Vocabulary, grammar, skills development and practice tests for the Cambridge PET exam
Welcome to our'4-Steps' grammar area for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET). The links on this page will help you with the past simple passive.
Find out when and how to use the passive in the past simple tense.
If you haven't tried our free grammar materials for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test yet, find out what we mean by our '4 Steps' approach.
There are two key areas where grammar is specifically tested in PET: Reading Part 5 Multiple Choice and Writing Part 1 Sentence Transformation. Our free grammar exercises have 4 steps to help you a) make sure you know the language point and b) know how to use it if it appears in these parts of the exam.
Step 1: See if you already know the grammar rule or can work it out.
Step 2: Check to see if your ideas are correct.
Step 3: Practise the grammar in a Multiple Choice Cloze or Sentence Transformation task.
Step 4: Use our 'Study Tip' or Writing practice exercise at the bottom of each page to help you remember the grammar point by personalising it.
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.