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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

EXAMS

KET : KEY ENGLISH TEST( 5th Level )


{PET : PRELIMINARY ENGLISH TEST
( 10th Level )
KET : A2
EXAM FORMAT
PET : B1
USEFUL LINKS :
www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams
www.examenglish.com
www.flo-joe.co.uk
KET / PET {KET VOCABULARY LIST
PET VOCABULARY LIST
SAMPLE TESTS DOWNLOAD
KET & PET Teaching Tips :

1. Tell students to always read the


instructions for test questions very
carefully. They will get useful
information which will help them
understand what the text is about or
understand who the speakers are and
what they are talking about.
2. Have students look at the listening
transcripts to see how the questions
work – all the possible answers are
mentioned, but only one is the right
answer.
3. Encourage students to keep a
vocabulary notebook organized by
topic. They can draw pictures, or
write translations, definitions and
example sentences to help them
remember the words.
4. Get students to practise
reading texts quickly all the way
through at first to get a general
idea of their meaning without
worrying about unknown words.
5. Encourage students to practise
guessing the meaning of
words from context. Tell them to
work out what kind of word it is
from the grammar (e.g. verb, noun)
and use the whole sentence to guess
the meaning.
6. Students need to be able to spell
basic words correctly in the exam,
so spend some time working on
spelling practice. You can give
regular spelling tests and have
students make posters to remind
them of the spellings of tricky
words.
7. Give students plenty of practice at
writing postcards and emails so they
get used to the phrases used to start
and end letters.
8. Show students how the questions
use paraphrasing – they say the
same things as the texts but use
different words. Highlight parts of
the texts or dialogues where this
happens so students know they need
to listen or read for the meaning
rather than exact words.
9. Remind students that they
will hear each dialogue twice, so
they will have a chance to check
their answers or listen again if they
missed something.
10. Reduce student’s stress about
the exam by giving them as much
information about it as you can:
show them the sample answer sheets
show them the photographs of the speaking test in
the Student’s Book and show them the speaking test video on
this website
conduct mock speaking tests with other teachers taking the
role of the examiner
do practice tests under exam conditions to recreate the time
pressure
use the practice tests to show students how well they are
doing
http://www.exams.richmondelt.com/tea
chers-area/target-ket/exam-teaching-
tips/