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Paper

Content

Marks % of total

Purpose

Reading and Writing

(1 hour 30 minutes)

Reading:

5 parts/35 questions


Writing:

3 parts/7 questions

50%

Pupils need to be able to read texts from signs, journals, newspapers and magazines and understand the main points. They will need to show they can use vocabulary and structure by completing tasks such as producing a short message, and writing a story or letter of around 100 words.

Listening

(30 minutes, plus 6 minutes' transfer time)

4 parts/25 questions

25%

Pupils need to show they can understand the meaning of a range of recorded spoken material, including announcements, interviews and discussions about everyday life. They will also need to be able to understand the attitudes and intentions of the speakers.

Speaking

(10–12 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts

25%

Pupils take part in a conversation, asking and answering questions, and talking freely about their likes and dislikes. They take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three.

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Overview PET for Schools PET for Schools Reading & Writing PET for Schools Listening PET for Schools Speaking
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