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What is KET?
The Cambridge Key English Test (KET) is the first level of Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an elementary level exam, set at Level A2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework for modern languages. KET recognises the ability to cope with everyday written and spoken communications at a basic level.
Who is KET for?
KET is designed for learners who have basic English skills, of the kind needed when travelling in a foreign country. Candidates should be able to understand the main points of simple texts, to communicate in the most familiar situations, and to understand short, standard notices and simple spoken directions.KET is taken by more than 40,000 people each year, in more than 60 countries.
Why choose KET?
KET is based on language used in real life situations and covers the four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. It provides an assessment of practical skills, and encourages the development of abilities which can be used while traveling, as well as in study and working situations.
Although the KET examinations are at a relatively basic level, they provide a detailed assessment of the candidate's strengths and weaknesses. This allows further study to be planned, and provides a valuable introduction to language examinations.
KET is an ideal first step for those wishing to progress towards the Preliminary English Test and the other Cambridge ESOL exams.
阅读与写作(试卷1) 时间: 1小时10分钟
口试(试卷3) 时间: 8-10分钟
What does the exam involve?
KET has three papers:Reading and Writing/Listening/Speaking
Each paper is returned to Cambridge for marking and assessment, except the Speaking Test, which is conducted by two locally based examiners who examine candidates face to face. All examiners are accredited by Cambridge ESOL.
Reading and Writing (Paper 1) 1 hour 10 minutes
The Reading and Writing paper assesses the ability to read and understand factual texts taken from signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. Candidates need to be able to understand the main messages, and have strategies for dealing with unfamiliar words and structures.
Candidates are assessed on their ability to complete gaps in simple texts, transfer information to forms, and complete an everyday writing task, such as writing a short note or message of around 20-25 words, to demonstrate control of structure, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.
Listening (Paper 2) 25 minutes
The Listening paper assesses the ability to understand recorded material such as announcements and monologues, delivered at a moderate pace, and to understand factual information in the recordings.
Speaking (Paper 3) 8-10 minutes
The Speaking Test assesses the ability to interact in conversational English with an examiner and with another candidate. Candidates need to be able to answer and ask questions about themselves and to talk freely about their likes and dislikes.
Candidates normally take the Speaking Test in pairs.
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