Read the following information.

Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Medicine #6

Read the case notes and complete the writing task which follows:

Notes: Assume that today's date is 20 September 2022

You are a practitioner examining a 60-year-old male patient, Mr. William Johnson.


- Name: William Johnson (Mr)

- DOB: 8 May 1962

- Address: 789 Cedar Street, Cedarville

- Marital Status: Widowed, 2 adult children

- Occupation: Retired Police Officer

- Height: 175cm Weight: 78kg BMI: 25.5 (healthy 20/9/22)

- Social History: Non-smoker, Occasional social drinker (whiskey)

- Substance Intake: Nil

- Allergies: None known

- Family History: Mother – breast cancer (deceased); Father – hypertension (deceased)

- Maternal grandmother – osteoarthritis (deceased); Maternal grandfather – unknown

- Paternal grandmother – diabetes (deceased); Paternal grandfather – heart disease (deceased)

- Previous Medical History: None of significance

- Presenting Complaint: Chronic knee pain for the past two years, aggravated by walking and standing

- Provisional Diagnosis: Osteoarthritis of the knees

- Plan: Recommend physical therapy, low-impact exercise, and pain management.

Writing Task:

Using the information in the case notes, write a letter of referral for physical therapy to Ms. Sarah Turner, a physical therapist at Cedarville Physical Therapy Center, 123 Oak Avenue, Cedarville. In your answer:

- Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences

- Do not use note form

- Use letter format

The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Ms. Sarah Turner

Cedarville Physical Therapy Center

123 Oak Avenue



Dear Ms. Turner,


Re: Mr. William Johnson, DOB 8 May 1962

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to refer Mr. William Johnson, a 60-year-old retired police officer residing at 789 Cedar Street, Cedarville. Mr. Johnson has been experiencing chronic knee pain for the past two years, particularly aggravated by walking and standing. Upon evaluation, a provisional diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knees has been made.

Mr. Johnson's medical history includes no significant previous ailments or allergies. His family history indicates a mother who suffered from breast cancer and a father with hypertension. His maternal grandmother had osteoarthritis, and his paternal grandmother had diabetes, both of whom are deceased. His current medical profile shows him to be a non-smoker with occasional social alcohol intake, primarily whiskey.

Considering his condition and the need for rehabilitation, I recommend referring Mr. Johnson for physical therapy at Cedarville Physical Therapy Center. I believe that your expertise and the services offered at your facility will be instrumental in helping him manage and alleviate his knee pain. Additionally, I suggest low-impact exercises and a pain management plan to complement the physical therapy sessions.

I kindly request your assistance in evaluating and developing a suitable treatment plan for Mr. Johnson's osteoarthritis. Should you require any further information or clarification regarding his case, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and I appreciate your collaboration in providing Mr. Johnson with the best possible care.


Yours sincerely,


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