Free: Paper-based sample test
Free: Computer-based sample tests
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Use the answer keys below:
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 for Schools handbook.
Free: English practice
Free online activities for reading, writing, listening, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
Write & Improve helps you to improve your English writing level fast. Choose a task, get instant feedback and keep improving.
You can also improve your English and prepare for your B1 Preliminary for Schools exam by downloading the Exam Lift app.
The app includes daily activities that encourage you to practise your English in all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Free: Self-study activities
Practice your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills using these free online resources. These materials are designed to help you to develop reading for gist and detail, managing unfamiliar vocabulary, as well as planning, drafting, editing and writing for the exam.
Speaking test videos with examiners' commentary
These videos will help your students understand what happens during a speaking test. You can also download examiner comments for each video.
This list gives teachers a guide to the vocabulary needed when preparing students for B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools.
Information for candidates
A guide to the exam, with advice on preparing for the exam, tips for exam day and useful links.
Summary regulations for candidates
All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
Support and information for parents
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Exam tip videos
Watch our exam tip videos on how to prepare for B1 Preliminary for Schools.
Official Cambridge English preparation materials
You can find a wide range of official Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press. Support materials include coursebooks and practice tests and include materials in both print and digital formats.