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WRITING Test Format_updated 16 Jan 2009

WRITING Test Format_updated 16 Jan 2009

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Sub-test
Writing
Time allocation
40 minutes. An extra 5 minutes is allowed as reading time.
Test format and procedure
 The Writing sub-test is specic to each proession. This sub-test requires candidates to write a letter o reerral, transer or advice based on case notes which areprovided. The case notes relate to a typical situation in each proession.Candidates are required to write
approximately
180-200 words in the body o the text.
 Assessment procedure
In the OET, the piece o writing is assessed by qualied, experienced English assessors who have been trained inOET assessment procedures. The assessment is based on the ollowing criteria:
•overalltaskfullment•appropriatenessoflanguage•comprehensionofstimulus•linguisticfeatures(grammarandcohesion)•presentationfeatures(spelling,presentation,layout). TheWritingsub-testscriptsareassessedinMelbourne.Allscriptsaredoublemarked.
The sample materials
 The sample materials consist o:
•samplewritingtaskscovering11healthprofessionareas•asampleanswerforeachtask(frompage24).
Using the materials
•Allowenoughtime(40minutes)todothesamplewritingsub-testinonesitting.Thiswillgiveanindicationof
the requirements o the OET.
•Setatimeroralarmclockfor40minutesorasksomeonetoactasatimer.•Candidatesshouldselectthetaskrelevanttotheirprofession.•Oncompletionoftheletter,checkyourwork.•Readthesampleanswerprovidedtoestablishifitcontainsadditionalpointsorinformation.
•
Notethatsomeanswersprovidedheredonotmeetthetaskrequirementof180-200words.
General
 
information
OET – CANDIDATE INFORMATION & SAMPLE MATERIALS
1
 
OET–SAMPLE
Writing Test – Dentistry
Time allowed:
40 minutes
Read the case notes below and complete the writing task which follows.(Assume today’s date is 5 February 1997.)
 
Patient
MsRosieBuck
7 Horseshoe DriveNewtown
Ph:84912641Bornon22.07.1950
 
Reason or Presenting
Painassociatedwithfronttooth.
Unable to bite on the tooth.Increasing pain; pain control tablets ineective. 
Dental History
-Radiographs(x-rays)
 
Previous Dental Experience
- Fillings
-Scaleandclean(regularly)-Rootcanallling
- Crowns- Wisdom teeth extraction 
Medical History
-Badreactiontolocalanaesthetic(probablyduetoadrenalineinanaesthetic)
- Allergic to penicillin
-Usedtosmokecigarettes(gaveup7yearsago)
 
Family and Social History
BorninNewtown.Married.Twobrothers:youngerbrotherrecently
diagnosed with cancer. He has just nished chemotherapy treatment. Two children, the oldest having trouble at school.
Regularlyattendsdentalclinicforroutinecare.Attendswithchildren.
 
Examination
01.07.1995Allteethpresentexceptwisdomteeth(18,28,38,48)MODamalgamsin17,16,27,37,36,47,45,44MOamalgamin15,25,46DOamalgamin26,35
Occlusal amalgam in 14
Compositeresinllingin13,12,11,21,23Cariouslesionin16,26,24,43,11
Much supraginginal calculus on most teeth
Subginginalcalculusaroundmostteeth
Worn biting suraces on most teeth
OET – CANDIDATE INFORMATION & SAMPLE MATERIALS
2
WRITING SUB-TEST – DENTISTRY
 
OET–SAMPLE
 
Treatment Record
 
01.07.1995
Radiographs.Oralhygieneinstruction.Treatmentplanformulated.
14.07.1995
Gross scaling o teeth. Further oral hygiene instruction.
Amalgamllings24,26.
21.07.1995
Finescalingofteeth.Particularlysubginginalcalculus.Continuehygieneinstruction.
 
Amalgamlling16.Compositeresinlling43.
 
2ampoulesof2.2mlLignocaine.
28.07.1995
Commence root canal treatment on 11. Caries removed on 11. Temporary lling.
2.2mlLignocaine.Prescriptionforerythromycin250mg.
12.08.1995
Complete root lling 11. Temporary lling.
2.2mlLignocaine.
19.10.1995
Postcrowninsertedon11.Glassionomercementused.
 
Finescale.Reinforceoralhygiene.
15.05.1996
Routinedentalexamination.Scaleandclean.
20.12.1996
Routinedentalexamination.Scaleandclean.
 
Compositeresinlling23.
05.02.1997
Presentswithpainonandaroundpostcrownon11.Radiographtaken.
 
Probingindicatesdeeppocketonmesialsurfaceoftooth11.
Tooth sensitive to pressure.
Refertogumspecialistfortreatmentofgumabscessaroundtooth11.
Writing Task
 
Using the inormation in the case notes, write a letter o reerral to the specialist, Dr Perry Dontal,10 Carpenter St, Newtown, requesting confrmation o diagnosis and treatment.In your answer:
•Expandtherelevantcasenotesintocompletesentences.Do
not
use note orm.
•Usecorrectletterformat.
The body o the letter should be approximately 180-200 words.
OET – CANDIDATE INFORMATION & SAMPLE MATERIALS
3
WRITING SUB-TEST – DENTISTRY

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