3 Jan 2018

How to do well in Pre-A1 Starters Reading and Writing Part 5

In this post, I’ll be sharing some insights and tips to help your students do Starters Reading and Writing Part 5.

Note:  This part of the Starters Reading and Writing Test has NOT changed.  In 2018, it will be the same as it was before.

How do I do this part of the Test?

1.   Train students  to look at the three pictures and think about the story they show.

Let’s look at the three pictures in the Starters Reading and Writing Part 5 from 2018 Sample Papers 2:

In this story, we can see that there are four people.  They are probably from the same family.  The story is about the hat.

The story focuses on the hat, which starts off on the table in picture 1.  The bird picks it up in its mouth and flies away with it in picture 2.  In picture 3, we see that the hat is now a nest, with 2 baby birds and the mother bird living in it.  They are very happy and are singing to the mother and children.

2.   Tell students to notice the differences between the pictures.  Start by comparing pictures 1 and 2.

Then, the differences between pictures 2 and 3.

This will help them see the story even more clearly.

3.   Students should read the two examples.

These illustrate the point that all students have to write is one word to answer the questions.

4.  Tell students to notice the question word in each of the examples and what they are asking about.  (They may get these same question words in some of the questions they have to answer).




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