Everything you need to know about the Speaking sub-test

About Speaking

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20 mins
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The Speaking sub-test is recorded and the audio is assessed by two official OET assessors using the official OET Linguistic and Clinical Communication Criteria.

View the checklist and glossary.

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Test structure

There are two role plays to complete. For each one, you have three minutes to prepare. Each role play lasts about five minutes.

Videos for Speaking

Explore a wide range of video resources and tutorials to build on your knowledge of the Speaking Sub-test.


Speaking Sub-test Masterclass

Speaking FAQs

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