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Check out our OET and IELTS blog lessons as well as latest news, updates and stories to help you pass your exam! Our blog lessons come with exercises for you to test your skills and improve your performance. Enjoy your learning with Swoosh 🙂

OET Reading: The Complete Guide

About This OET Reading Guide   At Swoosh English we care deeply about our students and we want nothing more than for you to achieve your goals.  To read and answer questions on lots of different texts under exam conditions can be stressful and confusing. In the...

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OET writing: The complete guide

At Swoosh English we care deeply about our students and we want nothing more than for you to achieve your goals. Writing in English under exam conditions is always a challenge, and the OET Writing Test is no exception. However, there is no need to worry. By breaking...

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OET Listening: The Complete Guide

About This OET Listening Guide   At Swoosh English we care deeply about our students and we want nothing more than for you to achieve your goals. The Requirement upon entering OET listening and any other listening exam naturally generate anxiety. Because you need...

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OET Speaking: The Complete Guide

At Swoosh English we care deeply about our students and we want nothing more than for you to achieve your goals. Speaking in a foreign or second language under exam conditions is going to be a nerve-wracking and challenging experience. However, if you have prepared...

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OET Test Dates and Locations 2020

OET Test Dates and Locations 2020 OET has recently announced the OET exam test dates and locations for 2020. 2 test dates per month from March to December. This is a great news for all the potential test-takers in more than 140 venues in 42 countries where OET is...

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3 Effective Tips to Improve your OET Reading Skimming Skills

+ FREE Practice Test One of the most important reading skills you need to be successful in the OET exam is the skill of skimming.  It is something which you are required to do to read expeditiously, or quickly, in reading part A.   It is also something that you should...

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OET Speaking: How to Successfully do the Role Play

OET Speaking: How to Successfully do the Role Play The speaking section of the OET exam can be seen as very accessible from a certain perspective.  It is designed to be familiar for medical professionals - it involves a conversation between a medical professional and...

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OET Writing: What to check before you submit

Writing is often seen as the most challenging skill. Especially when preparing for an examination of English.  There are many students who feel confident when it comes to speaking.   But struggle with elements that are writing specifically. Such as producing aspects...

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Weighing up the options: Approaching Reading section B

Reading section B of the OET exam can often cause problems for students. The texts are short, much shorter than those in part C, but they are dense and, therefore, contain lots of information. As a result, it can be difficult to break down the text in order to find...

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OET mock exams: Making the most of your practice

It seems intuitive that, in order to prepare for the real OET exam, the best strategy would be to do as many OET mock exams as possible. Each mock exam that you do is helping you to develop your exposure to the OET format and, hopefully, with each exam you complete,...

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OET Writing: Expanding the Case Notes

In all official OET Writing case note tasks you will see these three instructions. “In your answer: expand the relevant notes into complete sentences. Do not use note form; use letter format”.   The reason for the first two instructions relates to the way the case...

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Reading for speed: Tips for approaching Reading part A

Reading at speed is a tricky skill for both native and non-native English readers alike, so could there be anything more anxiety-inducing than the prospect of having to read 4 texts and answer 20 questions all in the space of just 15 minutes! It’s a real challenge, no...

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Eji’s Journey to Passing OET First Time with 4B’s

The world of OET is full of colorful stories both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Anyone who has taken the exam knows that it’s no easy feat to pass and for many people it’s taken them two, three, or even ten times to pass! Therefore, it’s always great to hear news of...

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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 in a foreign language. The OET exam is more generous...

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OET Test Dates & Location 2019

OET is available 14 times per year in 40 countries in more than 140 locations around the world. There are test dates every month but the registration is only open for the next three test dates at a time so be quick to book! Applications close three weeks before the...

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Using Verb Tenses Correctly For OET Writing

“Which tense should I use?” Is a question which I have heard with regularity when preparing students for OET writing. More specific comments include: “If the patient still has the condition then it should be the present, right? But he presented with the condition 5...

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Including articles: How to write more accurately for the OET

In relation to grammatical errors, the most common omission students make relates to two of the most popular, and yet often overlooked, words in the English language “a/an” and “the”. Despite the popularity of the aforementioned words in regular writing, they are...

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Improve your pronunciation in IELTS speaking

If you know how the IELTS speaking test is scored, you will understand that pronunciation is one of the four marking criteria, and it counts for 25% of your speaking score. It is of course important to work on your pronunciation for the test. You may be asking: how...

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We are now an OET Premium Provider (we can help you pass)

Swoosh English are extremely proud to announce that we are now accredited by the Occupational English Test (OET) as a Premium Preparation Provider of OET test preparation courses for doctors and nurses (OET nursing and OET medicine). Watch what our managing director...

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More Tips for IELTS Speaking Success

Most of you may have a very good speaking ability and think you have the chance to get that 7 or above band score that you require. But you actually have to know the following few things before you can get this score.   Understand the structure of the exam  ...

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OET Score: Improve It By Focusing On Appropriacy

OET score in the speaking sub-test is graded from two perspectives: language and communication. When it comes to language, speaking appropriately is something that is deemed as being of great importance to achieve a high oet score in the exam. But what is the...

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