What’s in this Part of the Starters Reading and Writing Test?
- Pictures of things and animals.
- Sentences about these pictures.
About the pictures and sentences
There are two examples.
One of the pictures shows a single animal or object. Next to this picture, there is a sentence beginning with ‘This is a ………’.
The other picture shows two or more of the same animal or object. Next to this picture, there is a sentence beginning with ‘These are ……’.
Let’s look at the two examples in Part 1 from Sample Papers 1.
These are available to download here:
Candidates then read five more sentences about five pictures. They put a tick in the box after the sentence if it is correct for the picture or a cross if it is not.
Let’s look at the five pictures and sentences from Part 1 in Sample Papers 1.
As you can see, the ‘no’ sentences test learners’ knowledge of words from the same topic (as well as similarly spelled words, as we’ll see in the next post on Pre-A1 Starters Reading and Writing Part 1).
We see a motorbike, but the word says helicopter.
We see shoes, but the word says socks.
In the next post, I look at ways to help students do well in this task.