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PET for Schools
Writing part 1

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CIDÁLIA SOUSA | CLÁUDIA ABREU | VANESSA REIS ESTEVES

Writing – part 1

In this part you have to complete the
second sentence so that it means the
same as the first sentence.

This part is NOT about writing. It is about
GRAMMAR.

The questions are TRANSFORMATIONS,
for example changing a sentence from
passive to active.

You can use ONE, TWO, or THREE words
ONLY.

Writing – part 1

There are five transformation questions to
answer.

Each question is worth 1% of the total PET
mark.

A spelling mistake in an answer means a
zero for that question.

You only have 5 - 10 minutes to complete
Part 1 so you have to be fast.

Writing – part 1

Read the first sentence.

Check you understand the meaning of it
and then read the second sentence and
find the grammar and vocabulary that are
the same and different in both sentences.

My mother was given her first bike by her
grandfather.
gave
My mother’s grandfather __________ her her first
bike.

Writing – part 1
Grammar topics you need to practise:







Comparatives, as... as, the same as and the verb prefer
Past simple, present perfect, never and the first time
Passive to active and occasionally active to passive
Antonyms and synonyms
Quantifiers: a few, not many, most, all, etc.
Have / has / there is/are
So do I / So does she
Close to / far from / near

Writing – part 1
Grammar topics you need to practise:






Reported speech to direct speech
Infinitive of purpose (e.g. I went to the library to study.)
Indefinite pronouns (nothing, anyone, etc.)
Unless, as long as, providing
Second conditional
What about + -ing / Shall we...
Have versus have got

Writing – part 1
Grammar topics you need to practise:





During and while
Negative infinitives (e.g. I decided not to go.)
One of my friends / a friend of mine
To be keen on + verb (-ing)
He gets there in five minutes.
It takes him five minutes to get there.

Time to practise

Writing – part 1
Here are some sentences about a cinema.
Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first. Use no more than three words.
1. There is a new cinema in our city.
2. Our city _________
a new cinema.
has
2. The cinema opened in December.
3. The cinema ________
open since December.
is
3. A famous architect designed the building.
4. The architect ______________
the building is
who
designed
famous.

Writing – part 1
Here are some sentences about a cinema.
Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first. Use no more than three words.
4. This cinema is bigger than the old one.
5. The old cinema wasn’tas
____________
the new
big as
one.
5. Tickets can
bought online.
canbe
buy
6. You ________________ tickets online.
6. The cinema closes at until
01:00 am every day.
7. The cinema is open ___________ 1:00 am every

Writing – part 1
Here are some sentences about a restaurant.
Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first. Use no more than three words.
1. Shall we have dinner at the new Thai restaurant?
2. What ____________
dinner at the new Thai
about
having
restaurant?
2. The restaurant isofcalled
the ‘Oriental’.
restaurant
3. The name _________________
is ‘Oriental’.
3. I haven’t been herehave
before.
been
4. This is the first time I ____________ here.

Writing – part 1
Here are some sentences about a restaurant.
Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first. Use no more than three words.
4. All the meals are cooked by the famous chef
Yang.

cooks

5. The famous chef Yang ___________ all the
meals.

too
expensive
5. Patrick told me it was cheap
enough to eat
here.

should

6. Patrick told me it wasn’t _____________ to eat

Writing – part 1
Here are some sentences about tennis.
Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first. Use no more than three words.
1. Sue really enjoys playing tennis.
2. Sue is very keen __________
tennis.
on
2. Sue prefers playing tennis to volleyball.
3. Sue likes playing tennismore
______________
volleyball.
than
3. There are only a few tennis courts in this city.
4. There aren’t _____________
tennis courts in this
many
city.

Writing – part 1
Here are some sentences about tennis.
Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first. Use no more than three words.
4. Sue joined the tennis club two years ago.
5. Sue has been in the tennis club for
_________ 2 years.
5. Sue practises at a tennis court quite near her
house.

far away

6. Sue’s house is not very _________ from the tennis
court.
takes
6. Sue walks to the tennis court in 5 minutes.

Writing – part 1
Here are some sentences about tennis.
Complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first. Use no more than three words.
7. Sue had an important match last month.
8. There ________
was an important match last month for
Sue.
8. Sue
won’t improve her tennis skills unless she
If Sue
practises a lot.
9. _______ doesn’t practise a lot, she won’t improve her
tennis skills.

she played

Go online for
further
practice
http://www.examenglish.com/PET/PET_writing_part1.htm