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Amanda Thomas

Practice Tests
KET EXTRA
FIVE Practice Tests
for the Cambridge ESOL
Key English Test
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in 15 lessons
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Contents
Information for students 4-6

CD-ROM
TEST 1
Paper 1 8
Paper 2 20
Paper 3, Part 1 26

CD-ROM
TEST 2
Paper 1 30
Paper 2 42
Paper 3, Part 1 48

TEST 3
Paper 1 52
Paper 2 64
Paper 3, Part 1 70

TEST 4
Paper 1 74
Paper 2 86
Paper 3, Part 1 92

TEST 5
Paper 1 96
Paper 2 108
Paper 3, Part 1 114

List of Extra Language Lessons 122

Visual materials for Paper 3, Part 2 123-132

Sample mark sheets 133-135

Student record sheets 136-138

Supplementary Files:
Speaking 139-140
Grammar 141
Vocabulary 142-143

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Information for students

Paper 1 READING AND WRITING


What do I have to do in the test?
Write your answers on the answer sheet. You will not have time to transfer your answers
at the end of the test.

Part 1
You have to match five sentences (1-5) with the correct notice (A-H).
There will be an example and two extra notices you will not need to use.
Read the sentences and notices very carefully; ones which have the same words do not
always have the same meaning.
Dont worry if there are some words you dont understand in the notices. You are only
expected to understand the gist (main idea) of each notice.

Part 2
You have to read some sentences. The sentences make up a short story.
In each sentence there is a gap with three multiple-choice options.
You have to choose the correct word to fill each gap from the options A, B or C.
The words can be verbs, adjectives or nouns.
Read each sentence carefully before choosing the missing word. Make sure you understand
what the sentence means before deciding on your answer.
You should not spend more than 5 or 6 minutes on this part of the test.

Part 3
There are two parts to part 3. For questions 11-15 you have to choose the best phrase/
sentence to complete a two-line dialogue.
For questions 16-20, you have to complete a dialogue by choosing the correct missing
sentences from a list (A-H).
There will be an example and two extra sentences you will not need to use.
Here you should read the whole dialogue through once before deciding on your answers.
You need to look at what the person says before and after each gap to make sure the
sentence you choose fits properly.

Part 4
You have to read a text and then answer seven multiple-choice questions. There will be an
example to help you.
Read the instructions carefully. Sometimes you have to choose between A Right, B Wrong
or C Doesnt Say. Sometimes you will have a choice of answers A, B or C to choose from.
There is usually only one text but sometimes there may be three short texts.
Read the questions quickly and then read the text all the way through before you try to
answer the questions.
This is not a vocabulary matching exercise! You have to read each part of the text very
carefully to find the correct answer. The correct answer will be the one with the same
meaning (not necessarily the same words as the text).
Dont worry if there are some words you dont understand. It may be possible to guess the
meaning from the context. The important thing is to focus on understanding the main ideas.
You may need to spend a little longer on this part of the test (but not more than 15 minutes)

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Information for students

Part 5
You have to read a text with some missing words.
You have to choose the correct missing word for each gap from a choice of three multiple-
choice options.
You should read the text all the way through to get a general understanding before trying to
fill the gaps. Decide if the text is about the past, present or future.
Then look at the multiple-choice options. Decide which word fits best. Look at the words
before and after each gap to help you.
You should not spend more than 10 minutes on this part of the test.

Part 6
You have to read five sentences which each describe a word. You must identify the words and
write them in the correct place on the Answer Sheet.
There will be an example to help you.
The first letter of each word is given.
You must spell the word correctly.
There is only one possible answer for each word.
All the words are connected to the same topic.

Part 7
You have to complete a letter by filling in the gaps.
Read the letter all the way through so you understand what it is about before you try and fill
in the gaps. There will be an example to help you.
You should only write ONE word for each gap.
You should not spend more than 10 minutes on this part of the test.

Part 8
You have to read some information (e.g. a notice and an email or a ticket and an advertisement)
and use this information to complete some notes, a diary or some kind of booking form.
You must pretend to be the person completing the information so when it says,
Name: ................. for example, dont write your own name!
You only need to write one or two words.
Sometimes you will be asked to write down a date or a price. You need to read the two pieces
of information carefully to get the right answer because there may be more than one date or
price given.
You must spell all the words correctly so be very careful not to make mistakes when copying words.

