What does Cambridge PET Writing Part 1 consist of?... Grammar Exercises!!

 
Cambridge
Preliminary English Test Writing Part 1

Transformations Exercises

by Bob Wilson at autoenglish.org

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CONTENT

  Introduction to PET Writing Part 1
  Grammar topics you need to study
  Transformation Exercises
  Introduction to PET Writing Part 1
PET Writing Part 1 is NOT about writing. It is about GRAMMAR.
  The questions are TRANSFORMATIONS, for example changing a sentence from passive to active. You can use ONE, TWO, or THREE words ONLY.
 

1

Their father was given his first pony by his grandmother.

 

Their father's grandmother ............................................................... his first pony.

There are five transformation questions to answer. Each question is worth 1% of the total PET mark.
A spelling mistake in an answer means a zero for that question. :(
You only have 5 - 10 minutes to complete Part 1 so you have to be quick.
Grammar topics you need to study
  The list is in order of the most frequently occurring grammar.
#1 Comparatives, as... as, the same as & the verb PREFER (There is one of these in nearly every exam!)
#2 Past simple, present perfect, never and "the first time..." . (These constitute around 12% of questions.)
#3 Passive to active and occasionally active to passive transformations (These constitute around 10% of transformations).
#4 Antonyms [opposites] and Synonyms (These constitute around 10% of Part 1 questions).
#5 Quantifiers: a few, not many, most, all etc (These constitute around 8% of Part 1 questions).
#6 Have/has => there is/are (These constitute around 8% of Part 1 questions).
#7 So do I/So does she (These constitute around 6% of Part 1 questions).
#8 Close to/far from/near (These constitute around 6% of Part 1 questions).
#9 Reported speech to direct speech (These constitute around 6% of Part 1 questions).
#10 Infinitive of purpose eg I went to the shop TO BUY some bread. (These constitute around 4% of Part 1 questions).
#11 Indefinite pronouns [nothing, anyone etc] (These constitute around 4% of Part 1 questions).
#12 Unless/as long as, providing (These constitute around 4% of Part 1 questions).
#13 Second conditional (These constitute around 4% of Part 1 questions).
#14 What about + -ING =>Shall we... (These constitute around 4% of Part 1 questions).
#15 Other types of transformation occasionally seen in the exam are:-
 
Have versus have got
During and While
Negative infinitives eg I decided not to go.
One of my friends => a friend of mine
To be keen on + Verb+ING
She goes there in 10 minutes => It TAKES her 10 minutes to get there.
Transformation Exercises
  Comparatives, as... as, the same as & the verb PREFER
 
  Past simple, present perfect, never and "the first time..."
 
  Passive to active & reported speech
 
  Similar meaning and opposites
 
  Quantifiers, indefinite pronouns and have/there is
 
  Other types of transformation