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OET Reading Part C Tips and Strategies for Nurses

Hello everyone, and welcome to this Connetics college class. My name is Grace, and I will be your teacher for today. Thank you so much for joining me; it's really great to be here. Today I will be delivering a class for OET reading. So I hope that everyone finds this useful. We do hear a lot of students telling us that OET, the reading test is the most difficult part of OET. It's an area that people really struggle with. So I hope to be able to help you with that today. I would love to know where everyone's watching from.

So please say hello to me in the comments. Let me know your name and where you're watching from so that I can say hi back. Okay, I can see already that someone is saying hello to me. So hi, Philip. Nice to have you here. So we're going to do a little class today for OET reading. But before we do that, I have something to tell everybody about something that I think you'll be really interested to hear about. That is an exciting opportunity to enroll in an English course with us. So I would like to know from everybody watching here today. Are you a qualified and experienced nurse looking for your dream Healthcare Job in the USA? If that's you, type me into the comments. So I can already see we've got Lizzie from the Philippines. Hi, Lizzie. Philip, you're in India Hello. And we got Liam Lin from the UAE? I hope I said your name right. Nice to have everybody here today.

So yes, I've got a question for you on the screen here. So are you a qualified, experienced nurse looking for a dream Healthcare Job in the USA? If that's you typed me into the comments, many people are typing me. Okay. Another question for you, then. Are you struggling with your English exam preparation? So if you if that you type struggle into the chat box. So comment struggle. Are you currently studying or preparing for an English exam? And are you having problems finding it difficult? Maybe you need a little bit of extra help? If that's your type of struggle. Wow. Lots of people I can see. Excellent, very nice. Thanks, everyone, for joining. And thank you for answering my question there. Yeah, I can see Philip is interested in studying and working in the United States. Well, Philip, this is just for you, then exactly, exactly the person who might be interested in what I'm about to tell you about. So the next question, as Phillip has already suggested, would you like to successfully prepare for and pass your English exam, move to the USA, and get your dream job all for free? If that's your type, please, in the comments.

So if you are already a nurse and you're struggling with your English exam preparation, you want to move to the USA to live and work as a nurse. Type, please. Okay, lots of people typing, please. Yep. Okay, that's great. Lizzie, I can see that you are interested in this. So if this sounds like you, then I would like to introduce you to the free Connetics USA and Swoosh English exam scholarship. So this is for you. If you are a nurse, you want to move to the USA. You'll need to take an English exam. And we can help you with that all for free. So let me explain what's included. So this is a complimentary English exam review course. It has everything you need to prepare for either your IELTS, your OET, or your PTE exam. So we offer free daily classes for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. We have study groups and study partners. So you can write to the group to find yourself a partner to study with. That all happens in our telegram support group. So we have a special support group where you can write in, you can ask questions, you can chat with your fellow classmates, and can find a study partner. And, of course, we have a Connetics support specialist to help you along the way. So as I mentioned, this scholarship program is available for IELTS or OET and PTE.

So you can choose the exam that you want to study for. And on your review course, you will find video courses and quizzes for reading, listening, writing and speaking, you will also have access to a writing correction service. So this is where you submit your writing tasks to us. We have a team of expert teachers ready to mark them and grade them and give you some feedback. And then they get returned to you with the teachers comments so you can improve your writing with real expert feedback. We also record all of our live classes. So if you're not able to attend the schedule, you can watch those classes back again in your own time. We give you access to mock exam so that you can practice doing the exam under real timed conditions to see how you're doing in your preparation. And of course there is around the clock support from the switch and Connetics team. So we are all here to support you on the journey. If you need any help. We're here. So you'll see a link in the chat right now. If you're really interested in this, then you can click on that link and sign up today. It's very easy.

