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CambridgeEnglish:Key(KET)for
Schools
Examformat

Examformat
CambridgeEnglish:KeyforSchoolsismadeupofthreepapersdevelopedtoteststudents
Englishskills.Youcanseeexactlywhatsineachpaperbelow.
Paper
ReadingandWriting
(1hour10minutes)
Seesamplepaper
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schoolssamplepapers1.zip)

Listening
(30minutes,including8
minutes'transfertime)
Seesamplepaper

Content

Marks
(%of
total)

9parts/
50%
56questions

Showsastudentcanunderstandsimple
writteninformationsuchassigns,
brochures,newspapersandmagazines.
Theywillalsohavetofillgapsinsimple
sentencesandwriteashortmessageor
note.

5parts/
25%
25questions

Requiresastudenttobeableto
understandannouncementsandother
spokenmaterialwhenpeoplespeak
reasonablyslowly.

2parts

Testsastudentsabilitytotakepartina
conversationbyansweringandasking
simplequestions.TheirSpeakingtest
willbeconductedfacetofacewithone
ortwootherstudents.Thismakestheir
testmorerealisticandmorereliable.

(/Images/23375keyfor
schoolssamplepapers1.zip)

Speaking
(810minutesperpairof
candidates)
Seesamplepaper

Purpose

(/Images/23375keyfor
schoolssamplepapers1.zip)

25%

openbook
ReadingandWriting
playlist
Listening
megaphone
Speaking

openbookWhatsintheReadingandWriting
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paper?
TheCambridgeEnglish:KeyforSchoolsReadingandWritingpaperhasninepartswith
differenttypesoftextsandquestions.Parts15areaboutreadingandParts69aremainly
aboutwriting.
Summary

Timeallowed:
Numberofparts:
Numberof
questions:
Marks:

1hour10minutes
9
56
50%oftotal

Part1(Matching)
What'sinPart1?

Eightsigns,noticesorotherveryshorttexts(AH)andfive
sentences.Studentshavetomatcheachsentencetothe
rightsignornotice.

Whatdoesthestudent
Readingforthemainmessage.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part2(Multiplechoice)
What'sinPart2?

Fivesentencesonthesametopicorwhichmakeastory.
Eachsentencehasamissingwordandstudentshaveto
choosethebestword(A,BorC)tocompletethesentence.

Whatdoesthestudent
Readingandfindingtherightword.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part3(Multiplechoiceandmatching)

What'sinPart3?

Thefirstfivequestionsareaboutaconversation.Foreach
sentence,studentshavetochoosewhattheotherperson
saysnext(A,BorC).ThesecondpartofPart3isalonger
conversation,butsomesentencesaremissing.Students
havealistofsentences(AH)andhavetofindtheright
sentenceforeachspace.

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Whatdoesthestudent
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
there?
Howmanymarksare
there?

Readingandfindingtherightanswerforeveryday
conversations.
10
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.

Part4(Right/Wrong/DoesntsayORmultiplechoice)

What'sinPart4?

Alongtextorthreeshorttexts.Accordingtothetext(s),
studentshavetoeitherdecideifthecorrectanswertoeach
questionis(A),(B)or(C)ordecideifsentencesareRight,
Wrong,orDoesntsay.

Whatdoesthestudent
Readingtounderstandthedetailandmainideasofatext.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
7
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part5(Multiplechoicecloze)
What'sinPart5?
Whatdoesthestudent
havetopractise?

Ashorttextwitheightnumberedspaces.Eachspace
representsamissingwordandstudentshavetochoosethe
rightanswer(A,BorC).
Readingtofindtherightstructuralword,e.g.apreposition
likefororsince,orverbformlikekeeping,keepor
kept,etc.

Howmanyquestionsare
8
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part6(Wordcompletion)
What'sinPart6?

Fivesentenceslikethedefinitionsfoundinadictionary.We
givestudentsthefirstletterofthewordandthenumberof
lettersandtheyhavetocompletetheword.

Whatdoesthestudent
Vocabularyandspelling.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part7(Opencloze)
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What'sinPart7?
Whatdoesthestudent
havetopractise?

Ashorttext,forexampleanote,emailorletter.Thereare
10missingwordsinthetextandstudentshavetofindthe
rightwordforeachspace.
Grammar,vocabularyandspelling.

Howmanyquestionsare
10
there?
Howmanymarksare
there?

Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.

Part8(Informationtransfer)
What'sinPart8?

Twoshorttextstoread.Studentshavetousethe
informationinthetextstofillinaformcorrectly.

Whatdoesthestudent
Readingandwritingdownwordsornumberscorrectly.
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
5
there?
Howmanymarksare
Onemarkforeachcorrectanswer.
there?
Part9(Guidedwriting)
What'sinPart9?
Whatdoesthestudent
havetopractise?
Howmanyquestionsare
there?
Howmuchdoesthe
studenthavetowrite?
Howmanymarksare
there?

Studentshavetowriteashortmessage,e.g.anote,emailor
postcard.Theinstructionstellthestudentwhotowriteto
andwhattosay.
Writingshortmessages.
1
2535words
Thisquestionhasatotalof5marks.

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