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LEVEL TEST STUDY GUIDE A2

ONLINE LAUREATE TEST

TIME: 1 hour for the exam / 15 minutes for the Induction

SECTIONS:

I. Listening: 20 minutes-20 questions II. Reading: 20 minutes-20 questions

 You will hear each talk only once.  You will read 18 passages each one
followed by 1 or 2 questions (multiple
 It has 2 parts: 15 short talks and 5 short choice questions)
conversations.

 You will hear the question and see the


question on your screen.

IV. Writing :10 minutes for 1 task (Describe a


III. Speaking: about 10 minutes for 3 tasks picture)

 You will use a headset with a microphone  DESCRIBE (everything you can see in
the picture, all the details that are
 You will be given a sheet of paper to write
important)
some important words
 Key words to describe a picture: Who?
 You will have 30 seconds to prepare your Where? What is happening?
answer and 60 seconds to speak. (you can
see a timer counting down to zero).  You will have to write at least 30 words.

Task 1: Describe a picture


Task 2: Describe a person, place or thing
Task 3: Describe a habit or routine

SOME GENERAL TIPS:

 Control your time.  Never press END TEST during the exam

 Read the directions in each section carefully


before answering the questions.  There are not grammar or vocabulary
sections so be careful when you do the
speaking and writing section. (those sub
skills are going to be evaluated there)

 Check the following buttons during the exam:  You will be invited to the MPT (Mini
NEXT/SECTION TIME REMAINING Practice Test) a week before your level
/SUBMIT/END TEST test. This MPT doesn´t have a score it is
only for you to be familiar with the format of
the exam.
 Use simple connectors in writing and speaking  Use lexical chunks in your speaking, for
tests, for example; and, but, because, so instance; I think There is/are… I consider/
as far as I can see/in my opinion/ In
short/In conclusion/To wrap up etc.

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 If during the speaking test appears something like this, don’t be nervous, just close it, and
continue with your speaking exam.

GRAMMAR YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR LEVEL A2

The verb Be: Articles:


- Statements (affirmative and negative) - Indefinite article a/an
- Yes/No questions and Information questions - Definite article the

Prepositions: Simple present:


- of time: at, on, in - Statements (affirmative and negative)
- of place: at, on, in - Yes/No questions and Information question
Present continuous: Simple Past:
- Statements (affirmative and negative) - Statements (affirmative and negative)
- Yes/No questions and Information questions - Yes/No questions and Information questions

Simple Future: Present perfect:


- Statements (affirmative and negative) - Statements (affirmative and negative)
- Yes/No questions and Information questions - Yes/No questions and Information questions

- Simple present passive: - There is, there are


- Statements - Singular and plural nouns
- Questions - Countable and uncountable nouns
- How much and How many.
- Frequency adverbs: always, sometimes, - Modals: can, could, may, might, should, must,
never, often, etc. have to, etc.
- Be better

- Demonstratives: this, these, that, those - Adjectives: Comparatives and superlatives

- Possessive adjectives - Tag questions


- Possessive nouns - First conditional/second conditional
- Possessive pronouns - Would like in offers and requests

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