Time allowed: 45 minutes
|Part||Task type||Test ability to|
3-Option Multiple Choice
|read and understand short notices signs messages etc.|
|read and understand longer texts for detailed information|
4-Option Multiple Choice
|read and identify detail, gist and opinion.|
|read for understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.|
4-Option Multiple Choice Cloze
|identify missing vocabulary or part of grammatical structures in a short text|
|show knowledge of grammatical structures, phrasal verbs and fixed phrases.|
Visit the links below for further information about the PET examination.
An introduction to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET).
A summary of Preliminary English Test Reading (Paper 1).
A summary of Preliminary English Test Writing (Paper 2).
A summary of Preliminary English Test Listening (Paper 3).
A summary of Preliminary English Test Speaking (Paper 4).
You can download a copy of the Preliminary English Test information for candidates pack from the Cambridge English website. This will give you lots of information about each Part of the exam and contains some sample test material.