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EFL - Cambridge Preliminary English Test Intermediate (PET)
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Practical everyday use in English.”

• Cambridge English: Preliminary, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) is an intermediate level qualification / CEFR level B1.

• It shows you are able to use your English language skills for work, study and travel and for practical everyday use.

• It is accepted by employers, educational institutions and government departments around the world as proof of ability to use English at an intermediate level. The following are just a few of the organisations that accept PET: AOC International Ltd, DHL, Bosch, Coca Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, Saab, University of Venice (Italy) , Geofund (Czech Republic), CERN (Switzerland), Gulf University (Bahrain).

• For a full list of organisations, please see: www.cambridgeESOL.org/recognition

Course Content

There will be an initial diagnostic test in all three PET papers: reading/writing, speaking and listening in the first two weeks to assess your overall ability.

You will need to achieve 75% in all papers to be able to take the exam int he same term.

During the course, there will be in-class tests and mock exams to help you pass the exam successfully.

Your teacher will check your progress in speaking, reading and listening, on the course and give you advice on how to improve.

Entry Requirements

You are a pre-intermediate user of English (ESOL Level E3) or overall band grade 4/5 in IELTS (English Language Testing System).

You are fairly confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English and can handle basic communication in your own field.

You are can cope with overall meaning in most situations although you are likely to make many mistakes.

You are not yet able to use complex language.

You must attend an Advice and Guidance session to assess your level of English.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper.

Attendance Requirements

You are expected to attend every class and complete the course.

Assessment Methods

There will be an initial diagnostic test in all three PET papers: reading/writing, speaking and listening in the first two weeks to assess your overall ability.

It is strongly recommended that you spend at least two terms at the same level before progressing up to the next level. Cambridge recommends each learner completes 120 guided learning hours before taking the examination in order to cover the course content.

Further Study Options

At the end of the course you can:
• Attend a FCE Cambridge exam course or general upper Intermediate English course.
• Attend an EFL writing exam course
• Attend an EFL conversation and pronunciation course
• Attend an EFL Business LCCI L1 course
We advise you to stay for 2 terms at the same level.

Additional Information

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email lhd@racc.ac.uk

You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: Info Days

• If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area at either site.