CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH PET
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British Council

Cambridge English: Preliminary is also known as the Preliminary English Test (PET) and Preliminary English Test for Schools (PETfS). This exam shows that you can communicate in English in practical, everyday situations. It will give you a good foundation if you want to study for a professional English qualification.

Level of qualification: Intermediate = B1 on the Common European Framework.

Exam dates, fees and locations

Andorra

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
to confirm to confirm to confirm 118€

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Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2018 Computer Until 16/11/2018 or places run out* 118€
15/12/2018 For Schools-Paper Until 11/11/2018 118€

 * Limited places
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Bizkaia

Bilbao

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/09/2018 Computer* Until 31/08/2018 or places run out* 118€
01/12/2018 Computer* Until 18/11/2018 or places run out* 118€
13/12/2018 For Schools - Computer* Until 30/11/2018 or places run out* 118€

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Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/09/2018 Computer* 02/09/2018* 118€
21/09/2018 For Schools-Computer* 09/09/2018* 118€
26/10/2018 Computer* 14/10/2018* 118€
17/11/2018 Paper 12/10/2018 118€
22/11/2018 Computer* 11/11/2018* 118€
24/11/2018 For Schools-Paper 21/10/2018 118€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
17/11/2018 Paper Until 12/10/2018 118€

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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm To confirm To confirm 118€

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Valencia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/10/2018 Paper Until 06/09/2018 118€
24/11/2018 For Schools -Paper Until 15/10/2018 118€
01/12/2018 Computer Until 05/11/2018 or places run out* 118€

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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM?

Studying for the PET exam will improve your English so that you can communicate when travelling or dealing with English speakers for work.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • express your likes and dislikes, and discuss them with others
  • understand spoken and written announcements and instructions
  • write a personal letter or take notes from a meeting or discussion.

HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?

There are three parts to the exam. You do the Reading and Writing and the Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one other exam candidate.

PET / PETFS READING AND WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING 
Time allowed 1 hr 30 mins 30 mins 10-12 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total) 50% 25% 25%

See also