All you have to do is click on the link. Enter your details and select your course. So remember you need to select IELTS OET or PTE and then we will get you enrolled and you can start your preparation this week. So we've got a scholarship for everybody. And if you need any support, we will be there with you on the way to that telegram group, so you don't have to do it alone. So yes, I hope that anyone who's expressed an interest already in the comments will join us soon; maybe I will see you in a live class this week. So, let's get started with the class then. So if you are interested in OET, or you're already studying for OET, today, I will help you by focusing on reading part c. So this is the part of the reading test that most people find the most challenging. Obviously, you've got a lot of questions to answer in, in the time limits, you've got two texts to read. Some people do find that overwhelming or challenging in some way. But I am here to help you by looking at some effective strategies. So we'll look at the task requirements. We'll look at some strategies, and then we'll do some practice of Part C questions. So let's get started. Before we jump into it, I'd like to know what your biggest challenges with OET reading part c. So has anyone got any experience with this part of the OET reading test? And would you like to share in the comments your biggest challenge? So maybe your biggest challenge is the time limit, managing to finish all of the questions on time. Maybe you struggle with vocabulary, not knowing what to do when you see unfamiliar vocabulary. Or maybe your biggest challenge is just being able to select the correct answer.

Maybe you find that you cannot get enough answers correctly when you're doing the test. So I would like to know what your biggest challenge is, with OET reading part C; share in the comments. It can be really nice to see other people's struggles and see what they find difficult, and it can help you feel like you're not alone in this preparation. Okay, so into the comments so that everyone can see what do we all find challenging about OET reading part c? So I'm going to give you a quiz. So this quiz will ask you questions about OET reading part c? If you don't know the answers, that's okay. Just guess I'd like everyone to put their answers into the comments. Don't worry if you don't know. But let's have a look. The first one, how long is reading part c? So how much time do you have? Does anybody know? Or does anybody want to guess? How much time do you have to complete reading part C? I'm going to give you a few seconds to answer that. So anybody know how long and how many minutes you get? If you don't know, that's fine, just guess. It's always fine to guess.

If you don't know. And actually when you're reading Part C and you don't know the answer, you should guess. Never leave the answer blank. Okay, next question. How many questions are there? Okay, I can see some answers coming in. For how long is Part C? Next one? How many questions are there? Okay, so I can see a couple of answers in the comments here. 20 minutes and five minutes. It's a little bit longer than that. Do you have a little bit more time? Five minutes, that would be very challenging. So next, ellipses 50 minutes you're getting closer, much closer. Good. Thank you for guessing everybody. Does anyone want to guess about how many questions there are? Okay, no one's got the time yet but you are getting closer with 50 minutes. How many questions do we think that are in reading parts? See? We'll give everyone another moment just to put their answers in. Remember, if you don't know it's okay. Okay. I can see that someone has put the correct answer for how long it is. I'm not going to tell you yet. Okay, how many questions you've got people saying 3015 22 Let's have a look at the next question. I will reveal the answers at the end. Don't worry. The next question is what will you have to read? Okay, what will you have to read? What type of text? Are you reading? This one's a little bit more challenging. Okay, I can see a couple of people answering how many questions there are. Okay. So what will you have to read? What type of text do you think you're going to read? Okay, we've got Lynn No, sorry, Lynn. No, Ellen says a paragraph. Okay, what type of text to be thinking it will be? Just gonna give another moment. Lots of answers coming in for the first two questions. That's great. Okay, well, I'm going to let everybody think about that. And I'm going to move on to the next question. What type of task do you have to complete? So we know we're answering questions? What type of questions? Okay, so what specific type of questions do you answer in reading part C? Do you have to write a short answer? Are they true or false? Are they multiple choice? Case and people answering the previous question, what do you read? We've got Jamia saying two articles reading two articles. You're very, very close there, Jeremy. Well done. And answering the next question as well. Multiple choice questions. Okay. Again, I'm not going to reveal the answer. I will do that at the end. But well done.

