Best OET Review Center | JRooz OET Review http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:16:47 +0800 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.1 The OET Taker’s Guide to Beating Study Slumps http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/the-oet-takers-guide-beating-study-slumps/ http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/the-oet-takers-guide-beating-study-slumps/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:16:47 +0000 http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/?p=2157 It’s normal to experience study slumps when you’re preparing for OET. The stakes are high, and you’re hard-pressed to maximize your limited preparation period. You’re bound to push yourself beyond your limits at some point—be it to extend a study session or to attend an intensive training session at the JRooz OET review in Manila [...]

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It’s normal to experience study slumps when you’re preparing for OET. The stakes are high, and you’re hard-pressed to maximize your limited preparation period. You’re bound to push yourself beyond your limits at some point—be it to extend a study session or to attend an intensive training session at the JRooz OET review in Manila despite being tired or sleep-deprived. And, once you do, the chances of you burning out is high.

Don’t let this derail your OET review. Here are four ways to combat study slumps.

• Schedule your breaks.

You are not a machine. You can’t push yourself to do something cognitively exhausting for hours and expect to deliver a consistent performance throughout. You’ll start to lose concentration at some point. Your ability to comprehend, process, and retain information will follow soon after. So, schedule your study breaks. Give yourself time to clear your head and unwind.

• Remind yourself of your motivations.

Why are you taking the OET exam? If it’s to satisfy an employment requirement of your dream job, decorate your study space with pictures of your target health facility and the things you’ll enjoy once you start working there. Are you taking the test to work abroad and support your family? Surround yourself with pictures of your family and friends. Remind yourself of your motivations.

• Take care of your body.

The state of your body affects the state of your mind. So, take care of yourself.

Don’t skip meals.

Eat nutritious food.

Get at least eight hours of sleep every day.

Take naps during the day if you failed to get eight hours of sleep.

Curb your bad habits (e.g., smoking, drinking, etc.).

Integrate exercise into your daily routine.

Practice good personal hygiene.

Also, avoid studying while you’re hungry or sleep-deprived. If it can’t be helped (e.g., you have a training session at the OET Manila review center after a grueling work shift), make sure to review your notes and materials afterward when you’re well-rested.

• Do something.

Most students suspend their exam review when they hit a study slump, waiting for their motivation to return. Don’t make the same mistake. Keep doing something to further your OET review. It doesn’t have to be something significant to your test preparations. You can rewrite your notes, organize your materials, or declutter your study space. Doing so will help you maintain your training momentum and get back in the right mindset for OET training.

Minimize the risk of experiencing study slumps. Follow these tips during your test preparations to keep your mind in top condition. Enroll in the JRooz OET review in Manila to learn more ways to enhance your training experience.

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The OET listening sub-test has three parts: Part A – Consultation Extracts; Part B – Short Workplace Extracts; and Part C – Presentation. This article focuses on the first one.

Part A tests your ability to determine specific information during a medical consultation. It involves listening to two audio recordings between a healthcare professional and his/her patient and filling out a blank note sheet in the answer booklet. Each consultation extract is about five minutes long.

Practice the following dos and don’ts during your OET exam preparation period to ace this part of the life-changing exam.

DO

• Learn how to multitask. You can only listen to each consultation extract once. So, you need to take down notes or jot down your answers in the booklet while you listen.

• Anticipate the recording.

As mentioned in the previous point, you can only listen to the recording once. So, you can’t afford to miss a single word of it. Anticipate the recording. Have your answer booklet and writing tool ready before it begins. Practice your note-taking skills during your OET training to prepare for this aspect of the exam.

• Consider the headings in the answer booklet.

They’ll not only give you an idea of what the consultation is all about, but they’ll also let you know of what information to listen for. For example, if the recording is about a patient with diabetes, the answer booklet may look like this.

Diabetes

Specialist’s view

______________________

______________________

Patient’s view

______________________

______________________

Current medication

______________________

______________________

Suggested supplements

______________________

______________________

So, skim the answer booklet before the recording begins.

