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Anglia Examinations Junior Exam LevelAnglia Junior Step to Book

What does Junior test?

  • an understanding of about 200 words (the First Step words, plus 100 more) from familiar categories such as parts of the body, animals, food and means of transport
  • some useful structures to say who people are and what they're doing
  • some prepositions to say where people and things are
  • some basic questions to find out what things are or who things belong to

What does the candidate have to do in the Junior exam?

  • match words with pictures
  • choose answers
  • write words and letters
  • read and label
  • answer multiple-choice questions

Performance Indicators

The candidate

  • has a basic vocabulary recognition of about 200 words
  • knows how to describe present actions
  • can identify and describe basic location and position
  • can follow a short, simple written text

Grammar and Structures List

Grammar and Structures What are they used for? Some examples

Present Simple (to be, to have, in the third person singular)

Describing personal attributes. 

He has black hair.

The mouse is behind the cupboard.

Present simple questions with short answers Identifying an object

What is it? A bird.

Is it a bird? Yes, it is. No, it isn't.

Present continuous Describing present actions

My brothers are watching television.

Jane is playing in the garden.

Like + noun - questions and answers Expressing likes/dislikes

I like hot-dogs.

Do you like apples? Yes,I do/ Yes, I like apples./ No, I don't (like apples).

I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they Identification I am listening to the radio. She is wearing a yellow dress.
my, your, his, her, its, their, our Identifying relationships and possession

 My mother is cooking.         His name is John.                       It is your book.


a, an, the

 As part of the identification of an object

Jane is playing in the garden. My brothers are watching a video.


 in, behind, under, on, near, in front of

at (recognition only -not actively tested)

 Describing location and position

 The telephone is on the table. The mouse is under the bed.

at school, at home, at the beach


New words for this level are in bold

Clothes dress, shirt, T-shirt, trousers, skirt, boots, socks, shoes, trainers, hat, watch
Food, meals and drink food, cake, ice cream, egg, chocolate, pizza, biscuit, hamburger, hot-dog, omelette, steak, fish, salad, breakfast, lunch, dinner, milk, juice
Birds bird, penguin, parrot, duck
School school, pen, book, teacher, bag, computer, pencil, rubber, ruler, desk, blackboard, classroom 
Transport  bus, bicycle, car, train, aeroplane, helicopter, boat
Animals animal, cat, dog, monkey, lion, bear, elephant, crocodile, snake, tiger, zebra, rabbit, mouse
Household house, table, chair, window, door, television, (mobile) phone, bed, bath, clock, picture, vase, photo, radio, mat, floor, cupboard, video
Kitchen glass, plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork
Vegetables vegetable, potato, tomato, carrot
Fruit apple, banana,fruit, orange, lemon, pear, peach 
 Fish fish, dolphin, octopus, shark, whale, starfish
Garden flower, tree, grass
Days of the week day, week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, birthday
Months of the year month, year, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Sport sport, football, tennis, ball, swimming, basketball, volleyball
Places garden, school, house, park, home, shop, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room
Parts of the body  eyes, mouth, nose, ears,  face, hair, arms, legs, foot/feet, head, hands
Letters a-z
Cardinal numbers one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty
Exams letter, word, tick, cross, box, line, sentence, question, answer, story
Family members mother, father, brother, sister, baby, man, woman, girl, boy, children
 Size  tall, short, big, small
Feelings happy, sad, favourite, best
Colours black, blue, green, yellow, white, orange, red, brown, grey, pink, purple
Age old, young, new
  read, write, draw, colour, watch, play, listen, cook, wear, go,  eat, drink, sit, stand, have, has, is, are, am
   a, an, the
  I, you, he, she, it, we, they
  my, your, his, her, our, their, its
  in, under, behind, on, near, in front of, at (recognition only so that it can be understood in the phrases 'at school', 'at home', 'at the beach')


Useful Links

Junior Level Exam Past Papers 

Step to Book Audio Files 

Link to audio fiile for Junior Level older edition Step To Book 

Adult Version of First Step Level

An alternative version is available for adults learning at this level. The exam consists of the same performance indicators, but is based more towards adult senarios. It also reflects an adult's ability to answer a higher number of questions. The word list has been slightly revised. For practice material, please click here. (Link to Adult Learner Practice Material)Junior Level Exam Past Papers (for teachers)

Link to past papers for teachers in our Resources Section