Everybody. How many marks are there? Okay, final question. How many marks are there for reading parts? See? So you can think about how many questions there are? Is it one mark per question? Okay, 1414 marks? It's a little bit a little bit more than that. Okay. So thanks, everybody for participating and having a guess at these questions. Okay, we've got someone saying 10 marks 16 marks 10 marks. Okay. Right. I will not keep you in suspense any longer. I'm going to show you the answers. So for how long is reading part C, you have 45 minutes now that is including Part B. So it's 45 minutes for part B, and Part C together? So how many questions are there? There are 12 questions and well done. If you got that correct. Well, then if you said 12, or close to 12? Yes, we have 12 questions, six questions, per text. So what will you have to read? Couple of people got this. So two texts of around 800 words. So two texts, six questions per text. And the type of task is multiple choice questions. So well, then if you got that, right, you have four options. So four option multiple choice questions, you have to choose between A, B, C, and D. And how many marks are there are 12? So one mark, per question. So well done, everybody. And thank you for your answers. Hopefully, if you didn't know these, you've now got more have an idea of the format of reading part c. Now we're going to take a look at an example task. So what does this task look like? So here is an example of a multiple choice question, you can see that you've got a sentence that you need to complete and you have four options. So some types of question and reading part C, you complete a sentence. So sometimes it's written as a question.

And sometimes it's written like this. So you're completing a sentence those will be the types of questions that you get. So let's have a look. Now time management can be really tricky. And some people do say that managing their time is the most difficult part of reading part c. So let's break it down and look at how you should be approaching this. So you've got two texts, which are about 800 words and there's eight questions per text 16 In total, the recommend Daitan is to spend about one and a half to two minutes per question. Remember that you will have to complete Part B as well. Ideally, you'll complete this in about 10 to 15 minutes, it leaves you with more time for reading part c. So it does depend how quickly you're managed, you managed to do part B. But I would say if you're spending about one and a half to two minutes per question on Part C, that should help you manage your time. So now we're going to go step by step through the method, how should you approach this task, it's really important that you know, the strategies to use in order to complete the reading test on time. So the first thing you can do is quickly skim the text. Now skimming is reading quickly through the text, you're focusing on content words, you're not stopping to try and understand every single word, you're not reading the sentences slowly in detail, you're skimming so quickly moving your eyes down the page to get an idea of the overall meaning of the text. The reason you do this, is because it will help you to get an idea of the gist, and it will help you to understand a bit more what the text is about, which means you'll be able to answer the questions more easily. So how do we skim a text?

Now I realize this text is quite small, probably. But we're just focusing on the technique right now, you don't actually need to read it at this point. So skimming, you should read the titles and the topic sentences. So the title as we can see here is sleep deprivation. And then the topic sentences are usually the first sentence of each paragraph. The topic sentence gives us an idea of the content or the information in the paragraph. So if you skim these, you'll get an idea of roughly the information each paragraph contains. That's the first thing you should do. Next, number, the paragraphs. The reason for this is that you'll find in the questions that they refer to specific paragraphs. So for example, it might say, in the second paragraph, the writer refers to something. And if you've already numbered the paragraphs, it makes it nice and easy to quickly locate where the information is going to be for that question. The questions do come in order. But it does still help to have those numbers there. And then take each question at a time. So focus on question number one, and then move through them like that. So now that we've skim read the text, we've numbered our paragraphs, we're going to go through the question and answer options. And the way that you can do this to make sure you find the right answer is a little bit of analysis.

So we're returning to this question here. You can see that the question specifies the paragraph while you'll find the answer. So in the first paragraph, so we know we're looking in the first paragraph, and I've copied the first paragraph down here below. If you would like to have a go at this question, then please feel free. But I'm going to take you through the strategy. So we need to analyze the question or sentence stem. We can do this by looking at the key words, and then read the answer options and take note of differences. Again, we need to be looking at the key words here. And then we'll go to the paragraph and read it carefully. So when we go to answer the questions, we'll be reading for detail. And it's a good idea to try to eliminate incorrect answers. So don't just focus on finding the correct answer. Sometimes it can help to eliminate the ones that you know are incorrect. And that can make it easier to decide which one is correct. And watch out for distractors. So distractors are when you see maybe words and phrases from answer options that are not correct. In the text, they are there to distract you.

