Key English Test
The Key English Test is an English language examination provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment (previously known as the University of Cambridge ESOL examination). The KET is a basic level qualification which demonstrates the ability to communicate using English in simple situations. Launched in 1994, Cambridge English: Key is designed to be the first step for students wishing to progress towards higher level English language qualifications, and aims to support learners to master the basics in English. It is focused on Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
KET – Key English Test exams
The KET is offered in two variations: Cambridge English: Key (KET), for adult learners, and Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools, for school-aged learners. Both versions of the exam lead to the same qualification, the Key English Test. Both versions have the same exam format (three exam papers) – the only difference is that the topics in the ‘for Schools’ version have been targeted at the interests and experiences of school-aged learners.
Both versions are made up of three exam papers, which incorporate all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). The Speaking paper is taken face-to-face and candidates have the choice of taking the Reading and Written paper and Listening paper on a computer or on paper.