English Language Certification for Kids

Level A1 – The Pixel Woods

Level A1 – The Pixel Woods is aimed at students who have completed a course of studies classified at Level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and is specially designed for students aged 7-12 years old.

According to CEFR, the aim of this particular examination is for the student to be able to understand everyday expressions and basic phrases in order to satisfy the needs of certain exercises, while also being able to interact in a simple way, given that the interlocutor talks in a slow and clear manner and is prepared to help.

The passing score is 50% with the final mark deriving from the calculation of the average of all modules of the examination.

Main Characteristics

  • Level: YLE A1 – (CEFR)
  • Format: Written
  • Skills assessed: Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing & Speaking
  • Duration of the examination: 90 minutes total- Listening Duration: 10 minutes – the recording is played twice
    - GVR & Writing Duration: 80 minutes
  • Speaking Duration: Maximum 5 minutes

Main Characteristics

  • Level: YLE A1 – (CEFR)
  • Format: Written
  • Skills assessed: Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing & Speaking
  • Duration of the examination: 90 minutes total- Listening Duration: 10 minutes – the recording is played twice
    - GVR & Writing Duration: 80 minutes
  • Speaking Duration: Maximum 5 minutes

Examination Format

Listening

Exercise 1: Multiple choice A, B or C; choose the correct picture based on short dialogue.

Number of questions: 8

Exercise 2: Choose the appropriate response A, B or C.

Number of questions: 6

Exercise 3: Fill in based on the dialogue.

Number of questions: 6

Total Marks: 20

Grammar/Vocabulary

Exercise 4: Multiple choice A, B or C, grammar questions.

Number of questions: 7

Exercise 5: Multiple choice A, B or C, vocabulary questions.

Number of questions: 7

Exercise 6: Fill in the text by choosing A, B or C.

Number of questions: 6

Total Marks: 15

Reading

Exercise 7: fill in the text (1-6) by completing the missing sentences (A-F).

Number of questions: 6

Exercise 8: Multiple choice A, B or C to answer the questions.

Number of questions: 7

Exercise 9: Fill in the sentences by using information from the text (use 1-3 words).

Number of questions: 7

Total Marks: 20

Writing

Choose one of two tasks.

Approximately 60 – 80 words.

Total Marks: 20

Speaking

Part 1: Personal Questions

Part 2: Picture Description

Part 3: Follow – up questions based on the content of the picture.

Total Marks: 20