KEY Speaking

Time allowed - 8-10 minutes

Normally you will do the speaking test with another candidate. The two of you will meet two examiners. One of the examiners will talk to you, the other does not particpate in the conversations.

There are two parts to the speaking test:

Speaking part 1: short questions and answers between you and the examiner

Speaking part 2: the examiner gives you some information or a card with some ideas for questions. You have to talk with the other candidate and ask or answer questions.

The Speaking section is worth 25% of the total score for the exam.

How to prepare for KEY Speaking

  • Read this article explaining how to do well in the speaking exam.
  • Speak as much as you can, with your friends, family and classmates.
  • Practise asking and answering questions about daily life.
  • Practise giving information about yourself.