Test Matrix - Level A1

Test A (8-10 years); Test B (11-14 years); Test C (15-18 years)

Total duration of the Test: 60 minutes

Parts of the test Skills Type of texts Type of items Marks
Part I
Oral Comprehension (15 minutes)
Understand simple and short sentences in current language (recorded material). Identify main information of dialogues and short messages. Dialogues (daily, family, school or social situations) telephone messages

Selection Items:

Multiple choice

Association

Group I – 4 items

Group II – 3 items

Group III – 5 items

25

marks

Part II
Reading and writing

(35 minutes)

Reading:

Understand short and simple texts in everyday language.

Identify the essential information of texts of various kinds.

Dialogues
Dictionaries entries
Warnings
Recipes
Informative texts

TLiterary text of Portuguese authors or of Portuguese writing (very short extracts)

Selection Items:

Completion

Association

Multiple choice

T/F Items

Group I – 4 items

Group II – 5 items

Group III – 5 items

Group IV – 4 items

Group V – 5 items

25

marks

Writing:

Produce texts, in an articulated way, on concrete and known subjects.

Use standard phrasic patterns and expressions of very frequent use, about oneself, about other persons, and about everyday matters.

Use a linguistic repertoire commonly used on concrete subjects.

Postcards/electronic messages
Invitations
Messages

Construction item

Extended answer

1 item

25

marks

Part III
Oral expression

(7 - 10 minutes each pair of candidates)

Interact simply with the examiner and another candidate.

To produce expressions of very frequent use and very simple phrase structures..

Interview

Descriptive statement

Oriented oral production items:

Script interview

Interaction on topics/images

25

marks

Camões, I.P.
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