OET READING COURSE

Presenting Benchmark’s New and Improved
OET 2.0 Reading Practice Course!

Our OET 2.0 practice materials have had a makeover!

Now that the OET 2.0 has been established for a while and most candidates are familiar with the new format, we felt that much more is required in terms of support for the reading sub-section than just sets of practice tests.

Read on to find out exactly what you will receive with our updated course materials and answers to some frequently asked questions that we have compiled from our students’ queries.

Why is it so hard to get 350 in the reading test?

I’m sure many of you would agree that the OET reading 2.0 can be really challenging. When we ask our prospective students, the majority tell us that it is in the reading and writing sub-sections that they find it the most difficult to reach the grade. In our experience of working with OET candidates and researching the statistics regarding different areas of the test, it is extremely common for test takers to get close to the 350 marks (B grade) that they need in the reading section, but not quite reach the mark. Often, students are only short of 20-30 points, which when it comes down to it is just a matter of a couple of answers. Some students even apply for a re-evaluation as they feel they should have achieved the grade, but it is very unusual for the scores to be changed.

When a candidate’s marks are so close to the target, what can usually be deduced is that we are generally not looking at a lack of competence or low English ability; hence the confusion of students who don’t know where they have gone wrong as they have a high English ability and they feel that their revision has been adequate. The issue here is rather a lack of understanding and familiarity with the test itself, how to approach it and what is required from you. That’s where we come in!

How can we help?

In order to pass the reading sub-test in the OET, it is paramount to have the right practice materials which capture the essence of the real OET exam format and level of difficulty. Our reading practice materials do just that, covering the exact types of questions that appear in the OET. We are not only offering practice tests, but also video tutorials that include tips on how to approach the various types of tasks that you will find in reading parts A, B and C. The course also has additional features such as vocabulary exercises and a free downloadable reading e-book.

What makes our practice tests different?

Let’s look at our practice reading tests first. We offer 20 practice reading tests which have been developed based on extensive research performed at Benchmark’s Adelaide, Australia OET training center. Hundreds of our students have tried and tested our practice tests so you can rest assured that they have been thoroughly tested and are up to the OET 2.0 standards. Feedback from our students places our practice tests as close to the actual OET tests as is possible. Our students find them more than adequately challenging and they are suitable for both first time and repeat OET test takers.

All of our practice tests are timed and simulate the true OET exam-like experience. The tests are laid out in an easily accessible computer interface which can be used on your computer laptop or tablet. We find that this is a much more flexible system than printing off PDFs, for example, as it gives you the opportunity to practice your OET reading skills any time, wherever you are. All that you need to do is log in and get started!

A great feature of our practice tests is that they can be taken multiple times, and of course, the answers are included. This allows you to go back to the tricky areas where you may have missed out on marks and approach them again. Now this is where our extra materials really come to the fore. There would be no point in just retaking parts of the test which you fell down on by looking at the answers. What you need is to get a true understanding of where you have gone wrong so that you can learn from your mistakes and address specific issues that you keep getting stuck on.

What bonus materials are included?

Our package includes tips and tricks e-book. The e-book has been prepared by ESL professionals with medical backgrounds who know the OET inside-out. Factors such as time management, skimming and scanning strategies and elimination strategies, as well as many more skills which will help you to approach the reading test more competently, are covered.

For a more detailed look at the specific sections of the reading paper, we have put together an engaging video course, providing tips and strategies tailored to part A, B and C. For many candidates, a video can be an easier way of assimilating information than reading and this gives that extra boost in terms of really getting to grips with the nitty gritty issues that could be holding you back from gaining those last few points to reach your target grade.

What different packages do we offer?

Generally, such programs cost hundreds of dollars but keeping with Benchmark’s philosophy of making OET training affordable, we have kept the pricing of our reading OET course within every test taker’s reach. What’s more, there is a 30% discount being offered to the first 200 students and the entire package is available for just $35. We have even also thrown in 10 OET 1.0 reading practice tests free of cost which are worth practicing to learn time management and hone keyword identification, skimming and scanning skills.

At Benchmark, we recognise that all our learners have different requirements and varying budgets. For this reason, we always provide a selection of options in our packages, letting you make your own choices about how you approach your learning and revision. You can find out more detail in our package table but to give you an idea; our basic package and intermediate packages offer 3 and 10 practice tests for $10 and $25 respectively. Our popular comprehensive package offers 20 tests, the video course and the tips and tricks e-book as well as 10 vocabulary tests; all for just $35!

For some more detailed information, see our Q&A section below.

 
BASIC
INTERMEDIATE
COMPREHENSIVE * Popular *
 No. of Tests
3
10
20
 
Reading Part A
 
Part B & C
 Video Course
 
 
 
 
Part A Strategies
 
Part B Strategies
 
Part C Strategies
 Tips & Tricks E-book
 Vocabulary Tests
10
 Validity
2 weeks
2 months
4 months
 Price
$10
$25
$50 $35

* Please use any email account EXCEPT Hotmail, Live or Outlook. We are working to resolve the mail server issues with Hotmail, Live and Outlook at the moment.

 No. of Tests
3
 
Reading Part A
 
Part B & C
 Video Course
 
 
Part A Strategies
 
Part B Strategies
 
Part C Strategies
 Tips & Tricks E-book
 Vocabulary Tests
 Validity
2 weeks
 Price
$10
 No. of Tests
10
 
Reading Part A
 
Part B & C
 Video Course
 
 
Part A Strategies
 
Part B Strategies
 
Part C Strategies
 Tips & Tricks E-book
 Vocabulary Tests
 Validity
2 months
 Price
$25
 No. of Tests
20
 
Reading Part A
 
Part B & C
 Video Course
 
 
Part A Strategies
 
Part B Strategies
 
Part C Strategies
 Tips & Tricks E-book
 Vocabulary Tests
10
 Validity
4 months
 Price
$50 $35

* Please use any email account EXCEPT Hotmail, Live or Outlook. We are working to resolve the mail server issues with Hotmail, Live and Outlook at the moment.

Questions & Answers

I am a doctor/nurse, will these reading tests help me?

Absolutely! The OET Reading test is the same across all medical occupations be it nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry etc.

How many times can I take the test?

Unlimited! There is no restriction on how many times you can take a reading test. Depending on the duration of your package, you can take the test as many times as you want.

I do not have a credit card. How can subscribe to this reading course?

No problem! We accept bank payments, Western Union, PayPal and all major debit cards. Feel free to email your payment preferences at info@edubenchmark.com and we will assist you with payment processing

How do I use the course?

The training component (including watching videos, reading e-books, practicing vocabulary tests) of the reading course can be easily done via a computer, tablet or even mobile phone. However, you will need access to a computer or tablet to practice the reading tests.

I have already taken the OET – will your reading program still help me?

Of course! Our entire program caters to every OET test taker who needs to score 350 in the reading module

We take pride in providing high-quality, fairly priced OET learning materials, and with our latest updated reading course, we have really upped our game! If this fantastic OET reading package is the one for you, all you need to do is….