B1 Preliminary (PET) Writing

Two parts - 45 minutes

  1. Writing part 1: write an email
  2. Writing part 2: write an article OR a story

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

  • Writing part 1 is marked out of 20
  • Writing part 2 is marked out of 20

0–5 marks are given for each of the following criteria:

  • Content
  • Communicative Achievement
  • Organisation
  • Language

How to prepare for B1 Preliminary (PET) Writing

  • read the instructions carefully before you start each section
  • think about the timing. Spend 25 minutes on each part
  • study these vocabulary topics
  • study grammar at B1 level
  • practise writing short texts, including emails