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Pet Content and Overview
PARTS of PET EXAM (Papers)
Paper 1: Reading & Writing (50% of the final mark)
1 hour and 30 minutes long
Paper 2: Listening (25% of the final mark)
About 30 minutes long
Paper 3: Speaking (25% of the final mark)
About 10-12 minutes long
A total of 70% across the 3 papers is needed to pass the exam.
3. PPaappeerr 11 –– RReeaaddiinngg
You need to be able to read texts from signs, journals, newspapers
and magazines and understand the main points.
• Look at the text in each question.
• What does it say?
• Mark the letter next to the correct explanation – A, B or C
5 Questions (one mark for each correct answer)
It consists of five very short texts which can be signs, messages, postcards, labels, notes,
e-mails, etc. You have to read them carefully and choose A, B, C, or D as the best
description of the text.
Do not leave your bicycle touching the window.
B Do not ride your bicycle in this area.
C Broken glass may damage your bicycle tyres.
4. PPaappeerr 11 –– RReeaaddiinngg
You need to be able to read five descriptions of people and five shorts related texts.
Part 2 5 Questions (one mark for each correct answer)
In Part 2 (Questions 1-10) you will find five descriptions of people. There are then eight short texts on
a particular topic. This may be goods and services of some kind (for example, purchasing books,
visiting museums, staying in hotels or choosing holidays).You have to match each person to one of the
• The people below all want to come to Britain to study English.
• There are descriptions of eight colleges.
• Decide which college (letters A–H) would be the most suitable for each person (numbers 6–10).
• For each of these numbers mark the correct letter.
Marta wants a course in Business Studies and English, starting in
September. She would prefer to be in a city, but wants a college
which will organise visits, so she can see something of Britain.
Answer: H Howe College
The college is in the city centre, but near the
North Yorkshire countryside and the sea.
• Classes run from September to June.
• Part-time and full-time courses from
beginners to advanced (daytime only).
• Full-time courses in English with
• Trips arranged to places of interest.
• Help given in finding a flat or room in the area. NNeexxtt
5. PPaappeerr 11 –– RReeaaddiinngg
You need to be able to read a long factual text and ten sentences for True or False
Part 3 10 Questions (one mark for each correct answer)
In Part 3 you have to read the text and say whether the corresponding sentence is True or False.
TEXT - Down the rabbit hole
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the river bank, and of having
nothing to do. Once or twice she looked into the book her sister was reading, but it had no
pictures or conversations in it. "What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?",
•1 - At the start of the story Alice was bored.
•Your answer (T for TRUE or F for FALSE):
6. Paper 11 –– RReeaaddiinngg
It's a Multiple Choice Activity. You have to read a relatively long text to
understand the writer's purpose, attitude or opinion.
Part 4 5 Questions (one mark for each correct answer)
Part 4 consists of a long text and five questions. You have to read the text and choose the correct
answer A, B, C or D for each of the five questions.
TEXT - Night Work
Can you imagine what it would be like working at night? You'd start your day when everyone else was
going to bed, and you'd go to bed when everyone else was getting up. Is that really a natural way to live?
1 - What is the writer's main aim in writing the text?
•(A) to describe the importance of work
•(B) to say how working at night can be bad for you
•(C) to suggest how people can change their way of
•(D) to recommend people spend more time sleeping
•Your answer (A, B, C or D):
7. Paper 11 –– RReeaaddiinngg
It's a Multiple Choice Cloze. You have to read a short text and fill in the gaps.
Part 5 10 Questions (one mark for each correct answer)
In Part 5 you have to read a short text with ten numbered spaces and then choose the correct missing word
(A, B, C or D) to fill in the gaps.
More and more young people are (0) __________the advantage of living in (1) _________country and are deciding to study abroad. They
realise it's the best way to learn (2) _________ the customs and the way of life of other people. Student exchanges give teenagers the (3)
to live somewhere (4) for a school year. (5) __________they are living abroad, they will eat new food, experience new traditions and learn
the way people (6) __________own age live from day to day. Students stay with carefully chosen host families and attend a (7)
__________school. (8) __________ student on the exchange programme has (9) ___________ who directly supports them the whole
time they are abroad. To qualify as an exchange student, you (10) _____________be aged between 15 and 18 years and be good at a
A RECOMMENDING B RECOGNISING C REGARDING D REVIEWING
(1) A SEPARATE B ANOTHER C DIFFERENT D NEW
(2) A FOR B ABOUT C OF D BY
(3) A OPPORTUNITY B OCCASION C REASON D CAUSE
(4) A ELSE B WELL C TOO D ALSO
(5) A WHETHER B ALTHOUGH C HOWEVER D WHILE
(6) A ITS B HER C THEIR D OUR
(7) A HOME B LOCAL C NEAR D CLOSE
(8) A MANY B EVERY C ALL D BOTH
(9) A ANYBODY B EVERYONE C ANYONE D SOMEBODY
(10) A MUST B OUGHT C HAVE D NEED
8. PPaappeerr 11 –– WWrriittiinngg
You will need to complete an exercise involving Sentence Transformation.
Part 1 5 Questions
For questions 1 - 5, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.
(1) The bus station is near the new shopping centre.
