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Preliminary English Test
uses real-life situations that are especially designed to help you understand factual information and show awareness of opinions, attitudes and mood in both spoken and written English.
Real-life language skills
is set at Level B1 of the European CEFR
B1 is the level of English needed to:
deal with everyday events
read simple textbooks or magazine articles
write letters on familiar subjects
take notes in a meeting.
It shows that you can use English to communicate with native speakers for everyday purposes.
For example, at B1 level, you can expect to:
understand the main points of straightforward instructions or public announcements
deal with most of the situations you might meet when travelling as a tourist in an English-speaking country
ask simple questions and take part in factual conversations in a work environment
write letters or make notes on familiar matters.
A pass mark in the whole test is approximately 70% of all the available marks over the three papers, Reading & Writing, Listening and Speaking. A 'Pass with Merit' is approximately 85% of the total marks. There are no pass/fail levels in individual papers.
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Computer based sample test
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University of Cambridge PET website
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BBSI online English test
Websites to revise for the PET exam
Lots of resources here for PET preparation
Revision lesson on food.
Revision lessons on towns and entertainment.
Jobs /C.V’s and interviews
Revision lesson on extreme sports
Revision lesson on holidays
Reading exercise practice for the PET
READING AND LISTENING TO SHORT STORIES
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