So that's why it's important to read carefully. So we're going to have a go at completing the task. So first, we're going to look at the question. So we know we're looking in the first paragraph and we can identify the key words in this question. We've got writer Eve van Kouta. When the question mentions a name that can actually be very helpful because it helps you to focus your search, we know that we're looking for Ethan Carter's words that will be in speech marks. So that's the part of the text that we're going to find the answer. And so, A, we're going to look at the differences now between each answer option. So we've got a key word hit explain. So is the right explaining. We've got main causes sleep deprivation, reinforce Have you okay, that's different to explain about the impact of sleep deprivation questions, some research, okay. Again, that's different to reinforcing a view or explaining, describe the challenges. So those are the differences between these four answer options. So now we're going to read the paragraph very carefully, can see that we've already got some answers coming in in the chat. That's great. So now complete the task. So I'll give you a moment to do this yourself. So read carefully through this text, I hope it's big enough for everybody. And try to find the correct answer is A, B, C, or D. Make sure that you're thinking about the key words in the answer options, don't just select the first option that you come to remember, it could be a distractor. So you've got to read the detail to make sure it really does fit with that answer.

You can eliminate incorrect answer options, that can also help. So I'll give you a moment to read through and choose A, B, C or D. Okay, we've got Ahmed is saying D. Does everyone agree? Or does anyone have a different idea? What do we think? Just give a few more moments. Okay, got another answer in here saying D. So we can find the quote or the words from a van counter in the text and then decide we have to decide why is the writer using those words? Is the writer explaining reinforcing a view questioning research or describing challenges? Okay, thanks, everybody for your answers. Let's take a look now. So if we see down here, there's not a system in the body that's not affected by sleep. Every time we sleep deprive ourselves things go wrong. So those are the words from Ethan Carter. And we can see that they are being used to reinforce a view about the impact of sleep deprivation. So if we read back previously, in this paragraph, we can see that it mentions emotional distress, cognitive impairments, high blood pressure, obesity. So these are the impacts of sleep deprivation. And then following that we have this quote, there's not a system in the body that's not affected by sleep. So that is reinforcing the view that the writer has just mentioned about the impact of sleep deprivation. So there we have our answer. Well done. I can see that glassy, I got the correct answer.

Well done. glassier. Excellent. You got B. So yes, if you didn't get the answer, right, don't worry, it's really quite challenging. But hopefully, you can see why the answer here is B. Okay, we're going to move on and have a go at another type of question. So another type of question that you will see in reading Part C is a lexical question. Let's have a look and see what that is. So here's a question. In the third paragraph, what idea is emphasized by the phrase by no means the be all and end all? This is a lexical question it's asking us to, to kind of work out the meaning of an underlined phrase in the text. The phrase in this text is by no means the be all and end all. Now if you already know what the phrase means that can help you a lot that we do still need to check the answer options and look at the context of the text to make sure we get it right. So we're going to be using referencing skills here. So the best way to approach this type of question is to locate the phrase in the text. So you can see here in the text, it's underlined, and carefully read the sentence that comes before All under sentence containing the phrase and start to think if you can work out the meaning of that phrase from the context, then you can go to the answer options and see if any of those fits with what you've already decided. So we've got our phrase, we found it in the text, we read the sentence before, and the sentence after. And we start to think, Okay, what could this be referencing? What might this mean? Then we go to our answer options, okay? So yes, you will sometimes have a specific phrase that's highlighted in the text. Or it might ask you about a pronoun, it might mean it might say, what is the writer referring to when they use these for example, so they'll ask about pronoun, but in this example, we've got a phrase. So let's go through the answer options.

