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To make sure our exams are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching, we update them regularly. A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools have undergone a thorough review to ensure that they continue to remain relevant to the needs of schools and learners.
If you are preparing students for exams that will be taken from 2020, please use the preparation materials that you can find on our dedicated A2 Key and B1 Preliminary 2020 update website.
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Reading and Writing sample test
Listening sample test
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Reading and Writing answer key
Listening answer key
There is no answer key for Reading and Writing Part 9, but there are sample answers and examiner comments in the relevant pages of the A2 Key handbook.
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This list gives teachers a guide to the vocabulary needed when preparing students for A2 Key and A2 Key for Schools.
Download A2 Key vocabulary list
A guide to the exam, with advice on preparing for the exam, tips for exam day and useful links.
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All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
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A2 Key FAQs
Exam day tips – paper-based exams
Exam day tips – computer-based exams
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You can find a wide range of official Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press. Support materials include coursebooks and practice tests and include materials in both print and digital formats.
Objective Key offers short units and variety of lively topics for younger students while providing thorough training in exam skills and solid language development.
Cambridge English: Key 7 contains four complete tests for the A2 Key exam.
This invaluable little book highlights the real mistakes that students make in the exam and shows how to avoid them.
Cambridge English Official Practice Tests are now available online in Testbank. You can work in Test mode (timed) or Practice mode (multi-attempts) to help you get ready for your exam.
View the full range of support materials for the A2 Key exam.