What should you know about OET Listening, part A?

There are 4 main rules that must be respected when solving OET Listening, Part A:

๐Ÿญ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€.

Example:
Text: possible damage to crowns. Both are โ€ฆโ€ฆ
Correct answer: central incisors
Incorrect answer: two central incisors. (‘Both’ and ‘two’ have the same meaning and it should not be written twice.)

๐Ÿฎ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

Example:
Text: In 2017, diagnosed with โ€ฆโ€ฆ
Correct answer: congestive heart failure
Incorrect answer: congestive heart failure, dementia. (The information about ‘dementia’ is heard in a different part of the recoding, and it is not valid for the year 2017.

๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ, ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€.

Example:
Text: In 2017, diagnosed with โ€ฆโ€ฆ
Correct answer: congestive heart failure
Incorrect answer: con heart failure. (‘Con’ could either mean congenital or congestive, so the answer is unclear and it will not be taken into account.)

๐Ÿฐ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€.

Example:
Text: In 2017, diagnosed with โ€ฆ..
Correct answer: congestive heart failure
Incorrect answer: congestive heart failure, improvement. (The answer is contradictory.)

Good luck, dear candidates!

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