For People who want to use English to improve their work, study and travel prospects. So here is the chance to do with Preliminary English Test (PET).
So what is PET?, PET is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an Intermediate level. It covers all four language skills-reading, writing, listening and speaking. Preparing for the exam is a popular way to develop and improve your language skills because it provides practical language practice in a variety of everyday work, study and leisure situations. PET reflects the use of language in real life, such as understanding signs and announcements, and is accepted of many employers as proof of ability to use English in clerical, secretarial or managerial jobs. It is also widely accepted for use in jobs where spoken English is necessary such as tourism, retail, construction, manufacturing and Engineering.
So we are talking about PET. If this describes your skills now, or describes the level of skills your working towards, then PET is the right exam for you. What will PET do for you? , So the answer is there are many other benefits to taking PET:
• A PET certificate is valid for life. You will not need to take the exam again.
• PET is a truly International certificate, recognized around the world for business and study purposes.
• Thousands of employers, universities and government departments officially recognise PET as an Intermediate qualification in English.
• Although PET is a basic exam, it offers a chance to find out your strengths and weakness in using English, and gives you a pathway to higher qualifications such as the First Certificate in English(FCE).
• PET’s ‘Can Do’ skills give you the confidence to use English in real situations.
What is involved in taking the PET Exam?
The exam focuses on Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR).It shows you have an Intermediate Level of English.
PET has three papers: Reading and writing, listening, speaking.
Reading and writing : 1 hour 30 mints
You need to be able to read texts from signs, journals, newspapers and magazines and understand the main points. You will need to show you can use vocabulary and structure by completing tasks such as writing a short message, and a short story or letter of around 100 words. You will also need to complete an exercise involving changing the meaning of sentences.
Listening : 30 mints (approx.)
You will need to show you can understand the meaning of a range of recorded spoken material, including announcements and discussions about everyday life. You need to be able to follow the attitudes and intentions of the speakers.
Speaking : 10-12 mints
Candidates take the Speaking test in pairs. You have to show your spoken English by taking part in conversation, asking and answering questions, and talking freely about your likes and dislikes.
Then go to the topic of PET for schools, It is specifically designed to motivate school aged learners. It shows a student can use English for everyday social and study purposes. The Exam shows students can
• Understand straightforward instructions or public announcements.
• Express simple opinions on abstract/cultural matters.
• Understand routine information and article’s.
• Write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters.