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Part 1 92 TEST 5 Paper 1 96 Paper 2 108 Paper 3.Novara .p. 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 KET Practice Tests Extra . Part 1 26 CD-ROM TEST 2 Paper 1 30 Paper 2 42 Paper 3. Part 1 70 TEST 4 Paper 1 74 Paper 2 86 Paper 3. Part 1 48 TEST 3 Paper 1 52 Paper 2 64 Paper 3.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 3 Contents Information for students 4-6 CD-ROM TEST 1 Paper 1 8 Paper 2 20 Paper 3.A. .

• Read the instructions carefully.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 4 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 have to choose the correct word to fill each gap from the options A. • Read the sentences and notices very carefully. • There will be an example and two extra sentences you will not need to use. Part 4 • You have to read a text and then answer seven multiple-choice questions. . • Read the questions quickly and then read the text all the way through before you try to answer the questions. B or C to choose from. ones which have the same words do not always have the same meaning. • In each sentence there is a gap with three multiple-choice options. Part 1 • You have to match five sentences (1-5) with the correct notice (A-H).A. • For questions 16-20. The sentences make up a short story. • The words can be verbs. There will be an example to help you. You are only expected to understand the gist (main idea) of each notice. There is usually only one text but sometimes there may be three short texts. The correct answer will be the one with the same meaning (not necessarily the same words as the text). It may be possible to guess the meaning from the context. For questions 11-15 you have to choose the best phrase/ sentence to complete a two-line dialogue. • Don’t worry if there are some words you don’t understand. ‘B’ Wrong or ‘C’ Doesn’t Say. Sometimes you will have a choice of answers A. adjectives or nouns. • This is not a vocabulary matching exercise! You have to read each part of the text very carefully to find the correct answer.Novara . • You need to look at what the person says before and after each gap to make sure the sentence you choose fits properly. Part 2 • You have to read some sentences. • Read each sentence carefully before choosing the missing word.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. The important thing is to focus on understanding the main ideas. B or C. • Here you should read the whole dialogue through once before deciding on your answers. • You may need to spend a little longer on this part of the test (but not more than 15 minutes) 4 KET Practice Tests Extra . • Don’t worry if there are some words you don’t understand in the notices. • You should not spend more than 5 or 6 minutes on this part of the test. Sometimes you have to choose between ‘A’ Right. Make sure you understand what the sentence means before deciding on your answer. You will not have time to transfer your answers at the end of the test. Part 3 • There are two parts to part 3. • There will be an example and two extra notices you will not need to use. you have to complete a dialogue by choosing the correct missing sentences from a list (A-H).p.

• You should read the text all the way through to get a general understanding before trying to fill the gaps. 5 KET Practice Tests Extra ..Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. don’t write your own name! • You only need to write one or two words. Part 9 • You have to write a short note. • You must spell all the words correctly so be very careful not to make mistakes when copying words.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 5 Information for students Part 5 • You have to read a text with some missing words. • There will be an example to help you.g. • You have to choose the correct missing word for each gap from a choice of three multiple- choice options.... • Sometimes you will be asked to write down a date or a price. • Then look at the multiple-choice options. 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.. Decide if the text is about the past. . There will be an example to help you.. • You must spell the word correctly. • Sometimes you have to follow instructions and sometimes you will have a short note. In this part of the test the examiners want to see if you can successfully communicate a message in English. email. • You should not spend more than 10 minutes on this part of the test. a notice and an email or a ticket and an advertisement) and use this information to complete some notes.Novara . • You should not spend more than 10 minutes on this part of the test. Part 8 • You have to read some information (e. Look at the words before and after each gap to help you. • You should only write ONE word for each gap... • All the words are connected to the same topic. • Use your imagination.. postcard or message. • The first letter of each word is given. • Don’t worry too much about making spelling or grammar mistakes. present or future. Part 7 • You have to complete a letter by filling in the gaps. It doesn’t matter if what you write is true or not. email or message to answer.... Decide which word fits best.A. for example..p. • You should not spend more than 10 minutes on this question.. • There is only one possible answer for each word. Name: . • You must read the instructions carefully and write down the THREE pieces of information asked for.. • You must pretend to be the person completing the information – so when it says.. The important thing is to give all the necessary information and to write complete sentences. 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. • Read the letter all the way through so you understand what it is about before you try and fill in the gaps. a diary or some kind of booking form.