Part 9
You have to write a short note, email, postcard or message.
You must read the instructions carefully and write down the THREE pieces of information
asked for.
Sometimes you have to follow instructions and sometimes you will have a short note, email
or message to answer.
Use your imagination. It doesnt matter if what you write is true or not. The important thing is
to give all the necessary information and to write complete sentences.
Dont worry too much about making spelling or grammar mistakes. In this part of the test the
examiners want to see if you can successfully communicate a message in English.
You should not spend more than 10 minutes on this question.

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Information for students

Paper 2 LISTENING
What do I have to do in the test?
You should write your answer on the question paper. You will have time to transfer
your answers to the answer sheet at the end of the test.

Part 1
You will hear five short conversations between two people. There will also be an example. You
will hear each conversation twice.
You will have time to read the questions before you listen.
You must listen and choose the correct answer A, B or C.
Each of the three options, A, B and C will be mentioned in the conversation, so you have to listen
very carefully to make sure you choose the correct answer.

Part 2
You will hear a conversation between two people. You will hear this conversation twice.
You have to match two lists; e.g. the names of people and the food they like. You will hear the
information in the same order as list 1-5.
Sometimes you will not hear exactly the same words that are on the lists because the
speakers use different ways to say the same thing. For example, boat ride and river trip.
Remember that you only have to match five items on the first list (1-5) with five items from
list (A-H). Two items in this list are there to distract you and one is the example.
You may hear all of these words (A-H) in the conversation so you need to think carefully
before you choose the correct item in list (A-H).

Part 3
You will hear a conversation between two people. It may be a conversation between friends
or it may be a conversation in a shop or restaurant etc. You will hear this conversation twice.
You will have time to read the questions through before you listen. This will help you to know
what information you need to listen for.
You have to read the questions and as you listen choose the correct answer A, B or C. The
questions are in the same order as the information in the conversation.
Dont worry if you miss one of the answers, you can listen for it the second time you hear the
recording. It is important to keep going because otherwise you may miss the answer to the
next question.
Sometimes, you will not hear exactly the same words that are in the questions because the
speakers use different ways to say the same thing. The important thing is to choose the
answer with the correct meaning.
Usually all the options A, B and C are mentioned in the conversation. You have to decide
which one is the correct answer to show that you really understand what is being said. You
should always guess if you are not sure.

Parts 4 and 5
In part 4 you will hear a conversation between two people. In part 5 you will hear only one
person talking. You will hear both parts 4 and 5 twice.
For both parts 4 and 5, you must listen and complete the notes. There are five gaps to fill and
there will also be an example.
You only need to write ONE or TWO words.
You will have a few seconds to read the information on the question paper before you listen.
Use this time to try and predict the kind of information you need to listen for. Ask yourself: Do I
need to listen for a name, a time, a date, a price, a telephone number? etc.

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Frequently asked question


Do I have to pass each paper in
order to pass the whole exam?

Answer
No. Your final grade will
be based on your overall
score in all 3 papers.

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TEST 1 Paper 1 Part 1 Reading and Writing

How can I prepare for Part 1 of the test?


Start looking around you for any signs / notices written in English. There are
usually some in airports, museums, hotels and train stations.
Read advertisements in English on the Internet / in English magazines and
newspapers.

Questions 1-5
Which notice (A-H) says this (1-5)?
For 1-5, mark the correct letter A-H on your answer sheet.

EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H

0 You cannot leave through this door.

1 Yo u c a n n o t p l ay w i t h o u t we a r i n g A
these. School will be closed
on Monday 5th July
2 You must keep quiet at this time.
B
PARENTS
3 Children will have a holiday on this day. PLEASE MAKE SURE CHILDREN
WEAR THE CORRECT UNIFORM
4 Go here if you want to buy one of
C
these. Only TWO children at a time
may enter this shop
5 G r o u p s o f ch i l d r e n m u s t n o t g o
here. D
NO TALKING
DURING FIRE PRACTICE

E
New school football shirts
on sale in school office

F
Football club will start
next Friday

G
You must wear trainers
on the football field

H
Do not use fire exit in sports hall

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Reading and Writing Part 2 Paper 1 TEST 1

How can I prepare for Part 2 of the test?


