Steps to Success in B1 Speaking

A complete step-by-step guide through the Cambridge PET Speaking Exam.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Do you need your B1 English Certificate? Are you nervous about the speaking part of the exam? You need to know exactly what to expect in your speaking exam. I have prepared a proven step-by-step guide of what to expect and how to pass the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET Exam). Steps to Success in B1 Speaking is dedicated to help you pass the Speaking part of the exam. You will have exercises and tips that I have used in my classrooms.

You will receive:

- Detailed explanation of the parts of the PET Speaking Exam

- Essential skills necessary to communicate more effectively

- Strategies of how to prepare for and take the exam

- Tips on how to excel in each part of the exam

- Language analysis of which language to focus on in each part of the exam

- Guidance on how to express yourself effectively

- Guided and Free practices for the parts of the exam

- Quizzes to test yourself through each part

- Exercises and examples to practice the language that is taught in the course

Included in this course:

Over 85 minutes of interactive lessons

27 lectures

19 videos

19 pages of worksheets and exercises

5 quizzes

2 full practice tests

An 8-week intensive study program

A grid chart to track your progress

Expert advice and support

Study and test-taking tips

Strategies for success

Step-by-step breakdown of the exam

Much more!

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have at least a lower intermediate level of English grammar and listening before starting this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • know exactly what will be expected of them in the PET exam
  • communicate confidently in their B1 speaking exam
  • speak about themselves and their opinions
  • describe pictures thoroughly

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for students who are preparing specifically for the B1 Cambridge exam. Students should have a basic understanding of English. If you are an absolute beginner, this course is probably not for you.
  • "Steps to Success in B1 Speaking" is for the serious intermediate exam student.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started!

Let's get to know each other and what to expect in this course!

Getting ready!
1 page
Getting Ready!
What should I prepare for?
1 page

Let's look at the requirements for the PET speaking exam, and the areas you will be evaluated on.

Section 2: Parts of the Exam
Part 1: Introduce yourself
3 pages
Part 1: Your Name
PET Speaking Part 1: About You
PET Speaking Part 1: Work and School
PET Speaking Part 1: Likes and Dislikes
5 questions

Small corrections that can make a BIG difference!

Part 2: Talk Together
3 pages
PET Speaking Part 2: The Exam
PET Speaking Part 2: The Language
PET Speaking Part 2: Guided Practice
PET Speaking Part 2: Study Tips and Strategy
5 questions

Master the art of conversation.

Part 3: Describe a Photograph
4 pages
PET Speaking Part 3: The Exam
Part 3: Study Tips
Part 3: Guided Practice
Speaking Part 3
5 questions
3 pages

You will be asked to have a conversation with your partner based on a topic the examiner gives you.

Part 4: The Conversation
Section 3: General Tips

Answers to common questions and concerns by students.

2 pages

Some vocabulary of everyday items and activities. Vocabulary is a key to success!

8 questions

Use the phrasal verbs you've learned in the last lesson in context. Remember to use the correct form of the verb.

Section 4: Practice
Practice Speaking Exam 1
Practice Speaking Exam 2
2 pages

After you have finished the course, follow the 4-week intensive study program, or the 8-week study program to refine and perfect all of the skills you have learned throughout the course. Print out and check off the chart to track your progress.

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Instructor Biography

Jesse Sweed, Certified English Educator, Video Creator

Hello, My name is Jesse Sweed. I have been in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) field since 2006. I have contributions in published linguistic journals, English study books, story books, and online materials. Along with these, I have taught all ages and levels from the youngest beginners to high level English and specialized exams. Learning English can be fun and meaningful, and I want to help you!

I have taught in a variety of settings from one-on-one to classrooms full of students, as well as cyber classes. The key to being an effective teacher is heart. I truly care about every student who learns and has ever learned from me.

All of the material that I produce is specialized to equip you with the essential skills you need to reach your goals through English. I will help you with all areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I look forward to aiding you in communicating, listening to and watching your favorite English-speaking entertainment, and acquiring English certificates necessary in higher education and many career paths. Whatever your reason is for learning English, I am here to help you!

Let's reach our goals together!

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