the overuse of deodorant, notice in the sentence before it says studies carried out a possible link between deodorant use and Hs have so far been inconclusive, which means that they don't show any evidence of there being a link. So be careful there. Also, if you put option A, it seems to be linked to a blocking of the hair follicles. Okay. But it doesn't say resulting from shaving. So it says that, you know, at the end, patients sometimes worry they've caused the condition by shaving that then it says there's no evidence that this is a contributing factor. So you can see here that all of the options have been mentioned. But A and B were directly contradicted, whereas C was correct. So 39, then what do we think is the answer for 39? A, B, or C, everybody right into the comments what you put for 39? Okay, and the answer is B. Well done. If you put option B, let's take a look at why. So when describing the case of a patient called Sophie, Dr. Cooper suggests that diagnosis of HS may require a full patient history. So if you look in this section of the audio, we've got all of the patient history here. She had previously undergone incision and drainage of various lesions, she'd taken a course of unknown antibiotics. And then it says I was able to put two and two together, meaning using this information from her medical history, I could make the connection with HS So that suggests here, that knowing the patient's history, might be necessary for an HS diagnosis. So she doesn't directly say it but you can infer it by the information given here. quite tricky. That one.
And finally, question 40 What did you put for question 40. Dr. Cooper says that those treating patients with HS should be aware that the condition what do we think for question 40 answers in the comments. And a was the answer well done again, Zeb. Like, I can see that you put a for question 40. That's great. Why is the answer a may recur after disappearing for many years. It says here in some cases, symptoms may spontaneously resolved themselves for long periods of time. So they might disappear for many years. But both doctor and patient need to remember that there could be a flare up years or even decades later, a flare up means it could come back suddenly, usually imagine symptoms suddenly making a reappearance years or even decades later. So these, this HS may recur after disappearing for many years. Well done. If you got the correct answer there. Let's take a look at these options here. So B may be triggered by an episode of depression says here patients with HS commonly experienced depression. But it doesn't suggest that depression triggers HS. It's actually saying depression could be a symptom of HS. And then finally, treatment is limited to finding a way to manage the condition. It's not saying it might become increasingly difficult. It's just saying that it's limited. So you can see here how B and C are not the answer. Yeah, well done. We have like three out of four is excellent. Nice work. She'd be very proud of that.
So let's just review what we've talked about in this class. It's important to learn the format of the listening test. So think back to that quiz we did started the lesson. Make sure you know how long it is what types of questions there are. Remember, you'll listen to two audios in less listening part C, and you will have 90 seconds before the audio start. Use that time to analyze the key words in the question and answer options. Remember that in an interview, extract, the interviewer questions can be used as signposting devices to keep track of where you are in the audio. Whereas in the presentation extract, you can listen out for signposting devices. So these are words and phrases that signal a particular answer is about to come. Or a particular piece of information. Remember, the audio will make use of synonyms. So think about the answers that you listen to today and how they were worded differently to the answer options. So think about how those answer options might be worded differently using synonyms in the audio. And be aware of distractors. So as you could see in that mini mock exam we just did. In some cases, all of those answer options were mentioned in some way. But they weren't actually the answer. So if we take this, for example, option B depression that was mentioned, but it wasn't the correct answer. So that is there to distract you. So be aware, in listening part C, you will hear distractors.
So that is the end of this teaching part of this lesson today, I hope that you found it useful. I would now like to remind everyone or if you weren't here at the beginning, tell everyone about an exciting opportunity that I have to offer you today. And this is for you. If you are a qualified and experienced nurse and you're looking for your dream Healthcare Job in the USA. If that's you, please take me into the chat. So write in the comments below me if you are a qualified and experienced nurse, looking for your dream Healthcare Job. If that's you, please type me. Are you struggling with your English exam preparation? So you're currently preparing for maybe your IELTS, maybe your OET or your PTE exam and you're struggling please type struggle in the chat. So many people tell me that if they are preparing for the OET exam, that listening part see what we did today is an area that they struggle with, they find it difficult. So if that's you type struggle. If you would like to successfully prepare for and pass your English exam, moved to the USA and get your dream job for free type please in the chat. So I have something to offer you today where you can successfully prepare for and pass your exam whether it's OET or PTE. And if you're interested in that type please in the chat. So I'm now going to talk to you about the free English exam scholarship that we have to offer with Connetics USA and Swoosh English. You can see a lovely link in the chat there now where you can sign up for this our scholarship program if you are studying for IELTS or at PTE. This is for you. And this is what's included daily live classes just like this one on reading, writing, listening. And speaking, if you found this live class useful today, you can join classes every day. They're much more interactive than this.
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