Now look at the key words. So we've got option a sleep deprivation, prevent probation, sorry, consequences beyond impact, okay, of adenosine levels. I'm sorry, I couldn't quite read that word, everybody. Okay, option B, adenosine levels, significant factor situations, sleep deprivation, role of adenosine response, sleep deprivation, not yet fully understood. And then we've got important link, sleep deprivation, adenosine underestimated. So you can think, okay, do any of these options fit with the idea that I had for the meaning of this phrase, you can eliminate the ones that are definitely incorrect. Another thing you can do is sometimes replace the phrase in the text with one of the answer options and see if it works. Does it make sense in the context? So I'll give everyone a moment now to answer this. What do you think so what idea is emphasized by the phrase by no means the be all and end all. So A, B, C, or D, maybe you've heard this phrase before, in another context, you can use that previous lexical knowledge to help you. Play, I'm just going to give everyone a moment. Remember, we only really need to read the last, the last couple of sentences here. So maybe reading from here to the end, from this line here, okay, on a saying D. Thank you, Anna. What does everyone else think? Okay. So if you want a little bit more time, that's fine. You can pause the video and continue watching in your own time. But I am now going to reveal the answer. So

as I said, we're going to read the final couple of sentences, including the sentence that includes this phrase, you can see here that I've highlighted but there, so we've got here, adenosine may underlie some of the cognitive deficits. So it may, and then if you read on, but they are by no means a be all. And also we've got like a contrasting idea here. So if you understood that correctly, you will have seen that a was the correct answers. So there are consequences beyond its impact. So by no means the be all and endo means that it's not necessarily final, that could be more. So that was quite a tricky question. Don't worry, if you didn't get it, it's all about the technique. So the more you practice this strategy, the easier it will become. Now, let's just have a quick review, then have the skills that we've looked at today, then we're going to do some practice. So it's important to learn the format of the exam section. Make sure you know how long you've got, how many questions there are, what type of questions they are, and we have done this today for reading part C. Make sure you know how to manage your time so you know now that about one and a half to two minutes per question. If you're spending longer. The question is difficult just leave it and come back to it at the end.

So complete the other ones and then come back to the difficult one. Never leave a question blank, always guests as a last resort. So the first thing that you should do is skim the text for general understanding and number that paragraph so that you've got an idea of the content of the overall text, but also the content of each individual paragraph. Take note of keywords and qualifying statements. So when you're going through the questions and answer options, underlining the key words, making sure you understand the differences between the answer options and analyze the question carefully. What's it asking you to do? And it's a good idea to try and eliminate the incorrect answers. Obviously, if you can find the correct answer straight away, that's great. But it is important to make sure you've considered the other options. And if you can eliminate those that are definitely incorrect, it makes it more likely that you'll find the correct answer. And be aware of distractors.

So if you see something in the text that looks like an answer, because it's maybe used words and phrases from the answer option, that doesn't necessarily mean it's the correct answer. So making sure you're reading the text for detail, that you've really understood it to make sure you don't get caught out by those. And of course, practice makes perfect so it is important to practice as much as possible. And you will have plenty of opportunity to practice if you enroll on a course with swish today, the course that I mentioned earlier, we've got mock exams where you can practice your reading. We have live reading classes with a teacher who can help you with more strategies like the ones I gave you today. And of course, we have our reading video course which you can work through in your own time Okay, so I'm little question then for everybody here are you a qualified and experienced nurse looking for your dream Healthcare Job in the USA, if that's you, type me into the chat box. So if you are already a nurse and you're looking for that dream Healthcare Job, type me into the chat box now because I have something very exciting to tell you about. Okay, so if you are already thinking that you want to work as a nurse in the USA, type me into the chat box so that I can tell you about something very, very exciting. That's coming up. Okay, lots of people typing me. Oh, look great. That's loads of people. Lots of people typing me into the chat box. Great. Okay, next question. Are you struggling with your English exam preparation if you are typing struggle into the chat box

okay, so if you're struggling with your English exam preparation, let me know by typing struggle Okay, so yeah, lots of people typing me lots of people struggling with their English exam preparation? Okay. Okay, well, would you like to successfully prepare for and pass your English exam, move to the USA, and get your dream job all for free? So if that sounds like you, type please, into the chat box. Okay. Lots of people there. Yeah. Thank you so much, everybody, for writing in. Yeah. So people want to prepare and pass their English exams. So type please into the chat box if it sounds like you. Great, excellent. Lots of answers are coming in. Well done. Okay. Well, if you answered please this and you're going to be very interested in what I have to share with you. So I would like to tell you a little bit about the free Connetics and Swoosh English exam scholarship. So this is for you. If you are looking to move to the USA and work as a nurse, you need to pass your English exam we can help you. So what's included is you will have a complimentary English exam review course. Okay, so this comes with three daily classes. These are for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. So if you particularly struggle with OET read And you've enjoyed this class.