DON’T

• Assume that the recording will revolve around your profession. The consultation extracts of Part A of the listening sub-test is not profession-specific. They can be drawn from any of the 12 professions that the OET caters to, which are:

1. Dentistry

2. Dietetics

3. Medicine

4. Nursing

5. Occupational Therapy

6. Optometry

7. Pharmacy

8. Physiotherapy

9. Podiatry

10. Radiography

11. Speech Pathology

12. Veterinary Science

So, don’t be surprised if the consultation extract you get is not related to your medical field.

• Focus on the American and British accent during your review. Yes, there’s a chance that the speakers in the consultation extracts will have a heavy English accent. No, it’s not necessarily American or British.

OET also utilizes other English accents to reflect the international nature of the healthcare industry. So, you may encounter other accents such as Australian, Irish, Canadian, Kiwi (New Zealand), South African, and more.

• Paraphrase the information. Write down the same words you hear from the consultation extract. Paraphrasing or changing the information you hear will either cost you points or negate your answer.

Set yourself up for OET success. Practice these dos and don’ts when you prepare for and take the high-stakes exam.

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OET Reading Sub-test Part A

In the OET Reading Part A, you will be given 3–4 shorts texts (650 words each) related to a single healthcare topic. Your task is to read each healthcare-related text and to answer 20 questions in 15 minutes. This OET reading task also consists of various question types such as sentence completion, matching, and short-answer questions.

The OET Reading Sub-test Part A assesses your ability to identify specific information from multiple texts, as well as to determine the main idea of each healthcare-related reading passage.

3 Simple Tips for the OET Reading Part A

If you’re a test taker enrolled in an OET review center Manila, it is practical to find the best test-taking strategy that can help boost your exam preparation and ace the OET Reading Part A. To help you achieve this, read and follow these three simple tips!

Simple Tip #1: Determine the question types

As a student attending review classes in an OET training center, it is vital to know the intricacies of the OET Reading Part A, which include these three question types:

Sentence completion – This question type requires you to read various sentences summarizing the main idea of the healthcare-related short texts. Each sentence contains several gaps, and your task is to fill in each gap using the information from the four short texts.

Matching questions – In this question type, you will be given a numbered list of items connected to the healthcare-related short texts. Your task is to identify to which of the four short texts does each item belong.

Short-answer questions – This question type involves answering each question with a word or short phrase from one of the short texts.

Simple Tip #2: Skim the texts

When skimming each healthcare-related text, consider these two crucial points:

Write down all the critical points such as headings and subheadings, bold and italicized words or phrase, medical terms, and other essential information from the text. Doing this will help you understand the overall gist of each short text.

Apply a note-taking strategy to organize your notes properly. During your review classes in an OET training center, look for a good note-taking technique that you can use during the exam.

Simple Tip #3: Manage your time

Time management plays an important role in the OET Reading Part A. If you’re a test taker enrolled in an OET review center Manila, check out these five practical points on how to manage your time in this reading task:

Use your notes as your guide when answering each question.

Answer the easy questions first.

Don’t spend too much time answering every question type.

Use the process of elimination if you still can’t figure out the answer.

Check your answers before you process to the next OET component.

Need more? Enroll now in JRooz OET Review Center (Manila, Makati, Cebu, Davao, and Baguio) and check out our blog for more OET simple tips and test-taking strategies.

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OET Reading Sub-test – Part C

The OET Reading Part C consists of two long texts (800 words each) that are taken from general healthcare-related journals and websites. Each text contains eight multiple-choice questions with four answer options. Your task is to read each text and to answer the multiple-choice questions. This reading task measures your ability to understand the explicit and implied meaning, as well as the attitude and opinion presented in the texts.

3 Simple Tips for OET Reading Part C

As a student enrolled in an OET review center, it is practical to look for various test-taking tips and strategies that can help boost your OET preparation and ace the Reading Sub-test. To help you achieve this, below are three simple tips on how to ace the OET Reading Sub-test – Part C:

Simple Tip #1: Analyze the questions 

When analyzing the multiple-choice questions, consider the following:

• Look for crucial points such as medical terms, keywords and key phrases to understand the overall gist of the questions.

