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B1 Preliminary for Schools

Information for candidates

The Information for Candidates booklet is packed with study tips, exam advice and frequently asked questions. A great way to help your learners feel fully prepared for their exam.

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Support for Parents

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Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a wordlist for the Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools exam?

Yes. There is a Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools vocabulary list available.

What is the difference between Cambridge English: Preliminary and Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools?

Cambridge English: Preliminary and Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools exams follow exactly the same format. The level of the exams is the same – candidates are tested in all the same skills. However, the content of the exams is a bit different (the ‘for Schools’ version is specifically tailored to suit the interests and experiences of school-age candidates). 

Do I have to be a particular age to be able to take a Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools exam?

No. Candidates of any age can take Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools. The content of these exams is aimed at school-age candidates, so it might not be appropriate for older candidates. They might want to take Cambridge English: Preliminary instead.

What will it say on my certificate if I take a Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools exam?

Students who pass Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools receive the same internationally accepted certificate as those candidates who pass the standard version of this exam. 

Do I have to pass each paper in order to pass the whole examination?

No. Your grade is based on your overall score in all the papers.

Sample Tests

Use the answer keys below

There is no answer key for Writing Parts 2 and 3 of the Reading and Writing paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments in the relevant pages of the B1 Preliminary for Schools handbook.

Speaking test video with examiners’ commentary

This video will help you to understand what happens during the B1 Preliminary for Schools speaking test. You can also download examiners’ comments for this video.

Examiners’ comments for Victoria and Chiara’s speaking test.