Young LearnersYoung Learners English Tests (YLE)Sample papersStarters1VolumeOne UCLES 2014 CE/2063a/4Y01
IntroductionCambridge English: Young Learners is a series of fun, motivating English language tests for children in primary and lowersecondary education. The tests are an excellent way for children to gain confidence and improve their English.There are three levels: Cambridge English: Starters Cambridge English: Movers Cambridge English: FlyersAbout these sample papersThese sample papers show you what the Cambridge English: Starters test looks like. When children know what to expect inthe test, they will feel more confident and prepared.To prepare for Cambridge English: Starters, children can practise parts of the test or do the complete practice test.Listening sample testTo download the Cambridge English: Starters Listening sample test go 1For further information about the three levels of Cambridge English: Young Learners and for more sample papers, go towww.cambridgeenglish.org/younglearners
Centre NumberCandidate NumberCambridge Young Learners EnglishStartersListeningSample PaperThere are 20 questions.You will need coloured pens or pencils.My name is:.Starters ListeningStarters ListeningGo to the Introduction to downloadthe Listening sample test.
Starters ListeningPart 1– 5 questions –Listen and draw lines. There is one example.3
– 5 questions –Read the question. Listen and write a name or a number.There are two examples.ExamplesStreet SchoolHall.Which school does the boy go to?How many football shirts does the boy want?412.Starters ListeningPart 2
Starters ListeningQuestions1How many small shirts doesthe boy want?.2What’s the teacher’s name?Mr3Which class is the boy in?.4What’s the boy’s name?.5Where does the boy live?.5.Street
Starters ListeningPart 3– 5 questions –Listen and tick ( ) the box. There is one example.How is Bill going to his grandpa’s house?A 1CWhat are the new animals at the zoo?A2BBCBCWhere’s Lucy’s book?A6
Starters Listening3What does Tom want for his birthday?A4CWhat can Tony do with the ball in the house?A5BBCWhat cake can they make today?ABC7
– 5 questions –Listen and colour. There is one example.8Starters ListeningPart 4
Starters ListeningStarters ListeningMarking KeyPart 4 5 marks1Colour boat with lots of windows – blue2Colour boat next to wall, with bird on – green3Colour toy boat (with boy) – yellow4 Colour boat driven by waving woman – pink( ) Acceptable extra words are placed inbrackets/ A single slash is placed betweenacceptable alternative words within ananswer// A double slash is placed betweenacceptable alternative complete answersPart 15 marksLines should be drawn between:1Doll and under apple2Ball and between shells3Spider and on chair4 Frog and in water5Radio and on girl’s footPart 2 5 marks1112C-R-O-S-S384 B-E-N5W-H-I-T-EPart 3 5 marks1A2C3B4 C5C5Colour boat with sun on sail – red
Now listen to Part One again.That is the end of Part One.Part Two.TapescriptL ook at the picture. Listen and write a name or anumber. There are two examples.MHello.R rubricFch Female childMch Hello. I want some new football shirts for myschool, please.F Female adultMch Male childMOK. What’s the name of your school?MchIt’s Hall Street School.MH-A-L-L?MchThat’s right. Hall Street School. It’s new.Hello. This is the Cambridge Starters Listening test.MAnd how many shirts do you want?Look at Part One. Now look at the picture.Listen and look. There is one example.MchTwelve, please.MTwelve. That’s a lot.MchThey’re for my class.R an you see the answers? Now you listen and writeCa name or a number.M Male adultRStarters ListeningStarters ListeningRFCan you see the kite?MYes, I can.FGood! Put the kite next to the duck.MNext to the duck OK!RCan you see the line? This is an example.MDo you want small shirts or big shirts?Now you listen and draw lines.MchI’d like eleven small shirts, please.OneMEleven?FNow put the doll under the apple. Can you see it?MchYes, please.MYes! It’s on the tree.RTwoFGood. Put the doll under the apple.MchAnd I’d like one big shirt for our teacher, please.MRight. I’m doing that now.MOh, yes. What’s your teacher’s name?RTwoMchIt’s Mr Cross.FCan you see the two shells?MIs that C-R-O-S-S?MYes, I can.MchYes, that’s right. Mr Cross is our sports teacher.FPut the ball between them, please.RThreeMThe ball between the shells? OK.MAnd which class are you in?RThreeMchI’m in class 8.MAnd where can I put the spider?MClass 8?FPardon?MchYes.MThe spider. Can I put it on the chair?RFourFOn the chair? Yes!MAnd what’s your name?RFourMchIt’s Ben. That’s B-E-N.FThat frog’s got a nice face.MThank you, Ben.MYes, it has. Can I put the frog in the water?MchOK.FYes.RFiveMI’m putting it in the water. It’s happy there!MAnd where do you live?RFiveMchI live in White Street.MThere’s a girl in this garden too!MWhite Street? W-H-I-T-E?FYes. Can you put the radio on her foot?MchThat’s right.MSorry? Put the radio on the girl’s foot?MThank you.FYes. That’s great! Thank you!RNow listen to Part Two again.OneStarters11