• List down all the critical points that you have found in each multiple-choice question. Use the paper provided by the OET examiner to organize your notes.

• Examine the four answer options. Eliminate answers that are obviously incorrect.

Simple Tip #2: Skim the texts

For test takers enrolled in an OET review in Cebu, skimming plays an important role in the OET Reading Part C. When skimming each text, focus only on the essential points such as headings and subheadings, bold and italicize words and phrases, and medical terms. Write down all the vital information that you have found in each text.

Simple Tip #3: Manage your time

Time management is also an essential factor in acing the OET Reading Part C. To guide you on how to manage your time in this reading task, read and follow these practical time management tips:

• Focus on the easiest questions first.

• Don’t spend too much time answering challenging questions.

• Use your notes as your guide when answering each question.

• Keep in mind that the order of information from the texts is the same as the order of the questions.

• If you still can’t figure out the answer, use the process of elimination.

• Don’t forget to check your answers before you proceed to the next part of the Occupational English Test.

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3 Simple Tips for the OET Reading Part B http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/3-simple-tips-oet-reading-part-b/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:49:34 +0000 http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/?p=2096 OET Reading Sub-test Part B In the OET Reading Part B, you will be given six short texts (100–150 words) sourced from a healthcare workplace. The texts might consist of extracts from policy documents, hospital manuals and guidelines or internal communications such as emails or memos. For each text, you will answer one multiple-choice question. [...]

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OET Reading Sub-test Part B

In the OET Reading Part B, you will be given six short texts (100–150 words) sourced from a healthcare workplace. The texts might consist of extracts from policy documents, hospital manuals and guidelines or internal communications such as emails or memos. For each text, you will answer one multiple-choice question.

The Occupational English Test – Reading Part B measures your ability to identify the main idea, supporting details and other essential points of a given healthcare-related text.

3 Simple Tips for OET Reading Part B

If you’re a test taker enrolled in OET review Manila, it is crucial to look for various test-taking tips that can help boost your exam preparation and ace the OET Reading Part B. To help you achieve this, read and follow these three simple tips:

Simple Tip #1: Evaluate the questions

When examining each multiple-choice question, consider the following points:

• Read and analyze the questions.
• Look for keywords and key phrases such as medical terms to determine the overall gist of each question.
• Write down all the critical points that you found in each question. Use the paper provided by your OET examiner.
• Apply a note-taking strategy to organize your notes. During your review classes in OET review Manila, look for a great note-taking technique that you can use to construct your notes properly.
• Analyze the three answer options. Ignore options that are obviously incorrect.

Simple Tip #2: Examine the texts

Skimming plays a crucial role in the OET Reading Part B. When skimming each healthcare-related text, read and follow these practical tips:

• List down all the important points such as headings and subheadings, bold and italicize words or phrases, and other medical terminologies.
• Use a note-taking strategy when writing down your notes.
• Don’t forget to check your note to make sure that you list down all the important points you need to understand the overall gist of each text.

Simple Tip #3: Maximize your time

Managing your time is also vital in the Occupational English Test – Reading Part B. To guide you on how to maximize your time in this reading task, check out these five time management tips:

1. Focus on the easiest questions first.
2. Don’t spend too much time answering difficult questions.
3. Use your notes as your guide when answering each question.
4. If you still can’t figure out the answer, use the process of elimination.
5. Don’t forget to check your answers.

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Brilliant Note-Taking Tips for Occupational English Test Students http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/brilliant-note-taking-tips-occupational-english-test-students/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 02:29:35 +0000 http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/?p=2087 Are you preparing for the Occupational English Test (OET) with a review course? If so, supercharge your classes with on-point note-taking techniques. Consider the following tips. 1. Highlight key information. There are many ways to make important annotations stand out. You can: • Use a highlighter. • Encase them in a freeform or geometric shape. • Encircle or [...]

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Are you preparing for the Occupational English Test (OET) with a review course? If so, supercharge your classes with on-point note-taking techniques. Consider the following tips.

