Cambridge PET Course

What is it? Preliminary (PET) is the second level of the Cambridge Assessment exams. Considered a medium-low standard exam at level B1 by the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe, the PRELIMINARY evaluates the daily communication skills in written and spoken language.

Candidates who pass the exam are awarded a certificate recognized by the ESOL Examination of the University of Cambridge and also in university and professional circles all over the world. The Preliminiary is an initial qualification of knowledge in the English language.  Candidates are given a report on the results of all three tests, which is very useful to prepare for subsequent exams, such as the Cambridge First (FCE).

The Preliminary is part of the leading Cambridge English exams , closely linked to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework for modern languages ​​(CEF) and accredited by QCA – the UK government’s exam supervisory body.

Who is the PET for? The Preliminary is aimed at people who have an adequate knowledge of the English language for concrete work, study and social contexts. The exam certifies the ability to cope with circumstances in which daily use of the language is required, to read simple texts and newspaper articles, to write non-complex personal letters or take notes during a meeting. Successful candidates have a broad knowledge of vocabulary and are able to use communication styles appropriate to various situations. They begin to grasp more than just facts, perceiving opinions, attitudes and moods in spoken and written English.

How is the exam structured? The PET includes three tests:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening
  • Spoken language

Each written test is sent to Cambridge for proofreading and grading. The spoken language test is conducted directly at the authorized centers by two local examiners accredited by Cambridge Assessment English.

Reading and writing (Test 1): 1 hour and 30 minutes

The reading and writing test certifies the candidates’ ability to read and understand texts extracted from indications, brochures, newspapers and magazines. Candidates must be able to grasp the main messages and use strategies for dealing with unfamiliar words and structures. The knowledge of the language is assessed on the basis of the candidates’ ability to paraphrase texts while maintaining the meaning, write a short message (note, email, postcard, etc.) (approx. 35-45 words), finally write a longer text (approx. 100 words) in the form of a letter or short story highlighting the control of structure, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.

Listening (Test 2): 36 minutes

The Listening Test evaluates candidates’ ability to understand recorded material at a moderate rate, such as announcements, interviews and discussions on everyday topics.

Spoken language (test 3):  10-12 minutes

The oral test evaluates the ability of candidates to interact in conversations in English in which two examiners and one other candidate participate. Candidates must be able to answer questions from the examiner, interact with each other, suggest, recommend and come to an agreement, describe an image and finally express preferences and opinions on a particular topic proposed by the examiner.

Our courses are practical, engaging and effective with enjoyable exercises and materials. We have a vast experience with this type of training and you will practice and develop your communication skills with us. You will be ready to use your training and and take your exam! Let’s train together for success with your exam and certification! Contact us for more info and book your course with us here.

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Choose a time for you to suit your needs.  The course can be offered twice per week.   Also we can do intensive courses, 3 lessons per week or more. Times can be arranged in the mornings, afternoon or in the evenings.  We offer 1-hour classes and you can choose your times for the classes.  You can train from the comfort of your home, office or any other location.  You can train with us from anywhere in the world…


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Buy results, not just courses! We specialize in English language training by providing a high quality and individualized approach with a main focus on results. There is ongoing support and monitoring with your course. So you will see measurable results with assessment and feedback. We test and review your language skills, so that you can develop and improve with results! We are here to support you and reach your goals together!


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Our training system is easy to ue and follow.  You will be able to learn and practice your lnaguge skilss with a good online platform.  We will give you some support to use our easy training system.  You will learn well and with good support.


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Our staff are certified language trainers with degrees and multi-cultural backgrounds. We are a team of experienced professionals and we like to achieve results. Our staff have experience working in different industries with a variety of business clients.


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Our training courses are designed to be practical with many exercises to allow you to develop good skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  We use many resources to develop your communication skills, with effective and practical objectives.  We focus ofn real life and situations for your training.  So relax, enjoy and develop your skills with us!


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