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What Do You Know About KET Exam?

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Dayana Hernandez Diaz

on 10 September 2013

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Transcript of What Do You Know About KET Exam?

What Do You Know About The KET Exam?
What is the KET?
The KET is Basic English test administered by Cambridge ESOL.
KET is at level A2 elementary of the Common European Framework at A2 level, this test is the easiest of the Cambridge exams.
Who Administers The KET here in Colombia?
The KET English test is administered by British Council.
Why are these Exams being used in
These exams being used in Colombia to help in the development of language, these tests offers an opportunity to obtain different levels in English moreover you can prepare to get a job, grant or interchange in other country.
ESOL stands for "English for Speakers of Other Languages", and they are exams that evaluates the English level in non native individuals. These exams are administered by the Cambridge University which issues the certificates.
Among these are:
KET (Key English Test): basic level (A2)
KET for Schools
PET (Preliminary English Test): intermediate (B1);
PET for Schools
FCE (First Certificate in English): Pre-advance level (B2),
CAE (Certificate in Advanced English: Advance level(C1),
CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): Professional level, (C2),

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or CEFR
Its a guideline that describes the accomplishment of the Foreign Language's Learners in the European Territory but also in other countries. Created by the council of Europe between 1989 and 1996. As part of the project "Language Learning for European Citizenship
The first section has 56 questions and the time for this section is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
You will need to be able to understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. You will also have to fill gaps in simple sentences and write a short piece of around 25 words.

The second section is 30 minutes in this section you need to show your ability to understand announcements and other spoken material when spoken reasonably slowly.
The last section has a time 10 minutes in this section you will need to demonstrate you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Speaking tests are normally held with two candidates.
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.

Typical users can be expected:
• Understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases.
• Introduce themselves and answers basic questions about your personal details.
• Interact with English speakers who talk slowly and clearly.
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