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We regularly review all of our exams to make sure they are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching. The updated Pre A1 Starters test started being used for exam sessions in January 2018.
Download the full list of changes for Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers
These are the main changes to Pre A1 Starters from January 2018:
Pre A1 Starters is made up of three papers developed to encourage and motivate young learners. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.
5 parts/ 25 questions
Linked to the CEFR, Can Do statements show what a learner can do at each level. Read the Can Do statements for Starters, Movers and Flyers.
Pre A1 Starters Listening test has four parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Children will hear each recording twice.
Pre A1 Starters Reading and Writing test has five parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. For all parts of the Reading and Writing test, children must spell their answers correctly.
Pre A1 Starters Speaking test has four parts. Children take the test alone with the examiner, but someone they know who speaks their language (like their teacher) will introduce them to the examiner and explain what to do in their own language.