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A2 Flyers

Flyers

Exam Preparation

A2 Flyers

Exam Preparation

A2 Flyers

Exam format

A2 Flyers is the start of a child’s language learning journey. The test is made up of three papers developed to encourage and motivate young learners.

About 25 minutes

A2 Flyers Listening test has five parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Children will hear each recording twice. Children may achieve a maximum of 5 shields.

 

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.
  • 5 questions
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.
  • 5 questions
Part 3:
  • Two sets of pictures. On the left, there are some pictures of people and their names, or other named places or objects. On the right, there is a set of pictures with letters but no words. Children have to listen to a conversation between two people and match each of the pictures on the right to one of the named pictures on the left.
  • 5 questions
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.
  • 5 questions
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. Children have to follow the instructions.
  • 5 questions

40 minutes

A2 Flyers 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. Children may achieve a maximum of 5 shields.

Part 1:
  • Fifteen words and ten definitions (sentences that describe or explain ten of the fifteen words). Children have to write the correct word next to each definition.
  • 10 questions.
Part 2:
  • A short conversation between two people. Everything that the first speaker says is printed on the question paper, with gaps for the second speaker’s answers. For each gap, children have to choose the correct answer from a list (A–H).
  • 5 questions.
Part 3:
  • A text with some missing words (gaps) in it (a noun, adjective or verb). Next to the text there is a box with words in it. Children have to choose the correct word from the box for each gap and copy it. For the last question, children have to choose the best title for the text from a choice of three possible titles.
  • 6 questions.
Part 4:
  • 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.
  • 10 questions.
Part 5:
  • A complete story, and seven sentences about the story. Each sentence has a gap which children have to complete using one, two, three or four words.
  • 7 questions.
Part 6:
  • A text from a letter or diary with five gaps. Children have to write the missing word in each of the five gaps. There is no list of words to choose from.
  • 5 questions.
Part 7:
  • Children write a story based on three pictures.
  • 1 question.

7 – 9 minutes

A2 Flyers 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. Children may achieve a maximum of 5 shields.

Part 1:
  • The examiner will greet the child and ask their name, family name and age. 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.
Part 2:
  • The child and the examiner each have two similar pictures (for example, pictures of two different classrooms). The examiner has information about one picture, and the child has information about the other picture. First, the examiner asks the child questions about one picture, and then the child asks similar questions about the other picture.
Part 3:
  • 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. The title of the story and the name(s) of the main character(s) are provided.
Part 4:
  • The examiner asks the child some questions about him/herself (for example, school, hobbies, birthday, family or holidays).
Can Do statements

Linked to the CEFR, Can Do statements show what a learner can do at each level.

Read the Can Do statements for Starters, Movers and Flyers.

Sample tests
A2 Flyers sample tests
Word List and Word List Picture Book

The colourful A2 Flyers Word List Picture Book has many of the words children have to learn for the A2 Flyers test.

Download the A2 Flyers Wordlist Picture book

You can use the A2 Flyers Wordlist to help children to improve their English and learn new words.

Download the A2 Flyers Wordlist

The A2 Flyers classroom activities book will help children get better at English and learn new words.

Download the A2 Flyers classroom activities book

The A2 Flyers progress charts for students and teachers will help motivate learners.
Download the A2 Flyers progress charts

Speaking test videos with examiners’ commentary

These videos will help your students understand what happens during a speaking test. You can also download examiner comments for each video.

Exam format

A2 Flyers is the start of a child’s language learning journey. The test is made up of three papers developed to encourage and motivate young learners.

About 25 minutes

A2 Flyers Listening test has five parts. Each part begins with one or two examples. Children will hear each recording twice. Children may achieve a maximum of 5 shields.

 

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.
  • 5 questions
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.
  • 5 questions
Part 3:
  • Two sets of pictures. On the left, there are some pictures of people and their names, or other named places or objects. On the right, there is a set of pictures with letters but no words. Children have to listen to a conversation between two people and match each of the pictures on the right to one of the named pictures on the left.
  • 5 questions
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.
  • 5 questions
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. Children have to follow the instructions.
  • 5 questions

40 minutes

A2 Flyers 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. Children may achieve a maximum of 5 shields.

Part 1:
  • Fifteen words and ten definitions (sentences that describe or explain ten of the fifteen words). Children have to write the correct word next to each definition.
  • 10 questions.
Part 2:
  • A short conversation between two people. Everything that the first speaker says is printed on the question paper, with gaps for the second speaker’s answers. For each gap, children have to choose the correct answer from a list (A–H).
  • 5 questions.
Part 3:
  • A text with some missing words (gaps) in it (a noun, adjective or verb). Next to the text there is a box with words in it. Children have to choose the correct word from the box for each gap and copy it. For the last question, children have to choose the best title for the text from a choice of three possible titles.
  • 6 questions.
Part 4:
  • 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.
  • 10 questions.
Part 5:
  • A complete story, and seven sentences about the story. Each sentence has a gap which children have to complete using one, two, three or four words.
  • 7 questions.
Part 6:
  • A text from a letter or diary with five gaps. Children have to write the missing word in each of the five gaps. There is no list of words to choose from.
  • 5 questions.
Part 7:
  • Children write a story based on three pictures.
  • 1 question.

7 – 9 minutes

A2 Flyers 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. Children may achieve a maximum of 5 shields.

Part 1:
  • The examiner will greet the child and ask their name, family name and age. 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.
Part 2:
  • The child and the examiner each have two similar pictures (for example, pictures of two different classrooms). The examiner has information about one picture, and the child has information about the other picture. First, the examiner asks the child questions about one picture, and then the child asks similar questions about the other picture.
Part 3:
  • 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. The title of the story and the name(s) of the main character(s) are provided.
Part 4:
  • The examiner asks the child some questions about him/herself (for example, school, hobbies, birthday, family or holidays).
Can Do statements

Linked to the CEFR, Can Do statements show what a learner can do at each level.

Read the Can Do statements for Starters, Movers and Flyers.

Sample tests
A2 Flyers sample tests
Word List and Word List Picture Book

The colourful A2 Flyers Word List Picture Book has many of the words children have to learn for the A2 Flyers test.

Download the A2 Flyers Wordlist Picture book

You can use the A2 Flyers Wordlist to help children to improve their English and learn new words.

Download the A2 Flyers Wordlist

The A2 Flyers classroom activities book will help children get better at English and learn new words.

Download the A2 Flyers classroom activities book

The A2 Flyers progress charts for students and teachers will help motivate learners.
Download the A2 Flyers progress charts

Speaking test videos with examiners’ commentary

These videos will help your students understand what happens during a speaking test. You can also download examiner comments for each video.