LEVEL B1 OF THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES (CEFR)
PET CONTENT AND OVERVIEW PET EXAM PARTS (PAPERS) PAPER 1: READING AND WRITING (50%) 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES PAPER 2: LISTENING (25%) APROX. 30 MINUTES 3: SPEAKING (25%) ABOUT 10-12 MINUTES
PET EXAM FORMAT. PAPER 1PAPER 1: READING, GENERAL DESCRIPTION Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of parts: Reading: 5; Writing: 3 Number of questions: Reading: 35; Writing: 7 Marks: 50% of total
PET EXAM FORMAT. PAPER 1PAPER 1 PART 1: MULTIPLE CHOICE. READING FOR MAIN MESSAGE Five very short texts (they Whats in Part 1? may be signs and messages, postcards, notes, emails, labels, etc.). You have to read them and choose which of the three sentences (A, B or C) is the best description of the text. What do I have to Reading notices and other practise? short texts to understand the main message. How many questions are 5 there? How many marks do I One mark for each correct get? answer.
PET. PAPER 1. READING.PART 2: MATCHING. READING FOR DETAILED UNDERSTANDING Five short descriptions of 5 Whats in Part 2? people and eight short texts to read. You have to match each person to a text. What do I have to practise? Reading a lot of short texts to find specific information. How many questions are 5 there? How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.
PET. PAPER 1. READING.PART 3:TRUE/FALSE. SCANNING FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION A long FACTUAL text Whats in Part 3? and ten sentences about the text. You have to read the text and say if each sentence is true or false. What do I have to Reading a text quickly to practise? find some information. How many questions 10 are there? How many marks do I One mark for each get? correct answer.
PET. PAPER 1. READING. PART 4:MULTIPLE CHOICE FOR LONG TEXT. READING TO UNDERSTAND WRITER’S PURPOSE, ATTITUDE OR OPINION. A long text and fiveWhats in Part 4? questions. You have to read the text and choose the right answer (A, B, C or D) for each of the five questions.What do I have to Reading topractise? understand the detail of a text.How many questions 5are there?How many marks do I One mark for eachget? correct answer.
PET. PAPER 1. READING.PART 5: MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE A short text with Whats in Part 5? ten numbered spaces. Each space represents a missing word and you have to choose the right answer from a choice of four (A, B, C or D). What do I have to Understanding practise? vocabulary and grammar. How many 10 questions are there? How many marks One mark for each do I get? correct answer.
PET. PAPER 1. WRITING.PAPER 2: WRITING Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of parts: 3 Number of questions: 7 Marks: 25% of total
PET. PAPER1. WRITING. PART 1: SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION Five questions whichWhats in Part are all about the samewriting1? theme. For each question there is one complete sentence and a second sentence which has a missing word or 1. My parents prefer Jazz to classical music. words. You have to complete the second IS BETTER sentence so that it My parents think jazz……………………………….than classical music. means the same as the first sentence.What do I have to How to say the samepractise? thing in different ways in English, e.g. not warm enough means the same as too cold.How many questions 5are there?How many marks do I One mark for eachget? correct answer.
PET. PAPER 1. WRITING.PART 2: FORM FILLING CANDIDAES WRITE A SHORT MESSAGE COMPLETING THE INFORMATION REQUIRED.
PET. PAPER 1. WRITING.PART 3, QUESTION 7. LETTER/ E-MAIL The instructions tell you Whats in Part 7? (Writing who to write to and what Part 2) you should write (a postcard, note, email, etc.). What do I have to Writing short messages. practise? How many questions are 1 there? How much do I have to 35–45 words write? How many marks do I This question has a total of get? 5 marks.
PAPER 4: LISTENINGPAPER 2: LISTENING. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Time allowed: About 30 minutes, plus 6 minutes to copy answers on to the answer sheet Number of parts: 4 Number of 25 questions: Marks: 25% of total
PAPER 2: LISTENINGPART 1: LISTENING FOR DETAILED MEANING AND SPECIFIC INFORMATION Seven shortWhats in Part 1? recordings. For each recording there is a question and three pictures (A, B or C). You have to listen to the recordings and choose the right answer.What do I have Listening to findto practise? key information.How many 7questions arethere?How many One mark formarks do I get? each correct answer.
PAPER 2: LISTENING PART 2: LISTENING FOR DETAILED MEANING. MONOLOGUE A longer recording (oneWhats in Part 2? person speaking or an interview) and six questions. You have to listen to the recording and choose the right answer (A, B or C) for each question.What do I have to practise? Listening to find specific information and detailed meaning.How many questions are 6there?How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.
PAPER 2: LISTENINGPART 3: LISTENING. GAP FILLING. LISTENING FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION A longer monologueWhats in Part 3? (one person speaking) and a page of notes which summarise the text. Six pieces of information are missing from the notes. You have to listen to the recording and fill in the missing information.What do I have to Listening forpractise? information.How many questions 6are there?How many marks do I One mark for eachget? correct answer.
PAPER 4: LISTENINGPART 4: LISTENING. TRUE/FALSE, TES/NO QUESTIONS. An informal Whats in Part 4? conversation and six sentences. You have to listen to the conversation and decide if each sentence is true or false. What do I have to Listening for detailed practise? meaning, attitude and opinion. How many questions 6 are there? How many marks do I One mark for each get? correct answer.
PAPER 5: SPEAKING Time allowed: 14 minutes per pair of candidates Number of parts: 4HI! Marks: 20% of total You have to talk: with the examiner with the other candidate on your own
PAPER 5: SPEAKINGSPEAKING PART 1: SOCIAL AND PERSONAL CONVERSATION CANDIDATES AND EXAMINER INTERACT PERSONAL INFORMATION (NAME, NATIONALITY, HOMETOWN, ETC) LIKES AND DISLIKES HOMELIF FEE TIME EDUCATION AND WORK TRAVEL
PAPER 5: SPEAKING SPEAKING PART 2: TALKING ABOUT PICTURESCANDIDATES AND EXAMINER INTERACT EACH CANDIDATE TALKS FOR 1 MINUTE ABOUT ONE PAIR OFRELATED PICTURES AND ANSWERS A QUESTION ABOUT THE OTHERPAIR OF RELATED PICTURES. 5 Imagen
PAPER 5: SPEAKINGSPEAKING PARTS 3 AND 4: DISCUSSIONPART 3: CANDIDATES INTERACT DISCUSSION BETWEEN CANDIDATESBASED ON A SITUATION PRESENTED INPICTURES AND WORDS CANDIDAES MAKE A DECISION TOGETHERPART 4: CANDIDATES AND EXAMINERINTERACT DISCUSSION BETWEEN CANDIDATES ANDEXAMINER ON TOPICS RELATED TO PART 3TASK.