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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

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?


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.