Delta Publishing Catalogue

Practise and Pass Key for Schools

Preparation for Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools

Author: Megan Roderick

ISBN: 9783125017139

Practise and Pass Key for Schools is an activity-based book for pupils aged 11-14 who are preparing for the Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools examination.

Practise and Pass Key for Schools has been written for students who need to prepare and practise for the Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools examination over a relatively short period or alongside another course book. It provides around 30 hours of material.

Practise and Pass Key for Schools builds confidence in, and an understanding of, exactly what each exam task requires in combination with both the vocabulary topics and grammar required.

  • it is based on the Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools syllabus
  • it is divided into three sections that cover the Reading & Writing, Listening and Speaking parts of the exam
  • it is based on a three-step programme: Prepare, Practise and Pass
  • in the Prepare section, it introduces and revises key topic vocabulary, together with commonly-tested grammatical and lexical points
  • in the Practise section, students are given basic exam skills training through a variety of practice materials which build up their confidence
  • in the Pass section, the language and skills they have acquired in the previous sections is tested in an exam-style task  
  • it finishes with a comprehensive Practice Test covering the three exam areas: Reading & Writing, Listening and Speaking
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Megan Roderick

I live in Athens but am originally from Cardiff and am an experienced teacher and teacher trainer as well as ELT materials writer.

Talking to someone the other day about what I do for a living – freelance writing for ELT – I found myself saying that I enjoyed my job and always found inspiration in each new writing project. And that is true. One thing I always try to do in my writing is to instill ‘life’ into everything, whether it be a grammar exercise or a Speaking task. To my mind, sentences and texts can either be lifeless and dull or have that certain spark of intrinsic interest or humour that will catch the students’ attention and make the learning process more enjoyable.

Both theory and practice have informed my writing, since I was a teacher for many years – firstly of French and then of English – then the MEd TEFL I did a bit later on in life really broadened my horizons and gave me that theoretical background into which I could slot my writing.

The great thing about teaching a language – or writing books to be used for that purpose – is that the whole process goes beyond merely a combination of words, sounds and grammatical elements. We can explore interesting topics, we can open our students’ minds to new ideas through the medium of the new language – and that is hopefully what we can call true ‘education’!