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  • Introducing YLE
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  • Aims to familiarise teachers with the content of the Cambridge Young Learners EnglishTests to consider the level of each test to discuss the benefits of using the YLE
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  • Aims of the YLE Tests relevant and meaningful accurate and fair positive first impression effective learning and teaching
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  • Relevant and meaningful appropriate and useful enjoyable reflect their experiences topics relevant to children at this age internationally accessible
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  • Accurate and fair valid and reliable the 4 skills emphasis on oral and aural skills understanding simple, clearly-focused tasks clearly defined content and format
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  • Accurate and fair: marking and assessment marked by Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiners 14-day turnaround
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  • A positive first impression progress can be perceived attractively presented fun elements feel at ease everyone receives an award
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  • on the classroom is a key factor
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  • The Common European Framework of Reference 4 BULATS IELTS 9 8 6 5 7 2 3 0 1 BEC Preliminary 3 BEC Vantage BEC Higher 5 BEC Movers Starters Flyers YLE Break- through 1 2 3 4 5 ALTE Levels A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 CEFR 2 KET PET FCE CAE CPE General English 0 1 4
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  • YLE in the world Initial development 1993-1997 Launched worldwide in 1997 Revision process 2002-2007 Revised format in 2007 Candidates in over 60 countries
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  • Overview of the Tests Listening, Reading and Writing, Speaking 712 years syllabus for each level administrative flexibility Special circumstances: special arrangements special consideration malpractice
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  • The Listening Tests Length (approx.) PartsQuestions Starters20 mins420 Movers25 mins525 Flyers25 mins525
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  • The Reading & Writing Tests LengthPartsQuestions Starters20 mins525 Movers30 mins640 Flyers40 mins750
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  • The Speaking Tests LengthParts Starters35 mins5 Movers57 mins4 Flyers79 mins4
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  • Handbook information a description a chart recommendations for candidate preparation 1. number of questions 2. what candidates hear (Listening and Speaking) 3. what candidates look at 4. what candidates read 5. how candidates answer 6. what language is being tested.
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  • Grammar and structures list Prepositions of placePut the clock next to the picture. Question wordsWho is that man? Where is Alex? Impersonal youHow do you spell that? Have + obj + inf Lucy has a book to read. ing forms as nouns Swimming is good. I like swimming.
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  • Activity 2 key 1Shall for suggestionsFlyers 2adverbs of frequencyMovers 3comparativesMovers 4have gotStarters 5-ing forms as nounsStarters 6relative clausesMovers 7going toFlyers 8LetsStarters
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  • Vocabulary lists alphabetical vocabulary lists per level combined alphabetical vocabulary lists thematic lists combined grammatical vocabulary list
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  • Activity 3: topics Think of three topics you normally teach students who are aged between 7 and 12. For each topic, write 23 words which you would teach at this level for each part of speech. For example: the body and facemouth, arm, eyesmile, look
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  • YLE topics animals the body and face clothes colours family and friends food and drink the home places school sports time toys transport health weather work materials
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  • Progression up the levels similar tasks differences: language to process picture support distractors
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  • Language to process Starters single sentence, same format Movers 1 or 2 sentences, variety in format Flyers 1 or 2 longer sentences, more complex sentences, variety in format
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  • Picture support Starters sentences based on pictures sentences beside each picture. Movers pictures and words sentences not beside picture Flyers no pictures
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  • Distractors Startersno distractors Movers 1 distractor Flyers 4 distractors
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  • Why use YLE Tests? reflect childrens experience and learning prepare them for the higher level exams are accurate and fair are attractive and child-friendly have no pass/fail allow for special circumstances
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  • Why use YLE Tests? Theyre easy to integrate into the curriculum. They provide positive washback.
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  • Further information the YLE Handbook sample papers exam reports Information for candidates Leaflet for parents and guardians DVD All about YLE further seminars How to do well in the Cambridge YLE Tests Teaching Resources website:
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  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU, UK Tel:(0)1223 553355 Fax:(0)1223 460278 E-mail: [email protected] Keep up to date with what's new via the Cambridge ESOL Further information 6Y12.YLE-ModB.001 PPT