Starters Listening That is the end of Part Two. art Three. Look at the pictures. Now listen andPlook. There is one example. How is Bill going to hisgrandpa’s house?FchWhere’s Bill?MchHe’s going to his grandpa’s house.FchIs he walking or riding his bike?MchHis dad’s driving him in his new car!RCan you see the tick? Now you listen and tick the box.One. What are the new animals at the zoo?R an you see the orange boat? This is an example.CNow you listen and colour.OneFLook at that big boat.MchYes, it’s got lots of windows in it.FWould you like to colour that boat?MchYes, I want to colour it blue.FGood. A blue boat with lots of windows.RTwoFAnd can you see the boat next to the wall?MchYes. There’s a bird on that boat.FColour that boat green.MchGreen?FYes, please.RThreeFThe people in the picture are having a nice day.MchYes. Look at that boy in the water. He’s got a toy boat.FOh yes. Have you got a yellow pencil?MchYes.FWell, colour his toy boat yellow.RFourMchRight. What now?FLook at that boat. There’s a woman in it.MchYes. She’s waving.FLet’s colour that boat pink.MchPink. OK.FThat’s nice.RFiveMchOne of the boats has got a sun on it.FYes, it has. Colour that boat for me now.MchCan I do it red?FThere are some new animals at the zoo.FchWhat are they? Crocodiles? or monkeys?FNo. They’re your favourite animals.FchGiraffes! Wow!RTwo. Where’s Lucy’s book?FchMum, where’s my book? It isn’t in my bedroom.FWell, it’s not here in the kitchen, Lucy.FchOh, here it is. In the dining room.FOh, good.RThree. What does Tom want for his birthday?FWould you like a new watch for your birthday, Tom?MchNo, I’d like a computer, please.FNot a guitar?MchNo, I’ve got one of those.RFour. What can Tony do with the ball in the house?FDon’t kick the ball in the house, Tony!MchI’m not, Mum. I’m throwing it!FPlease don’t! You can bounce it.MchOh, OK.RFive. What cake can they make today?FchCan we make a banana cake or a lemon cake, Mum?FNo, sorry. Dad doesn’t like them.FchCan we make an apple cake?F Yes, red for the boat with the sun on it. Thank you. It’s agreat picture now.FOh, yes! Dad likes that.RRNow listen to Part Three again.That is the end of Part Three.Part Four. Look at the picture. Listen and look.There is one example.MchThere are a lot of boats in the sea!FYes. And there’s one on the beach.MchOn the beach?FYes. Colour that boat orange.MchOrange. OK.Now listen to Part Four again.That is the end of the Starters Listening test.
Candidate NumberCambridge Young Learners EnglishStartersReading & WritingSample PaperThere are 25 questions.You have 20 minutes.You will need a pen or pencil.My name is:.Starters Reading & WritingCentre Number
Starters Reading & WritingPart 1– 5 questions –Look and read. Put a tick ( ) or a cross ( ) in the box.There are two examples.ExamplesThis is a jacket. This is a lemon. Questions1This is a face.2
This is a lorry.3This is a robot.4This is a burger.5This is a shop.3Starters Reading & Writing2
Starters Reading & WritingPart 2– 5 questions –Look and read. Writeyes or no.ExamplesThe children’s dad is reading.yes.There’s a lamp on the cupboard.no.Questions1You can see a pear on the table.2The boy’s hat is on his head.3There is a toy hippo in the baby’s hand.4The window is open.5The father has got brown hair.4
– 5 questions –Look at the pictures. Look at the letters. Write the words.Examples o f aQuestions123455Starters Reading & WritingPart 3
Starters Reading & WritingPart 4– 5 questions –Read this. Choose a word from the box. Write the correct wordnext to numbers 1–5. There is one example.A catI live with Sam. Mymy two green (1)(2)bodyand tail are black. I see with. . I walk and run on my four. and I live in Sam’s (3) . .I like eating meat and fish and I drink (4)I sleep a lot in the day and I catch (5). . at night.What am I?I am a cat.examplebodypenradiolegsgardenmiceeyesmilk6
– 5 questions –Look at the pictures and read the questions. Write one-wordanswers.Examplestwo.How many children are there?sheepthe .What is the girl pointing to?Questions1taking a .What is the boy doing?7Starters Reading & WritingPart 5
Starters Reading & Writing2How many cows are there?.3What is the dog wearing?.4Who is smiling?5What is the dog holding?the .a .8
Marking Key( ) Acceptable extra words are placed inbrackets/ A single slash is placed betweenacceptable alternative words within ananswer// A double slash is placed betweenacceptable alternative complete answersPart 15 marks1 2 3 4 5 Part 2 5 marks1no2yes3no4 no5yesPart 3 5 marks1door2bath3desk4 clock5mirrorPart 4 5 marks1eyes2legs3garden4 milk5micePart 5 5 marks1photo25/five3glasses4 (the) girl5cameraStarters Reading & WritingStarters Reading& Writing
Starters SpeakingStarters SpeakingSummary of ProceduresThe usher introduces the child to the examiner.1 The examiner familiarises the child with the picture first and then asks the child topoint out certain items on the scene picture, e.g. ‘Where’s the apple?’2 The examiner asks the child to put object cards in various locations on the scenepicture, e.g. ‘Put the flower next to the house.’3 The examiner asks questions about two of the people or things in the scene picture,e.g. ‘What’s this?’ (Answer: duck) ‘What colour is it?’ (Answer: brown)4 The examiner asks questions about the object cards, e.g. ‘What are these?’ (Answer:chips/fries) and ‘What do you eat for lunch?’5The examiner asks questions about the child, e.g. ‘Who do you play with at school?’
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Cambridge English: Young Learners is a series of fun, motivating English language tests for children in primary and lower secondary education. The tests are an excellent way for children to gain confidence and improve their English. There are three levels: • Cambridge English: Starters • Cambridge English: Movers • Cambridge English: Flyers About these sample papers These sample papers ...