e. • You will have time to read the questions through before you listen. You will hear this conversation twice. You will have time to transfer your answers to the answer sheet at the end of the test. It is important to keep going because otherwise you may miss the answer to the next question. You will hear this conversation twice. • Remember that you only have to match five items on the first list (1-5) with five items from list (A-H). a time. a telephone number? etc.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 6 Information for students Paper 2 – LISTENING What do I have to do in the test? You should write your answer on the question paper. . For example. • You must listen and choose the correct answer A. a date. This will help you to know what information you need to listen for. Part 3 • You will hear a conversation between two people. • 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. the names of people and the food they like. you will not hear exactly the same words that are in the questions because the speakers use different ways to say the same thing. It may be a conversation between friends or it may be a conversation in a shop or restaurant etc. you can listen for it the second time you hear the recording. Use this time to try and predict the kind of information you need to listen for. 6 KET Practice Tests Extra . Part 2 • You will hear a conversation between two people. There will also be an example.Novara . The important thing is to choose the answer with the correct meaning. B or C. a price. Parts 4 and 5 • In part 4 you will hear a conversation between two people. Two items in this list are there to distract you and one is the example. A. • For both parts 4 and 5. B and C are mentioned in the conversation.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. • 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). • You only need to write ONE or TWO words. • Each of the three options. • Usually all the options A. • You will have a few seconds to read the information on the question paper before you listen. • You have to match two lists.g. you must listen and complete the notes. There are five gaps to fill and there will also be an example. You will hear each conversation twice. • You will have time to read the questions before you listen. In part 5 you will hear only one person talking. The questions are in the same order as the information in the conversation. Ask yourself: Do I need to listen for a name. • Sometimes. You have to decide which one is the correct answer to show that you really understand what is being said. Part 1 • You will hear five short conversations between two people.A. You will hear the information in the same order as list 1-5. You will hear both parts 4 and 5 twice.p. • You have to read the questions and as you listen choose the correct answer A. You should always guess if you are not sure. • Don’t worry if you miss one of the answers. B or C. B and C will be mentioned in the conversation. boat ride and river trip. so you have to listen very carefully to make sure you choose the correct answer.

KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 7 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.A. 7 KET Practice Tests Extra .Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.Novara .p.

Novara . 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.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 8 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. EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H 0 You cannot leave through this door. ◆ Read advertisements in English on the Internet / in English magazines and newspapers.p. 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. mark the correct letter A-H on your answer sheet. museums. School will be closed on Monday 5th July 2 You must keep quiet at this time. PLEASE MAKE SURE CHILDREN WEAR THE CORRECT UNIFORM 4 Go here if you want to buy one of C these. 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 8 KET Practice Tests Extra . B PARENTS 3 Children will have a holiday on this day. There are usually some in airports.A. hotels and train stations. .Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. Questions 1-5 Which notice (A-H) says this (1-5)? For 1-5.

EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C 0 Last week we . all our things into big boxes.... ............. B or C) for each space.. A sad B poor C busy 8 I couldn’t carry any of the boxes into our new house because they were too ...Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.......... Choose the best word (A.... .....KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 9 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.. us..p... into our new house..... A fat B heavy C great 9 Our new neighbour gave us a cake to .............................. A moved B changed C turned 6 Before we left I had to help .. For questions 6-10... A space B size C floor 9 KET Practice Tests Extra .. because I didn’t want to leave my friends....A.Novara ... A invite B join C welcome 10 I am very happy with my new bedroom because there is a lot more .... A bring B pack C send 7 I felt very ......... mark A............. B or C on your SOLD answer sheet.... ..

C It’s a long way from here. . A Me too.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 10 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. Answer: C He likes football. 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. Study the tapescripts in your coursebooks. please. C Yes. 0 A B C 11 Have we got any milk left? A Not much. ◆ Listen to as much English as you can. ◆ Learn different responses for phrases such as: Do you mind…? Would you like…? How often do you…? Let’s… Questions 11-15 Complete the five conversations. 15 Would you like a drink? A I like it. C I’m not. EXAMPLE 0 What’s Mark like? A He’s very funny. C Not often. mark A. B or C on the answer sheet. 10 KET Practice Tests Extra .Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.A. B It’s very long. B I do.p. For questions 11-15.Novara . B He’s got blue eyes. B Not ever. B It’s very nice. 14 I hate shopping.

