A B1 Preliminary certificate demonstrates that the learner can:
- Read simple textbooks and articles in English
- Write emails & articles on real-life subjects
- Understand factual information
- Show awareness of opinions and mood in spoken and written English.
B1 Preliminary has four components - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Each of the four test components contributes to a profile which defines the candidate's overall communicative language ability at this level.