KET for Schools Format and Content

Section Time Description # of items
Reading & Writing 1 hour 10 minutes Part 1
Eight signs, notices or other very short texts (A–H) and five sentences. Candidates have to match each sentence to the right sign or notice.
5 questions
Part 2
Five sentences on the same topic or which make a story. Each sentence has a missing word and candidates have to choose the best word (A, B or C) to complete the sentence.
5 questions
Part 3
The first five questions are things candidates say in a conversation. For each sentence, candidates have to choose what the other person says next (A, B or C). The second part of Part 3 is a longer conversation, but some sentences are missing. Candidates have a list of sentences (A–H) and they have to find the right sentence for each space.
10 questions
Part 4
A long text or three short texts. Candidates have to read the text(s) and seven sentences. Candidates have to decide if each sentence is Right (A), Wrong (B), or Doesn't say (C).
7 questions
Part 5
A short text with eight numbered spaces. Each space represents a missing word and candidates have to choose the right answer (A, B or C).
8 questions
Part 6
Five sentences like the definitions candidates find in a dictionary. The first letter of the word and the number of letters are given and candidates have to complete the word.
5 questions
Part 7
A short text, for example a letter or postcard. There are 10 missing words in the text and candidates have to find the right word for each space.
10 questions
Part 8
Two short texts to read. Candidates have to use the information in the texts to fill in a form correctly.
5 questions
Part 9
Candidates have to write a short message, note, email or postcard. The instructions tell candidates who to write to and what to say.
1 question
Listening About 30 minutes (including 8 minutes to copy your answers onto the answer sheet) Part 1
Five short conversations. For each conversation there is a question and three pictures (A, B or C). Candidates have to listen to the conversations and choose the right answer.
5 questions
Part 2
A longer conversation and two lists of words. Candidates have to listen to the conversation and match two lists of items, for example, people with the food they like to eat, or days of the week with activities.
5 questions
Part 3
A conversation and some questions. Candidates have to listen to the conversation and choose the right answer (A, B or C) for each question.
5 questions
Part 4
A recording with some information. Candidates listen to the recording and have to write the information they hear in a message or notes.
5 questions
Part 5
A monologue (one person is speaking). Candidates have to listen to the recording and fill in a message or notes.
5 questions
Speaking 8-10 minutes per pair of candidates Part 1
Conversation with the examiner. The examiner asks candidates some questions about themselves and they answer.
2 parts
Part 2
The examiner gives candidates some information or a card with some ideas for questions. Candidates have to talk with the other candidate and ask or answer questions.
Last Update At: 2015/02/16 - 21:41:00

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