.... Do we need to buy anything to take with us? E Of course... That’s very kind............... Tim? Tim: 0 . Kate: Oh........... You can use my old one if you like.......p.Novara ..... ........ because Jack said he could take us the taxi for the airport? there. Kate: I’m not bringing much........... EXAMPLE Kate: So what do we have to do before the holiday. Have you booked A No............... 11 KET Practice Tests Extra ...... Tim: 19 . I’ll get one on Thursday.... I’ll check that...... Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H Kate: OK.......... Tim: 20 .. H We haven’t got our tickets from the travel agent yet.... Tim: 16 .........Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S............... What does Tim say to Kate? For questions 16-20.... G Eating out is very cheap there..... B We can rent a car when we arrive at the airport. Tim: 18 .... F What about a guide book? Kate: That’s a good idea.................... The response after the gap will often confirm the correct answer........KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 11 Reading and Writing Part 3 Paper 1 TEST 1 Questions 16-20 Complete the conversation between two friends.A.......... D What clothes do we need to pack? Kate: It was sent last week......... Can you bring your camera? Mine’s broken.... mark the correct letter A-H on the answer sheet................................ I can’t wait until we leave! Extra Tip Read on when placing an option in a gap..........…………………………………..... It’ll be so hot.... C Has your new passport arrived? Tim: 17 ..... Kate: Thank you..

places. Are sentences 21-27 ‘Right’ (A) or ‘Wrong’ (B)? If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ (A) or ‘Wrong’ (B).A. but only thirteen of these were women. There were only six competitions. 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. choose ‘Doesn’t say’ (C).KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 12 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. 12 KET Practice Tests Extra . Questions 21-27 Read the article about the Winter Olympics. ice skating and ice hockey. 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. important events). The new winter games were very small compared to the winter Olympics we know today. In fact she came last! However. B or C on your answer sheet.Novara . She went on to win three gold medals for skating in the next three Winter Olympic games. The Winter Olympics In 1924 both the summer and the first winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix. 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.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. ◆ Learn to spot the difference between ‘Wrong’ and ‘Doesn’t say’ options. ‘Doesn’t say’ means it doesn’t say anything in the text about this. this was because Sonja Henie was only 11 years old at the time.p. Learn from your mistakes. Both the winter and summer games were in France in 1924 but that soon changed. At Chamonix there were 300 athletes. mark A. including skiing races. ◆ Practise doing multiple-choice reading activities. . For questions 21-27. ◆ Learn how to guess the meaning of words you don’t know from the context. Norway won the most gold medals at Chamonix but their most famous sports star didn’t win anything.

A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 26 Sonja Henie was the youngest person to win a gold medal for skating.A.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 13 Reading and Writing Part 4 Paper 1 TEST 1 EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C 0 The first winter Olympics were in France. there are the same number of men and women in the winter Olympics. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 21 There were fewer competitions at the first winter Olympic games than there are today. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say Extra Tip You should not expect to find exactly the same words in the questions as you find in the text.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. 13 KET Practice Tests Extra .Novara . . A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 23 Today. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t 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 Doesn’t say 24 Norway has won more competitions than any other country in the history of the winter Olympics. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 27 The winter and summer games were in the same year until 1986.p. A Right B Wrong C Doesn’t say 25 Sonja Henie didn’t do well at Chamonix because she was too young.

..Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.. B or C on your answer sheet... tried again. For example more than...KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 14 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..... done... Amundsen got (35) . The Race to the South Pole In 1908 Ernest Shackleton and (0) ... first...... They wanted to get to the South Pole which no-one had (28) .. they didn’t have (31) ..... Choose the best word (A. Scott arrived five weeks later but he and all his team died on the return journey... This was the third time Shackleton had tried but (29) .... for + time period (for five months). since + date (since last January)....... wanted to win (34) ...... For questions 28-35.......... from the South Pole.............. 1911................. ......p.......... as… as....... mark A. magazines and encyclopaedias.. food. need + to............ Captain Scott and Roald Amundsen were both good explorers and both (33) .. They were only 179km (32) .. a very difficult journey they had to turn back (30) .. ◆ Learn words / structures which go together..A... B or C) for each space. 14 KET Practice Tests Extra .... In the end. He arrived at the South Pole (36) .... one Norwegian.. Questions 28-35 Read the article about The Race to the South Pole... one British. team of explorers left England for Antarctica..Novara . race.... Write down any useful words / structures on page 141........ In 1911 two groups of explorers. can / must / should without to.... December 14.

