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Cambridge English: Preliminary

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Preliminary English Test: Writing Part 1 Practice Test

Part 1 of the Preliminary English Test Writing Paper 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 holidays.
For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.
Use no more than three words.

1. I've never been to America.
He said he ........................................ to America.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'had never been'.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer

 

2. The tickets were more expensive than I had expected.
The tickets weren't ........................................ as I had expected.

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

 

3. Getting a visa isn't very difficult.
It isn't difficult ........................................ a visa.

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

 

4. The hotel gave us a room with a beautiful view.
We ........................................ a room with beautiful view by the hotel.

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

 

5. My friend suggested travelling by train.
My friend said 'If I were you ........................................ travel by train'.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'I would'.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 5 we had this pattern:
My friend suggested travelling by train.
My friend said 'If I were you I would travel by train'.


Use these patterns in sentences of your own. For example:
My teacher suggested doing more homework.
My teacher said 'If I were you I would do more homework'.