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For more information, visit www.candidates.CambridgeESOL.org. Cambridge YLE Tests Towards Starters Starters Starters to Movers Movers Movers to Flyers Flyers Flyers Cambridge Young Learners Practice Tests The Cambridge Young Learners English examinations are an internationally recognized assessment standard for young learners aged 7 to 12. There are three levels: Starters, Movers, and Flyers; each one tests students’ English proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The Everybody Up Test Center includes practice tests for the Cambridge Young Learners examinations. These have been created to provide students with specific practice in the style of the Cambridge Young Learners examinations. Even if you are not preparing your students for these examinations, you can still use the tests to create extra practice, review tests, or worksheets throughout the year. While there is not a direct link between the content of these tests and the syllabus of Everybody Up, the practice tests include the vocabulary, structures, and task types that students can expect to meet in the relevant level of each examination. Although we have matched the practice tests to the appropriate level of Everybody Up, it is up to you to prepare your students for the practice tests by looking at the content and ensuring that you have covered relevant vocabulary areas and structures before administering the tests. See the chart to determine which level is best suited to your students’ needs. 2

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    Cambridge Young Learners Practice Tests

    The Cambridge Young Learners English examinations are an internationally recognized assessment standard for young learners aged 7 to 12. There are three levels: Starters, Movers, and Flyers; each one tests students’ English proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

    The Everybody Up Test Center includes practice tests for the Cambridge Young Learners examinations. These have been created to provide students with specific practice in the style of the Cambridge Young Learners examinations. Even if you are not preparing your students for these examinations, you can still use the tests to create extra practice, review tests, or worksheets throughout the year.

    While there is not a direct link between the content of these tests and the syllabus of Everybody Up, the practice tests include the vocabulary, structures, and task types that students can expect to meet in the relevant level of each examination. Although we have matched the practice tests to the appropriate level of Everybody Up, it is up to you to prepare your students for the practice tests by looking at the content and ensuring that you have covered relevant vocabulary areas and structures before administering the tests. See the chart to determine which level is best suited to your students’ needs.

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    Young Learners Flyers Practice Tests

    Introduction and Tips

    Contents

    Introduction 2 An overview of Flyers 2

    Tips

    Listening 4 Reading and Writing 7 Speaking 10 Revision tips 12 Practical tips for test day 12

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    Revision tips Make sure your students:

    • know their colours (black, blue, brown, green, grey, orange, pink, purple, red, yellow).

    • know the days of the week and can hear the difference, e.g. between Tuesday and Thursday.

    • are confident about counting and recognising numbers from 1 to 100 and can recognise the difference, e.g. between 14 and 40.

    • have learnt prepositions carefully, particularly prepositions of place, and are confident about the difference between them. Many questions rely on their knowledge of these prepositions.

    • have had plenty of practice of spelling out words and recognising all the letters of the alphabet. They should pay particular attention to the sound of vowels, e.g. the difference between the letters e and a.

    • know the meaning of the word double, e.g. double t.

    • look at pictures carefully, paying attention to details of where things are, what colour they are, what people and animals are doing, etc.

    • revise lexical items using pictures of objects and verbs from the Starters, Movers and Flyers Vocabulary Lists, where possible arranged into lexical sets.

    • are familiar with the English names in the Vocabulary List.

    • are able to distinguish between different question words, e.g. who, where, which, what, how, how many, etc.

    • are able to talk about themselves and answer questions about their everyday lives.

    • revise grammar areas thoroughly (see the Structure List in the YLE handbook) paying particular attention to the following:

    - verb forms: positive, negative, interrogative, imperative and contracted forms

    - tenses: present simple / present continuous / past simple for regular and irregular verbs

    - words taking -ing or the infinitive

    - simple conjunctions and the difference between them

    - comparative and superlative forms of adjectives

    Practical tips for test day Tell your students to:

    • arrive in good time for their tests.

    • have several sharp pencils with them.

    • write in pencil so that they can make changes neatly.

    • take a rubber with them.

    • make sure they have all the coloured pencils (ready sharpened) they will require for Listening Part 5.

    Remind students to:

    • look at the words and pictures very carefully.

    • underline the important words in sentences.

    • check carefully before deciding on an answer.

    • make changes clearly.

    • stay calm during the listening test if they miss something on the recording during the first listening as they will get another chance to hear the information.

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    Flyers • Test 2 Listening Part 1

    – 5 questions – Listen and draw lines. There is one example.

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    Sally Katy Paul

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    Part 2 – 5 questions –

    Listen and write. There is one example.

    1 2 3 4 5

    HISTORY HOMEWORK Talk to an old person you know. Find out the answers.

