Student's Resources for Preliminary
How great to go into an exam and know at least what to expect. For your Preliminary (PET) exam you will be expected to sit three exam papers: Reading and Writing (in one paper); Listening; and Speaking.
Each section of the exam is worth 25% of your total marks. A low mark in one section does not necessarily mean you will fail the exam, as it is the overall mark which counts. So if you are a strong speaker but a weak reader, you can use the marks from your speaking to balance out your low reading marks and still pass the exam.
Preliminary Checklist – Student's Notes
A quick checklist of 'dos and don'ts' to remember before and during the Preliminary exam.
Preliminary Listening – Student's Notes
These tips are focused on each part of the Listening test and help you to develop key strategies to approach different tasks in the paper.
Preliminary Reading – Student's Notes
Covering multiple-choice, short and long text questions, these Student's Notes offer suggestions on what to avoid and what to remember when sitting the Preliminary Reading test.
Preliminary Speaking – Student's Notes
Information on what is expected from each part of a Speaking test with tips on how to approach the tasks with your partner.
Preliminary Writing – Student's Notes
From transforming sentences to writing paragraphs, here are some tips to consider when preparing for the Preliminary Writing test.