Preliminary English Test: Writing Part 3 Practice Test

Question 7-8

Write an answer to one of the questions (7 or 8) in this part.
Write about 100 words.

Question 7

This is part of a letter you receive from an English pen friend.

We're doing a project on life in the UK at school and I wondered if you could tell me something about a particular festival you celebrate as a family.


You are writing a letter to this pen-friend.
Write the letter in about 100 words.

Question 8

Your teacher has asked you to write a story.

This is the title of the story.

    An old friend


Write your story in about 100 words.


More PET Writing Practice Tests and Exercises

Try some more Preliminary English Test 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.


Study Tip!

The best way to improve your informal letter writing skills is to practise! Find a pen pal or a study partner through services like Facebook. For Part 3 practice, write emails to each other of around 100 words on different topics. For example:
i) How you spend your weekends
ii) Why you're studying English
iii) Popular holiday locations in your country
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