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About the PET (B1: Preliminary English Test) Paper 1 (Reading)

Cambridge Preliminary English Test: Paper 1 (< Previous > Next)

Time allowed: 45 minutes

Part Task type Test ability to
Part 1 Reading
3-Option Multiple Choice
read and understand short notices signs messages etc.
Part 2 Reading
read and understand longer texts for detailed information
Part 3 Reading
4-Option Multiple Choice
read and identify detail, gist and opinion.
Part 4 Reading
Gapped Text
read for understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.
Part 5 Reading
4-Option Multiple Choice Cloze
identify missing vocabulary or part of grammatical structures in a short text
Part 6 Reading
Open Cloze
show knowledge of grammatical structures, phrasal verbs and fixed phrases.

About the Preliminary English Test

Visit the links below for further information about the PET examination.

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

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.