CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: KEY (KET)
KET Key English Test is a pre-intermediate level examination and corresponds to level 2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The exam is made up of three papers: Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening. There are three passing grades: ‘Pass with Distinction’, ‘Pass with Merit’, ‘Pass’ and one failing grade: ‘Level A1’. Students can take either a computer-based or a paper-based exam. It’s typically taken by students aged between 11 and 14 and can be achieved after around 180 – 200 hours of study. The language used in the tests comes from real-life situations. For more information and booking your FREE intro lesson Contact James HERE
The course provides efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours.
– A CD-ROM accompanying the Student’s Book offers additional practice in grammar, vocabulary and exam practice, including Listening.
– Two teen-inspired topics in each unit ensure the entire exam syllabus is covered, and can also act as a basis for CLIL-based extension activities and projects.
– Each Student’s Book unit contains one exam style Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking task.
– A2-level vocabulary is targeted, drawing on insights from English Profile, and brought together in a Wordlist based on key vocabulary from the units.
– A complete practice test is included in the Student’s Book, with exclusive access to a further test and audio online.
KET Key English Test
Difficulty level: A2 elementary
The Key English Test is the easiest of the Cambridge exams.
Who is it for?
Do the KET Key English Test if you want to know your studies have started well and you have a basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
What is the KET test like?
The test has three sections:
- Reading & Writing – 60 minutes, 30 reading questions and two writing parts.
- Listening – 25 minutes
- Speaking – 8-10 minutes
There are two versions of the KET test:
- KET for Schools
Both versions have the same type of questions. The KET for schools test has content of interest to school-age learners.
The Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking sections each count for 25% of the marks.
You will receive a Statement of Results. If your performance ranges between CEFR Levels B1 and A1, you will also receive a certificate.
Pass with distinction (B1), Pass with Merit (A2), Pass (A2)
If you do not pass, but still do reasonably well you are issued an A1 certificate
When can I take the test?
Arrange with your closest test centre. You can do the test in two formats. Paper-based or Computer-based. The KET can be taken approximately once a month.
How much does it cost to take KET?
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay around €120 euros.
James is a very professional teacher with whom i recommend to work 100%.
I had several goals before we start
1 – resume my English communication skills after almost a 10-year break
2 – not to afraid to speak because of the possible grammar mistakes
3 – expand my vocabulary to continue working in consulting business all over the world
And during our lessons we archived it on 100%, 100% and 70% now and “work in progress”.
Advantages of working with James:
– Native speaker – faster progress
– Very extensive work experience and professional approach is felt thanks to this
– Personal training materials, which are constantly improving and progressing
– Very diverse tips on how to progress independently in between classes
– It is always a pleasure to work with a person who understands his mission
– James’ interest in student development is always felt
I highly recommend working and have progressed in English with James!
We have been working with Jimmi since October 2021. He is an excellent teacher who is ready to adapt to your wishes. We had excellent and productive IELTS preparation classes and had wonderful conversational classes where we discussed various topics and our hobbies. It turned out that Jimmi loves music and Formula 1, just like me. Classes are fun and fruitful!
“Смело могу рекомендовать James кака репетитора английского языка.
Открытый и доброжелательный человек. Общение идет только на английском, так как другого языка он не знает. Объясняет все доходчиво и понятно. Преподаватель адаптирует стили ведения урока под знания ученика, знаю так как мой сын также учился у James.
Нет напряжения и отношения- я учитель, ты ученик. С James ты изучаешь настоящий английский –английский.
После 2,5 лет в международной школе у 12- летнего сына был приличный уровень английского, поэтому когда мы прервали обучение там, стали искать репетитора “native speaker”. Джимми Монк стал настоящей находкой для нас! Два урока в неделю по скайпу в течение года позволили не только сохранить набранный уровень, но и существенно продвинуться в лексике. Очень важно, что сын слышал от учителя “настоящий британский английский”, не отягощенный акцентом.
Через год, вернувшись в международную школу, сын смог успешно сдать вступительный тест и не испытывал значительных сложностей в общении с преподавателями и своими позврослевшими англоговорящими одноклассниками. Спасибо Джимми за это!
Polina Mark and Kira
When I started learning English with James my speaking skills were so poor, that I asked him to work on General English instead of Marketing. I felt very uncomfortable while speaking. Months were passing by, James was providing me with such complex topics, which I almost never speak about in Russian. I struggled with discussing them. But in 3 months I was able to easily go through a job interview! I haven’t even realised when I became such confident! And James provided me with useful idioms, such expressions that natives use, like “I’m in between jobs” instead of “I don’t work currently”. Also, I want to mention that James is an incredibly interesting person to talk to! He has more than 20 years of travelling experience and so many brilliant stories to tell from there! So I’m very happy that I could learn from him!
Business English was what I wanted, But not just business I wanted pacifically Law. And James organized a perfect course for me and gave me all the vocabulary and grammar used for law. We studied for 6 months. What I like about James is he will just do things as and when needed. We work on my pronunciation and fluency and confidence It only took 6 months to get my fluency perfect. James is a great language coach and I advise anyone that choosing James would be the right decision. Really thank you, James