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This tip will help you understand the questions in Listening Part B

OET’s Listening Part B uses both incomplete and complete questions to assess your understanding of the recording. It’s important to be able to read and understand both types.

We’ve got a tip that can help you accomplish this, if you’re having trouble.

Exploring Listening Part B

Listening Part B has 6 multiple-choice questions. Some are complete questions such as:

  • What does she warn her colleague about?
  • What is the plan for the patient today?

Other questions are sentence-completion questions. You need to match the beginning of the sentence with the best ending from the three options. For example:

  • He says that errors in dispensing medication to patients usually result from __.
  • The trainee feels the cause of the problem was __.

Some candidates find the sentence completion questions harder. An easy solution to this is to turn them into a complete question during the reading time.

Completing incomplete questions

Let’s look at an example.

  • If the incomplete question is: The trainee feels the cause of the problem was __.
  • The complete question could be: What does the trainee think was the cause of the problem?


Can you turn this example incomplete sentence into a complete question?

He says that errors in dispensing medication to patients usually result from __.