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TKT: KAL Description

Paper Element Description
Test Format TKT: Knowledge about Language consists of four parts.
Timing 1 hour 20 minutes
No of Questions 80
Task Types 3-option multiple choice; 4-option multiple choice; matching; ‘odd one out’.
Answer Format For all parts, candidates indicate their answers by shading the correct lozenges on their answer sheets. Candidates should use a pencil and mark their answers firmly. Candidates should use an eraser to rub out any answer they wish to change.
Marks Each question carries 1 mark.

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TKT: KAL Parts

A detailed look at each part of the test with links to related resources and tips for teachers.

Part 1 - Lexis
Areas of knowledge Different types of meaning, sense relations, word formation, lexical units (e.g. fixed phrases, collocations), lexico-grammatical features, register.
Task types and format Three tasks, 3-option multiple choice; 4-option multiple choice; matching; 'odd one out'.
More detail 20 questions.
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Part 2 - Phonology
Areas of knowledge Segmental features, suprasegmental features, the role of phonology in conveying meaning, the role of phonology in discourse.
Task types and format Two tasks, 3-option multiple choice; 4-option multiple choice; matching; 'odd one out'.
More detail 15 questions.
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Part 3 - Grammar
Areas of knowledge Form, meaning and use: word classes and the functional role of words in a sentence e.g. 'adverbials' can be made up of preposition + noun phrase; grammatical roles performed by words in a sentence e.g. subject, object; structural patterns e.g. verb patterns, types of clauses, verb tenses; the role of context in conveying meaning.
Task types and format Four tasks, 3-option multiple choice; 4-option multiple choice; matching; 'odd one out'.
More detail 30 questions.
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Part 4 - Discourse
Areas of knowledge Coherence, cohesion, register, distinctive features of common written and spoken genres, pragmatic and semantic meaning, functions.
Task types and format Two tasks, 3-option multiple choice; 4-option multiple choice; matching; 'odd one out'.
More detail 15 questions.
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