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KET Paper 3 Speaking Overview

Overview Notes for Teachers


Description
Exa KET Paper Speaking Time required 20 minute
Materials required: Worksheets A and B one !op" ea!h o# A #or hal# the !lass$ one
!op" ea!h o# B #or the other hal#%
Students do a lead-in activity which makes them think about the importance of and reasons
for speaking in English. In the main activity, students work in pairs and give information and
answer questions about the Speaking test.
Aims: to #amiliarise students &ith the !ontent o# the &hole Speaking paper
to introdu!e the assessment !riteria
Procedure
1. As a lead in, ask students which famous English-speaking person they would like to
talk to. Suggest some popular singers or film stars to give them some ideas. hen
ask what they would like to ask the famous person. Students could do this in !" if
necessary. E#plain how nice it is to be able to speak to people in another language.
$ou can make new friends, learn about different things, etc. Elicit some other reasons
why speaking English could be good, e.g. when you travel English may be a common
language among people from different countries% in the future students may need
English for their studies or in their &obs.
. E#plain that the Speaking test focuses on everyday language, for e#ample the kind of
language they used in the lead-in activity, and that they are now going to find out
what they have to do in the Speaking test. 'ut students into pairs, student A and
student (. )ive worksheet A to student A and handout ( to student (. E#plain that on
each worksheet they have four sentences with information about the Speaking test
and they have four multiple-choice questions. hey have to listen to their partner
reading their information and choose the correct answer to each question. Student A
starts and reads out their four sentences. *hile they student A is doing this, student
( reads and answers their four questions. Students can read their sentences twice if
necessary. *hen they are ready, student ( reads out their four sentences while
student A answers their four questions.
3. +heck the answers ,see key-.
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%. Introduce the assessment criteria for the Speaking test. 6o this by saying some
sentences e#emplifying some of the areas of the language which are assessed. $ou
should do this in a funny way7
Say8 9I go to the cinema last night.
Ask students if your grammar is correct. (No) Ask them to correct it. ,I went to the
cinema last night.) Ask them if grammar is important. (Explain they only need to
communicate the message students are not expected to produce grammatically
perfect sentences.)
Say8 9I bought a new thing to put my pencils in. ,:old up a pencil case.-
Ask students if they know what you mean and elicit the word pencil case. Ask
students what happens if you can;t think of the right word for something. (If they
dont know a word they should paraphrase it.) E#plain that they should keep
vocabulary notebooks. ,Students should be taught vocabulary relating to the topics
listed in the 4E :andbook.-
Say8 9I lo!e eating ice"cream. ,with poor pronunciation < but intelligibly-
Ask if students could understand you. E#plain that students should be intelligible but
that some !" interference in pronunciation is e#pected.
Say8 9I#. er# chose a blue #. er. $acket.;
Ask if you hesitated. (%es) *hy= (%ou were thinking about correct word.) E#plain that
hesitation while a student is searching for language is not penalised as long as it
does not strain the patience of the listener. Students are given credit for asking for
repetition and clarification if necessary.
'oint out that the e#aminers are assessing students on the four areas outlined
above8 their grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and interactive communication. he
assessor gives marks for each of these criteria and the interlocutor gives one global
mark. +andidates are assessed on their performance throughout the test.
Ke& to handout
". + < 2 -"1 minutes per pair of candidates
0. ( < 0, unless there is an uneven number of candidates, then the last test may be a
group of three
>. ( < 0, one e#aminer acts as interlocutor and the other as assessor
5. ( < 0 parts to the test
?. A < the e#aminer asks each student questions.
@. ( < your partner
A. A < yourself
2 ( < information on a card
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'orksheet (
1 Student () read these four sentences a"out the KET Speaking test. Student *
wi## #isten and answer their +uestions.
& 'he (peaking test takes eight to ten minutes.
) %ou take the test with another student. 'here are usually two students together.
* 'here are two examiners.
+ 'here are two parts to the (peaking test, -art & and -art ).
Student () #isten to student * and answer these +uestions.
? *ho do you talk to in 'art "=
A the e#aminer ( your partner + your teacher
@ *ho do you talk to in 'art 0=
A the e#aminer ( your partner + your teacher
A *hat do you talk about in 'art "=
A yourself ( information on a card + a picture
2 *hat do you talk about in 'art 0=
A yourself ( information on a card + a picture
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'orksheet *
Student *) #isten to student ( and answer these +uestions.
" :ow long is the test=
A 5-@ minutes ( @ < 2 minutes + 2 -"1 minutes
0 :ow many students take the test together=
A " ( 0 + >
> :ow many e#aminers are there=
A " ( 0 + >
5 :ow many parts are there in the test=
A " ( 0 + >
Student *) read these four sentences a"out the KET Speaking test. Student ( wi##
#isten and answer their +uestions.
. In -art & you talk to the examiner.
/ In -art ) you talk to your partner.
0 In -art & you talk about things like yourself your life your family and your hobbies.
1 In -art ) the examiner gi!es you cards. 2ne card has information on it and the other
card has 3uestion words on it. %ou ask and answer 3uestions about the information.
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