B1 Preliminary is an intermediate level qualification in practical everyday English language skills. It follows on as a progression from A2 Key and gives learners confidence to study for taking higher level Cambridge English Qualifications such as B2 First.
B1 Preliminary qualification shows that you can read and understand the main points from signs, newspapers and magazines.
It also shows that you are able to use vocabulary and structure correctly and able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials including announcements and discussions about everyday life.
Finally, it shows how good your spoken English is as you take part in conversation by asking/answering questions and talking, for example, about your likes and dislikes.
B1 Preliminary is aimed at learners who want to show they can:
Upon completion, it should give you the confidence to go on and study for higher-level exams such as B2 First
No prerequisites required
All four English language skills:
Certificate of completion issued by Pusat Bimbingan Saw and endorsed by AirAsia Academy and Cambridge Assessment English
The B1 Preliminary certificate is recognised around the world as proof of intermediate level English skill for industrial, administrative, service-based employment and accepted by a wide range of educational institutions for study purposes.
Achieving a certificate at this level proves that a candidate has mastered the basics in English and now has practical language skills for everyday use.
This exam can be taken as either a paper-based or computer based exam.
B1 Preliminary is an English language exam at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
There isn’t a specific age for taking B1 Preliminary but the topics and content of the exam are more suited to older teens and people who have left school.
You can take B1 Preliminary as a paper-based or a computer-based exam.
A successful and enjoyable journey begins with good preparation course. For B1 Preliminary, you should:
Your Statement of Results is usually available four to six weeks after the exam for paper-based exams, and two to three weeks after the exam for computer-based exams.
The fastest way to get your results is to sign up to our free Online Results Service. You can see your results online by entering your Candidate ID and Secret Number as these are on your Confirmation of Entry.
Your certificate will be sent about three weeks after the results are available.
Your overall score for the exam is given on the Cambridge English Scale and shows how well you did in the exam.
After you’ve passed B1 Preliminary, you can go on to take B2 First, and following that you could also take C1 Advanced.
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