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PET Listening
Time allowed - about 30 minutes

1.Listening part 1: pictures with multiple choice questions


2.Listening part 2: longer recording and multiple choice questions
3.Listening part 3: complete notes
4.Listening part 4: true/false

Scoring
The Listening section is worth 25% of the total score for the exam.
Each of the 25 listening questions scores 1 mark.

How to prepare for PET Listening


Read the instructions carefully before you start each section.
Read the questions before you listen. You will hear the audio twice.

Listen! The more English you listen to the better your will do. Listen to the radio, English
language TV, podcasts...

do more B1 listening tests here

B1 Listening
B1 is one of the CEFR levels described by the Council of Europe.
These tests will help you practise for the PET and PTE exams

Describing people
Listen to two students talking about the teachers at their college. Match the teachers names to
the photos.
Education
A geography teacher is describing the work students will do on the geography course. Listen and
complete the table with the words in the word bank.
Accommodation
Listen to a student, Marcel, discussing accommodation with the accommodation officer at a
university. Choose the correct answer.
Free time
A rep on a cruise ship is describing the activities on offer to holidaymakers. Choose true or false.
Holidays
Rose and Jack are talking about holiday plans. Listen and answer true or false.
Transport
Listen to eight short conversations and choose the correct answers.
Health
Listen to six conversations between patients and medical specialists. Identify the treatment
suggested by the medical practitioner in each conversation.
Environment
Listen to 6 short news reports about environmental problems. Match the report to the correct
photo.
Sport
Listen to six short conversations. What sport are they talking about?

B1 Reading
B1 is one of the CEFR levels described by the Council of Europe.
This page will help you practise for the PET and PTE exams
Job application
Read an job application and answer questions about it
Education 1
Read about opportunities for students aged sixteen and answer some questions.
Education 2
Read about MOOCS (massive open online courses) and choose the correct location in the text to
put the missing sentences.
Hotel reviews
Read 4 reviews for a hotel. Which reviewer says the following? Choose two reviewers when two
reviewers agree, and all reviewers if all reviewers agree.
Free time
Make the Most of your Free Time. Choose the best title for each paragraph.
Holidays
Read some real complaints that holidaymakers have made to holiday companies. Match the
beginning to the end of each complaint.
Travel
Read the text about travel to a hospital and answer the questions.
Health
Read about the illness Norovirus. Choose the correct question for each paragraph.

B1 Grammar topics
These are topics you need to study to pass an exam at B1 level, such as Cambridge English
Preliminary:
Adverbs
Both, either, neither
Broader range of intensifiers; So, such, too, enough
Comparatives and superlatives
Question tags
Conditionals, 2nd and 3rd
Connecting words expressing
cause and effect, contrast etc.
Embedded questions
Future continuous
Modals - must/cant deduction
Modals might, may, will, probably
Modals should have/might have/etc
Modals: must/have to
Past continuous
Past perfect
Past simple
Past tense responses
Phrasal verbs, extended
Prepositions of place
Present perfect continuous
Present perfect/past simple
Reported speech (range of tenses)
Simple passive
Wh- questions in the past
Will and going to, for prediction
You can also see which grammar topics are associated with other CEF levels.

Vocabulary Topics
All the words in this section are in the Cambridge PET word list. These are the important words
you need to know to pass an exam at B1 level.
Appliances | Buildings | Clothes | Colours | Education | Entertainment and
Media | Environment | Food and Drink | Health, Medicine and Exercise | Hobbies and
Leisure | House and Home | Language | Personal Feelings, Opinions and Experiences | Places:
Countryside | Places: Town and City | Services | Shopping | Sport | Technology and
Communications | The Natural World | Travel and Transport | Weather | Work and Jobs

PET Reading and Writing


Reading and Writing are taken together - 90 minutes

1.Reading part 1: signs and short texts 1, test 2


2.Reading part 2: match 5 people to 8 texts
3.Reading part 3: text with True/False questions
4.Reading part 4: long text with multiple choice questions
5.Reading part 5: text with multiple choice gaps
6.Writing part 1: sentence transformations
7.Writing part 2: write a short message
8.Writing part 3: write an informal letter OR a story
Scoring
The Reading and Writing sections are each worth 25% of the total score for the exam.
Each of the 35 reading questions scores 1 mark.

Writing part 6 questions score 1 mark each


Writing part 7 is marked out of 5

Writing part 8 is marked out of 15

How to prepare for PET Reading and Writing

do more reading practice tests at B1 level


read the instructions carefully before you start each section

think about the timing. Spend about 50 minutes on the reading, 40 minutes on the writing

study these vocabulary topics


study grammar at B1 level
practise writing short texts, including emails

PET Speaking
Time allowed - 10-12 minutes
Normally you will do the speaking test with another candidate. The two of you will meet two
examiners. One of the examiners will talk to you, the other does not particpate in the
conversations.
There are three parts to the speaking test:
Speaking part 1: short questions and answers between you and the examiner
Speaking part 2: look at a visual and discuss it with the other candidate
Speaking part 3: you have a 'long turn' to speak about a photograph for one minute
Scoring
The Speaking section is worth 25% of the total score for the exam.
How to prepare for PET Speaking

Read this article explaining how to do well in the speaking exam.


Read the instructions carefully before you start each section.

Speak as much as you can, with your friends

Practise looking at photographs and speaking about them


Listen! The more English you listen to the better your will do. Listen to the radio, English
language TV, podcasts...