University of Cambridge Ket Sample Papers

University of Cambridge Ket Sample Papers

University of Cambridge Ket Sample Papers, Exam format

Cambridge English: Key for Schools is made up of three papers developed to test students’ English skills. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.

(% of total)
Reading and Writing
(1 hour 10 minutes)
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9 parts/
56 questions
50%Shows a student can understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. They will also have to fill gaps in simple sentences and write a short message or note.
(30 minutes, including 8 minutes’ transfer time)
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5 parts/
25 questions
25%Requires a student to be able to understand announcements and other spoken material when people speak reasonably slowly.
(8–10 minutes per pair of candidates)
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2 parts25%Tests a student’s ability to take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Their Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other students. This makes their test more realistic and more reliable.

The Cambridge English: Key for Schools Reading and Writing paper has nine parts with different types of texts and questions. Parts 1–5 are about reading and Parts 6–9 are mainly about writing.

Time allowed:1 hour 10 minutes
Number of parts:9
Number of questions:56
Marks:50% of total