The examination comprises of three sections: Listening, Reading and Writing and Speaking.
Listening paper: 25 minutes
The listening test contains five parts. In each section, your child has to listen to a number of recorded texts and answer a series of questions. The recording will be played twice. The listening test requires your child to listen to identify information from a number of short conversations, listen for names, descriptions, spelling and other specific information.
Reading and Writing: 30 minutes
The reading and writing paper has six parts. The test includes a range of questions based around pictures, short conversations, texts and a story. Your child is expected to understand basic grammar, read short texts, recognise and spell basic vocabulary and produce short answers.
Speaking test: 5-7 minutes
The speaking test has four parts. Your child takes the exam alone, although they will be introduced to the examiner and given instructions by someone who knows your child’s language. Your child’s ability to use everyday English language and vocabulary, describe pictures, and understand respond to personal questions will be assessed.