What will be updated?

The main updates we’ll be introducing from September are as follows:

  • in the Speaking sub-test a wider range of communication skills, more similar to those that you encounter at work, will be assessed
  • in the Listening sub-test a broader range of accents will be introduced
  • in the Listening and Reading sub-tests, tasks that reflect professional-to-professional communication, such as consulting with a colleague, will be added
  • an additional and more detailed scoring scale will be included alongside your A to E results score so that you have a better idea of how you did.

Find out more about the specific updates to the Listening, Reading and Speaking sub-tests below.

Note: Many OET tasks, the format of the test and the focus in each sub-test will remain the same. The OET will be neither more difficult nor easier than it currently is.

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