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PET Speaking

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PET Sentence Transformations

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NEW - PET/B1 Hub

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Bringing together new `posts and advice for Cambridge Preliminary (PET) you'll now find a PET/B1 Hub on the navigation menu.


PET Listening

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First: Linking Expressions

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Remind yourself about linking words.


PET Speaking

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Samples for the four different sections:

Part 1
Flo Jo
Part 2
Flo Jo
Part 3
Flo Jo
Part 4
Flo Jo



Proficiency Listening Practice

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VIsit the updated Listening Page for two new activities to help you practice your skills and prepare for the exam tasks if you need to.


FCE and CAE Planning

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Planning Tips
Phrases to start informal letter paragraphs, including It was ? to hear from you I’m sorry to ?
7 pieces of advice for all your writing - what? is king
- obey what?
- be the what? not "a student"
- write to whom?, not (usually) the teacher
- make it look right from where?
- Ex-?
- use what intelligently?

Synomyms Hope/b---/tr--- Shocked/disa---- Matter/sub---- Ask/req___
Advice for formal letters What are some of the magic words for making your paragraphs flow? "Answer me, then we can organise our trip." In an informal letter? Abbreviations "BTW" and emoticons ";-)" Appropriate? "Kisses" Nice or nasty?

PET Test Practice

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Advanced and Proficiency Writing Correction Activity

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Click to view the .ppt

Can you see the pros and cons of the various extracts?

Feedback will be added here soon.


PET Speaking

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Thinking about PET Speaking?

Go here for some advice:

Introducting the test
Exam English



Advanced Essay

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Excellent advice for Part 1 of the Writing test here.

Link.


PET Reading Practice

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Go here for some material to help your assessments:
Exam English


First Essay

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A full page of advice on writing essays at First.

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First: Transformations

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A video Howto.


PET Vocabulary

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First Letters

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Useful words and phrases for formal and informal writing collected here.



PET Writing

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Introducing PET Writing

Exam Practice and Advice
Exam English





First and Advanced Writing Advice

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PET Reading

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Reading Practice for the PET Exam

Flo-Jo
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PET Speaking Videos

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New Visitors Start Here

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Welcome to the Virtual Exam Room.
Extra help when you need it.

If it's your first visit, this article should help you find your way around.

Writing work to complete or learn about?
Use the Exam Room A-Z on the left. Think about what you've got to write. Letter? Essay? Review? Look for it in the A-Z. You'll find examples, links and even students work which they've let us use.

Want to work on Vocabulary?
Look at the tab at the top of the page and click on it - you should find something to help you practise.

Need help at First, Advanced or Proficiency?
We have links and activities for the various parts of these exams. Use the Exam Room A-Z on the left or visit one of the Hubs via the menu bar above for an overview of what we have.

Working Towards IELTS?
We've labelled material for B2, C1 and C2 levels. Every article on the site will have a guide to its level soon.

Doing a Cambridge exam soon?
We have a range of links to help you Test Yourself on Writing and Vocabulary in particul…

Test Yourself: First Writing

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On an application.

Test Yourself: First Writing

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Enquiring  about a language course.

Test Yourself: First Writing

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Read up on a report here.

Test Yourself - First (and Advanced) Applications

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An application to try to correct is here

Test Yourself: Miniquiz on Film

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On cinema words and some movie collocations

Test Yourself - Advanced and Proficiency

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Synonym work for Use of English and Writing

http://testyourvocab.com/

Test Yourself - Vocabulary Topics

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Speaking and Writing - you need as much as you can get to show you can talk about the topics. Try some quizzes at BBC English Quiznet.


Test Yourself: Miniquizzes Link

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Test Yourself Formal Letter of Complaint

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Test your Formal Complaint Writing here

Test Yourself: Advanced writing

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Test Your Reviewing Writing here


Test Yourself: First UoE

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FCE practice link here.

Test yourself: Advanced Use of English 2

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Lots of practice of Use of English. Note that "part 5" on the websiote corresponds to part 4 on our exam.

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Test Yourself on a Report

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Test Yourself on Linking and Contrasting

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Test Yourself: Advanced Writing

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A letter of application is here.

Test Yourself: Miniquizzes

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On Informal discourse markers

Test Yourself - a complaint

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