Preliminary English Test
The Preliminary English Test (PET) is an international examination sanctioning a certain level of mastery of the English language. It is the second easiest diploma offered by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations in England.
A preliminary exam consist of three main points: the focus, the ideas, and explanations. The exam consists of 3 papers: Reading and Writing, Listening and an oral examination. A total of 70% across the 3 papers is needed to pass the exam.
The level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to which the PET refers depend on the final result achieved:
- "Pass with Distinction" is Level B2 (only from September 2011)
- "Pass with Merit" and "Pass" equals Level B1
- Level A2 in the case you don't achieve "Pass" but you achieved this
Cambridge ESOL diplomas:
- KET — Key English Test
- PET — Preliminary English Test
- FCE — First Certificate in English
- CAE — Certificate in Advanced English
- CPE — Certificate of Proficiency in English
- Cambridge ESOL, Cambridge Preliminary English Test 6 Self Study Pack (Student's Book with answers and Audio CDs), Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, January 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-12324-2.