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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 B1 Preliminary Level? 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.
Our placement test for schools is a free placement test designed for students between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. It will take about 25 minutes to complete and it will suggest which Cambridge English course to follow.

Part 1 - Read five real-world notices, messages and other short texts for the main message.

Part 2 - Match five descriptions of people to eight short texts on a particular topic, showing detailed comprehension.

Part 3 - Read a longer text for detailed comprehension, gist, inference and global meaning, as well as writer’s attitude and opinion.

Part 4 - Read a longer text from which five sentences have been removed. Show understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.

Write about 100 words, answering the email and notes provided.

In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the B1 Preliminary test (PET).

Part 3 - Gap-Filled Exercise

The B1 Preliminary Speaking test has four parts and you take it together with another candidate. There are two examiners. One of the examiners talks to you and the other examiner listens.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind at this B1 Preliminary Level (PET).
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 at this B1 Preliminary Level (PET)
Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

A2 Key (KET) | B1 Preliminary (PET) | B2 First (FCE)