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Cambridge PET

Cambridge PET is one of our top course in our Cambridge English Test. It’s your child’s start to mastering the English language.

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Cambridge PET Description

Cambridge PET is created to introduce your child to everyday written and spoken English and is an outstanding way for them to gain further their English language skills.

Our course is designed around familiar topics with a focus on skills needed to communicate effectively in English through speaking, writing, reading, and listening. The course gives students the skills and confidence to progress to higher level English, such as Cambridge FCE.

Given that our groups are small to maximise the benefit for your child and we have the most successful Cambridge PET course in Hong Kong, the places are limited, and early booking is advised.

Cambridge PET can help your child achieve:
Reasons to choose Cambridge PET:

Skills covered in Cambridge PET

Internationally Recognised Certificate

Cambridge English Certificate Little Oxbridge
Cambridge English Assessment Little Oxbridge

*We make no guaranteed of class size, we reserve the right to change according to the environment

Excellent Results

Cambridge English Testimonials Little Oxbridge

Our learning centres has a reputation for excellence and quality and renowned for achieving 92% success rate in achieving desired results.

It remains one of the highest amongst its peers including other learning centres, kindergartens and primary schools in Hong Kong.

Learning Chart

Little Oxbridge Course Learning Chart

Course Materials

Our experienced in house education experts has developed a curriculum specifically tailored for your child. These materials do not occur any cost to the parents. 

For every lesson, we use different worksheets designed specifically to encourage your child to learn and master the English Language.

Course Feedback

As a learning centre, teachers and parents share responsibility for the success of your child. Our unique online feedback system allows parents to keep up to date online on how much progress your child is making. 

After each lesson, our teachers will provide an up to minute report on how your child is progressing through the various stages of their learning. Our teachers will provide constructive feedback and any areas which need addressing for future lessons. 

Cambridge PET Exam Key Questions & Answers

No. Your grade is based on your overall score in all the papers.

Use a pencil, not a pen, on the answer sheet.

Little Oxbridge will send the completed exams to Cambridge Assessment English. The papers are then marked very thoroughly by a team of highly qualified markers.

Your child will hear each part twice. This means your child can check their answers, or fill in any gaps, at the second listening.

Your child will hear regional British accents and occasionally Irish, American or Australian speaker

Your child will hear Cambridge PET recordings delivered clearly and at a slightly slower than natural speed.

Your child will have a total of 8 minutes for this. They will be warned after 7 minutes that they only have 1 minute left

As long as it is possible to recognise the word – unless it is a common, high-frequency word (Morning, for example), or where the spelling of the word is dictated.

As long as it is possible to recognise the word – unless it is a common, high-frequency word (Morning, for example), or where the spelling of the word is dictated.

Just your child to ask the examiner to repeat the instructions.

Yes. There is a Cambridge PET word list available.

Cambridge PET Test Format

Cambridge PET is made up of four papers developed to help your child achieve mastery in English language. Please see below what the paper looks like.

PaperContentMarks (% of total)
Reading
(45 minutes)
6 parts/
32 questions
25%
Writing
(45 minutes)
2 parts/
2 questions
25%
Listening
(30 minutes, including 6 minutes’ transfer time)
4 parts/
25 questions
25%
Speaking
(12–17 minutes per pair of candidates)
4 parts25%
Part 1 (Multiple choice) 
What’s in Part 1?Read five short real-world texts for the main message.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?5
Part 2 (Multiple matching) 
What’s in Part 2?Match five descriptions of people to eight short texts on a particular topic, showing detailed comprehension.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?5
Part 3 (Multiple choice) 
What’s in Part 3?Read a longer text for detailed comprehension, gist, inference and global meaning, as well as writer’s attitude and opinion.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?5
Part 4 (Gapped text) 
What’s in Part 4?Read a longer text from which five sentences have been removed. Show understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?5
Part 5  (Multiple choice cloze) 
What’s in Part 5?Read a shorter text and choose the correct vocabulary items to complete gaps
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?6
Part 6 (Open cloze) 
What’s in Part 6?Read a shorter text and complete six gaps using one word for each gap.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?6
Part 1 (Write email) 
What’s in Part 1?Write about 100 words, answering the email and notes provided.
How many marks are there?The question has a maximum of 20 marks available..
How many questions are there?1
Part 2 (Choice between an article or a story) 
What’s in Part 2?Write about 100 words, answering the question of their choosing.
How many marks are there?The question has a maximum of 20 marks available.
How many questions are there?Choose one question from a choice of two.
Part 1 (Multiple choice) 
What’s in Part 1?Identify key information in five short dialogues and choose the correct visual.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?7
Part 2 (Multiple choice) 
What’s in Part 2?Listen to six short dialogues and understand the gist of each.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?6
Part 3 (Gap-fill) 
What’s in Part 3?Listen to a monologue and complete six gaps.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?6
Part 4 (Multiple choice) 
What’s in Part 4?Listen to an interview for a detailed understanding of meaning and to identify attitudes and opinions.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?6
Part 5 (Matching) 
What’s in Part 5?Listen to an interview for a detailed understanding of meaning and to identify attitudes and opinions.
How many marks are there?One mark for each correct answer.
How many questions are there?6
Part 1 (Interview) 
What’s in Part 1?Respond to questions, giving factual or personal information.
How long do candidates have to speak?2 minutes.
Part 2 (Extended turn) 
What’s in Part 2?Describe one colour photograph, talking for about 1 minute.
How long do candidates have to speak?3 minutes.
Part 3 (Discussion) 
What’s in Part 3?Make and respond to suggestions, discuss alternatives and negotiate agreement.
How long do candidates have to speak?4 minutes.
Part 4 (General conversation) 
What’s in Part 4?Discuss likes, dislikes, experiences, opinions, habits, etc.
How long do candidates have to speak?3 minutes.

Cambridge PET Exam Preparation

To make your child as comfortable as possible before taking Cambridge PET exam, we suggest the following exam preparation: –

  • Ensure your child to stay up to date, show them the relevant exam papers. When children are prepared, they will feel more confident and achieve better results. 
  • Encourage your child to attend more English lessons at our learning centre and practice more at home. A child will feel more confident when they can find answers to their questions about the exam when a teacher is present.  
In the Cambridge PET Listening exam:
  • The recordings are played twice. If your child misses something the first time they listen, there will be another opportunity to hear the answers.
  • Practise listening to English as much as possible.
  • Revise the letters of the alphabet and numbers.
  • Make sure you understand how to complete the answer sheet.
  • Check your answers at the second listening.
In the Cambridge PET Reading & Writing exam:
  • Ensure your child writes clearly.
  • Check your answers and make sure you have written them in the correct place on the answer sheet.
  • Write all your answers on the answer sheet.
  • Take your time as there is plenty of time to answer all of the questions.
  • Use a pencil, not a pen, on the answer sheet.
In the Cambridge PET Speaking Exam:
  • Our examiners at our learning centre are very friendly. They are very experience and encouraging. Your child should feel relax and enjoy the speaking part of the exam. Suggest to your child to use words they are familiar to communicate with, for example, ‘Yes please’, ‘Thank you’, Pardon?’ 
  • If you child does not understand something, they can ask our friendly examiner to repeat what they said. They can use words such as, ‘Can you please repeat?’. 
  • Listen carefully to the examiner’s instructions and questions during the test.
  • Always try to answer the questions, even if you are worried about making mistakes. The examiners can’t mark you if you don’t say anything.

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