PET Speaking – Tips for Students

Tips for Students

In Part 1 the examiner will ask you a few basic questions to find out more about you such as about your studies, where you live or what hobbies or interests you have. 

  • Make sure that you know how to pronounce the English alphabet, especially the vowels or any letter that you know you have problems with.
  • Always try to give more than just a one-word answer to the examiner’s questions. N.B You do not have to give long answers to these questions.
  • Don’t over-practise Part 1. It could make your answers sound unnatural.

in Part 2, the examiner will ask questions based on daily life, family, likes and dislikes etc. Talking about yourself in English as often as you can.

  • Practise your listening skills. Look at the person you are listening to and show them that you are interested in what they are saying.
  • Make sure you know how to ask the examiner to repeat or explain something you don’t understand or didn’t hear. In the test, you will not lose marks for doing this.



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