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Preliminary English Test

Includes 2004 exam specifications

Louise Hashemi
Barbara Thomas

PEARSON
Longman
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Exam Overview Page 5

TEST 1
Part Topic Language practice Page PAPER 2 Listening
PAPER 1 Reading and Writing Part 1 Short talks 1 Vocabulary: word sets 37
Part 1 Signs/notes/ Grammar: modal verbs (may, 8-9 2 Grammar: saying when things
messages must! mustn't, should/shouldn't, happen
needn't) 3 Speaking: habits and routines
2 Writing: words left out Part 2 A boat 1 Vocabulary: -ing and -ed 39-40
3 Grammar: if/unless sentences journey adjectives
(real situations) 2 Grammar: verbs followed by
Part 2 Hotel 1 Vocabulary: hotel facilities 12-13 to + infinitive
facilities 2 Grammar: linking words 3 Speaking: journeys
3 Vocabulary: prepositions Part 3 Radio talk 1 Grammar: prepositions 42
about a 2 Vocabulary: compound nouns
4 Grammar: present perfect and
museum
past simple 3 Vocabulary: places to visit
5 Speaking: your experiences 4 Speaking: places to visit
Part 3 Activity 1 Vocabulary: negative adjectives 16-17 Part 4 Boy and girl 1 Vocabulary: words with similar 44
holidays 2 Vocabulary: words with similar in music meanings
meanings shop 2 Grammar: if sentences
3 Grammar: the passive (unreal situations)
4 Vocabulary: sports 3 Speaking: shopping
5 Speaking: your experiences PAPER 3 Speaking
Part 4 Working 1 Language focus: feelings 20-21 Part 1 Sample Sample interview 45
from home 2 Grammar: expressions with -ing interview 2 Spelling
3 Functions: giving opinions 3 Exam Task
4 Vocabulary: jobs Part 2 Sample 1 Sample interview 46
5 Speaking: jobs interview 2 Functions: making plans
Part 5 Book review 1 Vocabulary: similar meanings 24-25 3 Exam Task
2 Grammar: comparative forms Part 3 Sample 1 Describing where things 47-48
3 Grammar: tool very/ enough, interview are in a picture
sol such ... that 2 Describing people
4 Vocabulary: books 3 Describing how people are feeling
5 Speaking: books and magazines 4 Sample interview
Writing 5 Exam Task
Part 1 A guesthouse 1 Grammar: matching patterns 27 Part 4 Sample 1 Sample interview 49
interview 2 Thinking about study habits
2 Correcting mistakes
Part 2 Responding 1 Grammar: future plans 29 3 Vocabulary: television programmes
to an 2 Function: different kinds of 4 Exam Task
invitation messages
3 Exam Task
Part 3 Letter: Grammar: narrative tenses 33
free time
Story: At six
o'clock...

.. CONTENTS
TEST 2
Part Topic Language practice Page PAPER 2 Listening
PAPER 1 Reading and Writing Part 1 Short talks 1 Vocabulary: weather 81
Part 1 Signs/notes/ Grammar: time words 52-53 2 Functions: giving and
messages and phrases understanding directions
2 Vocabulary: words you see in 3 Vocabulary: clothes
signs Part 2 A tour guide 1 Grammar: possessives 83-84
3 Grammar: before / after + -ing 2 Grammar: reported questions
4 Vocabulary: money words 3 Vocabulary: the environment
5 Speaking: Are you a spender 4 Speaking: the environment
ora saver?
Part 3 Radio 1 Writing dates and numbers 86
Part 2 Films on TV Vocabulary: expressions with 56-57 competition 2 Grammar: expressions of purpose
similar meanings
3 Vocabulary: computer words
2 Grammar: present perfect
4 Speaking: communicating
3 Grammar: time expressions
with other people
4 Vocabulary: word sets
Part 4 Conversation 1 Functions: agreeing and 88
5 Speaking: films at work disagreeing
6 Writing: an e-mail or letter about 2 Vocabulary: traffic problems
afilm
3 Speaking: where you live
Part 3 Student 1 Vocabulary: student life 60-61
Welfare PAPER 3 Speaking
2 Speaking: your school/college
Newsletter Part 1 Sample 1 Giving personal information 89
3 Grammar: adverbs of frequency
interview 2 Vocabulary and pronunciation:
(how often?)
school subjects
4 Speaking: everyday activities
3 Exam Task
5 Grammar: relative clauses
Part 2 Sample 1 Vocabulary: presents (1) 90
Part 4 Watersports 1 Function: expressing attitudes 64-65
interview 2 Functions: choosing a present
on a 2 Grammar: reported speech
reservoir 3 Vocabulary: presents (2)
3 Grammar: patterns after
reporting verbs 4 Exam Task
4 Vocabulary: get Part 3 Sample 1 Talking about things you 91
interview don't know the name of
5 Speaking: past habits (used to)
2 Describing photos
Part 5 The airport 1 Grammar: preposition or no 68-69
man preposition after a verb 3 Exam Task
2 Grammar: words that describe Part 4 Sample 1 Talking about your own or 92
how much or how many interview other people's experiences
3 Vocabulary: like/ as 2 Talking about some of the
people in a group
4 Vocabulary: at the airport
3 Telling someone about yourself
5 Vocabulary: words that go
and people you know
together
4 Exam Task
6 Speaking: travelling

