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KET Reading/Writing Full Exam

This entry is part 4 of 55 in the series A2 - ELEMENTARY

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  • Here is a full sample Key English Test (KET) exam from Cambridge, level A2 (Elementary).
  • In the exam you have 1 hour ten minutes to finish the Reading/Writing section. There are nine parts and 56 questions. For parts 1 – 8 you should only need one hour. Use the timer to help you.

  • When you are ready, click ‘START’ (after part 3a) to answer the questions. There is also a notebook after every part for your provisional answers.

 

Part 1

Which notice (A-H) says this (1-5)?

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Part 2

Read the sentences about a new shop that teenagers will want to visit. Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each space.

Example:
A new shop for teenagers has just      OPENED      in the town.

A. begun               B. opened                  C. started

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6. You can ____________ lots of books, music and videogames there!
A. get              B. give               C. take

7. Lisa and her friend Sarah went there ____________  Saturday.
A. late              B. left                 C. last

8. Lisa bought a great new computer game __________ ‘Bricks’.
A. said             B. called                  C. told

9. Sarah got a really interesting book about __________ the Internet.
A. doing           B. putting                C. using

10. Lisa found a great _________ for her brother’s birthday.
A. present           B. piece               C. prize
 
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Part 3

Complete the five conversations. For questions 11-15, mark A, B and C on your answer sheet.

Example:
Jane: Have you heard Smokey’s latest CD?
Simon:      A. Is that all right?         B. Yes, I can hear you.       C. No, is it good?
Answer: C.

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11.  It’s July 1st today.
A. Are you sure?
B. No, that”s next month.
C. It was, wasn’t it?

12. That film was so funny!
A. It’s tomorrow evening.
B. Why wasn’t it?
C. I enjoyed it, too.

13. What’s that in Mary’s hand?
A. He knows she has.
B. I think it is.
C. It’s difficult to see.

14. What’s happened to Martin?
A. Yes, that’s right.
B. Sorry, I don’t know.
C. Of course he can.

15. Can we go fishing this weekend?
A. I went because you did.
B. If you want to.
C. We travelled by boat.
 
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Part 3a

Complete the telephone conversation between two friends. What does Jim say to Sally? For question 16-20, choose the correct letter A-H.

A) I’ve just got a new mobile. It’s 0636634, I think.
B) The last one goes at 6:30 in the morning.
C) Why? Are you going?
D) Good idea! Then call me, OK?
E) Hey! I’ll come with you!
F) I think he’s playing hockey that afternoon.
G) It’s usually three o´clock, but we should be there half an hour before.
H) No, I live at 22 Almond Drive now.

 

Sally: Hi Jim! Are you going to the basketball match on Saturday?
Example) Jim:        C       
Sally: I think so, but I don’t want to go alone.
16) Jim: ___________
Sally: Great! Do you know what time it starts?
17) Jim: ___________
Sally: OK, I’ll check the times on the internet.
18) Jim: ___________
Sally: All right, but I don’t know your number.
19) Jim: ___________
Sally: OK. I’ll speak to you later. Why don’t you ask Pete to come too?
20) Jim: ___________
Sally: Really? What a pity!

 
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(Parts 4 – 9/Questions 21 – 56: CONTINUE BELOW)

Part 4

Read the article about a young man and woman who lost a ring. Are sentences 21-27 ‘Right’ (A) or ‘Wrong’ (B)? If there isn’t enough information to answer A or B, choose ‘Doesn’t Say’ (C).

The Ring and the Fish.

Thomas and Inger, who live in Sweden, are the happiest couple in the world. Two years ago, they were on a boat a few kilometres from the beach. Thomas asked Inger to marry him and he gave her a gold ring. He wanted to put the ring on Inger’s finger, but he dropped it and it fell into the sea. They were sure the ring was lost for ever.

