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Cambridge Young Learners (YLE)


Exmenes de ingls para nios de entre 7 y 12 aos Diseados utilizando contenidos adaptados a las necesidades de los nios

Fechas de examen flexibles 3 partes (Comprensin lectora y Expresin escrita, Comprensin auditiva y Expresin oral) Cada participante recibe un certificado 3 niveles: Starters, Movers y Flyers Un buen resultado en el Nivel Movers es equivalente al nivel A1 del Marco de Referencia Europeo. El nivel ms alto (Flyers) equivale al nivel A2 y tiene el mismo nivel que el Key English Test (KET)

El KET for Schools se corresponde con el nivel A2 del Marco comn Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas (MCER). En este nivel de dominio de la lengua los candidatos debern ser capaces de:

Comprender preguntas e instrucciones sencillas Expresar opiniones y necesidades sencillas Cumplimentar formularios y escribir cartas o postales con mensajes breves que contienen informacin personal.

Durante la preparacin del PET for Schools, los alumnos adquieren estas destrezas prcticas del idioma. Este examen se corresponde con el Nivel A2 del Marco de Referencia
Europeo. En este nivel de dominio de la lengua los candidatos debern ser capaces de:

Entender frases y expresiones de uso frecuente que hagan referencia directa a la vida cotidiana (por ejemplo: informacin acerca de su familia o amigos, trabajo, compras, entorno, etc.).

Hacerse entender en situaciones sencillas y rutinarias que se limiten a un intercambio de informacin sobre temas conocidos.

Utilizar palabras sencillas para describir su origen, educacin, entorno y otros tpicos, con relacin a sus necesidades inmediatas

KET for Schools consta de tres partes:

Lectura y escritura

Comprensin auditiva Expresin Oral

El PET for Schools se corresponde con el nivel B1 del Marco comn Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas (MCER). En este nivel de dominio de la lengua los candidatos debern ser capaces de:

Comprender los puntos principales de instrucciones sencillas o anuncios pblicos Hacer preguntas sencillas y participar en conversaciones del mbito escolar Redactar la descripcin de un evento, por ejemplo un viaje escolar Durante la preparacin del PET for Schools, los alumnos adquieren estas destrezas prcticas del idioma.

Este examen se corresponde con el nivel B1 del Marco de Referencia Europeo. En este nivel de competencia, los candidatos debern ser capaces de:

Entender los argumentos esenciales de un discurso normal y comprender la conversacin cuando sta se centre en temas que le resulten conocidos tales como trabajo, escuela, aficiones, etc.

Saber desenvolverse en la mayora de situaciones de comunicacin que se pueden dar cuando se viaja.

Expresarse de forma sencilla y coherente sobre temas conocidos e intereses personales. Los candidatos son capaces de contar experiencias y acontecimientos personales y

describir sus sueos, ilusiones y metas. Tambin son capaces de explicar o justificar brevemente sus planes u opiniones.

PET for Schools consta de tres partes:


Lectura y escritura Comprensin auditiva Expresin Oral

First Certificate in English (FCE)


Este examen se corresponde con el Nivel B2 del Marco de Referencia Europeo. En este nivel de competencia, los candidatos debern ser capaces de:

Captar el mensaje esencial de textos con temas de carcter concreto y abstracto y participar activamente en una conversacin tcnica dentro de su campo de especializacin.

Comunicarse con suficiente espontaneidad y fluidez con hablantes nativos sin que la conversacin involucre un esfuerzo especial por parte de ninguno de los interlocutores.

Expresarse de manera clara y matizada sobre temas diversos. Ser capaz de comentar noticias de actualidad y de examinar las ventajas y desventajas de situaciones concretas. FCE se divide en cinco partes:

Comprensin lectora Expresin escrita

Comprensin auditiva Uso de la lengua Expresin oral

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)


Este examen se corresponde con el Nivel C1 del Marco de Referencia Europeo. En este nivel de dominio de la lengua los candidatos debern ser capaces de:

Entender y comprender una mayor variedad de textos ms extensos y lingsticamente ms complejos as como de reconocer su sentido implcito.

Expresarse con soltura y espontaneidad sin necesidad de esforzarse demasiado para encontrar la expresin adecuada.

Hacer un uso flexible y efectivo del idioma para fines sociales, acadmicos profesionales o de formacin.

