8 Jan 2018

About Pre-A1 Starters Reading and Writing Part 1

What’s in this Part of the Starters Reading and Writing Test?

  1. Pictures of things and animals.
  2. 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 2.

These are available to download here:

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/153309-cambridge-english-starters-sample-papers-volume-2.pdf

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 2.

In my next post, I’ll look at ways to help students do well in this task.

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