|KET and PET 2004 updated exams|
|http://www.sina.com.cn 2004/03/25 18:11 剑桥大学考试委员会|
In March 2004, the first candidates will sit the updated KET and PET exams. The changes, which are relatively minor, are summarised below.
The previous Part 1 questions 1-5 (short signs and notices with three-option multiple-choice format) have been removed, as similar text types appear elsewhere in the paper.
The previous Part 2 dictionary definition matching exercise has been converted into a productive task (Part 6 of the updated test).
There is a new multiple-choice vocabulary section (Part 2 of the updated test).
The previous Part 7 information transfer exercise now samples a wider range of input and output text in the updated test (Part 8 of the updated test).
In the continuous writing question (Part 9 of the updated test), candidates must now write 25-35 words (as opposed to 20-25 words).
There are no changes to this paper.
The Personal Question Activities have been removed from Part 2 of the test, so all candidates will now use the current Non-Personal Question Activity type.
Preliminary English Test
Part 1 of the test (signs and notices) is now three-option multiple-choice instead of four-option and samples a wider range of formats, including short personal messages such as e-mails and‘post-its’.
In the Part 1 sentence transformation task, candidates will be given the beginning and end of the sentence.
The previous Part 2 form-filling task has been replaced with a guided writing task. This expands the range of text types that PET students produce in the writing component.
In Part 3 (extended writing), there is now a choice of task to reflect the types of writing that PET-level students are currently producing.
Parts 1 and 2 are now three-option multiple-choice (rather than four-option).
Part 1 is now interlocutor-led, but still focuses on the same area of personal information.
The new KET and PET handbooks for teachers take account of these changes. Further information, including the 2004 exam dates, seminars on the updated tests and a list of publishers producing materials for Cambridge ESOL exams, is available from www.CambridgeESOL.org, www.CambridgeESOLcn.org
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