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GEP YL A1 Exam Dolphins

Level A1 is described by the CEFR as the lowest level of generative language.

The YL GEP English Exam A1 tests the young learner’s ability to interact in a simple way, ask and answer simple questions about themselves, where they live, people they know, and things they have.

The GEP YL A1 exam also tests a student’s capacity to initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

GEP YL A1 Exam- Grammar tested

  • Adjectives: common and demonstrative
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Going to
  • How much/how many and very common uncountable nouns
  • I’d like
  • Imperatives (+/-)
  • Intensifiers - very basic
  • Modals: can/can’t/could/couldn’t
  • Past simple of “to be”
  • Past Simple
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Possessive s
  • Prepositions, common
  • Prepositions of place
  • Prepositions of time, including in/on/at
  • Present continuous
  • Present simple
  • Pronouns: simple, personal
  • Questions
  • There is/are
  • To be, including question+negatives
  • Verb + ing: like/hate/love
  • GEP A1 Exam- Vocabulary tested
  • Food and drink
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Personal information
  • Things in the town, shops, and shopping
  • Verbs – basic

GEP YL A1 Exam- Topics of Conversation tested

  • Family life
  • Hobbies and pastimes
  • Holidays
  • Leisure activities
  • School

In general, the GEP YL A1 Exam tests the young learner’s basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way.

Example: the student can ask basic questions about items in a classroom and understand simple answers.

GEP YL A2 Exam

The GEP YL A2 Exam tests the young learner’s general ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express himself in familiar contexts.

The GEP YL A2 Exam determines the student’s listening ability to understand phrases and expressions related to areas of immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, games, school, etc.).

The GEP YL A2 Exam also tests a student’s capacity to generally identify the topic of discussion around him and his ability to recognise when speakers agree and disagree in a conversation.

GEP YL A2 Exam- Grammar tested

  • Adjectives – comparative, – use of than and a definite article
  • Adjectives – superlative – use of definite article
  • Adverbial phrases of time, place and frequency – including word order
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • Articles – with countable and uncountable nouns
  • Countable and Uncountables: much/many
  • Future Time (will and going to)
  • Gerunds
  • Going to
  • Imperatives
  • Modals – can/could
  • Modals – have to
  • Modals – should
  • Past continuous
  • Past simple
  • Phrasal verbs – common
  • Possessives – use of ‘s, s’
  • Prepositional phrases (place, time and movement)
  • Prepositions of time: on/in/at
  • Present continuous
  • Present continuous for future
  • Present perfect
  • Questions
  • Verb + ing/infinitive: like/
  • want-would like
  • Wh-questions in past
  • Zero and 1st conditional

GEP YL A2 Exam- Vocabulary tested

  • Adjectives: personality, description, feelings
  • Food and drink
  • Things in the town
  • School

GEP YL A2 Exam- Topics of Conversation tested

  • Education
  • Hobbies and pastimes
  • Holidays
  • Play and Games

In general, the GEP YL A2 Exam tests the learner’s social functions like greeting people, asking how they are and handling very short social exchanges.

The GEP YL A2 Exam also probes the ability of the young learner to get out and about, asking for information and directions, making simple transactions in the school cafeteria and getting simple information.

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