Preliminary English Test: Writing Part 1 Practice Test

Part 1 of the Preliminary English Test Writing Paper contains 5 questions. In each question you have to re-write a sentence so that both sentences have the same meaning. Try a Part 1 Practice Test below.

Questions 1-5

Here are some sentences about shopping.
For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.
Use no more than three words.

1. The bus station is near the new shopping centre.
The bus station isn't ........................................ the new shopping centre.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'far from'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

2. I've never been to this shop before.
This is ........................................ I've been in this shop.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'the first time'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

3. The choice of food here is not as good as in the market.
The choice of food in the market ........................................ here.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'is better than'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

4. There is late-night shopping on Thursday.
The shops ........................................ on Thursday.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'are open late' or 'are open later' or 'stay open later or 'stay open late''.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

5. Shall we go into town this afternoon?
Would ........................................ go into town this afternoon.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'you like to'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

More PET Writing Practice Tests and Exercises

Try some more PET Writing Part 1 practice tests. Other sections of this paper here.


Writing Practice Test Part 1
In Writing Part 1 you are given 5 sentences on a similar subject. You have to complete a second sentence so that it means the same as the first using a maximum of three words.

Writing Practice Test Part 2
In Writing Part 2 you have to write a short message (between 35-45 words) such as a postcard, a note or an email. The question will give you three points to include in the message.

Writing Practice Test Part 3
In Writing Part 3 of the Preliminary English Test you have to write a longer piece (around 100 words). You can choose to write either an informal letter or a short story.


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Study Tip!

Were there any questions above that you got wrong? Learn any new patterns you find. The best way to do this is to use them in sentences that mean something to you. For example, in question 3 we had this pattern:
The choice of food here is not as good as in the market.
The food in the market is better than here.

Use these patterns in sentences of your own. For example:
My English is not as good as my French.
My French is better than my English.