Remember vocabulary not grammar is being tested here. Learn the differences
between words with similar meanings and opposites like:
remember / forget hungry / thirsty menu / bill win / earn
decide / think finish / stop to get up / get off
Learn collocations (words that go together):
to have a coffee / shower
to make the bed / lunch
to do the shopping

Questions 6-10
Read the sentences (6-10) about moving house.
Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each
space.
For questions 6-10, mark A, B or C on your SOLD
answer sheet.

EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C

0 Last week we .................... into our new house.


A moved B changed C turned

6 Before we left I had to help .................... all our things into big boxes.
A bring B pack C send

7 I felt very .................... because I didnt want to leave my friends.


A sad B poor C busy

8 I couldnt carry any of the boxes into our new house because they were too .................... .
A fat B heavy C great

9 Our new neighbour gave us a cake to .................... us.


A invite B join C welcome

10 I am very happy with my new bedroom because there is a lot more .................... .
A space B size C floor

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TEST 1 Paper 1 Part 3 Reading and Writing

How can I prepare for Part 3 of the test?


This part of the test focuses on everyday conversation.
Listen to as much English as you can. Study the tapescripts in your coursebooks.
Learn different responses for phrases such as:
Do you mind? Would you like? How often do you? Lets

Questions 11-15
Complete the five conversations.
For questions 11-15, mark A, B or C on the answer sheet.

EXAMPLE

0 Whats Mark like?


A Hes very funny.

B Hes got blue eyes. Answer:

C He likes football. 0 A B C

11 Have we got any milk left? A Not much.


B Not ever.
C Not often.

12 What about going to the cinema? A Is it on?


B Is anything on?
C Is it good?

13 Is there a bank near here? A It takes a long time.


B Its very long.
C Its a long way from here.

14 I hate shopping. A Me too.


B I do.
C Im not.

15 Would you like a drink? A I like it.


B Its very nice.
C Yes, please.

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Reading and Writing Part 3 Paper 1 TEST 1

Questions 16-20
Complete the conversation between two friends.
What does Tim say to Kate?
For questions 16-20, mark the correct letter A-H on the answer sheet.

EXAMPLE
Kate: So what do we have to do before
the holiday, Tim?
Tim: 0 .... Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H

Kate: OK, Ill check that. Have you booked A No, because Jack said he could take us
the taxi for the airport? there.

Tim: 16 .............................................. B We can rent a car when we arrive at


the airport.
Kate: Oh. Thats very kind.
C Has your new passport arrived?
Tim: 17 ..............................................
D What clothes do we need to pack?
Kate: It was sent last week. Do we need
to buy anything to take with us? E Of course. You can use my old one if
you like.
Tim: 18 ..............................................
F What about a guide book?
Kate: Thats a good idea. Ill get one on
Thursday. G Eating out is very cheap there.

Tim: 19 .............................................. H We havent got our tickets from the


travel agent yet.
Kate: Im not bringing much. Itll be so
hot. Can you bring your camera?
Mines broken.

Tim: 20 ..............................................

Kate: Thank you. I cant wait until we


leave!

Extra Tip
Read on when placing an option in a gap. The response after the gap will often
confirm the correct answer.

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TEST 1 Paper 1 Part 4 Reading and Writing

How can I prepare for Part 4 of the test?


Practise reading similar texts (about people, places, important events).
Learn how to guess the meaning of words you dont know from the context.
Practise doing multiple-choice reading activities. Learn from your mistakes.
Learn to spot the difference between Wrong and Doesnt say options. Doesnt
say means it doesnt say anything in the text about this.

Questions 21-27
Read the article about the Winter Olympics.
Are sentences 21-27 Right (A) or Wrong (B)?
If there is not enough information to answer Right (A) or Wrong (B), choose
Doesnt say (C).
For questions 21-27, mark A, B or C on your answer sheet.

The Winter Olympics


In 1924 both the summer and the first winter Olympic
Games were held in Chamonix. The new winter games were
very small compared to the winter Olympics we know today.
There were only six competitions, including skiing races, ice
skating and ice hockey.
At Chamonix there were 300 athletes, but only thirteen of
these were women. At the first games of the 21st century in
S a l t L a ke C i t y i n 2 0 0 2 t h e r e we r e ove r t wo t h o u s a n d
sportsmen and women in seventy-eight competitions but still
only around a quarter of these were women. The number of
countries taking part has not grown very much because there are not as many
countries that have the right weather to do winter sports.
Norway won the most gold medals at Chamonix but their most famous sports
star didnt win anything. In fact she came last! However, this was because Sonja
Henie was only 11 years old at the time. She went on to win three gold medals for
skating in the next three Winter Olympic games.
Both the winter and summer games were in France in 1924 but that soon
changed. Since 1928 the summer and winter games have always been in different
countries and since 1994 they have not even been in the same year.

