Cambridge A1 Level Pretesting



What are Cambridge English's A1 level pretests?

In a nutshell, pretests are ‘future tests.’


As part of Cambridge’s commitment to quality and fairness, all the exam materials are subjected to a number of tests and procedures to ensure they are accurate and reliable. One of these quality procedures is pretesting.


Is pretesting the same as practice tests?

No. Practice tests are usually retired exams that are no longer used. Pretesting uses questions that may or may not appear on future exams.



Why take online pretests?

  • A1 pretests will give you valuable experience of test-taking at the A1 level, helping you grow in confidence.


  • We will also provide feedback on your performance.


  • Pretests are available for the Listening skills and Speaking skills - perfect for the IELTS A1 Life Skills test for   UK Settlement Visas.


  • They can help teachers highlight weak areas where their students need more assistance. 


  • Online pretesting is free

How can they help students and teachers?

Pretests give learners a chance to practice taking Cambridge English exams using genuine English questions under exam conditions. This helps learners to know which areas they need most practice in, and gives them experience and confidence in taking tests.


For teachers, it helps highlight areas where their learners might need more help and attention.


Who can take a Cambridge English pretest?

All candidates should be at he A1 level and be over 14 years of age. 


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