Writing
Part 1 Cinema 1 Grammar: matching patterns 71
2 Correcting mistakes
Part 2 A note 1 Grammar: possessives 73
to a friend 2 Grammar: verbs followed
by -ing or infinitive
3 Exam Task
Part 3 Letter: 1 Vocabulary: describing houses 75-77
a new home and flats
2 Vocabulary: things in your room
Story: 1 Improving your story: using
'The surprise' linking words
2 Improving your story: adding
information

CONTENTS
TEST 3 TEST 5
Part Topic Page Part Topic Page
PAPER 1 Reading and Writing PAPER 1 Reading and Writing
Part 1 Signs/ notes/ messages 94-95 Part 1 Signs / notes / messages 127-128
Part 2 English courses 96-97 Part 2 Museums and galleries 128-129
Part 3 Life on a small island 98-99 Part 3 Hotel information 130-131
Part 4 James 100-101 Part 4 Waiter! 132-133
Part 5 Weather 102 Part 5 Modigliani - an Italian artist 134
Writing Writing
Part 1 Having a haircut 103 Part 1 A sports centre 135
Part 2 Writing a thank-you card 104 Part 2 Writing an apology 136
Part 3 Letter: your holiday 104 Part 3 Letter: a party 136
Story: 'My lucky day' Story: I had just finished...

PAPER 2 listening PAPER 2 Listening


Part 1 Short talks 105-106 Part 1 Short talks 137-138
Part 2 A fashion designer 107 Part 2 An evening class 139
Part 3 Visit to a shopping centre 108 Part 3 Fashion show 140
Part 4 A school play 109 Part 4 Talking about a holiday 141
PAPER 3 Speaking PAPER 3 Speaking
Part 1 Giving personal information, spelling 110 Part 1 Giving personal information, spelling 142
Part 2 Talking about a coach journey 110 Part 2 A day trip to London 142
Part 3 Talking about sport 110 Part 3 Talking about music 142
Part 4 Talking about likes, dislikes and preferences 110 Part 4 Talking about likes and dislikes 142

TEST 4 TEST 6
Part Topic Page Part Topic Page
PAPER 1 Reading and Writing PAPER 1 Reading and Writing
Part 1 Signs/ notes/ messages 111-112 Part 1 Signs / notes / messages 143-144
Part 2 Books 112-113 Part 2 Summer jobs 144-145
Part 3 A holiday in Tasmania 114-115 Part 3 Unusual women of the past 146-147
Part 4 The businessman 116-117 Part 4 Living in the Ice Age 148-149
Part 5 Olympic hopes 118 Part 5 Fashions go round and round 150
Writing Writing
Part 1 A house 119 Part 1 A pop group 151
Part 2 An invitation 120 Part 2 Writing about arrangements 152
Part 3 Letter: staying with a family in England 120 Part 3 Letter: shopping 152
Story: 'A new friend' Story: I got off the train ...

PAPER 2 Listening PAPER 2 Listening


Part 1 Short talks 121-122 Part 1 Short talks 153-154
Part 2 Radio programme: What's on 123 Part 2 A teenage inventor 155
Part 3 The city of Cork 124 Part 3 Cycling holidays 156
Part 4 A conversation between neighbours 125 Part 4 Work experience 157
PAPER 3 Speaking PAPER 3 Speaking
Part 1 Giving personal information, spelling 126 Part 1 Giving personal information, spelling 158
Part 2 Planning a celebration 126 Part 2 Talking about different courses 158
Part 3 Horse-riding 126 Part 3 Talking about shopping 158
Part 4 Talking about likes, dislikes and preferences 126 Part 4 Talking about likes, dislikes and preferences 158

Reference and test materials


Extra practice for Writing Part 1 159
Extra language for the Speaking Test 160-161
Visuals for Speaking Test Part 2 162-167
Visuals for Speaking Test Part 3 168-173
Answer sheets 174-176
Teacher's guide and answer key 177-201
Assessment and marking guide 202-203
CONTENTS Tapescripts 204-216
PAPER 1 Reading and Writing PAPER 2 Listening
(1 hour 30 minutes) (about 30 minutes)

Reading Parts 1- 5 Part 1

Part 1 Seven short monologues or dialogues each with


a three-option multiple-choice question based on
Five short texts (signs, notes, messages, e-mails,
pictures.
notes, postcards, etc.) each with a three-option
multiple-choice question.
Part 2

Part 2 One longer monologue or interview with six


three-option multiple-choice questions.
Five short texts which describe a person or group
of people to match to eight short texts.
Part 3

Part 3 One longer monologue with six questions completing


gaps in notes.
One longer factual text with ten correct/incorrect
questions.
Part 4

Part 4 One longer informal dialogue with six correct/incorrect


questions.
One longer text giving opinions or attitudes with
five four-option multiple-choice questions.

Part 5
PAPER 3 Speaking
One factual or narrative cloze text with ten
four-option multiple-choice questions. (10-12 minutes for two candidates together)

Part 1
The examiner asks each candidate questions in turn
Writing Parts 1- 3 about personal information, present situation, past
experiences and future plans. (2-3 minutes)
Part 1
Five sentence transformations all related to a Part 2
common theme.
The candidates discuss pictures together, using
language to make and respond to suggestions,
Part 2
make recommendations, and agree or disagree.
One short communicative message, e.g. postcard, (2-3 minutes)
e-mail, note, etc. of 35-45 words.
Part 3
Part 3
Each candidate talks on his/her own about one of a
Either an informal letter or a story of about 100 words. pair of photographs for up to one minute. (3 minutes)

Part 4
The candidates and the examiner discuss a subject
related to Part 3. (3 minutes)

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