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Why Cambridge English?
“I studied for Cambridge English: Preliminary. My goal was to progress to the higher level Cambridge English exams and my exam was a great way to experience Cambridge English. If you want to get a job, you need a good level of English.”
Josue Garcia Alvarez
Trainee industrial engineer, and Cambridge English: Preliminary certificate holder
Choosing Cambridge English: Preliminary enables you to:
Cambridge English: Preliminary is an intermediate level English language exam. Preparing for the exam will help you improve your language skills so you can:
Cambridge English: Preliminary shows that you can use English to communicate with native speakers for everyday purposes.
The exam will help you improve your language skills so you can:
What level is Cambridge English: Preliminary?
Cambridge English: Preliminary is set at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Reaching this level means you can:
Cambridge English: Preliminary is respected and accepted internationally. It:
You have a lot of flexibility with Cambridge English: Preliminary. You can choose from:
Once you have your Cambridge English certificate, you hold one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world. It’s an achievement you can be really proud of.
Your Cambridge English: Preliminary certificate will be accepted as a qualification in intermediate English by thousands of leading businesses and educational institutions around the world, including:
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To help you prepare for your exam, there is a huge range of support products and services available.
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As a result of new regulations introduced by the UK Home Office, from 1 April 2013 all candidates wishing to use Cambridge English: Preliminary for immigration to the UK will be required to have a test day photo taken for result verification purposes. In addition to a test day photo, candidates will also need to provide their passport number. Therefore, candidates that require a test day photo should use their passport as their identification on the day of their test.
If you wish to use your result for immigration purposes you should notify the centre where you sit the exam. Test day photos ensure that your exam is secure and is even more trusted and valued. Photos taken on the day of the exam will be made available to the UK Home Office so that they can verify your result.
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