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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 Cambridge English: Starters test will start being used for exam sessions from January 2018.
These are the main changes to Cambridge English: Starters from January 2018:
Cambridge English: 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
The Cambridge English: Starters Listening test has four parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Children will hear each recording twice.
The Cambridge English: 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.
The Cambridge English: 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.