Producir textos claros, bien estructurados y detallados sobre temas de cierta complejidad y ser capaz de relacionar temas utilizando para ello una variedad de recursos lingsticos apropiados. CAE es reconocido por muchas universidades y facultades en el Reino Unido y otros pases de habla inglesa como prueba de haber alcanzado un nivel de ingls suficiente como para acceder a cursos de educacin superior. CAE tambin es reconocido por empresas en todo el mundo. Una lista de estas universidades, empresas y otras instituciones est disponible enwww.CambridgeESOL.org/CAE El examen de CAE consta de cinco partes:

Comprensin de lectura

Expresin escrita Comprensin auditiva Uso de la lengua Expresin oral

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)


Este examen se corresponde con el Nivel C2 del Marco de Referencia Europeo. En este nivel de dominio de la lengua los candidatos debern ser capaces de:

Entender prcticamente todo lo que leen y escuchan con facilidad. Resumir informacin procedente de diversas fuentes ya sean en lengua oral o escrita y reproducir el argumento bsico y lgico de esa informacin de un modo coherente.

Expresarse con fluidez, de manera espontnea y precisa, y saber matizar opiniones incluso tratando temas complejos. CPE es reconocido por muchas universidades y facultades en el Reino Unido y otros paises de habla inglesa como prueba de haber alcanzado un nivel de ingls suficiente como para acceder a cursos de educacin superior. CAE tambin es reconocido por empresas en todo el mundo. Una lista de estas universidades, empresas y otras instituciones est disponible enwww.CambridgeESOL.org/CPE El Examen del CPE consta de cinco p.artes:

Comprensin de lectura Expresin escrita

Comprensin auditiva Uso de la lengua Expresin oral

http://www.cambridgeesol.org/sector/schools/index.html Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) plays a central role in language and education policy, not only within Europe, but worldwide. It has growing relevance for language testers and examination boards, helping to define language proficiency levels and interpret language qualifications.

Describing levels of language ability


The CEFR describes language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for beginners up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing (learners, teachers, teacher trainers, etc.) to see the level of different qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions can easily compare qualifications and see how they relate to exams they already know in their own country. All of our examinations are aligned with the levels described by the CEFR.

A range of exams that motivate children to excel in English

C2

Cambridge English: Proficiency

C1

Cambridge English: Advanced

B2

Cambridge English: First for Schools

B1 A2 Cambridge English: Flyers

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools Cambridge English: Key for Schools

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

A1 pre A1

Cambridge English: Movers Cambridge English: Starters

Cambridge English: Movers, also known as Young Learners English (YLE): Movers, is the second of three tests specifically designed for schoolchildren aged between 7 and 12. Cambridge English: Movers shows a child is beginning to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a very basic level.

What's in the exam?


Paper
Listening (about 25 minutes) Reading & Writing (30 minutes) Speaking (57 minutes)

Content

Marks (% of total)

5 parts/25 questions

a maximum of five shields

6 parts/40 questions

a maximum of five shields

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4 parts a maximum of five shields

Exam format

Listening
Whats in the Listening paper? The Cambridge English: Movers Listening test has four parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Your child will hear each recording twice.

Summary
Time allowed: Number of parts: Number of questions: Marks: about 25 minutes 5 25 a maximum of five shields

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Part 1
A big picture which shows people doing different things. Above and below the picture are some names. Candidates have to listen carefully to a conversation between an adult and a child and draw a line from each name to the correct person on the big picture. Listening for names and descriptions.

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Part 2
A short conversation between two people. There is a form or a page of a notebook with some missing words (gaps). Candidates have to listen to the recording and write a missing word or number in each gap. Listening for names, spellings and other information. 5

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Part 3
A conversation between an adult and a child. The child is talking about what they did on different days during one week. Candidates have to listen carefully and draw a line from the day of the week to the picture which shows what the child did on that day. Listening for specific information (past tense). 5

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Part 4
Five short conversations. There is a question and three pictures for each conversation. Candidates have to decide which picture gives the right answer to the question and put a tick under it. Listening for specific information. 5

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Part 5
A big picture. Candidates have to listen carefully to a conversation between an adult and a child. The adult asks the child to colour different objects in the picture and to write a simple word or draw an object. Candidates have to follow the instructions. Listening for words, colours and specific information. 5

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


What does my child need to take to the Listening test? For the Listening test, your child must remember to take coloured pencils or pens (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown and grey) and an ordinary pen or pencil. Do you use British or American English in the Listening test? The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, your child will also hear American accents in the Listening tests and also some American English vocabulary. We accept British or American spelling for the written answers. How do you mark the Cambridge English: Young Learners Listening tests? The centre where your child takes the test sends the completed Listening tests to Cambridge ESOL. Then a team of trained markers marks the papers very carefully. To make sure that your child gets the fairest possible result, we mark all papers twice. In most parts of the test, spelling has to be 100% correct. In Part 2 of the Listening test, if we want to test the spelling of a word (for example a name), we spell it in the recording. What does my child receive after doing the test? Your child will receive an award. This will show how many shields your child received. The maximum score is five shields for each part of the test. A result of one shield means your child can improve a lot in that skill; five shields mean that your child did very well in that skill and answered most questions correctly. With a total of 10 or 11 shields and above, your child should be ready to start preparing for the next Cambridge English exam.

