Test Matrix - Level A2

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

Total duration of the event: 70 minutes

Parts of the test Skills Type of texts Type of items Marks

Part I
Oral comprehension

(20 minutes)

Understand simple and short sentences in which a current language predominates (recorded material).

Identify the main informative topics of various kinds statements.

Conversations (inserted in everyday situations, in the family, school or social domains)

Phone messages, notes
News (radio or television)
Interviews (radio or television)

Selection Items:

Multiple choice

Association

Completion Items

Group I – 3 items

Group II – 4 items

Group III – 4 items

25

marks

Part II
Reading and writing

(40 minutes)

Reading:

Understand and interpret short and simple texts in which current language predominates.

Identify main information, topics and subjects of texts of various kinds.



Dialogues
Informal letters/electronic messages
Warnings, signs.
Informative texts

News

Literary text of Portuguese or Portuguese-speaking authors (short excerpts)

Selection Items:

Multiple choice

Completion

Association

T/F Items

Group I – 5 items

Grouo II – 5 items

Group III – 6 items

Group IV – 4 items

Group V – 6 items

25

marks

Writing:

Produce texts, in an articulated way, on subjects known or of personal interest.

Use common phrasic patterns and expressions of frequent use, about yourself, about other persons, and about what you feel and think.

Use a linguistic repertoire commonly used on familiar subjects and everyday life.

Informal letters/electronic messages
Warnings
News
Reports / narration

Descriptions

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.

Produce frequently used expressions and simple phrase structures.

Interview

Account

Description

Dedicated oral production items:

Script interview

Interaction on topics/images

25

marks

Camões, I.P.
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