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Preliminary English Test ( PET )

Practice 1
Speaking Test: Parts 1-2-3-4
The Speaking Test assesses your ability to interact in conversational English with an examiner and with another
candidate. You need to be able to answer and ask questions about yourself and to talk freely about your likes
and dislikes. Candidates normally take the Speaking Test in pairs.

Speaking Part 1
Part 1 of the PET Speaking exam lasts about 2-3 minutes. During Part 1 the examiner will ask you some easy
questions to find out more about you such as about your studies, where you live or what hobbies or interests you
have. You do not have to give long answers to these questions. However, you should try to say more than short one
or two word answers.

Get Ready to record yourself.

You will need to use present, future and past tenses when you answer the questions.
Some of these words might be useful:
village, town, city, in the countryside, house, apartment
study, learn, full-time, part-time, self-study, evening classes, private lessons,
hobbies, relax, go shopping, play tennis/football ...
Student A and B are asked in turns. If you don't have anybody to do this speaking practice, play the 3 roles:
Examiner- Student A and Student B.

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Part 1 (2 -3 minutes): The Interview Section


Examiner (also called Interlocutor): [to both students] Good morning/afternoon/evening.
Can I have your mark sheets, please? [examiner takes the mark sheets, which will have been given to
students before they enter the room]
Im [name] and this [second examiner] is [name]. He/She is just going to listen to us.
Examiner: [to student A] Now, whats your name?
Student A: .....................................................
Examiner: Thank you.
[to student B] And whats your name?
Student B: .....................................................
Examiner: Thank you.
[to student A and then again to student B]
Whats your surname?
Student A: ..............................................
Student B: .....................................................
Examiner: How do you spell it? / How do you write your family/second name?
Student A: ..............................................
Student B: .....................................................
Examiner: Thank you.
[to student A and then again to student B]
Where do you live? [or Where do you come from? / Do you live in (place name)?]
Student A: ..............................................
Student B: .....................................................
Examiner: Do you work or are you a student in (place name)? What do you do/study?
or
Do you study English at school? [or Do you have English lessons?] Do you like it?

Student A: ..............................................
Student B: .....................................................
Examiner: Thank you.
[to student A and then again to student B, one or more of these questions]
Do you think English will be useful for you in the future?
Tell us about your school.
What do you enjoy doing at the weekends?
What did you do yesterday?

Student A: ..............................................
Student B: .....................................................
Examiner: Thank you.
[to both students]
In the next part, you are going to talk to each other.

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Part 2( 2 -3 minutes): Asking, answering questions and given


opinion.
Examiner: [to both students] Im going to describe a situation to you.
At the end of term, your class is going to spend a day at the seaside. Talk together about the things you
will do there.
[students are given Picture 1A]
Here is a picture with some ideas to help you. [the students are given a few moments to look at the picture]
Ill say that again.
At the end of term, your class is going to spend a day at the seaside. Talk together about the things you
will do there.
All right? Talk together.
Student A: ..............................................
Student B: .....................................................
Examiner: Thank you. [the examiner takes back picture]

Part 3 (3 minutes): Description Task


Examiner: [to both students]
Now Id like each of you to talk on your own about something. Im going to give each of you a
photograph of one way of travelling.
[to student A]
Heres your photograph. [student A is given Photo 1B] Please show it to Student B but Id like you to talk
about it. Student B, you just listen. Ill give you your photograph in a moment.
Student A, please tell us what you can see in your photograph.
Student A: ..............................................
Examiner: Thank you. [take back photo]
[to student B]
Now, Student B, heres your photograph. [ student B is given Photo 1C] It also shows a way of travelling.
Please show it to Student A and tell us what you can see in the photograph.
Examiner: Thank you. [takes back photo]

Part 4 (3 minutes): Description Task


Examiner: [to both students]
Your photographs showed different ways of travelling. Now, Id like you to talk together about how you
would choose to travel.

[you are given about two minutes to talk together. The examiner won't join in unless you have problems, for example to
offer a comment, e.g. I prefer to fly but I know its not good for the environment.]

Examiner: Thank you. Thats the end of the test.

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