1. Highlight key information. There are many ways to make important annotations stand out. You can:

• Use a highlighter.
• Encase them in a freeform or geometric shape.
• Encircle or underline them with a different colored pen.
• Jot them down with a font style that’s distinctly different from the rest (e.g., if you write in cursive, write key information in print format).
• Place them in hand-drawn thought bubbles, ribbons, or banners.

2. Add variety to your penmanship. Unleash your creativity during your OET classes. Don’t confine your notes to your usual print or cursive writing style. You can:

• Add more strokes to key information.
• Mimic 3D and other thick lettering styles for titles.
• Use bold-tip markers to make headings and sub-headings stand out.
• Use dotted lines or dashes to accentuate passages.

3. Utilize a color system. Does your note-taking style include a lot of color use? If so, this technique is for you. You’ll need a set of colored markers or highlighters. Assign a purpose for each hue. For example, orange pertains to key definitions, pink indicates vocabulary words, and blue specifies training material references. Struggling to keep track of what each color conveys? Label your markers or highlighters.

4. Use sticky notes.

Don’t underestimate these versatile note-taking tools.

You can use them to:

• Add more information to a page brimming with notes.
• Separate topics recorded in a single notebook.
• Indicate the most frequently consulted pages of your Occupational English Test

5. Integrate visual devices. Translate complicated concepts into charts, diagrams, graphs, and other graphic organizers to understand them better. You can also draw them out. Add helpful doodles and relevant illustrations to your notes to understand and remember them better.

Recording information by hand promotes better retention and comprehension—cognitive results that non-traditional note-taking methods (e.g., taking pictures of a whiteboard filled with annotations, recording the class discussion, etc.) cannot immediately provide. So, handwrite your notes. Use these clever tips to keep your notes organized and engaging.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the OET Reading Sub-Test http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/frequently-asked-questions-about-oet-reading-sub-test/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 03:19:33 +0000 http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/?p=2074 Planning to take the OET exam soon? If you’re currently enrolled at the OET review center in Davao, then you’re well on your way to securing your grade goals. OET instructors can teach you everything you need to ace the test. Add the fact that you’ll also get access to high-quality materials and one-on-one coaching [...]

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Planning to take the OET exam soon? If you’re currently enrolled at the OET review center in Davao, then you’re well on your way to securing your grade goals.

OET instructors can teach you everything you need to ace the test. Add the fact that you’ll also get access to high-quality materials and one-on-one coaching sessions, and it’s a recipe for OET success! However, this doesn’t mean that you should limit your test preparations to your OET Davao training course.

Remember, you’re taking an exam that can change your life forever. Hence, it’s imperative that you learn as much as you can about the high-stakes exam. Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the reading sub-test below.

1. Does the order in which I write my answers matter?

Yes, it does. It is your responsibility as the test taker to ensure you write your answers in the appropriate order and spaces. So, familiarize yourself with the various test-types of the exam. Answer as many practice exams as you can to get used to the demands of the test. Having a hard time finding quality materials? Enroll in an OET review center in Davao.

2. Will I be given time to check my answers?

The OET reading sub-test is designed to give test takers adequate time to read, answer, and double-check your work. So, you won’t be given extra time to double-check your answers. Come up with a time management strategy during your OET preparation period.

3. Can I use abbreviations in the exam?

No, you can’t. Unless they appear in the provided texts, abbreviations are never considered in the reading exam.

4. Do I lose points if I misspell words?

Yes, you do. OET examiners will not consider answers that are not spelled correctly.

So, always double-check your spellings. Make it a point to build up your vocabulary during your OET Davao classes.

5. Do I have to use American or British English?

While it’s best that you use the spelling variation used in the section, you can use either American (e.g., anesthetic) or British (e.g., anaesthetic) English in your responses.

6. How much does each section contribute to the overall reading sub-test?

Part A of the Reading Sub-test makes up 33.33% of your total score in this sub-test. Meanwhile, part B makes up 66.66% of your overall grade. The latter weighs more because it assesses a wider range of skills compared to the former.

Are all your questions about the test covered in this article? If not, then it’s highly likely that only an OET specialist can answer your question. The easiest way to find—and learn from—one is by enrolling in JRooz’s OET review center in Davao. Click here to find out more about that branch’s course offers.