15 KET Practice Tests Extra .p. .KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 15 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.A.Novara .Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.

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. e. ◆ Keep a vocabulary book and try to learn the spelling of all new words.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. What is the word for each one? The first letter is already there. Questions 36-40 Read the descriptions (36-40) of some words about food. journalist. beautiful. fruit.Novara . There is one space for each other letter in the word.A. light. 38 Some people like to have a cold drink made from fruit. 16 KET Practice Tests Extra . 40 If you don’t eat anything in the morning you will feel like this.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 16 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.g. vegetable. secretary. Even words that you think you know can be hard to spell. / plural). j____ 39 People can have this hot drink with milk or they c_____ can have it black. so you must practise. Write any new words on pages 142-143. write the words on the answer sheet. h_____ Extra Tip You need to recognise whether a question needs a noun (sing. For questions 36-40. ◆ Test yourself or ask a friend to test you. adverb or an adjective. .p. 37 In many countries they eat this with butter or jam b____ for breakfast. EXAMPLE Answer: 0 This is the meal you have before you go to school or work.

. a lovely time on my school skiing trip.. be).. their etc.......... Questions 41-50 Complete the letter. nicer etc. verb forms.....). without falling over...... It is very big and it has (46) .. modals (can.).. adjectives (good.... articles (a. EXAMPLE 0 h av i n g Dear Sam... Remember Part 7 is testing grammar and spelling...)... ◆ Sometimes there may be more than one correct answer but you should only write ONE word in each space... on... ski down the mountain by (45) ..... it..). my friends. (47) .....Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S... quickly... an. (43) . We go to bed very early (49) .... It (42) .... been sunny most days... write the words on your answer sheet.. The weather is very good.. ◆ Make sure you can spell these words correctly........ the)... comparatives (better... The hotel is nice.... fast. Now I (44) ... hot etc... From Mick 17 KET Practice Tests Extra ....... nice..... pronouns (she.. his.... Write ONE word for each space (41-50). For questions 41-50.....)......A. must)...... then. Hope you are well... prepositions (in. down etc..... we are so tired after skiing (50) ... snow and not too cold.... not vocabulary so you need to focus on the structural words like auxiliaries (have.. ... I am (0) ... linkers (and. day..)... after etc...... before..having ...KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 17 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...............p..... the evening we have dinner and then I play games (48) . much. morning we go to ski school. because etc. may..... up... lots (41) ...Novara ... soon.. lovely swimming pool..... many... enough.... adverbs (well. ago...

m. Fill in the information on the diary. SWIMMING COMPETITION 12 June Dad. occupation. I am Group 2 4-6 p. .Novara . For questions 51-55.m.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 18 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. in the second group so you don’t have Parents must have ticket to watch the earlier races.m. Can you No photographs wait to take me home? I should be Swimmers to meet at school at 1 p.p.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. address etc. so you’ll be back in time for the football at 8! Love Sarah Dad’s Diary Sarah’s swimming competition EXAMPLE Date: 0 12 June Where: 51 Sarah’s races start at: 52 Leave pool at: 53 Don’t take: 54 Don’t forget my: 55 18 KET Practice Tests Extra . City Sports Centre Group 1 2-4 p.A. write the information on the answer sheet. The competition is this Saturday. ready to go at 6.30. ◆ 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. Questions 51-55 Read the notice and note about a swimming competition. nationality.

.. Thank you for your invitation... Dear ...................... Write your note on the answer sheet.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S........ Dear Sally.....A...p........... e....................KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 19 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. Is it still OK for you to come to my ... sorry I ................ Write 25-35 words..... house for dinner tonight? Please tell me 2 . (3) What about going to the cinema tomorrow? Love Jane 33 words Now you try..................... 1 I am ... ◆ Learn phrases / sentences for: making suggestions......... e.............. (1) My boss wants me to work late today..... Shall we…? Why don’t we…? Let’s… inviting people to do things........... (2) I am very sorry I can’t go to the cinema with you this evening............ Do you want ........ ◆ Learn to check your work............g.g.... Love Jo .........g... me to meet you at the train station? 3 .. Would you like to…? accepting / refusing invitations...... e..... 19 KET Practice Tests Extra . ... I would really like to come to your party... Say: (1) why you can’t go (2) you are sorry (3) when you can go Write 25-35 words.............................. Write to Jo and answer her questions............ Write a note to your friend...... Read this note from your friend Jo..Novara ............. 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 can’t go. what time you will arrive. EXAMPLE Dear Kate....

