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  1. 1. PET Contents and Exam Overviewfor Schools Page Paper Task Type Task Description 3–28 Paper 1: Reading Reading Reading and Writing Part 1: 3-option Part 1: Understand the main message from • 1 hour 30 minutes multiple-choice cloze (5 short texts such as signs, emails, etc. • Reading: 5 parts; Qs) Part 2: Read for specific information in order to 35 questions Part 2: Matching (5 Qs) match people to short texts • Writing: 3 parts; 7 Part 3: True/False (10 Part 3: Scan a long factual text questions Qs) Part 4: Read a long text for detail, attitude, • All questions Part 4: 4-option multiple opinion, writer purpose, gist, inference and carry one mark, choice (5 Qs) global meaning except Writing Part 5: 4-option Part 5: Complete a factual or narrative text, Part 2 (5 marks) multiple-choice cloze (10 requiring understanding of the vocabulary and and Writing Part 3 Qs) grammar patterns (15 marks) Writing Writing • The Reading and Part 1: Sentence Part 1: Rephrase and reformulate information, Writing sections transformations (5 Qs) using appropriate grammatical structures each account for Part 2: Short Part 2: Write a short message (35–45 words) 25% of the total communicative and communicate 3 content points marks for PET message Part 3: Choose either an informal letter or a Part 3: Longer piece of story and write about 100 words. Candidates continuous writing are assessed on control of language, organisation, spelling and punctuation 29–42 Paper 2: Listening Part 1: Multiple-choice Part 1: Identify key information in short • 30 minutes (discrete) (7 Qs) monologues or dialogues. Select appropriate (approx) Part 2: Multiple choice image. • 4 parts (6 Qs) Part 2: Listen for specific information in a • 25 questions Part 3: Gap-fill (6 Qs) longer monologue • All questions Part 4: True/False (6 Qs) Part 3: Identify, understand and interpret carry one mark information in a longer monologue • 25% of the total Part 4: Listen for details, attitudes and marks opinions in a dialogue 43–48 Paper 3: Speaking Part 1: Interlocutor Part 1: Factual, personal questions about the • 10–12 minutes asks the candidates past, present and future per pair of questions in turn (2–3 Part 2: Using a visual stimulus, candidates candidates minutes) discuss alternatives, make recommendations • 4 parts Part 2: Candidates and negotiate agreement • 25% of the total interact in a simulated Part 3: Candidates describe a colour marks situation (2–3 minutes) photograph, using appropriate vocabulary, for Part 3: Extended about 1 minute individual turn (3 Part 4: Candidates talk about opinions, likes/ minutes) dislikes, preferences, experiences, habits, etc. Part 4: General conversation between candidates (3 minutes) Sample exam material has been reproduced from the PET for Schools Handbook for Teachers, with the kind permission of Cambridge ESOL www.CambridgeESOL.org/Resources/Teacher 2

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