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Reading and Writing Part 4 Paper 1 TEST 1

EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C
0 The first winter Olympics were in France.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

21 There were fewer competitions at the first winter Olympic games than there are
today.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

22 At Salt Lake City there were many more countries that sent teams to the winter
Olympics than at Chamonix.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

23 Today, there are the same number of men and women in the winter Olympics.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

24 Norway has won more competitions than any other country in the history of the
winter Olympics.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

25 Sonja Henie didnt do well at Chamonix because she was too young.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

26 Sonja Henie was the youngest person to win a gold medal for skating.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

27 The winter and summer games were in the same year until 1986.
A Right B Wrong C Doesnt say

Extra Tip
You should not expect to find exactly the same words in the questions as you find
in the text.

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TEST 1 Paper 1 Part 5 Reading and Writing

How can I prepare for Part 5 of the test?


Practise reading short factual texts from newspapers, magazines and encyclopaedias.
Learn words / structures which go together. For example more than, as as, need +
to, can / must / should without to, since + date (since last January), for + time
period (for five months). Write down any useful words / structures on page 141.

Questions 28-35
Read the article about The Race to the South Pole.
Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each space.
For questions 28-35, mark A, B or C on your answer sheet.

The Race to the South Pole


In 1908 Ernest Shackleton and (0) ............... team of
explorers left England for Antarctica. They wanted to get
to the South Pole which no-one had (28) ...............
done. This was the third time Shackleton had tried but
(29) ............... a very difficult journey they had to turn
back (30) ............... they didnt have (31) ............... food.
They were only 179km (32) ............... from the South Pole.

In 1911 two groups of explorers, one British, one Norwegian,


tried again. Captain Scott and Roald Amundsen were both good explorers and both
(33) ............... wanted to win (34) ............... race. In the end, Amundsen got
(35) ............... first. He arrived at the South Pole (36) ............... December 14, 1911.
Scott arrived five weeks later but he and all his team died on the return journey.

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Reading and Writing Part 5 Paper 1 TEST 1

EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C

0 A his B their C our

28 A always B ever C just

29 A then B before C after

30 A so B because C and

31 A enough B some C many

32 A near B away C far

33 A very B really C more

34 A one B a C the

35 A here B everywhere C there

36 A on B in C at

Extra Tip
A list of the grammatical areas that are targeted can be found in the KET
Handbook.

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TEST 1 Paper 1 Part 6 Reading and Writing

How can I prepare for Part 6 of the test?


English spelling is not easy because the words are often spelt differently to how
they sound, so you must practise.
Test yourself or ask a friend to test you. Even words that you think you know can be
hard to spell, e.g. fruit, beautiful, secretary, light, vegetable, journalist.
Keep a vocabulary book and try to learn the spelling of all new words.
Write any new words on pages 142-143.

Questions 36-40
Read the descriptions (36-40) of some words about food.
What is the word for each one?
The first letter is already there. There is one space for each other letter in the word.
For questions 36-40, write the words on the answer sheet.

EXAMPLE Answer:
0 This is the meal you have before you go to school or work. 0 b r e a k fa s t

36 Many people like to put this into their hot drinks s____
to make them taste sweet.

37 In many countries they eat this with butter or jam b____


for breakfast.

38 Some people like to have a cold drink made from fruit. j____

39 People can have this hot drink with milk or they c_____
can have it black.

40 If you dont eat anything in the morning you will feel like this. h_____

Extra Tip
You need to recognise whether a question needs a noun (sing. / plural), adverb or
an adjective.

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Reading and Writing Part 7 Paper 1 TEST 1

How can I prepare for Part 7 of the test?


Practise doing this kind of exercise. Remember Part 7 is testing grammar and
spelling, not vocabulary so you need to focus on the structural words like auxiliaries
(have, be), prepositions (in, on, up, down etc.), articles (a, an, the), verb forms,
modals (can, may, must), pronouns (she, his, it, their etc.), adverbs (well, fast,
enough, quickly, many, much, ago, soon, before, after etc.), adjectives (good, nice,
hot etc.), comparatives (better, nicer etc.), linkers (and, then, because etc.).
Make sure you can spell these words correctly.
Sometimes there may be more than one correct answer but you should only write
ONE word in each space.

