B1 Preliminary (PET) >> Matching Worksheets >> The second part of the B1 Preliminary reading paper is matching, where students have to match five descriptions of people to eight short texts on a particular topic.

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Matching Worksheet 1

Below, you will find descriptions of five people who want to find a book to read. And descriptions of eight books. Decide which books would be the most suitable for the people below.


A. 'Timeless Love': A young woman from the 19th century has to navigate societal norms while pursuing her passion and finding her true love. It portrays a beautiful and heartfelt journey, painted against a historic backdrop.

B. 'The Enigma Code': This gripping thriller tells the tale of a group of teenagers who stumble upon an ancient secret society. It's a rollercoaster ride of suspense, mystery, and daring escapades.

C. 'Leafy Lives': An informative account of the incredibly diverse world of plants, their complex life-cycles, and how they adapt to environmental changes. Written by a renowned botanist, it brings the plant kingdom to life in the reader's mind.

D. 'Sands of Time': This meticulously researched novel transports readers back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. A historian's delight, it intertwines factual events with a fictional narrative.

E. 'Raging Tides': A young marine biologist investigates the deaths of whales and dolphins in South America and uncovers a global conspiracy threatening marine life. This fast-paced novel blends scientific facts with a thrilling storyline.

F. 'Climate Call': This book delves into the complexities of global warming and its implications on the planet. It blends scientific data with personal narratives, creating a compelling argument for immediate action.

G. 'Silent Whispers': A gripping tale of espionage set in the beautiful city of Prague during the Cold War. A young woman must balance her personal life and secret identity while trying to navigate treacherous political terrain and those that

H. 'Lost in the Jungle': This adventure-filled novel recounts the story of explorers lost in the Amazon rainforest. Far from civilisation, do they have what they need to survive? It's a survival tale that balances the beauty and dangers of nature.


1. Martin is a history professor who is fascinated by ancient civilisations.

2. Amelia is a teenager who enjoys fast-paced stories full of mystery and adventure.

3. Carlos is a biologist, interested in how plants adapt to changing environments.

4. Evelyn is a fan of romantic novels, particularly those with strong female leads.

5. James is an environmental activist who is looking for an informative yet engaging read about climate change.


1. Martin ______
2. Amelia ______
3. Carlos ______
4. Evelyn ______
5. James ______

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