UCLES Young Learners English Tests: STARTERS For students aged 7 – 12 (most Starters are aged 8 – 10) Having had 100 hours of English study Coverage Coverage Longman Age Hours Coverage of STARTERS Topics of Notions of English of and Language Eng.* Concepts Structures Coursebook animal body & clothes family, food & the school, sports & transport s face friends, drink home c/room leisure o/selve languag s e & tests Backpack Level 1 6/7 80 ½ • • • ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Backpack Level 2 7/8 160 • • • • • ½ ½ ½ • Backpack Level 3 8/9 240 • • • • • • Starters notions & concepts Starters Structures ability The alphabet actions and activities Nouns (proper/ common) age Adjectives appearance Determiners colours Pronouns (Demonstrative/ Personal/ Interrogative) feelings There is/ are location & position Verbs (+ve, -ve, interrogative & contractions) numbers 1 – 10 To be, imperative, pres cont sizes Pres simple Modals (can, have (got)) Formulae Conjunctions (or/ and) UCLES Young Learners English Tests: MOVERS For students aged 7 – 12 (most Movers are aged 8 – 11) Having had 175 hours of English study Coverage Coverage Longman Age Hours Coverage of MOVERS Topics of Notions of English of and Language Coursebook Eng.* Concepts Structures animal body, home; food & health local school, sports, transport weathe s face & family, drink places c/room; leisure, r; world clothes friends, languag holidays around o/selve e& us s tests Backpack Level 3 8/9 80 ½ - ½ ½ ½ • ½ ½ ½ - Backpack Level 4 9/10 160 ½ ½ • ½ • ½ • • • • Backpack Level 5 10/11 240 ½ ½ • • • ½ • • • ½ Movers notions & concepts shapes & sizes ability time expressions actions and activities (routines & manner/ past & present) age Movers Structures appearance Nouns (proper/ common) colours Determiners comparisons Adjectives containers Verbs (Past simple) feelings Modals (must & mustn’t/ have (got) to/ shall/ could/ had) greetings Verb forms e.g. like doing/ vb + inf & gerund location & position Adverbs numbers cardinal & ordinal Interrogatives obligation Prepositions offers Conjunctions (but/ because) permission Relative clauses with rel. pronouns possession Formulae requests UCLES Young Learners English Tests: FLYERS For students aged 7 – 12 (most Flyers are aged 10 – 12) Having had 250 hours of English study Coverag Coverage Longman Age Hours of Coverage of FLYERS Topics e of Language English of Notions and Structures Coursebook Eng.* Concept s animal clothes family, folklore food & the occupa places & school sports, weathe world s friends, & cooking home; tions & direc- & edu- leisure r around tions; o/selve fantasy health work cation & us transport s holidays Backpack Level 5 10/11 240 ½ - ½ - - - - - - ½ ½ • Backpack Level 6 11/12 320 ½ ½ ½ • ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ • • Flyers notions & concepts Flyers Structures ability Nouns (proper – incl. Months & seasons) actions and activities (routines & manner/ past & present) Interrogatives age Verbs (past continuous, present perfect, future ‘be going to’ ‘will & appearance might’) colours & patterns Present simple passive comparisons (incl superlatives) Adverbs days of the week Conjunctions (so/ if) directions Pronouns you impersonal feelings Numbers language & tests Tag questions location & position Clauses (when / if) materials numbers cardinal up to 1000; ordinal up to 31st obligation offers permission possession requests the senses shapes & size time Additional notes Backpack up to level 3 is suitable for CYLE Starters exam, with the language, vocabulary and notions adequately covered. Preparation for the Movers exam would require students to get to Backpack level 5 Some supplementing of vocabulary is required for the Movers to ensure coverage of all the items on the vocabulary list. Teachers may wish to refer to the CYLE lists and add the missing items to their normal lessons as topic areas are covered.
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