If you want to score high marks in the listening part of the PET exam, you will need to have two things; a good intermediate level of listening, and the techniques to answer the questions well in the time you are given.
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Here at Atlas, we have intermediate courses that help our students improve their level of listening. We also teach the techniques you need to do well in this part of the PET exam.
In the PET listening exam, there are four parts for you to answer questions on. You might hear monologues (one person speaking) or dialogues (two people having a conversation). The topics will generally be neutral or informal and they will be on a range of everyday topics.
Here are some of the best tips and techniques that we recommend to our learners.
How to do Part 1
In this part, you will be given 7 short listening texts, and for each one you will have a question with three pictures (A, B or C). You have to listen to each recording and choose the right answer from the 3 choices.
Because the answers will always be visual, this might make it sound easy. However, you will have to pay attention to the details in each small picture. Here’s an example of such a question:
Question 20 says that the festival was better than he thought it was going to be. But in the text, Jack said “It wasn’t as good as I thought”. So that means the answer for Question 20 is false. The statement in Question 20 is not true.
For Question 21, it says “Helen bought her ticket in advance”. In advance means to do something before a certain time. In the text, the answer isn’t clear. However, Helen asks “Didn’t you book early? My ticket was much less.” This suggests that she did book her ticket earlier and got it at a cheaper price. So for question 21 the answer is true.
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These tips and suggestions will hopefully put you on the right track for preparing for the Cambridge PET Listening questions. Make sure to also take advantage of our tips for the PET Speaking exam and PET Writing questions.
However, just knowing and practising the techniques will not be enough for the exam.
So make sure to listen to English, whether it is films and songs in English, podcasts or even watching a football match on tele.
If you haven’t started preparing and using the techniques in the above post, we’d love to help you get started.
Features of our exam preparation courses at Atlas are:
All Cambridge courses are developed and supervised by our Academic Management team who also run the Cambridge Exam Centre at our school. You can study and prepare for a Cambridge english exam at atlas, and take the exam with us in the school.Experienced Cambridge PET preparation teachers who know and understand the exam.Focus on improving skills and exam technique.Full mock exams for all students who register for the exam.