That is, until last week, when Mr Carlsson visited them. He has a fish shop and he found the ring in a large fish which he was cutting up for one of his customers. The fish thought the ring was something to eat! Mr Carlsson knew that the ring belonged to Thomas and Inger because inside the ring there were some words. They were, ‘To Inger, All my love, Thomas’. And so Mr Carlsson gave the ring back to them.

Inger now has two rings. When they lost the first one, Thomas bought Inger another one. But they think the one the fish ate is the best one.

 

Example:  Thomas and Inger’s home is in Sweden.
A Right         B Wrong         C Doesn’t say. ANSWER = C) Doesn’t say
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21 Thomas asked Inger to marry him when they were on a boat.
A Right         B Wrong           C Doesn’t say

22 Thomas put the gold ring on Inger’s finger.
A Right           B Wrong           C Doesn’t say

23 They returned from their boat trip without the ring.
A Right            B Wrong           C Doesn’t say

24 Mr Carlsson often visited Thomas and Inger.
A Right            B Wrong             C Doesn’t say

25 Mr Carlsson caught the fish.
A Right             B Wrong             C Doesn’t say

26 Mr Carlsson found the ring when he ate the fish.
A Right             B Wrong             C Doesn’t say

27 Thomas and Inger prefer the first ring.
A Right              B Wrong             C Doesn’t say
 
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Part 5

Read the article about a woman called Jahan Begum. Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each space.

Example:
A is                    B was            C there
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28 A for            B after          C since
29 A keep         B keeping    C kept
30 A any           B another    C that
31 A against    B through    C at
32 A Their       B Its               C His
33 A some       B each          C this
34 A they         B it                  C them
35 A yet            B ever            C still

 

Jahan Begum (0) …WAS… born on a farm in the hills. She lived there with her family (28) ………… thirteen years. The family grew their own food and (29) ………… animals. But then one year it didn’t rain so they decided to move to (30) ………… country.

The journey (31) ………… the mountains was long and difficult. (32) ………… first home in the new country was a tent. Then Jahan’s brothers made a house with wood and stones so the family had somewhere better to live.

Now, (33) ………… day Jahan makes things like hats and socks out of wool. She sells (34) ………… in the market to get money for food. She is happy with her home and her work, but she (35) ………….hopes to return to her farm in the hills one day.

 
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Part 6

Read the descriptions of some things you might see in a living room. What is the word for each one?
The first letter is already there. There is one space for each letter in the word.

Example: You look at this when you want to know the time
= C __ __ __ __
Answer = C L O C K

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36. This is comfortable and it’s big enough for three friends to sit on!
= S __ __ __

37. You close these at night so people can’t see through your window.
=   C __ __ __ __ __ __ __

38. If you want, you can look at this and see your own face.
=   M __ __ __ __ __

39. This is usually on the wall and you can put books and DVDs on it
=   S __ __ __ __

40. You can watch all kinds of interesting programmes on this
=   T __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
 
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Part 7

Complete the email. Write one word for each space.
 

From: Paul
To: Tom

 

Hi Tom!

Did you have     A   good weekend? (41)             Saturday, my uncle came to see us. He’s got a new motorbike! He took me for a ride on (42)           through the park. (43)              lot of people were there. I saw Lucy, Helen (44)             some other friends from school.They looked really surprised when I waved and said ‘Hello!’ (45)            them!

 

On Sunday morning, I cleaned my bicycle (46) ___ it was so dirty. I (47) ___ love to buy a new one! Mine’s so slow. It needs new tyres (48) ____ lights too.

 

Who (49) ___ going to the skate park tomorrow? There’s a competition there. Text me (50) ___ you want to go!

 

Paul.

 
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Part 8

Read these two notes about school books. Fill in the information on the Bookshop Order Form.

 

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Part 9

Question 56. Read the email from your English friend, Jo. .Then write a message to Jo, answering the questions. Write it in the comments box below, and I will correct you.

From: Jo
To:

Hello!

You said in your last email that you went to the city. Who did you go with? What did you do there? How long did you spend there?

Write to me!

Bye

 

 

 

 

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