KEY Reading & Writing

The Cambridge English: Key Reading and Writing paper has 7 parts and 32 questions. You get one mark for each correct answer in parts 1-5, and a maximum of 15 marks each for parts 6 and 7.

Reading and Writing are taken together - 60 minutes

  1. Reading part 1: understanding messages
  2. Reading part 2: three texts with questions
  3. Reading part 3: long text with multiple choice questions
  4. Reading part 4: text with multiple choice gaps
  5. Reading part 5: text with gaps
  6. Writing part 1: write a message
  7. Writing part 2: write a story based on pictures

The Reading part has 30 questions and there are two writing parts.

How to prepare for KET Reading and Writing