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Cambridge B1 Preliminary


What is Cambridge B1 Preliminary? 

  • Intermediate level qualification

  • B1 Level per CEFR. What's this?


  • The Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) is suitable for learners with a lower intermediate level of English, and it demonstrates that you have now mastered the basics of English language communication.


  • You can do things such as take part in simple conversations across a range of subject areas, read simple articles or reports, and write letters and emails on everyday subjects.

  • At Richmond English School, most of our students tend to use Cambridge PET as a step towards moving up to a Cambridge B2 First class.

Course Information

Course duration: 24 weeks

Start date: any Monday 

Exam dates: click here to see 2021 exam dates

Minimum Age: 18 years

Max class size: 12

Hours per week: 12.5, or study intensively with afternoon class

Is this course at my level ?

  • To study on the Cambridge B1 Preliminary course, you should have at least an A2 Level of English at the beginning of your course. 


  • To take the Cambridge Level Test to get an indication of your current English language level, please click here.


  • We are happy to assess your current English level via video link or in person at the school. We will make the assessment free of charge, and it normally takes around half an hour.  


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