Elementary Exam Guides


There are not many exams that you can do as an elementary learner of English. However we can recommend the following:


The Cambridge Key English Test (KET)

This exam is aimed at students at a basic level (A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is a student who can understand and use basic phrases and expressions. There are three parts to the exam covering the four skills of Speaking, listening, reading and writing (along with the associated vocabulary and grammar):


Reading and Writing
1 hour 10 minutes
50% of total marks
Shows you can understand simple written information and write short messages related to personal information.
30 minutes
25% of total marks
Shows you can understand key information in everyday conversations
8–10 minutes
25% of total marks
Shows you can take part in a conversation. You take the test face to face with one or two other candidates.


You can download sample papers at www.cambridgeenglish.org/ke

You can normally take the KET in March, May, June, November and December.

Please follow this link for more information on the KET exam: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/key/