Questions 41-50
Complete the letter.
Write ONE word for each space (41-50).
For questions 41-50, write the words on your answer sheet.

EXAMPLE
0 h av i n g

Dear Sam,

I am (0) ..having .. a lovely time on my school skiing trip. The weather is very good;
lots (41) .................. snow and not too cold. It (42) .................. been sunny most
days. (43) .................. morning we go to ski school. Now I (44) .................. ski down
the mountain by (45) .................. without falling over. The hotel is nice. It is very big
and it has (46) .................. lovely swimming pool. (47) .................. the evening we
have dinner and then I play games (48) .................. my friends. We go to bed very
early (49) .................. we are so tired after skiing (50) .................. day.

Hope you are well.

From
Mick

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TEST 1 Paper 1 Part 8 Reading and Writing

How can I prepare for Part 8 of the test?


This part is testing to see if you know how to understand and complete different
types of written information from real life situations.
You should practise doing this type of task and make sure you know what kind of
information you need to write when you see: date, nationality, occupation, address
etc.

Questions 51-55
Read the notice and note about a swimming competition.
Fill in the information on the diary.
For questions 51-55, write the information on the answer sheet.

SWIMMING COMPETITION 12 June


Dad,
City Sports Centre
Group 1 2-4 p.m.
The competition is this Saturday. I am
Group 2 4-6 p.m. in the second group so you dont have
Parents must have ticket to watch the earlier races. Can you
No photographs wait to take me home? I should be
Swimmers to meet at school at 1 p.m.
ready to go at 6.30, so youll be back
in time for the football at 8!
Love Sarah

Dads Diary
Sarahs swimming competition

EXAMPLE
Date: 0 12 June

Where: 51

Sarahs races start at: 52

Leave pool at: 53

Dont take: 54

Dont forget my: 55

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Reading and Writing Part 9 Paper 1 TEST 1

How can I prepare for Part 9 of the test?


Practise writing notes for your friends in your English class.
Learn phrases / sentences for: making suggestions;
e.g. Shall we? Why dont we? Lets
inviting people to do things;
e.g. Would you like to?
accepting / refusing invitations;
e.g. Thank you for your invitation. I would really like to come to your party.
Learn to check your work. Ask yourself these questions:
Is it easy to read? Have I made any grammar / spelling / punctuation mistakes?
Have I answered the question properly?

Question 56
A friend has asked you to go to the cinema this evening but you cant go. Write a note to
your friend.
Say: (1) why you cant go
(2) you are sorry
(3) when you can go
Write 25-35 words.
Write your note on the answer sheet.

EXAMPLE
Dear Kate,
(2) I am very sorry I cant go to the cinema with you this evening. (1) My boss wants
me to work late today. (3) What about going to the cinema tomorrow?
Love
Jane 33 words

Now you try.


Read this note from your friend Jo.
Dear ..............................
Dear Sally,
1 I am .................... sorry I ...............
Is it still OK for you to come to my
...............................
house for dinner tonight? Please tell me
2 ........................................................
what time you will arrive. Do you want
............................... me to meet you at the train station?
3 ........................................................ Love
Jo
...............................

Write to Jo and answer her questions.


Write 25-35 words.
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TEST 1 Paper 2 Part 1 Listening

How can I prepare for Part 1 of the test?


Practise listening to short conversations like this as much as possible. It is important
to get used to hearing different voices and accents, talking about a wide variety of
situations.
Practise doing multiple-choice listening activities. Check your answers and see what
kind of mistakes you make. The more you practise the better you will become at
selecting correct answers.

Questions 1-5
You will hear five short conversations.
You will hear each conversation twice.
There is one question for each conversation.
For questions 1-5, put a tick () under the right answer.

EXAMPLE

0 Which train are they going to catch?


A B C

1 Which photograph does the man like most?

A B C

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Listening Part 1 Paper 2 TEST 1

2 Which class is the girl going to do?

A B C

3 What main course does the woman choose?

A B C

4 Where did the boy come in the running race?

1 2 3
A B C

5 How long has the girls father been away?

CALENDAR CALENDAR CALENDAR


x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x

A B C

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TEST 1 Paper 2 Part 2 Listening

How can I prepare for Part 2 of the test?