Novara . . You will hear each conversation twice. ◆ Practise doing multiple-choice listening activities. Check your answers and see what kind of mistakes you make.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 20 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. The more you practise the better you will become at selecting correct answers. There is one question for each conversation. Questions 1-5 You will hear five short conversations. EXAMPLE 0 Which train are they going to catch? A ✓ B C 1 Which photograph does the man like most? A B C 20 KET Practice Tests Extra .A. For questions 1-5. talking about a wide variety of situations.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. put a tick (✓) under the right answer. It is important to get used to hearing different voices and accents.p.

p.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 21 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 girl’s 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 21 KET Practice Tests Extra .Novara .Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.A. .

00 B cinema 8 2. family or strangers? ◆ Where are they speaking? In a shop.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 22 TEST 1 Paper 2 Part 2 Listening How can I prepare for Part 2 of the test? Practise listening for different kinds of information.00 TIMES ACTIVITIES 6 11. at home.? ◆ What is the reason for their conversation? To decide something. What did he do at each time? For questions 6-10. present or future. at school etc.Novara .00 E park F shopping G train H visited Grandma 22 KET Practice Tests Extra .00 D museum 10 6.p. EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H 0 9. . You will hear the conversation twice. write a letter A-H next to each time. to invite somebody to do something.00 C café 9 4.? Questions 6-10 Listen to Jack telling his mother about his day trip.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.A. to get information etc.00 A boat ride 7 12. ◆ You should try and identify if the speakers are talking about the past. Try and decide if they know each other – are they friends.

15 The plane leaves at A 1 p. 12 What does the hotel have? A Swimming pool. B 19th. C £230.m. 11 Where is the cheapest hotel? A France. B Children’s club. B dinner. B Spain. C Beach. C 4 p.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 23 Listening Part 3 Paper 2 TEST 1 How can I prepare for Part 3 of the test? ◆ Practise listening as much as possible. 13 What is the special price per person per week? A £290. B 2 p. B or C. C 20th. C Greece. ◆ Practise doing multiple-choice listening activities.p. It is important to get used to listening to a variety of voices and accents. EXAMPLE 0 Which date is free for a family holiday? A ✓ 18th. Questions 11-15 Listen to a woman asking for information about a holiday. tick (✓) A.Novara .A. Check your answers and see what kind of mistakes you make. 23 KET Practice Tests Extra . .m. 14 You have to pay extra for A the bus to the hotel. C lunch. For questions 11-15. You will hear the conversation twice.m. The more you practise the better you will become at selecting correct answers.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. B £250.

A. ◆ Some names are not spelt out... Street Telephone number: 20 Extra Tip Read the questions carefully to identify the piece of information that is required......g. Listen and complete questions 16-20. ‘bycicle’ or ‘bicicle’ instead of ‘bicycle’...... Questions 16-20 You will hear a conversation about a restaurant.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S...g.... ◆ Practise listening and writing down names (e.p... Special price on: 18 Where: 19 ..... of people and places). phone numbers)... e.. ◆ For some other words it does not matter if you spell the word incorrectly... EXAMPLE Name of restaurant: 0 The Garden Kind of restaurant: 16 Price of dinner per person: 17 £ .. 24 KET Practice Tests Extra ..KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 24 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............. You will not lose marks if it is possible to recognise and understand the word.. dates.... times. You will hear the conversation twice............ Make sure you know the spellings of words like these... like ‘Park Street’ or surnames like ‘Brown’ or ‘Lake’....... .Novara .. These are words that you know...

Listen and complete questions 21-25.g. 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 Don’t write down more than one answer e.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 25 Listening Part 5 Paper 2 TEST 1 Questions 21-25 You will hear someone giving the recipe for an Irish vegetable dish.p. You will hear the information twice.A. Even if the right answer is included. 25 KET Practice Tests Extra . .Novara . no mark can be given. all the times / prices you hear.

It is a test of communication skills. . What’s 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.Novara . 26 KET Practice Tests Extra .KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 26 TEST 1 Paper 3 Part 1 Speaking Greetings and Introductions Answer the examples of Part 1 questions on the recording.A.p. ip Speaking T Don’t worry if you make mistakes.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.

