B1 Preliminary Exam Practice

B1 Preliminary Exam Practice

Here are various activities to practice for the B1 Preliminary Exam (PET) for students working toward an intermediate level on the CEFR scale.

What can students do at Level B1? Reaching this level means that students have mastered the basics in English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.
  • CAN understand routine information and articles,
  • CAN write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters.
  • CAN understand straightforward instructions or public announcements.
  • CAN express simple opinions on abstract/cultural matter.

B1 Preliminary Exam Practice for the reading section:

B1 Preliminary Exam Practice for the writing section:

More B1 level Resources

B1 Hangman Puzzles

Doing puzzles like the ones we have on this site will be useful for you as you try to retain new words in a different language.

Remember that the more words you use and understand, the better your day-to-day vocabulary will become.

B1 Word Searches

For this reason, word searches provide an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.

Word puzzles require not just a good vocabulary and a knack for spelling, but the ability to think logically and strategically, particularly in the case of crossword puzzles.

B1 Crossword Puzzles

This means that these crossword puzzles give you a way to think about how to spell and link words correctly to complete the task.

Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

B1 Vocabulary Exercises

These exercises providing word retention focussing on the English that you need to use to communicate successfully in your world.

Learning English requires not just a good vocabulary, but a basic foundation of English grammar to communicate well.

B1 Grammar Exercises

So why not try our grammar exercises, these give you the practice to be confident in communicating in English at this level.

It is important once you have a basic level of English that you can combine your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to understand and produce pieces of text.

B1 Text Types

Here we provide you with types of text that you are expected to read and write at this level of English.

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