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Welcome to our free Pre A1 Starters Practice Test for the Reading and Writing section, which tells you if you are ready to take the Cambridge English Pre A1 Starters at your local centre.

Pre A1 Starters Practice test is a free test designed for students between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. It will take about 20 minutes to complete, and it will suggest if you are ready to take the test. You can opt to receive your results by email.

Pre A1 Starters Practice Test

Press the next button once you have completed each section. When you complete the test, press the submit button.

Part 1


- 5 questions -

Look and read. Choose the correct answer. There are two examples.


watchThis is a watch.Yes
pencilThis is a pen.No



1sunThis is the sun.
2frogThis is a frog. 
3handThis is a head. 
4computerThis is a phone. 
5onionThis is an onion. 

Part 2


- 5 questions -

Look and read. Choose the Yes or No.


There is a lamp next to the armchair.Yes
There are two pictures on the wall.No


1There are two dogs.
2The baby is eating a burger. 
3The man and boy are watering the plants. 
4The car is blue. 
5There are two people sitting down. 

Part 3


- 5 questions -

Look at the pictures. Look at the letters. Write the words.


hippoh i p p op i h o p



1s h r o e
2frog g r f o
3u c d k
4 g e t i r
5 o s m u e

Part 4


- 5 questions -

Read this. Choose a word from the box.

 A classroom is in a school. A teacher gives lessons there. A teacher writes on a big white (1)   on the wall. Children learn in a classroom. They sit on (2) and there are desks in front of them. On the desks, they have (3) and rulers. They read (4) write stories, draw pictures, and (5) .







Part 5


- 5 questions -

Look at the pictures and read the questions. Write one-word answers.


Where are the people going? a party
How many people are there?four


1What colour is the man's shirt?a shirt


2What are the people sitting on?some
3How many people are at the table? people


4What is the boy doing?
5What is the man holding up?his


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We regularly add listening and speaking exercises in addition to the reading and writing exercises. We also include videos to help you prepare for this section of the Pre A1 Starters test so you can feel confident on test day.
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Cambridge English: Young Learners, also known as Young Learners English Tests, are a suite of English language examinations specially designed for children in primary and lower-secondary school. The tests are provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Pre A1 Starters | A1 Movers (Beginner) | A2 Flyers (Elementary)

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