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.
|10.15 = ten fifteen or (a) quarter past ten||Telling the time||ten fifteen, twenty past one, half past ten, a quarter to two, eleven forty-five, etc.|
simple nouns, including some common irregular ones.
Countable and uncountable nouns.
The names of common shapes.
|Talking about numbers of things
Talking about amounts and quantities
Describing the shape of something
eg book-books, box-boxes, man-men, woman-women, child-children, party-parties
|The formulaic salutation of information writing in messages such as emails, postcards||Written communication||
SET OF LEXICAL ITEMS
|Clothes||dress, shirt, T-shirt, trousers, skirt, boots, socks, trainers, hat, watch
jeans, jacket, tie, coat
|Food, meals and drink||cake, Ice-cream, biscuits, pizza, hamburger, hot-dog, omelette, steak, fish, salad, breakfast, lunch, dinner, milk, juice
bread, tea, coffee, water ,lemonade, egg, chicken, sandwich, sugar, ketchup, chips, cheese, sweets, butter
|Birds||penguin, parrot, duck
|Jobs||teacher, doctor, farmer, secretary, businessman/woman, policeman/woman, shop assistant, in the army, student
|School||pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, book, desk, computer, blackboard, classroom, bag, friends
teacher, homework, work, test, exam, student, lesson
|Transport||helicopter, boat, bus, bicycle, car, train, aeroplane
taxi, bike, motor bicycle, motorbike, tractor, lorry (Brit), truck (Amer)
monkey, lion, bear, elephant, crocodile, cat, dog, snake, tiger, zebra, rabbit, mouse
television, video, chair, table, house, cassette-player, bed, bath, clock, picture, vase, photo, radio, door, mat, window, floor, cupboard
glass, plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork
|Vegetables||potato, tomato, carrot
|Fruit||pear, peach, apple, banana, orange, lemon
cherry, strawberry, melon
|Fish||dolphin, octopus, shark, whale, starfish, fish
|Garden||flower, tree, grass
|Days of the week||day, week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
|Months of the year||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December
|Sports||football, tennis, swimming, basketball, volleyball
baseball, fishing, football match, tennis racket, running
|Places||park, garden, home, school, shop, house, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room
zoo, farm, supermarket, office, cinema, cafe, restaurant, car park, flat, swimming pool, town centre, beach, sea, mountains, town, city, village, fields, country (e.g. England etc.), countryside
|Musical instruments||guitar, piano, drum
|Toys||ball, kite, castle, soldiers, paint, paintbrush, puppet, drum, gun
|Weather||sun, rain, wind, snow, hot, cold
|Parts of the body||hair, eyes, mouth, face, arms, legs, foot/feet, head, hands
|Cardinal numbers||one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty
twenty-one to sixty
|Time expressions||four fifteen, [a] quarter past/to four, half past four, ten past four, etc.
morning, evening, today
|Exams||letters, words, sentence, question, answer, story
|Family members and people||mother, father, brother, sister, baby, girl, boy, children
aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother, grandfather, Mum, Dad, man, woman, friend
|Shapes||square, circle, triangle, rectangle
|Miscellaneous||film, newspaper, magazine, star, moon, thing|
SETS OF LEXICAL ITEMS
|Size||tall, short, big, small, favourite, best, little|
|Colours||black, blue, green, yellow, white, orange, red, grey, brown, pink, purple|
|Age||old, young, new|
|Other||clever, nice, good|
|VERBS||watch, play, listen, cook, wear, go ,red, write, eat, drink, sit, stand, have, has, us, are, am, live, work, walk, run, sleep, ride, drive, make, do, understand, want, like, can, swim, look, have/as got, get up, start, talk, buy, tell, clean, wash
a, an, the
|PERSONAL PRONOUNS||I, you, he, she, it, we, they
me, him, them, us
|POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES||my, your, his, her, our, their
|PREPOSITIONS||in, under, behind, on, near, in front of, at, to, (by, about, for - may appear in certain expressions; not tested)
|QUESTION WORDS||What, When, Why, Where, Who, Whose
|ADVERBS||today, now, at the moment, never, always, sometimes, often, usually, every day, every week
|CONJUNCTIONS||because, and, or, then, next
|DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS||this, that, these, those|