PET: Practical English for everyday use
Cambridge English: Preliminary uses real-life situations that are especially designed to help you understand factual information and show awareness of opinions, attitudes and mood in both spoken and written English.
Real-life language skills
Cambridge English: Preliminary is set at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR). B1 is the level of English needed to:
- Deal with everyday events
- Read simple textbooks or magazine articles
- Write letters on familiar subjects
- Take notes in a meeting. It shows that you can use English to communicate with native speakers for everyday purposes. For example, at B1 level, you can expect to: understand the main points of straightforward instructions or public announcements
- Deal with most of the situations you might meet when travelling as a tourist in an English-speaking country
- Ask simple questions and take part in factual conversations in a work environment
- Write letters or make notes on familiar matters.
Preparing for Cambridge English: Preliminary will give you these kinds of practical language skills.