Today, you can come to the reading class and learn some more tips and strategies for the exam. We have study groups and study partners, which are set up by our telegram support group. So everyone will be added to a support group just for the exam that you're studying, where you can ask questions, chat with your fellow classmates, and also find a study partner. And of course, in that group, as well, there is a Connetics nursing agency support specialist to help you along the way. We have a video course, and quizzes for all four skills, so reading, writing, listening, and speaking. So you can watch those in your own time and complete the quizzes. We have a writing correction service. So this is where you can send us your writing tasks, whether that's for IELTS OET, or PTE, our team of teachers is ready to mark them and give them feedback and send them back to you so that you can improve. All of our live classes are recorded and they are uploaded weekly so that you can watch them again, for if you miss a class, you can catch up by watching it in your own time. We have mock exams. So as you get nearer to your exam date, you can start taking mock exams under timed conditions to see how you're doing and the areas that you still need to work on. And, of course, there's around-the-clock support from the swish and Connetics team. So we're always here to help you to answer your questions and support you on your journey. So if this sounds like something that you'd be interested in, we have a link, you can find it in the comments.

All you have to do is click on the link and you can sign up today for your OET IELTS or PTE exam preparation course. It's all free. There's so much included there. If you are dedicated and you work through all of the materials and you come to the classes, you will pass your exam with flying colors. So classes just like the one today the OET IELTS or PTE. So if everyone would like to click on the link, and sign up today. Now, we have a little bit of extra time left today. And I realized that we've worked quite a lot on strategies for the reading test. So if anyone has any questions, we can have about five minutes to take some questions from you at home. So these can be questions about OET readings, specifically. They can be questions just about the OET test in general. Maybe you saw some strategies in the class today about the reading and you want to ask me, so please feel free to ask me your questions in the comments now, and I will answer some of them in the time that we have left. So just to review, while I'm waiting for questions to come in, just to review what we've talked about today, for the OET part C, you have 45 minutes, that's for Part B and Part C, you have to answer 12 questions, and you read two texts, so six texts per question.

And you will be doing multiple choice. So four answer multiple choice questions. Okay. Now, does anyone have any questions about the strategies that we looked at? Maybe? Let me just have a look and see. It seems like everyone was getting involved today by answering the questions in the comments. That's great. It's always great to participate. And remember, of course, that if you enjoy live classes like this to sign up for our for our preparation course, today, the link is in the comments for you right now. But if you have any questions, I'm just gonna wait a minute or two to see because I realized that people often have questions about or at reading. Or maybe if you just want to comment and let me know how you found the strategies today. Were they useful? Did you find anything a bit confusing, maybe? Are you going to try those strategies yourself? I do hope that everyone got something out of that today and everyone found it useful.

Okay, got a question here about what to do. If you don't know the answer. Should you guess the answer to that question is yes, absolutely. So you won't lose marks for guessing incorrectly. You just wouldn't get a mark, if that makes sense. So, yeah, you should never leave an answer blank. I do recommend the time limit that we talked about. So a minute and a half to two minutes per question. If you're spending more time I'm going to question because it's difficult just leave it and move on. Answer the rest of the questions first, but make sure you return to it at the end, because you should never leave an answer blank. So you should always guess if you really don't know. That is the beauty of multiple choice questions. Okay, well, I don't see any more questions in the comments. So I just want to thank everybody again for joining me today.

I hope that you found that class useful. If you want to sign up for your free IELTS or at your PT course you can do so by clicking on the link that you can see on the screen now or in the comments. Okay. So thanks, everybody. Good luck with your OET preparation. And I hope to see you in a class again very, very soon. Have a great day everyone. Goodbye.