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OET Test-Taking Strategies for Listening Part A: Consultation Extracts http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/oet-test-taking-strategies-listening-part-a-consultation-extracts/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:20:04 +0000 http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/?p=2058 OET Listening Sub-test Part A: Consultation Extracts Consultatio0n extracts task is the first part of the OET Listening Sub-test. In this listening task, you will listen to two recorded consultations between a healthcare professional and a patient. Your task is to complete a health professional’s notes using the information you hear from the recording. The [...]

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OET Listening Sub-test Part A: Consultation Extracts

Consultatio0n extracts task is the first part of the OET Listening Sub-test. In this listening task, you will listen to two recorded consultations between a healthcare professional and a patient. Your task is to complete a health professional’s notes using the information you hear from the recording. The OET Listening Part A takes about 15 minutes and contains 24 questions. This Listening Task assesses your ability to identify specific information from a healthcare consultation.

OET Test-Taking Strategies for Listening Part A

Do you want to ace the Listening Part A? For test takers enrolled in an OET review center in Quezon City, check out these ultimate test-taking strategies for the Listening Part A – Consultation Extracts:

1. Examine the healthcare professional’s notes

For students attending review classes in OET Quezon City, use the following prediction techniques when examining the incomplete notes:

•  Structure prediction – involves analyzing the sentence structure and grammar of the notes to predict what type of word will fill in each gap. For example, the phrase “suffer from” is commonly used a healthcare context, and since a preposition always follows a noun or a noun phrase, a gap after “suffers from” requires a noun or a noun phrase.

•  Content prediction – requires focusing on the meaning of the words around the gaps and come up with various logical conclusions about what are the words that can fill in each gap. For example, a gap after the phrase “suffers from” must be followed by the name of a disease or a condition.

2. List down keywords

As you listen to the recordings, write down essential words and phrases that can help you determine the gaps in the incomplete notes. During your review classes in OET Quezon City, look for practical tips and strategies to develop your note-taking skills.

3. Analyze the ideas in each recorded consultation

Keep in mind that order of the ideas in the recorded consultations is the same as the order of ideas in the incomplete notes, so you must follow the headings and subheadings in the incomplete notes as you listen to each recorded consultation. However, the terms used in the recorded consultations are not the same as the words and phrases indicated in the incomplete notes. Use your knowledge about synonyms and paraphrasing when filling in each gap.

4. Manage your time

For students enrolled in an OET Quezon City review center, make sure to maximize your time in this listening task. Check out this time management plan that you can use during the OET Listening Part A:

Time Frame Activity
30 seconds

• Examine the incomplete notes

5 minutes

• Listen to the first recorded consultation

• Write down essential words or phrase

2 minutes

• Fill the gaps in the first incomplete notes

• Review your answers

30 seconds

• Examine the incomplete notes

5 minutes

• Listen to the second recorded consultation

• Write down essential words or phrase

2 minutes

• Fill the gaps in the second incomplete notes

• Review your answers

Total Time:  15 minutes

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How to Handle Tricky Questions in the OET Reading Part A http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/handle-tricky-questions-oet-reading-part-a/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:10:41 +0000 http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/?p=2047 OET Reading Sub-test Part A The OET Reading Sub-test Part A is an “expeditious reading” task. It means that you must find specific information from four short texts quickly and efficiently. These four short texts are related to a single healthcare topic, and you have to answer 20 questions in 15 minutes. The 20 items [...]

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OET Reading Sub-test Part A

The OET Reading Sub-test Part A is an “expeditious reading” task. It means that you must find specific information from four short texts quickly and efficiently. These four short texts are related to a single healthcare topic, and you have to answer 20 questions in 15 minutes. The 20 items consist of matching, sentence completion, and short answer questions.

Do you want to ace this reading task? Honing your OET exam preparation is the main key to achieving an A grade in the reading test. If you want to accomplish this, seek various test-taking strategies and study tips that can help boost your exam preparation. For instance, check out these practical tips on how to handle difficult questions in the OET Reading Sub-test Part A.

