B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S) is specifically designed to motivate school-ages learners. It shows that a student can use English for everyday social and study purposes. B1 Preliminary for Schools was formerly known as Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools (PET for Schools).
B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S) is an intermediate-level English language exam designed to evaluate proficiency at Level B1 of the Europe's Common European Framework for languages (CEFR). Notably, B1 Preliminary (PET) and Cambridge English Preliminary for Schools share the same format, with identical question paper levels.
B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S) stands out for its careful alignment with the interests and experiences of school-age learners. The content and themes are thoughtfully crafted to engage and resonate with this demographic.
At Level B1, learners typically demonstrate the following capabilities:
In Switzerland, B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S) primarily serves secondary school students, often taken at the conclusion of their third year in secondary school.
For teenagers and young adults, B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S) signifies determination and commitment to pursuing goals. Possessing a B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S) certificate enhances applications for apprenticeships, showcasing language proficiency as a valuable asset.
Prepare to empower your future with B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S). Register today and embark on a journey toward expanded opportunities in apprenticeships and beyond.
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|Marks (%of total)
|Reading and Writing (1 hour 30 minutes)
|Reading: 5 parts/ 35 questions Writing: 3 parts/ 7 questions
|Students need to be able to read texts from signs, newspapers and magazines and understand the main points. They will need to show they can use vocabulary and structure by completing tasks such as producing a short message, and writing a story or letter of around 100 words.
|Listening (36 minutes including 6 minutes' transfer time)
|4 parts/ 25 questions
|Students need to show they can understand the meaning of a range of recorded spoken material, including announcements, interviews and discussions about everyday life. They will also need to be able to understand the attitudes and intentions of the speakers.
|Speaking (10–12 minutes per pair of candidates)
|Students take part in a conversation, asking and answering questions, and talking freely about their likes and dislikes. They take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three.
Cambridge B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET S) exams are available in a convenient computer-based format. There are numerous advantages to taking your exam on a computer including flexible dates, convenient and modern locations, efficient systems as well as speedy results. Read more about digital assessment and its benefits.
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