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Cambridge YLE

2013 362 students (252 Starters+110 Movers)


27 Ceibal
2014 483 students (105 Starters+378 Movers)
266 Ceibal
2015 - ?

Characteristics of the Movers test

A1 according to the European Framework


Paper & pencil test
Taken by 6th. Graders
All schools the same day
Skills tested: listening, reading and writing,

speaking.

Written instructions and examples are provided.


Totally free.

Common European Framework of


Reference for Languages
(CEFR)
A1 Breakthrough or beginner
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed
at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal
details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is
prepared to help.

Administration
STARTERS

Listening

=20minutes
Reading &

writing =
20 minutes

MOVERS

Listening= 20 minutes

Reading & writing =

30 minutes
Administered by the

teachers.

What do your students need to


know to take these exams?

SKILLS TO BE TAUGHT
The Ss need to be familiar with the

format.

They have to be trained in listening to

recordings.
They need to be familiar with the

instructions.

They have to be familiar with the

vocabulary (British English).

They need training in working

independently.

STARTERS

STARTERS

MOVERS

MOVERS

PREPARING FOR CAMBRIDGE


ENGLISH YOUNG LEARNERS
*

Understand the words on the word list.

* Spell the words on the word list correctly.


* Use Present Simple and Continuous tenses.
* Understand descriptions of people.
* Understand prepositions.
*Write words that are spelled for them
and other words that they hear.
* Copy words to complete texts.

PREPARING FOR STARTERS


At STARTERS students also need to be able to look at some
jumble letters
and put them in order
to make a word that matches a picture.

PREPARING FOR MOVERS


At MOVERS they also need to be able to Use past
simpletenses,Talk about what is happening in a picture
story.Talk about the differences between two pictures

PREPARING TO TAKE THE


TEST
The students must try the sample test papers.
They can also practise at home.
In the listening test
The recordings are played twice.
It isnt important how well candidates colour or draw parts
of a picture.
In the reading and writing test
Candidates should write clearly.
Candidates do not need to write complete sentences.

MORE ON PREPARATION
*Download the word lists for each of the
tests.
*Visit the Cambridge website for more about
*Cambridge English Young Learners exams,
more information for parents and free online
learning games.

ON THE DAY OF THE TEST


CANDIDATES...
Go to bed early the night before the test.
* Have lots of time to get ready.
* Have a good healthy breakfast.
* Not try to hard to study just before the test.
* Go to the toilet before the test.
* Take some water to drink.
* Listen carefully to the examiners instructions and to
the recordings.
* Read all the instructions carefully before they start
the test.
*

TIPS FOR THE EXAM DAY


*Know they must not talk to the other candidates during the
test.
*Know they can raise their hand in silence if they need to ask a
question.
*Know they must not ask questions during the Listening
section.
*Remember to check their work and spellings when they have
finished.
*Answer all the questions even if they do not know the right
answers.
*Remember that test is similar to the practise tests.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!


Q & A SECTION
Gretel Arrarte -

english.team.ceip@gmail.com

A1 Marco Comn Europeo de Referencia para


las Lenguas
Es capaz de comprender y utilizar expresiones cotidianas de uso muy
frecuente, as como, frases sencillas destinadas a satisfacer
necesidades de tipo inmediato.
Puede presentarse a s mismo y a otros, pedir y dar informacin
personal bsica sobre su domicilio, sus pertenencias y las personas
que conoce.
Puede relacionarse de forma elemental siempre que su interlocutor
hable despacio y con claridad y est dispuesto a cooperar.

Contact details:
Gretel Arrarte
english.team.ceip@gmail.com