The B1 Preliminary exam format consists of the following sections:
- Reading & Writing (90 minutes)
- Listening (approximately 40 minutes)
- Speaking (12 minutes)
The Cambridge Institute Munich offers English intensive courses designed to enhance existing English skills to achieve the required language level for the B1 Preliminary exam.
For independent preparation, various workbooks with solutions and audio content are available. These learning materials can be found in most bookstores and online.
Free sample tests are available for preparation:
1) Sample Test for B1 Preliminary paper-based
2) Sample Test and Tutorial for B1 Preliminary (computer-based). For better understanding, it is recommended to start with the tutorial.
Sample responses and examiner comments for the Writing Test can be found in the B1 Preliminary Handbook.
For more information for candidates about the B1 Preliminary exam and the certificate, please click here.