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Sample papers for B1 Preliminary
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Reading sample test
Writing sample test
Listening sample test
Reading and Writing answer key
Listening answer key
There is no answer key for Writing Parts 2 and 3 of the Reading and Writing paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments in the relevant pages of the B1 Preliminary handbook.
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Free online activities for reading, writing, listening, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
Write & Improve is a free tool that helps you to improve your English writing online. The Write & Improve workbooks contain hundreds of writing tasks at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, and for Business and Just for Fun, too.
These videos will help your students understand what happens during a speaking test. You can also download examiner comments for each video.
Read the examiner comments for Kenza and Mohammed's speaking test
This list gives teachers a guide to the vocabulary needed when preparing students for B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools.
B1 Preliminary vocabulary list
A guide to the exam, with advice on preparing for the exam, tips for exam day and useful links.
B1 Preliminary information for candidates
All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
Summary regulations for candidates
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