This is an elementary level upper primary English as a Second Language (ESL) examination. It was given to primary-school grade 6 students in Asia whose native language was not English.
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The exam starts with a READING PASSAGE about a PIRATE and his crew. It's written in rhyme (it won't win any poetry awards!) because the book the students were following (SUPER MINDS 6) has some passages in rhyming style.The pirates are relaxing on an island with their treasure when an enemy boat is spotted on the horizon. There are 10 multi-choice reading comprehension questions.
The next section is DIALOGUE, firstly in PAST SIMPLE tense and about a TV series they had watched. e.g. "Did you enjoy the TV series?"
The second part of the dialogue section [another 5 multi-choice] is about two people worrying about having an accident during a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT. e.g. "I’m worried that we are going to have an accident."
The third section is VOCABULARY about PIRATES [10 questions]. Students have to take vocabulary words from a box and fill in the blanks in sentences. e.g. "The pirates kept the jewels in the treasure ________." The vocabulary words are:
The next section is GRAMMAR for PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE. For 5 questions students have to fill in the blanks with FOR or SINCE in sentences. e.g. "I have been interested in science _________ I was 11."
The next 5 are the same style but fill in YET or ALREADY. e.g. "I haven’t seen the pirate ship ____________."
The final section is a WRITING section where the students are prompted (from pictures) to write about items they HAVE GOT or HAVEN'T GOT and for how long they have had the items for.
This test was given to upper 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 to tailor your needs. There is an answer key too.
The content relates to SUPER MINDS 6 (Cambridge publishers). It uses vocabulary and grammar covered in the warm up unit (Back to School) and unit 1 (The Treasure) pages 4 to 15, but you don't necessarily need to be following this course to use the exam.
I hope it's useful to you.