Guided learning hours: 50-75
Pass marks: Refer:<50%; Pass: 50-64%; Merit: 65-79%; Distinction: 80%+
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What does the Primary STEP test?
- About 400 words (the First STEP and Junior words plus 200 more) in familiar categories like jobs, feelings, weather
- How to make questions and answers
- How to say you can and can’t do things
- How to say you’ve got things, like things, haven’t got things and don’t like things
- How to say the time and describe when things happen
- Understanding messages
What does the learner have to do in their Primary exam?
- Read and choose answers
- Match words
- Fill in gaps
- Write some words and phrases
Student performance indicators
- Has a basic active vocabulary of about 300 words
- Can tell the time
- Can describe present actions, give personal and family information, describe habits, routines, and everyday activities
- Can communicate when and how often an action or event takes place
- Can form questions and negatives
Grammar and structures list
Grammar and Structure
What are they used for?
|There is/ there are||Identifying something/ someone||There is a book on the table.
There are four girls in the kitchen.
|Present simple||Talking about habits, routines, facts (Such as where a person lives), the actions of everyday life||My uncle lives in a small house.
She is thirteen years old.
I always take the bus to school
|The present simple with the verb 'like' + 'ing' in the third person singular and plural||Describing what people or animals like doing||
My cat likes sleeping in the garden.
|Present continuous||Talking about the present actions||My brothers are playing football in the park at the moment.|
|Interrogative forms of the above two tenses||Asking and answering questions about the above||
Do they often go to the cinema?
|Negative forms of the above two tenses||Making the above negative||Sure doesn't like dogs.
John isn't studying now, he is talking on the phone.
|The modal 'can'||Describing an ability or skill||
He can play the guitar.
|All personal pronouns as subject or object - I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, you, him, her, it, us, them||Describing and identifying people, animals and objects||
Do you want my father?
|Demonstrative pronouns - this, these, that, those||Asking for, and giving information||These are tables.
That family is rich
Is this a kettle?
|because, and, or, but||Linking sentence parts and ideas||John and Mary are in the garden because it is sunny.|
|What, Who, Where, When, Why, How many||Asking questions about people, animals and objects||
What is this?
|Adverbs of time - today, now, at the moment
Adverbs of frequency - always, never, sometimes, often, usually, every day, every week, every month
|Describing when and how often someone does something or something happens. Discriminating between the present continuous and the present simple||
I usually eat an egg for breakfast.
|in, on, at, to||Talking about time, place, position||The examination finishes at 4 pm.
My brother is 10 years old in August.
I am going to Disney World on 1st August.