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6th grade: U5 21 days challenge

Dear 6th graders,

In Lessons Planning calendar you’ll find a 21-weekday Challenge to get to the English Key Competence Tests fresh as a rose :DDD

Enjoy every one of these days!


Key Competences Test Training

Every school year one of the many tasks we are involved in in the classroom is training our 6th grade students to get good results in the Key Competences Test that takes place every first week in May.

What we basically do is solving past years tests, training in creative writing and reading skills as well as in listening comprehension.

This year we’ve just started to work with the KC Tests, so I’m reposting them here now, so that you can prepare them properly:

A happy October weekend!

6th Grade Key Competences :: Test training: 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14

Dear 6th Grade students,

THAT time of the year is finally here! May is almost just around the corner, so I thought I could share the dummy tests we are practising in class in case you want to take extra training. Good luck! 😉

1. 2009-10 Key Competences papers and listening track:


2. 2010-11 Key Competences papers and listening track:

3. 2011-12 Key Competences papers and listening track:


4. 2012-13 Key Competences papers and listening track:

5. 2013-14 Key Competences  papers and listening track:

6th Grade Basic Skils Test training: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13

A. 2010-11 Basic Skills papers and listening track:

B. 2011-12 Basic Skills papers and listening track:


C. 2012-13 Basic Skills papers and listening track:

6th Grade Basic Skils Test training: 2009-10

2009-10 Basic Skills papers and listening track:

British culture I – Listening

And there are also worksheets to go with it!

Do you know how to relax before a test? Tips for students :-)

  • Breathe slowly and keep the air in your lungs for a few seconds.  Then let it go slowly. Be aware of  how your thorax and belly pump the air in and out.
  • Move very slowly, with only slight movements, each of your fingers, one by one. Don’t go into the next movement until you can tell one finger from another. Feel the finger you’re moving.
  • Fix your eyes on one spot in front of you for a few seconds. Become aware of what you’re seeing and try to look farther and beyond.
  • Try to hear and identify distant sounds, the cars in the street, some neighbour’s shower, people passing by, birds singing, dogs barking, other teachers’ voices in other classrooms when at school… Skip nearer voices and relax 🙂

More to come some other day…

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