YLE Movers

Cambridge English : Movers, also known as Young Learners English (YLE) : Movers, is the second of three tests specifically designed for school children aged between 7 and 12. Cambridge English : Movers shows a child is beginning to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a very basic level. This test help children build on their language skills and create a positive attitude to make further progress in English.


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Test Format


Paper Content Marks
Listening
(about 25 minutes)
5 parts / 25 questions a maximum of five shields
Reading and Writing
(30 minutes)
6 parts / 40 questions a maximum of five shields
Speaking
(5 – 7 minutes)
4 parts a maximum of five shields




Listening


The Cambridge English : Movers (YLE Movers) Listening test has five parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Children will hear each recording twice.



Part 1

What's in Part 1? A big picture which shows people doing different things. Above and below the picture, there are some names. Children have to listen carefully to a conversation between an adult and a child and draw a line from each name to the correct person on the big picture.
What should children practise? Listening for names and descriptions.
How many questions are there? 5



Part 2

What's in Part 2? A short conversation between two people. There is a form or a page of a notebook with some missing words (gaps). Children have to listen to the recording and write a missing word or number in each gap.
What should children practise? Listening for names, spellings and other information.
How many questions are there? 5



Part 3

What's in Part 3? A conversation between an adult and a child. The child is talking about what they did on different days during one week. Children have to listen carefully and draw a line from the day of the week to the picture which shows what the child did on that day.
What should children practise? Listening for specific information (past tense).
How many questions are there? 5



Part 4

What's in Part 4? Five short conversations. There is a question and three pictures for each conversation. Children have to decide which picture shows the right answer to the question and put a tick in the box under it.
What should children practise? Listening for specific information.
How many questions are there? 5



Part 5

What's in Part 5? A big picture. Children have to listen carefully to a conversation between an adult and a child. The adult asks the child to colour different objects in the picture and to write a simple word or draw an object. Children have to follow the instructions.
What should children practise? Listening for words, colours and specific information.
How many questions are there? 5

Reading and Writing

The Cambridge English : Movers (YLE Movers) Reading and Writing test has seven parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. For all parts of the Reading and Writing test, children must spell their answers correctly.



Part 1

What's in Part 1? On the left, there are eight pictures of things with the English word under them. On the right, there are six definitions (sentences that describe or explain six of the eight things on the left). Children need to choose which picture matches each definition and copy the correct word under it.
What should children practise? Reading short definitions and matching to words. Writing words.
How many questions are there? 6



Part 2

What's in Part 2? A big picture and six sentences about the picture. Some of the sentences describe the picture correctly and some do not. If the sentence is true, children have to write ‘yes’ after it. If the sentence is not true, they have to write ‘no’.
What should children practise? Reading sentences about a picture. Writing one-word answers.
How many questions are there? 6



Part 3

What's in Part 3? A short conversation between two people. Children have to decide what the second speaker says each time (A, B or C).
What should children practise? Reading a conversation. Choosing the correct responses.
How many questions are there? 6



Part 4

What's in Part 4? A text with some missing words (gaps) in it. Next to the text there are some small pictures and words. Children have to decide which word goes in each gap and copy it. For the last question, they have to choose the best title for the text from a choice of three possible titles.
What should children practise? Reading for specific information and gist (the main idea of a text). Copying words.
How many questions are there? 7



Part 5

What's in Part 5? A story in three parts. Each part of the story has a picture. After each part of the story, children have to complete sentences about the story using one, two or three words.
What should children practise? Reading a story. Completing sentences.
How many questions are there? 10



Part 6

What's in Part 6? A text with some missing words (gaps). Next to the line where each word is missing, there is a choice of three possible answers. Children have to decide which answer is correct and copy the word into the gap.
What should children practise? Reading and understanding a factual text. Simple grammar. Copying words.
How many questions are there? 5

Speaking

The Cambridge English : Movers (YLE Movers) 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.



Part 1

What's in Part 1? The examiner will greet the child and ask their name. Then they look at two pictures. The pictures are similar but they have some differences. The examiner asks the child to describe four differences in the pictures.
What should children practise? Describing differences between pictures. Talking about colour, size, number, position, how people/things look, what people are doing, etc.



Part 2

What's in Part 2? The examiner shows four pictures which tell a story and tells the child about the first picture. The child has to continue the story and describe the other three pictures.
What should children practise? Understanding the beginning of a story and then continuing it. Describing pictures.



Part 3

What's in Part 3? The examiner shows the child four sets of four pictures. In each set of pictures, one picture is different from the others. The child has to say which picture is different and explain why.
What should children practise? Suggesting a picture which is different and explaining why.



Part 4

What's in Part 4? The examiner asks the child some questions about him/herself (for example, school, weekends, friends and hobbies).
What should children practise? Understanding and responding to personal questions.