Cambridge | B1 Preliminary

Cambridge | B1 Preliminary

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Free Computer-based sample tests - current sample tests

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Free Digital sample tests - effective as of April 1, 2024

New sample tests will be implemented for exams beginning April 1, 2024. Cambridge will upgrade from computer-based exams to an improved digital platform - Cambridge English Qualifications Digital. Find out more about digital assessment and its many benefits. Logo Cambridge English Exams Digital Swiss Exams

Watch the tutorial to understand how to complete a B1 Preliminary digital exam.

Listening Time: approximately 30 minutes

Reading Time: 45 minutes

Writing Time: 45 minutes

Free Paper-based sample test

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Reading & Use of English resources

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Vocabulary resources

This list gives students a guide to the vocabulary needed when preparing for B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools. Download B1 Preliminary vocabulary list

Free English practice

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