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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Cambridge Preliminary English Test (> Next)

The Cambridge Preliminary English Test, or PET for short, is a qualification in English as a Foreign Language awarded by Cambridge ESOL.

PET is one of five 'Main Suite' examinations offered by Cambridge ESOL. The level of PET is described as Pre-Intermediate and is at B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference. The table below shows how PET fits into the Cambridge ESOL framework:

PET in the Cambridge English Framework

About the Cambridge English Preliminary Test

Find out how to get the most from our vocabulary exercises using our 4 Steps' approach. The difficulty of learning new vocabulary is using new words and expressions in sentences or statements of your own. Here is how our 4 steps approach is designed to help you:

An introduction to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET).

Paper 1
A summary of Preliminary English Test Reading (Paper 1).

Paper 2
A summary of Preliminary English Test Writing (Paper 2).

Paper 3
A summary of Preliminary English Test Listening (Paper 3).

Paper 4
A summary of Preliminary English Test Speaking (Paper 4).

Study Tip, Writing and Speaking Practice

At the bottom of most pages you'll find a box like this. Depending upon the section you're in these will offer suggestions to practise various skills. You might have the chance to practise new vocabulary or grammar in a typical Preliminary English Test Writing task. Sometimes we'll give you ideas for Speaking practice. Try to find time to do these exercises as they will give you valuable preparation for the exam AND help you develop your English.