B1 Preliminary for Schools Listening

Time allowed - about 30 minutes

  1. Listening part 1: pictures with multiple choice questions
  2. Listening part 2: listen to six short texts for attitudes and opnions
  3. Listening part 3: complete notes
  4. Listening part 4: longer recording and multiple choice questions

The Listening section is worth 25% of the total score for the exam.

  • Each of the 25 listening questions scores 1 mark.

How to prepare for PET Listening

  • Read the instructions carefully before you start each section.
  • Read the questions before you listen. You will hear the audio twice.
  • Listen! The more English you listen to the better your will do. Listen to the radio, English language TV, podcasts...