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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Preliminary English Test: Writing Part 1 Practice Test

Part 1 of the Preliminary English Test Writing Paper (Sentence Transformation) contains 5 questions. In each question you have to re-write a sentence so that both sentences have the same meaning. Try a Part 1 Practice Test below.

Questions 1-5

Here are some sentences about education.
For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.
Use no more than three words.

1. I asked Sarah what she had studied at university.
I asked Sarah "What did ........................................ at university?

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'you study'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

2. My school is quite near my house.
My house isn't very ........................................ my school.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'far from'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

3. My course is harder than I expected.
My course isn't as ........................................ I expected.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'easy as'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

4. My English teacher is so helpful.
I have ........................................ helpful English teacher.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'such a'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

5. My homework needs checking.
I need someone ........................................ my homework.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'to check'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

 

Study Tip!

Were there any questions above that you got wrong? Learn any new patterns you find. The best way to do this is to use them in sentences that mean something to you. For example, in question 3 we had this pattern:
The choice of food here is not as good as in the market.
The food in the market is better than here.

Use these patterns in sentences of your own. For example:
My English is not as good as my French.
My French is better than my English.