- The bus station isn't 'FAR FROM' the new shopping centre.
(2) I went to France because I wanted to improve my French.
- I wanted to improve my French SO I went to France.
9. Paper 11 –– WWrriittiinngg
You have to write a short message completing the information required.
Part 2 Question 6 (five marks)
Type of task:
Dear Sara and Peter,
I am writing because I wanted to say thank you for letting me stay with you at the weekend. I had a fantastic time and especially liked meeting your
friends and eating in your favourite restaurant. I want to invite you all to come and stay with me whenever you can. I hope it is soon.
10. PPaappeerr 11 –– WWrriittiinngg
You will need to show you can use vocabulary and structure by completing
tasks such as writing a short message, a story or a letter of around 100
Part 3 Question 7 or 8 (five marks)
Type of tasks:
Question 7 or Question 8
11. PPaappeerr 22 –– LLiisstteenniinngg
about 30 minutes
You have about 30 minutes plus 6 minutes to copy 4 Parts
answers on the answer sheet
25% of the final mark
[25% of the final mark]
PPaappeerr 22 –– LLiisstteenniinngg
You have to listen for specific information
PAPER 2: LISTENING PART 1
• There are seven questions in this part.
• For each question there are three pictures and a short recording.
• Choose the correct picture and put a tick ( √ ) in the box below it (A, B or C).
Example: Where’s the girl’s hat?
Your answer (A, B or C): A
(one mark for each correct answer)
13. PPaappeerr 22 –– LLiisstteenniinngg
Part 2 Questions 8–13
(one mark for each correct answer)
Listening for details a longer recording. Dialogue or Monologue.
PAPER 2: LISTENING PART 2
You will hear a news reporter called Angela Bond, talking on the radio about her job.
For each question put a tick (√) in the correct box. (A, B or C).
B the USA
1 Where is Angela working at the moment?
2 Angela likes her job because she
A loves being in dangerous situations.
B never knows where she’ll go next.
C enjoys watching important events happen
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Part 3 Questions 14–19 (one mark for each correct answer)
Gap Filling. Listening for specific information. A Monologue.
You will hear a person talking and you will have a page of notes which summarises the text.
There are six pieces of information missing, you have to listen to the recording and fill in the gaps
the missing information
PAPER 2: LISTENING PART 3
SUNNINGTON SPORTS CAMP
You will hear someone talking about a sports camp for children.
For each question, fill in the missing information in the text given bellow.
Choice of afternoon activity
Sign list outside (14) ____________ room.
Wear track suit, but also bring (15) _____________ and a T-shirt 2 pairs of sports (16)
Lunch served in canteen every half-hour between 12.15 and (17)____________. Snack bar sells
drinks, chocolate and (18) ______________ .
Marks given for attitude: effort and team-work performance: strength, (19) ____________and
15. PPaappeerr 22 –– LLiisstteenniinngg
Part 4 Questions 20–25 (one mark for each correct answer)
Yes / No Questions. Listening for True or False.
An informal conversation and six sentences. You have to listen to the conversation and decide
whether the sentences are true or false.
PAPER 2: LISTENING PART 4
You will hear a conversation between a man, Marco, and his wife, Sarah, about a film they have just seen at the cinema.
Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect
If it is correct, write T for true or F for false if it is incorrect.
20 Sarah was expecting to enjoy the film F
21 Marco and Sarah agree that the city in the film was London.
16. PPaappeerr 33 –– SSppeeaakkiinngg
About 10-12 minutes long 4 parts
Only one speaks
[25% of the final mark]
● with the examiner
● with the other candidate
● on your own
17. PPaappeerr 33 –– SSppeeaakkiinngg
Part 1: Interview. Social and personal conversation
The examiner interacts with both candidates (A-B) in turns
● Personal information: name, surname (spelling), nationality, hometown, etc.
● Likes and dislikes.
● Home and family
● Free time (hobbies and interests)
● Education and work
□ The examiner will ask you in turn. So you should listen while the other candidate answers the question.
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Part 2: Talking about pictures (simulated situation)
The examiner asks the candidates (A-B) to talk to each other for about a minute
I would like you to look
at the picture and talk
about it between
In Part 2 you have to listen while the examiner explains a situation. Then the examiner will give you a picture and you have to
discuss the situation with your partner. Here is a sample picture about things to take when going on holiday:
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Part 3: Interaction between the two candidates
In Part 3, you have to talk for one minute about a picture. After you finish, your partner
will talk for another minute about another picture.
□ Sample picture for candidate A (three grils waiting at the airport)
ONE minute each candidate
□ Sample picture for candidate B (People waiting at the airport)
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Part 4: Discussion related to the topic 3
In Part 4, you have to talk with your partner about a topic. The topic will be related to
the photos you saw in Part 3. For example, if the two photos were about “waiting at the
airport”, then will have to talk together your experience waiting at the airport (when was it?
What happened? Where were you travelling to? etc.)
OTHER POSSIBLE TOPICS:
If your pictures were about games, then you will have to talk together about games
you play or like, or games you used to play. And if the two photos in Part 3 showed
old people, Part 4 might be about old people in your country, or an old person you
know, etc. NNeexxtt