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:

  1. Reading & Writing – 60 minutes, 30 reading questions and two writing parts.
  2. Listening – 25 minutes
  3. Speaking – 8-10 minutes

There are two versions of the KET test:

  1. KET
  2. KET for Schools

Both versions have the same type of questions. The KET for schools test has content of interest to school-age learners.

Score

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.

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Yulia Anisakharova,

Moscow Russia

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!

Yulia Anisakharova,

Moscow, Russia

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James Monk is the best teacher of English! He has sense of humour, a lot of energy and ideas how to learn English specially for you! You can be sure that all of tasks that you set for yourself in learning English you will reach. James is the teacher who cares!

James Monk – самый потрясающий учитель английского языка! У него огромное чувство юмора и очень много энергии и идей, как интереснее изучать английский именно вам! Можно быть уверенным, что все задачи которые вы поставите перед собой в изучении английского языка вы обязательно достигните. James – это учитель , которому не всё равно!

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Джеймс Монк- потрясающий человек с прекрасным чувством юмора и умением найти общий язык с такой специфичной категорией учеников, как маленькие дети! Всем известно, что обучать маленьких детей очень непростая задача, особенно, если английский язык не является родным для ребенка. Моему сыну 6 лет, и его родной язык – русский.  Поэтому, когда несколько месяцев назад он начал изучать английский язык, у меня были сомнения и опасения, сможет ли он получить хорошие знания занимаясь с педагогом – носителем английского языка. Но нам очень повезло, потому что мы нашли Джеймса! Он очень умный и профессиональный педагог и истинный джентльмен. Благодаря своему огромному опыту преподавания, терпению, позитиву и желанию добиться результата, Джеймс смог заинтересовать ребенка и помог ему полюбить английский язык. Уроки проходят очень весело, легко, а главное, плодотворно и результативно. Знания, которые ребенок получил за достаточно короткий срок обучения, меня очень радуют – ребенок выучил много слов из разных сфер жизни (семья, окружающий мир, дни недели и месяцы, приборы быта, животный мир и тд), научился считать до 100 и дальше, умеет вести простые диалоги, читать простые тексты. Очень важно, что ребенок с нетерпением ждет следующего урока с Джеймсом. Будем заниматься дальше, так как такой педагог ка Джеймс Монк – большая редкость! Спасибо тебе, Джеймс!

James Monk is an amazing person with a great sense of humor and the ability to find a common language with such a specific category of students as small children! Everyone knows that teaching young children is a very difficult task, especially if English is not the native language of the child. My son is 6 years old and his native language is Russian. Therefore, when a few months ago he began to study English, I had doubts and fears whether he would be able to get good knowledge while studying with a teacher – a native English speaker. But we are very lucky because we met James! He is a very smart and professional teacher and a true gentleman. Thanks to his vast teaching experience, patience, positivity, and desire to achieve results, James was able to interest the child and helped him to love the English language. The lessons are very entertaining, easy to percieve, and, what is most important, fruitful, and effective. The knowledge that the child received in a fairly short period of study makes me very happy – he learned many words from different spheres of life (family, the world around, days of the week and months, household appliances, the animal world, etc.), learned to count to 100 and beyond, knows how to conduct simple dialogues, read simple texts. It is very important that the child looks forward to each next lesson with James. We will continue to study since such a teacher like James Monk is a rarity! Thank you, James!
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Olesya

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Мне очень нравится в Джеймсе сочетание профессионализма с  человеческим отношениям. Мы всерьез занимаемся грамматикой и лексикой (я готовлюсь к Кембриджскому экзамену), но при этом можем и немного просто поболтать. Джеймс всегда слышит пожелания учеников и готов подстроиться. А еще он учит правильному «английскому» английскому.

 

What I like most in James is a combination of professionalism with a personal approach. We do study grammar and vocabulary quire seriously (I am preparing to the Cambridge English exam), but may sometimes just chat a bit also. James is always ready to hear what a student wants and adjust. And also he teaches true “English” English.

 

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Мария Горлякова

Gazprom

I like lessons with James, they are not as academic as I used to think they should be due to my experience in high school. The main purpose of my learning English is fluent native speech and clear understanding of my vis-à-vis’s speech. James changes the format of lessons regularly and implements new types of tasks in order to diversify and define the optimum ones for the individual needs of his student. It’s quite interesting and useful when we start to discuss unexpectable (from my side) topics and I need to immediately activate rarely used words and expressions from my mind to be able to explain my position or my opinion on the matter. Every time it is a small challenge for me.

 

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