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PET

Instructor: Mr. Richard L. Wilson 

Email: rwilson555@icloud.com

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Course Description: The following is taken from the Cambridge ESOL Examination Course Description:

 

The PET course introduces students to the International English Language Test and the processes from which to evaluate proficiency in reading, listening, writing and speaking. While considering the specific aspects of previous papers that have shaped the general understanding of how to improve language skills purposive of this examination, students will explore and apply key concepts associated with understanding types of questions, learning cognitive skills, self-motivation, and associated developmental vocabulary. 

 

Throughout the course, students will employ and practice different training methods, including cultural considerations, speech and voice articulation, the use of reading to improve writing, the use of listening exercises to improve speaking, and self-reflection to effectively communicate ideas.

 

The introduction to PET is a preparation course for improving students with A2 ability in preparation for taking an IELTS examination later in high school. 

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Course Learning Outcomes


  • Ability to understand conversations, differentiate between one speaker and another
  • Ability to read quickly, scan and affirmatively locate meaningful phrases and purposive language
  • Prepare for high school
  • Learn adaptive listening practices
  • Learn or improve grammar skills
  • Ability to apply writing techniques for essays, reports, emails and letters
  • Build reading, writing, and speaking discussion skills
  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills.




CEC IELTS Course Outline & Syllabus


As designed by Cambridge ESOL examinations, the following outline provides a plan for learning. This is the basic course structure; adjustments will be made according to student’s proficiency in each section.

  • Listening: 14 - 16 hours

  • Reading: 12 - 16 hours

  • Writing: 24 - 26 hours

  • Speaking: 16 - 22 hours

The specific syllabus unit outline is listed below, noting each class should be 2 hours long with a 15 min break after 50 minutes. The dates for these units will be decided based on student schedule.

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Course Materials


Each student will be issued a copy of one of the Cambridge: PET Training Books 1-5. In addition, students will be given numerous in-class exercises from developed lesson plans, sample tests, videos and recordings to elicit and enhance overall learning. Lastly, students are required to purchase and have ready for use in the classroom:

  • One A4 sized lined notebook

  • A blue or black ink pen, an HB pencil; Optional: a highlighter and post-it notes




Course Outline


As adapted from the design by Cambridge ESOL examinations, the following outline provides a plan for learning. This is the basic course structure; adjustments will be made according to students proficiency in each section.

  • Listening: 14 - 16 hours

  • Reading: 12 - 16 hours

  • Writing: 24 - 26 hours

  • Speaking: 16 - 22 hours

The specific syllabus unit outline is listed below, noting each class should be 2 hours long with a 15 min break after 50 minutes. The dates for these units will be decided based on student schedule.

More information can be found here




About the Preliminary English Test – P.E.T.


B1 Preliminary, formerly known as Preliminary (PET), is one of the many CEFR framework tests designed by Cambridge English Qualifications. It is the English language exam that shows you have mastered the basics.

A B1 Preliminary qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use. This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between A2 Key and B2 First.

Key facts

CEFR level: B1

Scale score: 140–159

Test format: Computer or paper-based

No. of papers: 4

A B1 Preliminary qualification shows that you can:

  • read simple textbooks and articles in English
  • write letters and emails on everyday subjects
  • take meeting notes
  • show awareness of opinions and mood in spoken and written English.

Reasons to choose B1 Preliminary:

  • Develop your ability to communicate in English for practical tasks and situations.
  • Gain a valuable qualification that is accepted worldwide.
  • Improve your work, study and travel prospects.

Exam length:

About 2 hours 20 minutes