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What you need to do to score 400 in the OET Writing

"How can I score 400 in my OET writing sub-test?"

If this is something you want to know, it's probably because you need to take your ECFMG or you are applying for your UK Foundation Programme.

And yes, Foundation Programme candidates, I know, it's really annoying. Just because you've studying Medicine away from the UK for a while, it doesn't mean you've forgotten how to speak English whilst you've been away!

Yet, in order to apply for the FPO, you need to prove your English level. This means, either taking the IELTS, or getting a 400 (strong B) in the OET.

It sounds easy enough, so why do so many UKFPO candidates struggle?

It might be something as simple as not really twigging that this is an English test, and not really real life. The OET is great, in that it replicates lots of everyday things you'll have to do as a Doctor working in the UK - such as writing referral letters or discharge letters, but, at the end of the day, it is an English test - so you need to know what the examiners are looking for, and then give it to them.

In this video, we take a quick look at what the OET is. We also go through the criteria quickly, and then we look at samples of what makes a good letter.

We hope you find this useful, and if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line!

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