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Universidad de Via del Mar

Integrantes: Macarena Corvaln Daniela Hernndez Natalia Llanca Pedro Pizarro Gonzalo Rojas

Content and overview


Paper 1. Reading and Writing Timing 1 hour 10 minutes Content Nine parts: Parts 1-5 test a range of Reading skills with a variety of texts, ranging from very short notices to longer continuous texts. Test Focus Weighting Assessment of 50% candidates ability to understand the meaning of written English at Word, phrase, sentence, paragraph and whole text level.

Parts 6-9 Concentrate on testing basic writing skills.

2. Listening

30 minutes (including 8 minutes transfer time)

Five parts ranging from short exchanges to longer dialogues and monologues.

3. Speaking

8-10 minutes per pair

Two parts; Part 1: Interaction with the examiner. Part 2: Interaction with the other candidate.

Assessment of candidates ability to produce simple written English, ranging from one-word answers to short pieces of continuos text. Assessment of candidates 25% ability to understand dialogues and monologues in both informal and neutral settings on a range of everyday topics. Assessment of 25% candidates ability to answer questions about themselves and tu ask/answer questions about factual nonpersonal information.

What level is the exam? A2


Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools is targeted at Level A2 of the CEFR. Achieving a certificate at this level proves that a person can use English to communicate in simple situations.

2 Versions: Key (KET) Key (KET) for Schools They are identical in test format, level of question papers. The only difference is that the contents in Key (KET) for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests of school children

What can candidates do at Level A2?


A student A2 has: an ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express oneself in familiar contexts. Example: Can take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics. The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) has carried out research to determine what language learners can typically do at each CEFR level. It has described these abilities in a series of Can Do statements using examples taken from reallife situations.

General descriptions

The test has three sections:

READING & WRITING (70 minutes)

It has nine parts with different types of texts and questions. Parts 15 are about reading and Parts 69 are mainly about writing.

LISTENING (25 minutes)

It has five parts. For each part students have to listen to a recorded text or texts and answer some questions. Recordings are played twice.

SPEAKING (8-10 minutes)

It has two parts and each student takes it with another candidate. There are two examiners. One examiner talks to the candidates and the other examiner listens and takes notes.

STRUCTURE AND TASK TYPES READING AND WRITING (50%)


Reading & Writing Sections
Timing: N of Parts: N of Questions: Task types: 1 hour 10 minutes. 9 56 Matching, multiple choice, multiplechoice cloze, open cloze, word completion, information transfer and guided writing. Authentic and adapted-authentic realworld notices, newspaper and magazine articles

Sources:

STRUCTURE AND TASK TYPES LISTENING (25%)


Listening Section Timing: N of Parts: N of Questions: Task types: Sources: About 30 minutes, including8 minutes to transfer answers. 5 25 Matching, multiple choice, gap-fill. All texts are based on authentic situations, and each part is heard twice.

STRUCTURE AND TASK TYPES SPEAKING (25%)


Speaking Section Timing: About 30 minutes, including8 minutes to 810 minutes per pair of candidates. N of Parts: 2 Interaction Pattern: The standard format is two candidates and two examiners. One examiner acts as interlocutor and manages the interaction by asking questions and setting up the tasks. The other acts as assessor and does not join in the conversation. Task types: Short exchanges with the examiner and an interactive task involving both candidates.

What KET candidates CAN DO at this level

Reading and writing

1) CAN understand the general meaning of a simplied textbook or article, reading very slowly. 2) CAN write about his/her daily life in simple phrases and sentences, for example family, school, hobbies, holidays, likes and dislikes.

What KET candidates CAN DO at this level

Listening and speaking

1) CAN understand basic instructions on class times, dates and room numbers. 2) CAN ask the person to repeat what they said, when he/she does not understand something. 3) CAN express simple opinions using expressions such as I dont agree.

Preparation Strategies

Reading and writing tips

1) READ and FOLLOW the instructions 2) Answer ALL the questions 3) CHECK the answers 4) TAKE TIME

Preparation Strategies Listening tips


1) PRACTICE listening 2) READ the instructions 3) CHECK for known vocabulary, letters and numbers 1) CHECK the answers

Preparation Strategies Speaking tips


1) 2) 3) 4) 5) PRACTICE speaking LISTEN the instructions SPEAK clearly, ASK the examiner if you need to clarify something TRY to ANSWER the questions

ASSESSMENT

of candidates

Reading and writing

Ability to understand the meaning of written English at word, phrase, sentence, paragraph and whole text level. Ability to produce simple written English, ranging from one-word answers to short pieces of continuous text

2 3

Listening

Ability to understand dialogues and monologues in both informal and neutral settings on a range of everyday topics

Speaking

Ability to understand dialogues and monologues in both informal and neutral settings on a range of everyday topics

Sample papers Reading and writing

Parts 1-5 focus particularly on reading

Parts 6-9 focus particularly on writing

CANDIDATE ANSWER SHEET

Assessment of writing part 9 Mark scheme


Mark Criteria
All three parts of message clearly communicated. Only minor spelling errors or occasional grammatical errors.

Sample answers (5, 3, 1 marks)


Dear Alex, I will come to you at 18.00. I want to watch Fast and Furious. I would like to eat chips, pizza and fast-food, and drink cola.

4
3 2

All three parts of message communicated. Some non-impeding errors in spelling and grammar or some awkwardness of expression.
All three parts of message attempted. Expression requires interpretation by the reader and contains impeding errors in spelling and grammar. Im really happy to come to your house. You can choose the film. I like cartoons. We can eat a pop-corns and kola, and chisp, swindwich, hamburger and mustard. Bye

Only two parts of message communicated. Some errors in spelling and grammar. The errors in expression may require patience and interpretation by the reader and impede communication.
Only one part of the message communicated. Some attempt to address the task but response is very unclear Question unattempted, or totally incomprehensible response Hello Alex, I cant wait the moment when I will go to your house. I would like to see a fantastic film like a Star wars.

1
0

Sample papers Listening

Sample papers Speaking

Assessment of speaking Assessment scale


A2
Grammar and vocabulary
Shows a good degree of control of simple grammatical forms. Uses a range of appropriate vocabulary when talking about everyday situations.

Pronunciation
Is mostly intelligible, and has some control of phonological features at both utterance and word levels.

Interactive Communication
Maintains simple exchanges. Requires very little prompting and support

4
3 2

Performance shares features of Bands 3 and 5.


Shows sufficient control of simple grammatical forms. Uses appropriate vocabulary to talk about everyday situations Is mostly intelligible, despite limited control of phonological features

Maintains simple exchanges, despite some difficulty. Requires prompting and support.

Performance shares features of Bands 1 and 3

1
0

Shows only limited control of a few grammatical forms. Uses a vocabulary of isolated words and phrases.

Has very limited control of phonological features and is often unintelligible.

Has considerable difficulty maintaining simple exchanges. Requires additional prompting and support.

Performance below Band 1.

KET SPEAKING PART 1 VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDZiJYcRCAI