B1 Preliminary (PET) >> Real World Multiple Choice Worksheets >> The first part of the B1 Preliminary reading paper is multiple choice, where students read five real-world notices, messages and other short texts and choose the best answer for each question.

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Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET)

B1 Preliminary

Real World Multiple Choice Worksheet 4

Choose the best answer for each question.



Dear Emma, I'm visiting your grandma this afternoon. I've done the dishes but the clothes are still in the washing machine. Could you hang them out to dry? And don't forget to complete your homework before your favourite show comes on. Pizza for dinner is in the freezer. Love, Mum.

  1. Mum is telling Emma to do the laundry.
  2. Mum is asking Emma not to watch TV.
  3. Mum has asked Emma to empty the washing machine.


Text Message

Hey Martin, can you tell me the homework for our history class? I forgot to note it down. Thanks, Sam.

  1. Sam is asking Martin about the history homework.
  2. Sam is asking Martin a question about ancient history.
  3. Sam knows the history homework but Martin might not.



Dear Customer Support, I am a loyal customer who has recently encountered an issue with one of your products. Could you advise me on the steps for the return process? Best regards, Liam.

  1. Liam is enquiring about some prices.
  2. Liam is writing to compliment the product.
  3. Liam is seeking advice on how to send back a product.



Dear Ms. Evans, I am interested in the French language course you mentioned in the newsletter. Can you send me the course details? Regards, Susan.

  1. Susan is asking Ms. Evans for details about the French language course.
  2. Susan wants to know if French is the only language course.
  3. Susan wants to know the price of the French language course.



Cafeteria Cleaning

The cafeteria will be closed for cleaning from 2pm to 3pm today. Sorry for all those affected.

  1. The cafeteria is closed all day for cleaning.
  2. Lunch plans might be different today for some people.
  3. The cafeteria will close early at 3pm today.

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