Practise listening for different kinds of information.
You should try and identify if the speakers are talking about the past, present or
future. Try and decide if they know each other are they friends, family or
strangers?
Where are they speaking? In a shop, at home, at school etc.?
What is the reason for their conversation? To decide something, to invite somebody
to do something, to get information etc.?

Questions 6-10
Listen to Jack telling his mother about his day trip.
What did he do at each time?
For questions 6-10, write a letter A-H next to each time.
You will hear the conversation twice.

EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H
0 9.00

TIMES ACTIVITIES

6 11.00 A boat ride

7 12.00 B cinema

8 2.00 C caf

9 4.00 D museum

10 6.00 E park

F shopping

G train

H visited Grandma

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Listening Part 3 Paper 2 TEST 1

How can I prepare for Part 3 of the test?


Practise listening as much as possible. It is important to get used to listening to a
variety of voices and accents.
Practise doing multiple-choice listening activities. Check your answers and see what
kind of mistakes you make. The more you practise the better you will become at
selecting correct answers.

Questions 11-15
Listen to a woman asking for information about a holiday.
For questions 11-15, tick () A, B or C.
You will hear the conversation twice.

EXAMPLE
0 Which date is free for a family holiday? A 18th.
B 19th.
C 20th.

11 Where is the cheapest hotel? A France.


B Spain.
C Greece.

12 What does the hotel have? A Swimming pool.


B Childrens club.
C Beach.

13 What is the special price per person per week? A 290.


B 250.
C 230.

14 You have to pay extra for A the bus to the hotel.


B dinner.
C lunch.

15 The plane leaves at A 1 p.m.


B 2 p.m.
C 4 p.m.

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TEST 1 Paper 2 Part 4 Listening

How can I prepare for Parts 4 and 5 of the test?


Practise listening and writing down numbers (prices, times, dates, phone numbers).
Practise listening and writing down names (e.g. of people and places).
Some names are not spelt out. These are words that you know, like Park Street or
surnames like Brown or Lake. Make sure you know the spellings of words like
these.
For some other words it does not matter if you spell the word incorrectly. You will
not lose marks if it is possible to recognise and understand the word, e.g. bycicle
or bicicle instead of bicycle.

Questions 16-20
You will hear a conversation about a restaurant.
Listen and complete questions 16-20.
You will hear the conversation twice.

EXAMPLE
Name of restaurant: 0 The Garden

Kind of restaurant: 16

Price of dinner per person: 17 .......................................

Special price on: 18

Where: 19 ............................... Street

Telephone number: 20

Extra Tip
Read the questions carefully to identify the piece of information that is required.

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Listening Part 5 Paper 2 TEST 1

Questions 21-25
You will hear someone giving the recipe for an Irish vegetable dish.
Listen and complete questions 21-25.
You will hear the information twice.

Irish vegetable dish

EXAMPLE
Vegetables needed: 0 potatoes and onions

Name of dish: 21

Number of potatoes needed: 22

Cook potatoes for: 23

Add some: 24

Goes well with: 25

Extra Tip
Dont write down more than one answer e.g. all the times / prices you hear. Even
if the right answer is included, no mark can be given.

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TEST 1 Paper 3 Part 1 Speaking

Greetings and Introductions

Answer the examples of Part 1 questions on the recording.

Whats your name?


How do you spell your surname / first name / the name of your town?
Where do you live?
How long have you lived there?
Are you a student or do you work?

Now practise with your partner.

ip
Speaking T
Dont worry if you make mistakes. It is a test of communication skills.

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Focus on Paper 1, Parts 5, 7 Extra language practice

Lesson 1 Linking words

Extra language practice


Exercise 1 Linking words are often tested in Paper 1, Parts 5 and 7, which test
grammar in context. Choose the best word for each space.

or but because if and so

The story is very exciting (1) it made


me laugh a lot (2) I didnt like the car
(3) motorbike races, which were
very long. (4) you like the other
films made by this director, then you will also
enjoy this one. I think everyone in the family
will like this film (5) it is very funny.
Im sure it will be very popular (6)
book your ticket today.

