Best Introduction Phrases in OET Speaking Roleplay

Introducing yourself to your patient is very important in OET speaking roleplay. Mostly the interlocutor will ask you to begin the conversation during the speaking exam of the OET. Therefore, it is vital how you introduce yourself to the given OET speaking scenario appropriately and confidently.

As there are no counter questions to be asked and also you are not addressing any question,  it is easy to score marks here, if you are well prepared. Yes, there are marks in OET speaking just for introducing yourself to your patient. With guidance from Mihiraa, you can make sure you don’t lose these easy points. This will also leave the markers with a good first impression from the very beginning.

The key to the introduction is not considering the SETTING of the conversation. It is the scenario that determines the introduction or the start of the conversation.  Whether it is a Community Health Centre / Community Clinic, hospital, hospital ward, emergency department, home visit, the patient you come across may or may not be known to you. OET can bring any scenario to any of these settings. Let’s look at the best, easy, and appropriate introduction phrases with examples for a better understanding.

Note: Let us assume your name as Hannah

Setting: Community Health Centre/ Community Clinic

In Community Health Centre / Community Clinic setting, mostly you may assume you have not met the patient before.

Unknown Patient

 
  1. “Hi, my name is Hannah and I am the community nurse here today. May I know, what brings you here today?
    (How may I help you? / What can I do for you today? / “How can I help you?” / “What seems to be the problem today?)
  2. Hi, Good morning. My name is Hannah and I am one of the community nurses working here. How may I help you?
    (What can I do for you today? / “How can I help you?” / “What brings you here today?” / “What seems to be the problem today?)
  3. Good Morning, My name is Hannah Jones, I am your nurse here in the clinic today. Before we start, can I check your name please?”
  4. Hello, I’m Hannah Jones, I am one of the nurses working here in the clinic. Firstly, can I check how you would prefer to be called, please?

Known Patient

  1. Hi, Good morning Harry. I am your nurse Hannah Jones here. How are you?
  2. Hello, Harry. I am Hannah Jones, I will be your nurse in the community health center. How are you?
  3. Hi, I am Hannah Jones. I will be your nurse here today. How are you, Harry?
  4. Hi Good morning. I am Hannah Jones here and I will be your attending nurse today. How are you, Harry? 

Setting: Hospital/ Hospital Ward

Unknown Patient

  1. Hi, my name is Hannah and I am the nurse attending you here today. How may I help you?
    (What can I do for you today? / “How can I help you?” / “What brings you here today?” / “What seems to be the problem today?)
  2. Hi, Good morning. My name is Hannah and I am one of the nurses working in the hospital. May I know your full name for the record, please?
    (“How can I help you?” / “What brings you here today?” / “What seems to be the problem today/ What can I do for you today?
  3. Good Morning, I am a registered nurse, Hannah Jones, looking after you today. Before we proceed further, can I have your name, please?”
  4. Hello, I’m Hanna Jones, one of the nurses on duty. How may I address you?”

Known Patient

  1. Hi, Good morning Harry. I am your nurse Hannah Jones. How are you?
  2. Hello, Harry. I am Hannah Jones, I will be your ward nurse in the hospital today. How are you?
  3. Hi, I am Hannah Jones. I will be your nurse here today. How are you, Harry?
  4. Hi Good morning. Hannah Jones here and I will be the nurse attending you today. How are you, Harry? 

Setting: Emergency Department

Unknown Patient

  1. Hi, my name is Hannah and I’ll be the nurse looking after you. How may I help you?
    ( What can I do for you today? / “How can I help you?” / “What brings you here today?” / “What seems to be the problem today?
  2. Hi, Good morning. My name is Hannah and I am one of the nurses working in the emergency department. May I know, what brings you here today?
    (What can I do for you today? / “How can I help you?” / “What seems to be the problem today?
  3. Good Morning, My name is Hannah Jones. I am your nurse today. Before proceeding further, may I know your name, please?
  4. Hello, I’m Hannah Jones. I am one of the nurses in the department. Can I have your name for the record, please?

Setting: Home Visit

In this setting, you know the role and purpose of the visit.

Unknown Patient

  1. Hi, my name is Hannah Jones and I am the nurse from the hospital. Today I’m here to discuss/talk about/show you how to….. 
  2. Hi, Good morning. My name is Hannah Jones and I am one of the nurses working in the hospital. I’m here to discuss/talk about/show you how to….. 
  3. Good Morning, My name is Hanna Jones, I am your nurse from the hospital. How are you?”
  4. Hello, I’m Hanna Jones, I am one of the nurses working in the hospital. I am here today to check/ discuss/talk about/show you how to…..  ?”

Known Patient

  1. Hi, Good to see you, Harry. I am Hannah Jones, the nurse from the hospital. Today I’m here to discuss/talk about/show you how to….. 
  2. Hi Harry, Good morning. I am Hannah Jones, the nurse from your hospital. I’m here to discuss/talk about/show you how to….. 
  3. Good Morning Harry. I am your nurse, Hanna Jones, from the hospital. How are you?”
  4. Hello, I’m Hanna Jones, one of the nurses working in the hospital. I am here today to check/ discuss/talk about/show you how to…..  ?” How are you, Harry? 
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