.. 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? 27 KET Practice Tests Extra .. which were very long. Exercise 2 – Match the first part of the sentence (1-6) with the second part (a-f)... Parts 5 and 7. 5 It is very cold there in winter and e we decide to go skiing in January.... but ………….Novara . 3 My favourite food is ………………….. Parts 5.... 3 It will be too expensive to have c any other countries in Central America.. I think everyone in the family will like this film (5) ………… it is very funny. …………………….…. . (4) ………… you like the other films made by this director... 2 I have a lot of work to do so ……………………………... 6 You can improve your English by watching TV or………………… Exercise 4 – Choose the correct linking word to answer the following questions.. 7 Extra language practice Lesson 1 – Linking words Extra language practice Exercise 1 – Linking words are often tested in Paper 1. or but because if and so The story is very exciting (1) ………… it made me laugh a lot (2) ………… I didn’t like the car (3) ………… motorbike races.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 27 Focus on Paper 1.. Choose the best word for each space.p.. 2 I would like to visit Poland because b it is dark for most of the day.. I’m sure it will be very popular (6) ………… book your ticket today.A. 6 I don’t enjoy flying any more so f the people were very friendly. 1 If I have enough time this week. and I also like ……………… 5 I am good at ………………………. which test grammar in context. a summer holiday if 4 It wasn’t the most beautiful place d I want to see where my grandmother was I have ever visited but born. 1 I have never visited Mexico or a I think the train would be better for me. then you will also enjoy this one.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. Exercise 3 – Complete the sentences with information that is true for you...

I just passed the finishing line about a second 1 before him. We’ll have to take the one at 9 o’clock because we need to be there by 10. Male: OK. isn’t it? I think that will get us there too B late. Q2 Say the times. I’m having fish B to start with so I think I’ll have the chicken for a change. Question 3 What main course does the woman choose? A Female: What special dishes have you got this evening? Male: There’s grilled fish. Example: Which train are they going to catch? Male: Are we going to catch the fast train tomorrow? Female: That’s the 10.A. . You must be tired.45 at the latest. grilled chicken and steak. The person in third place came in a long way behind. 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. Part 1 Lesson 2 – Predicting Exercise 1 – Look at the questions and recording scripts from A ✓ Test 1 below and answer the questions. Female: Yes. Q1 Write descriptions of the dresses.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 28 Extra language practice Extra language practice Focus on Paper 2. I had steak the last time I was here. Male: OK. 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.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. The steak is very good. Now look at Test 2 Paper 2 Part 1 on pages 42-43 and make predictions about what you will hear. Q3 Describe the people 28 KET Practice Tests Extra . 1 Why aren’t options A and B correct? 2 Find the correct answer in the conversation and underline it. B Female: It was a hard race then.15.Novara .p. 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. really tired. Male: Yes. 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.

Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S.p. There is plenty of time to complete all the tasks. 29 KET Practice Tests Extra . .KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 29 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.A.Novara .

A. 30 KET Practice Tests Extra . mark the correct letter A-H on your answer sheet. . B Short stay car park 4 Children can travel more cheaply. EXAMPLE Answer: 0 A B C D E F G H 0 Families can eat for less. You should try to understand the main message.Novara .Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. 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 Don’t worry if you don’t understand every word. 1 You can only stop here for a short time.p. for children under 16 3 Children must travel with an adult. A Half-price tickets 2 You do not have to pay to travel on this. 20 MINUTES MAXIMUM 5 Passengers may not use this.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 30 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 A. Example: Answer: 0 A B C 0 I went on a ……… with my class to visit an old castle yesterday.p. a present for my little sister. B or C on your answer sheet.Blackcat © 2011 De Agostini Scuola S. A return B repair C remember 10 In the castle shop I ………………. the castle. A far B long C great 7 A guide showed us around and gave us lots of interesting ………………. Choose the best word (A. A broke B burnt C brought 9 Our school gave some money to help ………………. A made B took C bought Exam Tip Read the sentence carefully before choosing the missing word. A stories B messages C information 8 Parts of the castle are just ruins because they ………………. B or C) for each space. A travel B trip C ride 6 We had to leave early in the morning because it was a ………………. down in a fire. way to go. For questions 6-10. 31 KET Practice Tests Extra .A.KET Practice Tests EXTRA M 5-03-2008 11:42 Pagina 31 Reading and Writing Part 2 Paper 1 TEST 2 Questions 6-10 Read the sentences (6-10) about a school trip. .Novara . .