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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 work.
For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.
Use no more than three words.

1. It is difficult to get a job where I live.
It is not very ........................................ to get a job where I live.

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

 

2. The company said I was too old to become a trainee.
The company said I wasn't ........................................ to become a trainee.

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

 

3. I will take the job if the pay is OK.
I won't take the job ........................................ the pay is OK.

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

 

4. The company has a great fitness centre.
........................................ a great fitness centre in the company.

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

 

5. I might get a job while I'm on holiday this summer.
I might get a job ........................................ the summer holiday.

That's right.No. The correct answer is 'during'.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:
I might get a job while I'm on holiday this summer.
I might get a job during the summer holiday.


Use these patterns in sentences of your own. For example:
I like to read the newspaper while I'm having lunch.
I like to read the newspaper during my lunchtime.