    Age: 86 Name: Smith (my grandfather) Lived where? in a in north London (only two bedrooms) Family: five and parents First job: Hobbies: driving expensive cars

    looking at

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    Flyers • Test 2 Reading and Writing Part 1

    – 10 questions –

    Look and read. Choose the correct words and write them on the lines. There is one example.

    a journalist a dentist dinosaurs wings tights meetings a comb news gloves a scarf octopuses plastic fur offices a secretary

    You should go and see this person if a dentist you have toothache.

    1 Some animals have this because they

    need to be warm in the winter.

    2 Businessmen and businesswomen work at their desks in these rooms.

    3 You can use this when you want to make your

    hair look tidy. 4 These animals live in the sea and they have

    eight legs. 5 These animals lived on our planet a long time ago

    and are now extinct. 6 You wear these on your hands in winter when

    it's cold.

    7 A bird uses these when it wants to fly. 8 When you go shopping, the bags you often get in

    supermarkets are made of this. 9 Women often wear these on their legs when

    they're wearing skirts or dresses.

    10 This person writes in a newspaper about things that have happened in the world.

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    Part 2 – 7 questions –

    Look and read. Write yes or no.

    Examples

    The time on the clock says five o'clock. yes The baby in the car is sleeping. no

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    Questions

    1 The man who's wearing a shirt is also wearing a belt.

    2 A boy with curly hair is throwing a torch into the bin. 3 There's a picture of a taxi on the wall above the door. 4 The mechanic who's standing under the car is very dirty. 5 There’s a radio behind the child who’s holding a small car. 6 Outside in the road there's a girl posting a letter. 7 The woman with a bag is wearing a skirt.

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    Flyers • Test 2 Speaking Find the Differences

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    Information Exchange Candidate’s copy

    David’s holiday Helen’s holiday Where mountains Where ?

    Weather good no – windy Weather good ?

    How long ten days How long ?

    What / do cycling What / do ?

    Who / with school friends Who / with ?

    Examiner’s copy

    David’s holiday Helen’s holiday

    Where ? Where sea

    Weather good ? Weather good yes – sunny

    How long ? How long two weeks

    What / do ? What / do swimming

    Who / with ? Who / with family

  • Entry Review 3page 1 Name:

    A Read.

    What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an actor.

    What doesheshe

    want to be when he grows up?

    HeShe

    wants to be an actor.

    What do you want to do when you’re older? I want to go to space.

    What doesheshe

    want to do whenhe’sshe’s

    older?

    HeShe

    wants to go to space.

    B Write want or wants. Then look and write True or False.

    1. I to go to space.

    2. I to be a teacher.

    3. He to work with animals.

    4. She to be a journalist.

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    Placement Test Bpage 1

    Date:

    Name:

    Question Possible Answer Score1. Hello. What did you do yesterday? I (went to school). /1

    2. What did you do on the weekend? I (visited my grandmother). /1

    3. What did you eat for dinner last night? I ate (noodles). /1

    4. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a (doctor). /1

    5. What are you going to do this weekend? I’m going to (play basketball). /1

    6. How often should you exercise? I/You should exercise (once a week). /1

    7. Do you always take a shower before

    you go to school?

    Yes, I do./No, I don’t. I (always)

    take a shower (before I go to bed).

    /1

    8. What were you doing this morning? I was (sleeping) this morning./This

    morning, I was (sleeping).

    /2

    9. Have you been to Australia? Yes, I have been to Australia./No, I

    haven’t been to Australia.

    /2

    10. Have you ever ridden a horse? Yes, I have ridden a horse./No, I

    haven’t ridden a horse.

    /2

    11. Do you have to study every day? Yes, I do have to study every day./

    No, I don’t have to study every day.

    /2

    12. How long have you lived in your house or apartment?

    I have lived in my (house) for (three years)/since I was (six) years old/since (2010).

    /2

    13. How long have you been studying at your school?

    I have been studying at my school

    for (five years)/since (2010).

    /2

    14. Why did you come here today? I came here today because (my

    parents want me to study English).

    /3

    15. What should you do if you want to speak

    English well?

    You/I should (study hard). /3

    Speaking and Listening

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    Reading and Writing

    Number.A

    Look and write.B

    Placement Test Bpage 2

    1. She played baseball yesterday.

    3. When you go to the beach, always

    put on sunscreen.

    2. He has wavy, blond hair.

    4. He’s not very good at

    snowboarding.

    What did he eat yesterday?

    He ate noodles.

    What did they do yesterday?

    What did he drink yesterday?

    What did she do yesterday?

    What did she do yesterday?

    What did he do yesterday?

    1.

    4.

    2.

    5.

    3.

    6.

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