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1 Teaching students at KET for Schools and PET for Schools level Annie Broadhead November 2009

2 Content of the Tests which skills are tested? all four skills how long is each test? KET for Schools = 1 hour 40 mins + Speaking (8–10 mins) PET for Schools = 2 hours + Speaking (10–12 mins)

3 KET for Schools Reading and Writing Reading and Writing are combined 1 hr 10 mins, 50% of total Reading: based on signs, short messages, brochures, newspapers and magazines understand the main message choose the best word to fill a gap match functional statements or questions with a response Writing: write a short message or note based on 3 required pieces of information

4 PET for Schools Reading and Writing Reading and Writing are combined 1 hr 30 mins, 50% of total Reading: based on signs, labels, journals, newspaper and magazine articles understand the main points, attitude and intended effect fill in gaps in a text through understanding of lexico-structural patterns manipulate sentence structure using given lexical and grammatical patterns Writing write a short message write a story or letter of 100 words on a familiar subject

5 Listening KET for Schools 25–30 mins 25% of total mark understand announcements and other everyday spoken material PET for Schools 30–35 mins 25% of total mark understand a range of recordings including announcements and texts from everyday life understand attitude and intention take notes

6 Speaking KET for Schools basic level (A2) 2 tasks 8–10 mins 25% of total mark familiar situations – meeting people, giving factual, personal and non-personal information PET for Schools intermediate level (B1) 4 tasks 10–12 mins 25% of total mark everyday events in an English-speaking country discussion and description

7 KET for Schools and PET for Schools Reading

8 Aims of the Reading section to establish the real-life relevance of KET for Schools and PET for Schools reading tasks to look at classroom activities to develop appropriate skills to provide the opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences

9 Key novelB1 labels on food and clothesA2 teenage magazine articleA2 signsA2 information in a junior encyclopaedia A2 some information in a tourist officeA2 noteA2 personal letterB1

10 True or false? Key We need to use familiar texts that our students recognise and read in L1. True We need to help students understand every word in a text. False Students should read a text slowly, word by word. False

11 Teaching ideas

12 KET for Schools and PET for Schools Writing

13 Aims of the Writing section to establish the real-life relevance of KET for Schools and PET for Schools writing tasks to look at assessment criteria to look at classroom activities to develop appropriate skills to provide the opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences

14 True or false? 1.Writing tasks need to encourage students to write extended pieces of text. 2.Students writing needs to be accurate and error-free. 3.Its best if they play safe and dont try and be ambitious with language. 4.What I did last weekend (120 words) – this is a good writing task.

15 Key 1.Writing tasks need to encourage students to write extended pieces of text. False 2.Students writing needs to be accurate and error-free. False 3.Its best if they play safe and dont try and be ambitious with language. False 4.What I did last weekend (120 words) – this is a good writing task. False

16 Teaching ideas

17 KET for Schools and PET for Schools Listening

18 Aims of the Listening section to establish the real-life relevance of KET for Schools and PET for Schools listening tasks to look at classroom activities to develop appropriate skills to provide the opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences

19 Listening Task Types multiple choice gap-fill matching (KET for Schools only) true/false (PET for Schools only) 1

20 PET for Schools Listening Part 1 Where is the girls hat? 2

21 Teaching ideas

22 KET for Schools and PET for Schools Speaking

23 Aims of the Speaking section to establish the real-life relevance of KET for Schools and PET for Schools speaking tasks to look at classroom activities to develop appropriate skills to provide the opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences

24 Which level? What level are these candidates? Listen and note what these speakers can do

25 Teaching ideas

26 Support websites teachers seminars handbooks sample/past papers exam reports sample Speaking test video

27 Further information University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU, UK Tel:+44 (0) Fax:+44 (0) Keep up to date with what's new via the Cambridge ESOL websitewww.CambridgeESOL.org


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