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Steps to Success in B1 Writing

Practice and be prepared to take your Cambridge PET B1 Writing Exam.
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Created by Jesse Sweed
Last updated 9/2015
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  • 4 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
Be prepared in the B1 Writing Exam
Know what and how to organize to write for the PET exam
Organize their writing and know exactly what to write on their exams
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  • Have at least a pre-intermediate level of English.

Prepare for the Cambridge PET B1 Writing Exam. There are three parts of the writing exam. Learn how to succeed in all three parts!

You will download worksheets for all three parts, and my lectures will follow along with the worksheets.

Learn specific strategy, vocabulary, and grammar necessary to be successful in the PET writing exam.

You will see examples of each part, and you will be able to see the positive and negative parts of each example. You will be able to use these to make your writing better.

If you need your Cambridge B1 Certificate, you need this course!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for EFL students who are preparing to take their Cambridge PET B1 Exam.
  • This course is for the serious intermediate-level student.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 36 Lectures Collapse All 36 Lectures 02:14:53
Getting Started
2 Lectures 05:44

By the end of this course, you will have the skills and the confidence to be successful in the Cambridge B1 PET Writing Exam.

Preview 02:08

Learn how to use this and any other Udemy course!

How to Use this Course
PET Writing Part 1
15 Lectures 49:03

Download and print this worksheet to help you work through Writing Part 1. Write any notes you want, and do all of the exercises. These will go along with the video lessons.

PET Writing Part 1
7 pages

Understand and know what to expect to see on the PET Writing Exam. Learn what each part consists of and how to do each part.

Preview 02:24

Know and understand what types of language you should know and be familiar with to do your best on Writing Part 1. Useful vocabulary, keywords and sentence structures you will see in this part of the PET Exam.

Part 1: Exam Structures Assignment

Exam Structures Explanation Part 1

Exam Structures Explanation Part 2

Exam Structures Explanation Part 3

"Too" and "enough" can be confusing for many EFL students. After this lesson, you will know how to use them correctly!

Preview 05:27

Learn how to use some of the most common prepositions correctly (including: at, in, on, from, until)

Practical Grammar: Prepositions

An animated lesson on how and when to use at, by, and until.

Which is correct: By or Until?

Practice using the different ways to compare things. This will be useful in all parts of the writing exam, particularly part 1.

Practical Grammar: Comparisons

Gerunds and Infinitives are a very tricky area in English. You will learn tips and patterns to see to be able to succeed in writing part 1.

Practical Grammar: Gerunds and Infinitives

Learn how to convert sentences from active to passive and passive to active tense.

Practical Grammar: Active and Passive

A free YouTube Lesson I gave at Youtube /languagegalaxy. If you like it, subscribe and watch all my videos!

Preview 06:49

Part 1: Guided Practice Intro.

Review the answers for the Guided Practice section. Learn the correct answers and why they are the correct answers.

Part 1: Guided Practice

Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using no more than three words.

Practice Writing PART 1
5 questions

The best way to be familiar with this part of the exam is to have as much practice as possible. Here is another quiz to practice writing part 1.

Another Practice Writing Part 1
5 questions
PET Writing Part 2
5 Lectures 13:42

Download and print the worksheet for Writing Part 2. The lessons follow the worksheet and will help you improve your testing ability.

PET Writing Part 2
7 pages

Learn the criteria and how you will be evaluated in Writing Part 2. You will know what is necessary to score a perfect 5/5.

Part 2: Criteria

Part 2 is a written message that's only 25-35 words long. Be sure to include EVERYTHING. Be sure to answer all of the points as well as your greeting and salutation.

Writing Part 2 Example: 3 points

Learn what makes a perfect 5 point answer on Writing Part 2.

Writing Part 2 Example: 5 points

Part 2
3 questions
PET Writing Part 3
9 Lectures 26:05

Download and print the worksheet for Writing Part 3. The lessons follow the worksheet and will help you improve your testing ability.

PET Writing Part 3
14 pages

Learn the criteria and how you will be evaluated in Writing Part 3. You will know what is necessary to score a perfect 20/20.

Writing Part 3: Evaluation

Be able TO USE and PRODUCE a variety of grammar points and vocabulary that you've studied so far. I've included an irregular verbs chart to help you in your study.

Writing Part 3 Tips

Read a below average 13 point answer and THE REASON it is 13 points. Learn what to do and not do in your writing.

Writing Part 3 Example 13 points

Compare your answers with these answers given for a good 18 point answer. Learn what you need to include to get 18 points.

Writing Part 3 Example 18 points

An assignment for YOU to do and then check your answer with the next video.

Assignment: Your Letter

Learn HOW to write an outline to make your writing better and more organized.

Making an Outline

Write your story from your outline.

Assignment: Your Story
Extra Lessons
5 Lectures 08:19

A color-coded list of irregular verbs to study and learn

Irregular Verb Chart
4 pages

Learn some small tips that can make a BIG difference.

K.I.S.S. Tips

There are some differences in spelling between American and British spelling. Learn some patterns that will help you in your spelling.

BONUS LESSON: American vs. British Spelling

BONUS LESSON: British/ American Spelling Advice

Look at how these words are spelled, and choose if they are spelled in Amarican or British English.

American or British Spelling
6 questions

PET Writing Closing Message
About the Instructor
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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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