Password Pupil English Younger Test Format

Password Pupil English Younger is made up of two test modules – Password Knowledge Younger and Password Writing Younger. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A1 to B1) and delivers extremely accurate and reliable results.

  • Password Pupil Knowledge Younger
  • Password Pupil Writing Younger

Password Pupil Knowledge Younger Test Format

Password Pupil Younger Knowledge is a sophisticated test of grammar and vocabulary. The test consists of 64 questions in four sections.
Test-takers have 45 minutes to complete the test.

Section 1

There are 18 questions in section 1. These questions test grammar and vocabulary. 

Test-takers try to select the correct answers from the drop-down boxes.

EXAMPLE 1

children are in your class?

In this example, the correct answer is ‘how many’.

EXAMPLE 2

John: I've lost my pencil.  I do?
Paul:  ask the teacher?

In this example, the correct answers are “What should” and “Why don’t you”.

SECTION 2

There are 18 questions in section 2. These questions test knowledge of near synonyms. 

Test-takers try to choose the correct answer from a list.

EXAMPLE 1

“His parents were sitting next to him.”

Which word is most like parents?

mother and father
brother and sister
uncles and aunts
friends
cousins

In this example, the correct answer is “mother and father”.

EXAMPLE 2

“There is another seat over there.”

Which word is most like seat?

table
plate
chair
pen
cup

In this example the correct answer is chair.

SECTION 3

There are 12 questions in section 3. These questions test knowledge of collocations. 

Test-takers try to choose the correct answer from a list.

EXAMPLE 1

“I’ll answer you tomorrow.”

Which word is most often used with answer?

answer a story
answer a newspaper
answer a bus
answer a question
answer a window

In this example, the correct answer is “answer a question”.

EXAMPLE 2

“A lot of my relatives live in London.”

Which word is most often used with relatives?

warm relatives
next relatives
linked relatives
close relatives
joined relatives

In this example, the correct answer is “close relatives”.

SECTION 4

There are 16 questions in section 4. These questions test grammar and vocabulary. 

Test-takers try to select the correct answers from the drop-down boxes.

EXAMPLE 1

I wish the bus would hurry up! We've been here for 30 minutes and it  hasn't arrived.

In this example, the correct answer is ‘still’.

EXAMPLE 2

My mother usually works at home.  day she makes bread and cakes.

She sells  in the market.

In this example, the correct answers are ‘each’ and them’.

Password Pupil Writing Younger Module Test Format

Password Pupil Writing Younger assesses a test-taker’s ability to write an easy essay. Test-takers are presented with a choice of two essay titles.
Test-takers are given instructions regarding length and content.

Write about ONE TOPIC ONLY: (A) OR (B).

(A) “Describe your favourite food. Why do you like it?”

(B) “Compare two famous people that you like. Why do you like them?”

Time Limit: 20 minutes
Words: More than 80

Write your answer
below. Do not click
‘Finish section’ until
you are sure you have 
checked your work.

Your writing score will be based on:

  • Describing or comparing
  • Giving reasons
  • Well planned sentences and ideas
  • Good use of grammar and vocabulary
  • Correct spelling and punctuation

Write your answer in the box below. Do not click finish section until you have finished!

Words: 0

Sample Answer:

My favourite food is from Italy.  There are a lot of world famous Italian foods, for example pizza and spaghetti and risotto. These are all very tasty, but the Italian food I like the most is lasagne. 

Lasagne is a meat and cheese and pasta dish.  First you cook a meat sauce very slowly with some vegetables, herbs and wine.  Then you need a white sauce made with milk, butter, flour and a little cheese.  You put meat sauce then pasta in a dish in layers and finish with the white sauce on the top.  Finally you bake this in the oven.

The dish smells delicious and tastes fantastic! It makes me think of happy holidays in beautiful Italy and the wonderful food I ate there.