Exercise 2 Match the first part of the sentence (1-6) with the second part (a-f).
1 I have never visited Mexico or a I think the train would be better for me.
2 I would like to visit Poland because b it is dark for most of the day.
3 It will be too expensive to have c any other countries in Central America.
a summer holiday if
4 It wasnt the most beautiful place d I want to see where my grandmother was
I have ever visited but born.
5 It is very cold there in winter and e we decide to go skiing in January.
6 I dont enjoy flying any more so f the people were very friendly.

Exercise 3 Complete the sentences with information that is true for you.
1 If I have enough time this week, ..
2 I have a lot of work to do so .
3 My favourite food is .. and I also like
5 I am good at ... but .....................
6 You can improve your English by watching TV or

Exercise 4 Choose the correct linking word to answer the following questions.
Which of the linking words above is used
1 for giving a reason?
2 after negatives or in a list of suggestions?
3 to make a contrast?
4 in conditional sentences?

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Extra language practice Extra language practice Focus on Paper 2, Part 1

Lesson 2 Predicting
Exercise 1 Look at the questions and recording scripts from A
Test 1 below and answer the questions.
Example: Which train are they going to catch?
Male: Are we going to catch the fast train tomorrow?
Female: Thats the 10.15, isnt it? I think that will get us there too B
late. Well have to take the one at 9 oclock because we
need to be there by 10.45 at the latest.
Male: OK.
1 Are all the times in the pictures mentioned?
C
2 What different ways to tell the time are used?
3 Find the correct answer in the conversation and underline it.

Question 3 What main course does the woman choose? A


Female: What special dishes have you got this evening?
Male: Theres grilled fish, grilled chicken and steak.
The steak is very good.
Female: Yes. I had steak the last time I was here. Im having fish B
to start with so I think Ill have the chicken for a change.
Male: OK.
1 Why arent options A and B correct?
2 Find the correct answer in the conversation and underline it. C

Question 4 Where did the boy come in the running race? A


Female: Did you win the running race again?
Male: Jack was in front of me all the way until the last 10
metres. I just passed the finishing line about a second 1
before him. The person in third place came in a long way
behind. B
Female: It was a hard race then. You must be tired.
Male: Yes, really tired. 2
1 How does the boy describe winning the race?
2 Can you think of any other ways? C

Exercise 2 Practise getting ready to listen. 3


Before you listen you should think about:
the kind of vocabulary you will hear
different ways to describe the information in the pictures and in the question.
Now look at Test 2 Paper 2 Part 1 on pages 42-43 and make predictions about what you
will hear. Q1 Write descriptions of the dresses, Q2 Say the times, Q3 Describe the people

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Frequently asked question


Do Cambridge ESOL recommend how
long we should take in each
part of the test?

Answer
No. Some tasks will
take longer than others.
There is plenty of time to
complete all the tasks.

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TEST 2 Paper 1 Part 1 Reading and Writing

Questions 1-5
Which notice (A-H) says this (1-5)?
For questions 1-5, mark the correct letter A-H on your answer sheet.

EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H

0 Families can eat for less.

1 You can only stop here for a short time. A


Half-price tickets
2 You do not have to pay to travel on this. for children under 16

3 Children must travel with an adult. B


Short stay car park
4 Children can travel more cheaply. 20 MINUTES MAXIMUM

5 Passengers may not use this. C


AIRPORT TRAIN DELAYED
Passengers may use train
tickets on bus service

D
Free bus to city
from airport

E
Car park for airport
workers only

F
Free meals for 2 children
when you buy one adult meal

G
Children under 12 may not fly
alone on this airline

H
There will be a short delay on
flights to Paris

Exam Tip
Dont worry if you dont understand every word. You should try to understand the
main message.

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Reading and Writing Part 2 Paper 1 TEST 2

Questions 6-10
Read the sentences (6-10) about a school
trip.
Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each
space.
For questions 6-10, mark A, B or C on your
answer sheet.

Example: Answer: 0 A B C
0 I went on a with my class to visit an old castle yesterday.
A travel B trip C ride

6 We had to leave early in the morning because it was a . way to go.


A far B long C great

7 A guide showed us around and gave us lots of interesting . .


A stories B messages C information

8 Parts of the castle are just ruins because they . down in a fire.
A broke B burnt C brought

9 Our school gave some money to help . the castle.


A return B repair C remember

10 In the castle shop I . a present for my little sister.


A made B took C bought

Exam Tip
Read the sentence carefully before choosing the missing word.

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