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5 Ways to Read Faster – Tips for OET Reading part A

5 Ways to Read Faster - Tips for OET Reading part A  BONUS: Free practice test below!   Reading at speed is a tricky skill for both native and non-native English readers alike. Could there be anything more anxiety-inducing than the prospect of having to read 4 texts...

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Expert Advice for OET Speaking: Maintaining fluency

Expert Advice for OET Speaking: Maintaining fluency When entering the examination room, it is natural to start feeling nervous. Even the most proficient of speakers need time to settle-down, focus and relax before being able to show the true extent of their abilities...

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A Simple, Yet Powerful Way To Practice Your OET Speaking

A Simple, Yet Powerful Way To Practice Your OET SpeakingI have got a very simple yet powerful method of being able to practice your speaking on a day to day basis. If you've got your examination coming up and you're not getting a lot of practice right now for...

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3 Practical Tips on how to Improve your Grammar in OET WRITING

3 Practical Tips on how to Improve your Grammar in OET WRITING In this article, I will share with you fantastic grammar tips on how to improve your OET letter writing. You can use this for your referral letters, transfer letters or discharge letters - whatever kind of...

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OET Exam Week Preparation: Speaking Practice is Crucial!

Practicing is key to your OET Speaking success. Knowing and and understanding every aspect of the OET speaking exam can spell the difference between a grade A or E. Listen to Alex talk about secrets to passing your OET speaking exam on the first take and why practicing is so crucial.

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Think like an actor/actress to get a grade B

Whether you are preparing for the OET exam or you have it booked already in the coming few weeks, I want to challenge you with the idea of thinking like an actor / actress during your role-play. I want you to not just think like a doctor /...

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Why should you read aloud to improve your OET speaking?

  I want to tell you about one of my students, a nurse from a non-English speaking country in Eastern Europe. The big difficulties she had was that she couldn’t practice her English on a day-to-day basis. Can you relate to this? If you’re...

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