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Cambridge Starters

Cambridge Starters is one of our top course in our Cambridge English Test. It’s your child’s start to mastering the English language.

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Cambridge Starters Description

Cambridge Starters is created to introduce your child to everyday written and spoken English and is an outstanding way for them to gain further their English language skills.

Our course is designed around familiar topics with a focus on skills needed to communicate effectively in English through speaking, writing, reading, and listening. The course gives students the skills and confidence to progress to higher level English, such as Cambridge Movers.

Given that our groups are small to maximise the benefit for your child and we have the most successful Cambridge Starters course in Hong Kong, the places are limited, and early booking is advised.

Cambridge Starters can help your child achieve:
Reasons to choose Cambridge Starters

Skills covered in Cambridge Starters

Internationally Recognised Certificate

Cambridge English Certificate Little Oxbridge
Cambridge English Assessment Little Oxbridge

*We make no guaranteed of class size, we reserve the right to change according to the environment

Excellent Results

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Our learning centres has a reputation for excellence and quality and renowned for achieving 92% success rate in achieving desired results.

It remains one of the highest amongst its peers including other learning centres, kindergartens and primary schools in Hong Kong.

Learning Chart

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Course Materials

Our experienced in house education experts has developed a curriculum specifically tailored for your child. These materials do not occur any cost to the parents. 

For every lesson, we use different worksheets designed specifically to encourage your child to learn and master the English Language.

Course Feedback

As a learning centre, teachers and parents share responsibility for the success of your child. Our unique online feedback system allows parents to keep up to date online on how much progress your child is making. 

After each lesson, our teachers will provide an up to minute report on how your child is progressing through the various stages of their learning. Our teachers will provide constructive feedback and any areas which need addressing for future lessons. 

Cambridge Starters Exam Key Questions & Answers

Any child who complete Cambridge Starters, Cambridge English Movers and Cambridge English Flyers exams receive a certificate.  

There is no pass or fail, every child is awarded a Cambridge English Certificate. Every child who takes the exam should feel that have achieved something significant. In the certificate, your child will see shields for Listening, Reading, and Writing, and Speaking. 

The maximum number of shields is five. Five shields mean the child has done very well.  One shield indicates the child took the exam and can still improve. 

For the Reading and Writing exam, your child will need an ordinary pen or pencil.

Little Oxbridge will send the completed exams to Cambridge Assessment English. The papers are then marked very thoroughly by a team of highly qualified markers.

For the Listening exam, your child must remember to take coloured pencils or pens (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown, and grey) and an ordinary pen or pencil.

Little Oxbridge will send the completed exams to Cambridge Assessment English. The papers are then marked very thoroughly by a team of highly qualified markers. For the majority parts of the exam, spelling must be 100% accurate. In Part 2 some misspellings will be allowed for words which are not spelled out on the recording.

Your child does not require anything for the Speaking exam.

The Speaking Examiner marks the Speaking exam on the day and sends the marks to Cambridge Assessment English with the completed Listening and Reading and Writing papers.

Yes. There is a Cambridge Starters word list available.

We use both British and American English words for the exams. The Listening exam contain both British and American accents and all through the exam answers given in either standard British English or American English are both accepted.

Cambridge Starters Test Format

Cambridge Starters is made up of three papers developed to help your child achieve mastery in English language. Please see below what the paper looks like.

