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Tips for achieving a high score in the A1 Movers Writing Part 6

Part 6 of the Movers Cambridge Reading and Writing test assesses the candidate’s language creativity. This is the most challenging part of the test because instead of choosing the correct answers from the given options, candidates have to find suitable words/phrases/sentences to answer the questions.

1. Overview of Cambridge Movers Reading and Writing Test Part 6

The A1 Movers Cambridge English test helps young learners become familiar with everyday English used in familiar situations in daily life. The tests focus on the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing to communicate confidently and effectively in English.

The Movers exam is simulated on the FLYER testing platform
The Movers exam is simulated on the FLYER testing platform

The Movers Reading and Writing test consists of 6 parts with a total of 35 questions. In Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, each correct answer is worth 1 point. Part 6 is the most challenging section but also offers the highest score potential for candidates. It contains only 6 questions, but Part 6 has a maximum score of 10.

Part 6 of the test is based on the content of a provided picture, and its difficulty increases gradually.

  • Questions 1 and 2: Candidates need to complete the sentences by writing a single word or a short phrase based on the content of the given picture.
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  • Questions 3 and 4: Candidates need to write answers to the questions.
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  • Questions 5 and 6: Candidates need to write two sentences about the picture without any prompts or questions provided.
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2. Scoring Criteria for Part 6, Movers Reading and Writing Test

The total score for Part 6 is 10, and the specific scoring criteria are as follows:

QuestionScoring Criteria
Question 1 & 2Each correct answer is worth 1 point. A response that accurately conveys information from the picture is awarded 1 point.
Question 3, 4, 5, 6Each correct answer is worth 2 points. Specifically, if the answer is complete in meaning, 1 point is awarded. If the answer is contextually appropriate to the given picture, 1 point is awarded.
Candidates must provide two different responses for question 5 and question 6.

3. Sample responses and scoring by examiners

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Pre-provided pictures and examples for Part 6

Here are the example answers from candidates in Part 6 with the large picture as mentioned above. The self-written part by the candidates is in bold.

Question 1:

The boy on the bike is wearing grey table.

  • Score: 0
  • Examiner’s comment: The answer is not scored because the information provided by the candidate is not correct about the picture. In the picture, the table is yellow, not gray.

Question 2:

One dog is brown and one dog is black and white.

  • Score: 1
  • Examiner’s comment: The answer has 1 point as the information is accurate about the picture.

Question 3:

What’s the girl in the black skirt doing?

Riding a bike.

  • Score: 1
  • Examiner’s comment: The candidate 1 point as it meets the criterion of being a complete meaning but does not meet the criterion of a meaning relevant to the picture.

Question 4:

Where are the flowers?

The flowers are under the tree.

  • Score: 2
  • Examiner’s comment: The answer is awarded 2 points as it meets both criteria: having a complete meaning and being relevant to the content of the picture.

Questions 5 and 6:

Now write two sentences about the picture.

5. The brown dog are playing in the water.

6. There is a table and chair in the garden.

  • Score: 2 points for each sentence
  • Examiner’s comment: The candidate has 2 points in question 5 and 6 as they meet the criteria of having a complete meaning and being relevant to the content of the picture. The purpose of the test is effective communication. Therefore, grammatical errors like subject-verb agreement in sentence 5 (The brown dog are instead of The dog is) do not affect the effectiveness of communication, and candidates are not penalized for such errors.

4. Tips for achieving a high score in Part 6

  • Part 6 requires candidates to write answers based on a given picture. Candidates should spend time observing the details in the picture before answering. They should avoid creating answers that are not relevant to the picture’s content. Even if they write complete, grammatically correct sentences, candidates will not receive the maximum writing score if the content of the sentence is not appropriate to the details in the picture.
  • Candidates should write carefully, clearly, and without spelling errors. Candidates may lose points if the answers are not clearly enough for the examiner to read.
  • For Part 6 in particular and the Reading and Writing test in general, candidates need to have a good grasp of the vocabulary and grammar structures commonly found in the test to achieve the highest score.
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Vocabulary is an important part of helping children complete Movers Reading & Writing Part 6 well
  • Candidates need to write two completely different sentences in questions 5 and 6. The examiner only scores once with two sentences that are somewhat similar in content
  • Candidates should carefully check their answers. If they want to make corrections, they should erase them thoroughly and rewrite them clearly.
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