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CambridgeEnglish:Key(KET)for
Schools
Examformat

Examformat
CambridgeEnglish:KeyforSchoolsismadeupofthreepapersdevelopedtoteststudents
Englishskills.Youcanseeexactlywhatsineachpaperbelow.
Paper
ReadingandWriting
(1hour10minutes)
Seesamplepaper
(/Images/23375keyfor
schoolssamplepapers1.zip)

Listening
(30minutes,including8
minutes'transfertime)
Seesamplepaper

Content

Marks
(%of
total)

9parts/
50%
56questions

Showsastudentcanunderstandsimple
writteninformationsuchassigns,
brochures,newspapersandmagazines.
Theywillalsohavetofillgapsinsimple
sentencesandwriteashortmessageor
note.

5parts/
25%
25questions

Requiresastudenttobeableto
understandannouncementsandother
spokenmaterialwhenpeoplespeak
reasonablyslowly.

2parts

Testsastudentsabilitytotakepartina
conversationbyansweringandasking
simplequestions.TheirSpeakingtest
willbeconductedfacetofacewithone
ortwootherstudents.Thismakestheir
testmorerealisticandmorereliable.

(/Images/23375keyfor
schoolssamplepapers1.zip)

Speaking
(810minutesperpairof
candidates)
Seesamplepaper

Purpose

(/Images/23375keyfor
schoolssamplepapers1.zip)

25%

openbook
ReadingandWriting
playlist
Listening
megaphone
Speaking

playlistWhatsintheListeningpaper?
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TheCambridgeEnglish:KeyforSchoolsListeningpaperhasfiveparts.Foreachpart
studentshavetolistentoarecordedtextortextsandanswersomequestions.Recordingsare
playedtwice.
Summary

Timeallowed:
Numberofparts:
Numberofquestions:
Marks:

About30minutes(including8minutestocopytheanswers
ontotheanswersheet)
5
25
25%oftotal

Part1(Multiplechoice)
What'sinPart1?

Fiveshortconversations.Foreachconversationthereisa
questionandthreepictures(A,BorC).Studentslistento
theconversationsandchoosetherightanswer.

Whatdoesthestudent
Listeningtofindkeyinformation.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part2(Matching)

What'sinPart2?

Alongerconversationandtwolistsofwords.Students
listentotheconversationandmatchtwolistsofitems,for
example,peoplewiththefoodtheyliketoeat,ordaysofthe
weekwithactivities.

Whatdoesthestudent
Listeningforkeyinformation.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part3(Multiplechoice)
What'sinPart3?

Aconversationandsomequestions.Studentslistentothe
conversationandchoosetherightanswer(A,BorC)for
eachquestion.

Whatdoesthestudent
Listeningforinformation.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
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there?
Howmanymarksare
there?

Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.

Part4(Gapfill)
What'sinPart4?

Aconversationbetweentwopeople.Studentslistentothe
recordingandhavetowritetheinformationtheyhearina
messageornotes.

Whatdoesthestudent
Listeningandwritingdowninformationcorrectly.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part5(Gapfill)
What'sinPart5?

Amonologue(onepersonisspeaking).Studentslistento
therecordingandfillinamessageornotes.

Whatdoesthestudent
Listeningandwritingdowninformationcorrectly.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?

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