PaperContentMarks
Listening (about 20 minutes)4 parts / 20 questionsa maximum of five shields
Reading & Writing (about 20 minutes)5 parts / 25 questionsa maximum of five shields
Speaking ( 3-5 minutes)4 partsa maximum of five shields
Part 1 
What’s in Part 1?A big picture which shows people doing different things. Above and below the picture, there are some names. Your child will have to listen carefully to a conversation between an adult and a child and draw a line from each name to the correct person on the big picture.
What should children practise?Listening for names and descriptions.
How many questions are there?5
Part 2 
What’s in Part 2?Five short conversations between different pairs of people. For each conversation there is a question and three pictures. Your child will need to listen carefully to each conversation and choose the right answer (A, B or C).
What should children practise?Listening for specific information.
How many questions are there?5
Part 3 
What’s in Part 3?Five short conversations between different pairs of people. For each conversation there is a question and three pictures. Your child will need to listen carefully to each conversation and choose the right answer (A, B or C).
What should children practise?Listening for specific information.
How many questions are there?5
Part 4 
What’s in Part 4?A big picture which has seven examples of the same object (for example, seven cars or seven houses). Your child will need to listen carefully to a conversation between an adult and a child, and colour each object using the colour they say in the conversation
What should children practise?Listening for words, colours and prepositions.
How many questions are there?5
Part 1 
What’s in Part 1?Five pictures of objects. Under each picture there is a sentence which begins ‘This is a …’ or ‘These are …’. If the sentence is correct, your child should put a tick next to the picture. If the sentence is not true, they should put a cross.
What should children practise?Reading short sentences and recognising words.
How many questions are there?5
Part 2 
What’s in Part 2?A big picture and some sentences about it. If the sentence is correct, your child should write ‘yes’; if the sentence is not true, they should write ‘no’.
What should children practise?Reading sentences about a picture. Writing one-word answers.
How many questions are there?5
Part 3 
What’s in Part 3?Five pictures of objects. Your child will have to find the right word in English for the object. After each picture there are some dashes (- – -) to show how many letters are in the word, and some jumbled letters. Your child will have to put the jumbled letters in the right order to make the word.
What should children practise?Spelling single words.
How many questions are there?5
Part 4 
What’s in Part 4?A semi-factual text which has some missing words (gaps). Below the text there is a box with some pictures and words. Your child will have to choose the right word from the box and copy it into each gap.
What should children practise?Listening for words, colours and prepositions.
How many questions are there?5
Part 5 
What’s in Part 5?Three pictures which tell a story. Each picture has one or two questions. Your child will have to look at the pictures and write the answer to each question. They only have to write one word for each answer.
What should children practise?Reading questions about a picture story. Writing one-word answers.
How many questions are there?5
Part 1 
What’s in Part 1?The examiner will greet the child and ask their name. Then the examiner asks them to point to some things in a big picture. The examiner shows some small pictures of objects. The examiner names three objects and asks the child to point to them. The examiner then asks them to put each object card somewhere on the big picture from Part 1 (for example, ‘Put the shell under the tree’).
What should children practise?Understanding and following spoken instructions.
Part 2 
What’s in Part 2?The examiner asks the child some questions about the big picture from Part 1 (for example, ‘What is this?’, ‘What colour is it?’). The child will also be asked by the examiner to ‘Tell me about …’ one of the objects in the big picture.
What should children practise?Understanding and following spoken instructions.
Part 3 
What’s in Part 3?The examiner asks the child some questions about the small pictures of objects from Part 2 (for example, ‘What is this?’, ‘Have you got a …?’).
What should children practise?Understanding and following spoken instructions.
Part 4 
What’s in Part 4?The examiner asks the child some questions about themselves (for example, age, family, friends).
What should children practise?Understanding and following spoken instructions.

Cambridge Starters Exam Preparation

To make your child as comfortable as possible before taking Cambridge Starters exam, we suggest the following exam preparation: –

  • Ensure your child to stay up to date, show them the relevant exam papers. When children are prepared, they will feel more confident and achieve better results. 
  • Encourage your child to attend more English lessons at our learning centre and practice more at home. A child will feel more confident when they can find answers to their questions about the exam when a teacher is present.  
In the Cambridge Starters Listening exam:
  • The recordings are played twice. If your child misses something the first time they listen, there will be another opportunity to hear the answers.
  • The most important part of colouring a picture is not how well it is done. Your child just needs to find the right part of the picture and use the right colour. 
In the Cambridge Starters Reading & Writing exam:
  • Ensure your child writes clearly.
  • The answers usually are very short, and words can be copied from a word box or from part of the text, so your child does not need to write the whole sentence apart from last parts of Movers and Flyers.
In the Cambridge Starters Speaking Exam:
  • Our examiners at our learning centre are very friendly. They are very experience and encouraging. Your child should feel relax and enjoy the speaking part of the exam. Suggest to your child to use words they are familiar to communicate with, for example, ‘Yes please’, ‘Thank you’, Pardon?’ 
  • If you child does not understand something, they can ask our friendly examiner to repeat what they said. They can use words such as, ‘Can you please repeat?’. 

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