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At the British Council we have extensive experience preparing thousands of students to get their Cambridge qualifications. We know that learning and practising exam techniques will help you achieve the 60% threshold you need to get a grade C or above.  We hope that the following materials with help you to perform to your full potential and get the best result possible: 

B1 Preliminary (PET)

  • What would I advise those who are going to take a B1 exam? Sheona Smith, one of our teachers and expert examiner tells you in this blog post.
  • Exercise your photographic memory and - download this Hints and Tips infographic to help you focus. 
  • In this webinar that Sheona Smith has recorded, she explains in detail each part of the exam, the evaluation criteria and what you should practise and what mistakes you need to avoid. You'll need an hour for this but it's time well-spent! 
  • If you are more of a book reader you can download this new Cambridge Exam Booster for B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools
  • and as you know Practice makes perfect so here you have some past papers for you to practise with    

B1 Preliminary for schools sample paper reading and writing and Answer-keys 

B1 Preliminary sample paper Speaking Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & 4

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B2 First (FCE)

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C1 Advanced (CAE)

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