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Ministerio de Educación
Programa de Política Plurilingüe
Certificados en Lenguas Extranjeras

CLE 1 JÓVENES

ENGLISH

1. List of teaching points.
2. The written exam. Types of text
a. To test comprehension
b. To test production
3. The oral exam
4. Sample exercises
5. Sample exam

1. List of teaching points.

VOCABULARY AND TOPICS

Descriptionof people, animals and places and objects
Towns and cities
The weather
The home
Colours
Food and drinks, meals
Jobs and professions
Stories
Entertainment
Experiences
Plans
Clothes and fashion
Musical instruments
School subjects
The time
Sports
Means of transport
Needs and feelings
Likes and dislikes
Personal information
Routines
Timetables and schedules
Meals

LANGUAGEITEMS

Pronouns: subjective, objective and possessive
Descriptive adjectives
State adjectives
Genitive case
Quantifiers (some, a lot of, any…)
Nationality
Connectives: and, or, but, so, because, when
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
There is/are
Frequency adverbs
Degree: very, a lot
prepositions of place: in, on, under, next to, behind, between, near, from, with
prepositions oftime: at, on, in
Instructions and directions
Like + ing forms
Simple present tense
Present continuous tense
Going to future
Simple past (regular and irregular verbs)
Want to
Can (ability and permission)
Must, mustn’t, Should
Questions: where, what, how, how old, how often, who, whose, what time, why, how much, how many, why
Infinitive of purpose

FORMULAIC EXPRESSIONS FOR INTERPERSONALCOMMUNICATION

Requests: Give me a pen, please; Can you close the window, please?
Offers: Would you like some coke?
Invitations: Come tomorrow; Would you like to go out?
Suggestions: Let’s play volleyball; Shall we play tennis? What about going out tonight?
Accepting and declining offers and invitations: Yes, please; No, thank you
Responding to suggestions: Great!, I’d love to. Sorry I can’t.Offer help: Shall I clean the blackboard?
Ambitions: I want to be a teacher.
Shopping: Can I help you? I’d like a pair of trainers.
Advice: Don’t smoke, it’s bad for your health. You should go on a diet.

N.B.: the topics covered in EGB 1 are also part of the contents of EGB 2.
2. The written exam

A. Types of text to test comprehension 1

← Informal letters
← Articles fromnewspapapers, magazines, the Internet, books, etc.
← Comic strips and comics.
← Songs
← Instructions (recipes, operating manuals)
← Tourism guidess
← Extracts from books.

The level of complexity is in keeping with the level evaluated.
There will be two or three exercises to evaluate comprehension.

B. Types of text to test production 1

← Informal letters
← Dialogues
←Descriptions
← Summaries
← Short accounts
← Biographies

1 The level of complexity is in keeping with the attainment target of the level evaluated.

3. The oral exam

Tasks 1

← Answer personal questions (life at school, past holidays, routines, etc.) 2
← Answer questions on a picture, photograph, etc. 2
← Describe a picture, photograph, etc. following the examiner’s instructions. 2← Ask questions of the examiners (to complete missing information in the student’s card).

1 The level of complexity is in keeping with the attainment target of the level evaluated.
2 It is advisable for students to add information.

4. Sample Exercises
The following is a sample of the exercises that may be included in a written exam. In the actual exam there

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Education in Venezuela is free and obligatory for children between the ages of 7 and 14. The adult literacy rate in the late 1980s was nearly 90 percent. The country's 19,900 elementary schools had a total annual enrolment of about three million pupils and were staffed by more than 112,000 teachers; secondary and technical schools had a combined enrolment of more than 1...
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