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Cambridge English: Pre A1 Starters

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Pre-A1 Starters

Practice for the Cambridge Pre A1 Starters formerly known as Cambridge English: YLE Starters. It is targeted at a beginner level of English on the CEFR scale.

young learners placement test



This level helps students take their first step towards:

  • understanding basic English content in books and on the internet
  • enjoying songs, television and films in English
  • making friends with English speakers.
Our young learners placement test is a free placement 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 which Cambridge English course to follow.
In addition, we regularly add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A1 Movers test.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

There are materials specifically concerned with a particular grammar structure at this beginner level of English, useful for when it is being introduced for the first time. The main structure at this level is the Present Simple and you will find resources for this as well as others such as frequency adverbs.

There are resources at a beginner level that will give students practice in reading and writing. The reading materials are reading comprehensions but can be easily adapted for other reading practice. At this low level, the writing materials are generally guided writings.

Links to Young Learners Exams:

Cambridge English: Young Learners, also known as Young Learners English Tests, is 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 (Beginner) | A1 Movers (Elementary) | A2 Flyers (Pre-Intermediate)