Tricky Questions in the OET Reading Part A

Since the OET Reading Part A contains 20 questions, some of them are quite challenging and might inhibit your chances of acing the exam. To help you overcome this, here are the things you need to consider when answering tricky questions:

1. Some of the passages and questions almost look identical. Here is an example:

Passage:        “Screening mammograms are the best method for detecting the early stages of breast cancer.”

Question:       The ideal method for detecting the early stages of breast cancer is ______.

Notice that the only difference in these two sentences is the word order. However, if you answer “Screening mammograms,” you’re definitely wrong. Pay close attention to the verb used before the gap. The verb “is” refers to the singular form and therefore the answer should be “screening mammogram.”

2. Some questions will challenge your knowledge about acronyms. Here is an example:

Passage:        The lowest death rate for healthy women who had never smoked was at the high end of the ideal BMI range—between 22.5 and 24.9.

Question:       Healthy women with an ideal ________ index between 22.5 and 24.9 have the lowest death rate.

Although the question simply asks you to give the meaning of BM in BMI, it is still essential that you are aware of the acronyms used in the healthcare industry. During your OET classes, study the common acronyms used in the reading test.

3. Fractions and percentages are also included in the reading test. Here is an example:

Passage:        In 2016, a recent medical study reported that 10% of people in the US have heart disease.

Question:       According to the recent medical study, ___ out of 5 Americans are suffering from heart disease.

Since you are not allowed to bring mobile phones and calculators during the test, you must learn how to convert percentages into fractions. In the example, 10% is 1/10 or 1/5, so the answer is 1 out of 5.

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OET Writing Tips: How to Use Resumptive Modifiers http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/oet-writing-tips-how-to-use-resumptive-modifiers/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 05:34:02 +0000 http://www.jroozoetreview.com.ph/?p=2034 Clarity is the most crucial quality of a good writing. In order to communicate effectively, you need to organize words and ideas in a way that your reader can easily understand what you are trying to say. As a test taker enrolled in an OET preparation course program, it is essential to seek for different [...]

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Clarity is the most crucial quality of a good writing. In order to communicate effectively, you need to organize words and ideas in a way that your reader can easily understand what you are trying to say. As a test taker enrolled in an OET preparation course program, it is essential to seek for different writing tips and strategies that can help boost writing and critical-thinking skills. For instance, using resumptive modifiers is a practical writing tip that can help you achieve clarity in writing.

What is a Resumptive Modifier?

A resumptive modifier uses a word or phrase from a sentence (usually near the end of the main clause) and then adds information to take the reader into new territory of thought. To create a resumptive modifier, repeat a word or phrase from the main clause and then use this word as the basis for the final phrase or clause.

Resumptive modifiers can take the form of a noun, a verb or an adjective from the main clause of the sentence. Since these modifiers are repetitive, they tend to add a sense of rhythm to a sentence. To boost your OET review, the following are some examples of sentences with resumptive modifiers:

A Noun as a Resumptive Modifier

She finally faced her biggest fear, a fear that had plagued her since she joined the army.

The orchestra gave a beautiful performance, a performance to commemorate their late conductor, James Crotchet.

The restaurant serves the best burgers in the town, burgers that burst with flavor.

The nouns “fear,” “performance,” and “burgers” are used as the resumptive modifiers in the sample sentences. Keep in mind that resumptive modifiers add information to the nouns used in the main clause of the sentence.

A Verb as a Resumptive Modifier

Stewie saw Meg dancing in the street, dancing weirdly and oddly.

An upstart with absolutely no political experience threatens the incumbent provincial governor, threatens to resurrect political discards and to recover their lost glory.

The verb “dancing” and “threatens” are used as the resumptive modifiers in the sample sentences. In these sentences, the resumptive modifiers help describe and explain the verbs used in the main clause.

An Adjective as a Resumptive Modifier

“The threat to the incumbent provincial mayor by the inexperienced political upstart is real and serious, real because of the continuing corrosion of the economic life of the province, and serious because the upstart is immeasurably popular among the impoverished provincial folk.”

In this sentence, the adjectives used as resumptive modifiers are “real” and “serious.” Notice how the resumptive modifiers explain the adjectives used in the main clause of the sentence.

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