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This is a beginners / lower primary English as a Second Language (ESL) examination. It was given to primary-school grade 1 students in Asia whose native language was not English.
If you're finding it tough to have to put together a test for such young or low level learners, this will take the pain out of it for you.
The exam starts with a READING PASSAGE about a girl, her name, age, her parents, and her pet. There are 10 multi-choice reading comprehension questions.
The next section is dialogue, firstly about "WHAT IS THIS?" relating to BODY PARTS [5 multi choice questions]:
- This is a hand
The second part of the DIALOGUE section [another 5 multi-choice] asks, "IS THIS A...?" The vocabulary is items such as:
- Is this a ball? No, it's a...
- a kite? Yes, it is.
- a car
- a bicycle
- teddy bear
The third section is VOCABULARY. For the first five questions here, students have to take the vocabulary words from a box and write them to match up to a picture. It's about FEELINGS:
The next part of the vocabulary section [5 more questions] is about recognising the written form of NUMBERS. It is fill in the blanks from a box. For example, a cat has ______ legs.
The next section is GRAMMAR of ARTICLES (A/AN). For 10 questions students have to fill in A or AN. For example, This is ______ (A/AN) egg.
The final section is a writing section where the students are prompted to write about LIKE and DON'T LIKE,.
This test is given to primary-school ESL learners in Thailand. The test was 1 hour in duration. Results ranged across the board in a fair spread representative of ability (and representative of effort/concentration in class!).
The file is in Word and you can edit it if you need. There is an answer key too.
I hope it's useful to you.
I'm aware that it's not the best idea to test kids so young, but unfortunately we may have to follow the education system of the country in which we are teaching English.