miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

  This blog is created to support students to have success in the KET exam.

  The KET exam, now called KEY, is an English exam where you adquire a level A2 of the CEFR (common European Framework).

Achieving a certificate at this level proves that a person can use English to communicate in simple situations.

   This exam covers all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

   There are three papers in the exam;


·        The Reading and Writing part can not take you more than 1 hour and 10 minutes.

·        The listening part takes you 30 minutes approximately.

·        The speaking part takes you up to 10 minutes.


   100 points are the maximum that you can get in this exam. Listening and Speaking carry 25% of the total mark each, and Reading and Writing paper carries 50% of the total mark.

   The candidates result has to be 70% or more if they want to pass the exam.


Pass with Distinction Level B1
90–100 marks
Pass with Merit
85–89 marks
70–84 marks
Council of Europe Level A1
45–69 marks
0–44 marks


   Clicking on the pages that you have on your right you can find information and practice exercises about each part.


                             Now, it’s your turn


                            Let´s do it!!


domingo, 19 de enero de 2014

Reading part 2

This is the second part of the KETexam.

In this part you have to complete five sentences using one of the three words that the exercise provides you with. All the sentences are related to a topic, they are telling you a short story or an specific situation.

My advice;

  •  Read all the sentences to get a general idea of the story.
  • Think about the tense (present ,past or future), the person of each sentence and the kind of word that has to be written in the gap.
  • Finally, read sentence by sentence and decide the most appropiate word for each one.

Here you have an example.
Read everything and try to think about the tips that I have told you before.

Once you know the tense (present ,past or future), the person of each sentence and the kind of word that has to be written in the gap, you are able to choose the best option for each gap.

Practice this part clicking on these images:


sábado, 18 de enero de 2014

Reading part 1

In this part of the test you are going to find an exercise where you have to match some sentences with some notices that are given.

My advise;

  •  First, read each notice and analize the information that is given
  • Then, read the sentences.

Now  I'm going to show you a part 1 example to make you realize how useful the given instructions can be.
Here you can see and read the notices of the exercise so, Do it!.
While you are reading the notices try to remember the highlights of each notice to be easier matched.

Once you have finished to analize them, read the sentences and try to match them.
If you follow these steps, you will remember the notice's information so, while you are reading the options you will match them without reading the whole information again.

Practice this part clicking on these images:

jueves, 16 de enero de 2014

Speaking part 1

The Speaking part is divided into 3 parts. Students have to show communicative competence.

Part 1

 Personal information; To answer some questions similar to the following:

Here are some sample videos of real KET speaking  part 1:


Click on next image to practise this part :

lunes, 23 de septiembre de 2013

Reading part 3

This part is divided into 2 different sections; here you have to be able to understand and complete some conversations or dialogues related to our daily life.This first part, that I called 3a, you are going to find five questions with 3 possible answers each one.

My advice to do it successfully is that you have to pay special attention to the questions and analyze them.
Look at the first one:

Here you can see the kind of question that you have, and if the answer is not easy to find, take these things into account:
- Look for the verb and think about the tense it is in.

- Once you know the tense, look at the three possible answers and try to cross out the one or ones that don’t follow the structure.

And here you have an easier way to eliminate answers.

Don’t leave any gap without an answer.

Practice this part clicking on these images:


3b, in this part you are going to find an incomplete dialogue that you have to fill using different sentences that are given.
Go slowly and try to understand what the sentences are saying, and connect all of them in order to have a meaningful dialogue.

Before looking for the most appropriate sentence to complete each gap, try to imagine the sentence that follows the previous one and then, compare your answer with the options. That comparison can help you with your exercise.

Don’t leave any gap without an answer.
Practice this part clicking on these images: