Passing KET shows that you can deal with everyday written andspoken English at a basic level.
What will KET do for you? KET is recognised by administrative, industrial, and
service-based employers around the world as aqualification in basic English.
It is also accepted by many educational institutions forstudy purposes. You can find a list of organisations thatrecognise KET at: www.CambridgeESOL.org/recognition
Because KET focuses on all four skills reading, writing,listening and speaking you find out your strengths andweaknesses in using English.
Passing KET gives you the confidence to move on to higherqualifications such as the Preliminary English Test (PET) andFirst Certificate in English (FCE).
KET is designed to help you communicate more effectively in real-life situations.
Remember Cambridge ESOL is a department of the world-famous University of Cambridge: a Cambridge ESOLcertificate is an achievement that says a great deal about yourability and your hard work.
What level is KET?KET is at Level A2 of the Council of Europes Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) an internationally recognised framework.
At A2 level, typical users can:
understand simple questions and instructions
express simple opinions or needs
complete forms and write short, simple letters or postcardsrelated to personal information.
Your preparation for KET will give you these kinds of practicallanguage skills.
What does KET involve?KET has three papers:
Reading and Writing: 1 hr 10 min
You will need to be able to understand simple writteninformation such as signs, brochures, newspapers andmagazines. You will also have to fill gaps in simple sentencesand write a short message or note of 2535 words.
Listening: 30 min
You need to show your ability to understand announcementsand other spoken material when spoken reasonably slowly.
Speaking: 10 min
You will need to demonstrate that you can take part in aconversation by answering and asking simple questions. Youtake the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three.
Key English Test (KET)Level A2A test of everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.
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Supporting youAs with all of Cambridge ESOLs exams, there is a lot of supportavailable to help you prepare.
Most candidates take preparation courses run by schools anduniversities, but others prepare for the exams by themselves.
The Cambridge ESOL Candidate Support website(www.candidates.CambridgeESOL.org/cs) has an area whereyou can access a variety of support materials, including thebooklet: Information for Candidates, and sample exam papers,which include sound files for the Listening test.
Next stepsFind out moreYou can find out more about KET by visiting:www.CambridgeESOL.org/KET
RegisterIf you are studying English at the moment, speak to yourteacher about how to enrol.
If you are not studying at the moment, your nearest CambridgeESOL exam centre will be able to advise you about:
how to register
the dates of the exam.
We have more than 2,000 centres in over 130 countries. You canfind your nearest centre at: www.CambridgeESOL.org/centres
Entries cannot be made directly to Cambridge ESOL.
If you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) it may be possible for special arrangements to bemade when taking the exam; contact your nearest centre forinformation.
About Cambridge ESOLUniversity of Cambridge ESOL Examinations is part of Cambridge Assessment Europes largest educationalassessment organisation.
Cambridge ESOL examinations are taken by over two millionpeople a year in more than 130 countries. They arecharacterised by:
uncompromising commitment to assessment of the highestquality
recognition by universities, employers and official bodiesthroughout the world
a high level of support for learners and teachers.
Key English Test (KET)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations is part of Cambridge Assessment,a department of the University of Cambridge. It is a not-for-profit organisation.
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