PET Speaking Part 1 Practice Test

Speaking Part 1

Part 1 of the PET Speaking exam lasts about 2-3 minutes. During Part 1 the examiner will ask you some easy questions to find out more about you such as about your studies, where you live or what hobbies or interests you have. You do not have to give long answers to these questions. However, you should try to say more than short one or two word answers. Try a Part 1 practice test below.


Get Ready

In the example questions below you will need to use present and past tenses when you answer the questions.

Some of these words might be useful.
village, town, city, in the countryside, house, apartment
study, learn, full-time, part-time, self-study, evening classes, private lessons,
hobbies, relax, go shopping, play tennis/football ...


Sample PET Speaking Part 1 questions

What's your name?
Where do you live?
How long have you lived there?
And what do you do?
Do you study English at a school?
Do you like studing English?
What do you do in your free time?

More PET Speaking Practice Tests

Now record yourself trying Part 2, 3 and 4 practice test. Choose some of the other sections of this paper below.

PET Speaking Practice Test Part 1
In Part 1 of the Speaking test the examiner will ask you a few easy questions to find out more about you.

PET Speaking Practice Test Part 2
In Part 2 of the Speaking test you are given a task and have to talk with your partner to try to make a decision.

PET Speaking Practice Test Part 3
In Part 3 of the Speaking test you talk about a picture on your own for about 1 minute.

PET Speaking Practice Test Part 4
In Part 4 you have a discussion with your partner about the topic you were given in Part 3.


Study Tip!

Your answers to the Part 1 questions do not have to be very long but it will help the examiner assess your English if you say more than just one or two words. Be careful of questions that start 'Do you ...', 'Are you ...', 'Have you ...' as these can easily be answered with a simple 'Yes' or a 'No'.

Work with a partner.. Ask each other 'Yes' 'No questions and practise extending your answer a little with a reason, or an example. Like this:

Q: Do you like studying English?
A: Yes ... it's very exciting learning how to speak in another language.

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