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Exam format

Reading & Writing


Whats in the Reading & Writing paper? The Cambridge English: Movers Reading & Writing test has six parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. For all the parts of the Reading & Writing test, candidates must spell their answers correctly.

Summary
Time allowed: Number of parts: Number of questions: Marks: 30 minutes 6 40 a maximum of five shields

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Part 1
On the left, there are eight pictures of things with the English word under them. On the right, there are six definitions (sentences that describe or explain six of the eight things on the left). Candidates need to choose which picture matches each definition and copy the correct word under it. Reading short definitions and matching to words. Writing words. 6

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Part 2
A big picture and six sentences about the picture. Some of the sentences describe the picture correctly and some do not. If the sentence is true, candidates have to write yes after it. If the sentence is not true, candidates have to write no. Reading sentences about a picture. Writing one-word answers. 6

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Part 3
A short conversation between two people. Candidates have to decide what the second speaker says each time (A, B or C). Reading a conversation. Choosing the correct responses. 6

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Part 4
A text with some missing words (gaps) in it. Next to the text there are some small pictures and words. Candidates have to decide which word goes in each gap and copy it. For the last question, candidates have to choose the best title for the text from a choice of three possible titles. Reading for specific information and gist (the main idea of a text). Copying words. 7

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Part 5
A story in three parts. Each part of the story has a picture. After each part of the story, candidates have to complete sentences about the story using one, two or three words. Reading a story. Completing sentences. 10

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Part 6
A text with some missing words (gaps). Next to the line where each word is missing, there is a choice of three possible answers. Candidates have to decide which answer is correct and copy the word into the gap. Reading and understanding a factual text. Simple grammar. Copying words. 5

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


What does my child need to take to the test? For the Reading & Writing test, your child only needs a pen or pencil. Do you use British or American English in the test? The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. However, we accept British or American English for the written answers. How do you mark the tests? The centre where your child takes the test sends the completed Reading & Writing tests to Cambridge ESOL. Then a team of trained markers marks the papers very carefully. To make sure that your child gets the fairest possible result, we mark all papers twice What does my child receive after doing the test? Your child will receive an award. This will show how many shields your child received. The maximum score is five shields for each part of the test. A result of one shield means your child can improve a lot in that skill; five shields mean that your child did very well in that skill and answered most questions correctly. With a total of 10 or 11 shields and above, your child should be ready to start preparing for the next Cambridge English exam.

Exam format

Speaking
Whats in the Speaking paper? The Cambridge English: Movers Speaking test has four parts. Candidates take the test alone with the examiner, but someone who speaks your child's language (maybe someone your child knows, like your child's teacher) will introduce your child to the examiner and explain what to do in your child's own language.

Summary
Time allowed: Number of parts: Marks: 57 minutes 4 a maximum of five shields

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Part 1
The examiner will greet the candidate and ask their name. Then the candidate looks at two pictures. The pictures are similar but they have some differences. The examiner asks the candidate to describe four differences in the pictures. Describing differences between pictures. Talking about colour, size, number, position, how people/things look, what people are doing, etc.

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Part 2
The examiner shows four pictures which tell a story and tells the candidate about the first picture. The candidate has to continue the story and describe the other three pictures. Understanding the beginning of a story and then continuing it. Describing pictures.

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Part 3
The examiner shows the candidate four sets of four pictures. In each set of pictures, one picture is different from the others. The candidate has to say which picture is different and explain why. Suggesting a picture which is different and explaining why.

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Part 4
The examiner asks the candidate some questions about themselves (for example school, weekends, friends and hobbies). Understanding and responding to personal questions.

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What does my child need to take to the test? Your child doesnt need to take anything to the Speaking test exam. Should my child use British or American English in the Speaking test? The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test papers is British English. In the Speaking tests, however, we accept British or American pronunciation and vocabulary. How do you mark the Speaking test? The Speaking Examiner marks the Speaking test, and sends the marks to Cambridge ESOL with the completed Listening and Reading & Writing papers. What does my child receive after doing the test? Your child will receive an award. This will show how many shields your child received. The maximum score is five shields for each part of the test. A result of one shield means your child can improve a lot in that skill; five shields mean that your child did very well in that skill and answered most questions correctly. With a total of 10 or 11 shields and above, your child should be ready to start preparing for the next Cambridge English exam.

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