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 __.