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Cambridge English: Preliminary speaking activities

Clare Walsh Lindsay Warwick

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General Information
PET (now called Cambridge English: Preliminary) is Cambridge ESOL's exam which shows students’ to use and deal with everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate. PET is a B1 Level exam in relation to the CEFR.

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Exam Board Information
For information regarding the PET exam go to the Cambridge ESOL website.
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
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This video clip is taken from Practice Tests Plus PET 3 Multi-ROM. Both students and teachers have a lot of questions about the speaking exam. Here you can find answers about what to expect and what will happen, meaning that students are much better prepared.
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