Preliminary English Test: Writing Practice Tests

Writing is tested in Paper 1 of the Preliminary English Test. There are 3 writing tasks and we've included practice tests for each part below. We will be adding more tests soon.

Writing Practice Tests

Part 1: Sentence Transformations
Part 2: Short Message
Part 3: Longer Piece


More help with the Preliminary English Test Writing Paper

Get higher scores in your PET Writing practice tests with these quizzes to help you improve your writing skills.


Contractions in Informal Letters
It is very important to write your Part 3 letter in the correct style. One way of achieving an informal style is to remember to use contractions.

Phrases for informal letters
Use these words and expressions to help you write your letter in an informal style.

Paragraphs in informal letters
Organising your letter into clear paragraphs will help you to structure your letter and will make it easier for the examiner to see your organisation.


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Study Tip

We all have our own strengths and weaknesses when we are learning a language. In writing this includes our use or grammar, vocabulary and punctuation. Get to know which areas of English you need to improve by keeping a record of your most common mistakes. Then the next time you do any writing check for these mistakes before you finish.

My main mistakes

Examples of mistakes from my work

Correction

Articles

I went to the (-) London for my holiday.
I didn't have chance to do my homework.

I went to London ...
I didn't have the chance ...