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Cambridge Exams

Pre A1 Starters for Pre-school Learners

A1 Movers for Pre-school Learners

A2 Flyers for Pre-school Learners

A2 Key and Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary and Preliminary for Schools

B2 First and First for Schools

C1 Advanced

C2 Proficiency

Exam format

B1Preliminary is made up of three papers developed to test your English skills. You can see how the test is made up below.

PaperContent% of total scorePurpose
(45 minutes)
6 parts/
25%Shows you can read and understand the main points from signs, newspapers and magazines.
(45 minutes)
2 parts/
2 questions
25%Shows you can use vocabulary and structure correctly.
(30 minutes, including 6 minutes’ transfer time)
4 parts/
You have to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials including announcements and discussions about everyday life.
(12–17 minutes per pair of candidates)
4 parts25%Shows how good your spoken English is as you take part in conversation by asking/answering questions and talking, for example, about your likes and dislikes. Your Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other candidates and two examiners. This makes your test more realistic and more reliable.

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