About


EduMeter Egypt is the official representative and organizer of The International Linguist Kangaroo (ILK) Contest – English in Egypt and The Middle East.

It is one of the largest international competitions in the English language. It is held in many countries of the world that use English as a second language and target students from grade 3 to grade 12.

• The questions of the tests are organised on five levels of competence addressed to students. These tests are designed based on The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

What is the CEFRL?

CEFRL is an abbreviation of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment". In language teaching, different European countries used many different syllabuses. So, the Council of Europe decided to create a Framework, it describes what people can actually do in the language. The "Global scales" have three levels, and each level is divided into two stages.


A: Basic User

A1 : beginner

A2 : elementary

B: Independent User

B1 : intermediate

B2 : upper intermediate

C: Proficient User

C1 : Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced

C2 : Mastery or proficiency

The objectives of

The International Linguist Kangaroo


01. Developing language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing

02. Qualifying students to participate in the Kangaroo International Competition in English.

03. Promoting passion in English.

04. Developing students' ability to think and analyze information in English.

05. Establishing the importance of the English language and its use in dealing in any country in the world and linking it to daily life.

06. Discovering the outstanding students in the English language to join them in specialized training programs to develop their skills in the English language.


The Schedule Of

The International Linguist Kangaroo


1

21 September 2019

Start of registration

2

15 November 2019

End of registration

3

22 November 2019

Announcing participants with the test centers

4

30 November 2019

First Round Test

5

9 January 2020

Announcing The First Round results

6

April 2020

Second Round Test

7

May 2020

Announcing The Second Round results

8

June 2020

Delivering awards

The competition mechanism and conditions


• The International Linguist Kangaroo (ILK) Contest – English is based on a multiple choice system in printed paper exams. Participating students are divided into levels by grade
Grade The level of racing in kangaroo Number of test questions Test time in minutes Gift Points
Third and fourth primary The Story test ( pre A1 level) 30 questions 60 none
Fifth and sixth primary The Joey test ( A1 level) 40 questions out of 50 questions 60 10 points
First and second preparatory The Wallaby test ( A2 level) 40 questions out of 50 questions 60 20 points
The third preparatory and the first secondary The Grey Kangaroo ( B1 level) 40 questions out of 50 questions 60 30 points
Second and third secondary The Red Kangaroo ( B2 level) 40 questions out of 50 questions 60 40 points


After the test is finished , the answer sheets are corrected by the electronic Qorrect system , then the results and the winners are announced.

Contest Instructions

  • Students enrolled in pre-university education can be enrolled from grade 3 to grade 12.
  • Paying the participation fee of 250 LE.
  • Participation in the name of the school where the student is enrolled.
  • The student should not be more than 21 years old (for technical education schools)
  • The student is committed to the place and date of the test to be nominated.
  • Tests are held in the schools of the main participating governorates, Cairo, Giza and Alexandria, with the exception of the governorates, which will have the number of participants for at least 100 students as a full examination committee.

Awards


Certificates of participation in The International Linguist Kangaroo (ILK) Contest for all participants.

Winners of each level are awarded a diploma of excellence.

The winners of each level are given the membership of the Kangaroo Golden Club.

The International Company selects the students with the best marks in the second stage to attend an English language training in Romania.

Samples


The answer form for the Kangaroo International Competition in English:
Grade Question Sheet 2015 Question Sheet 2016 Question Sheet 2017 Question Sheet 2018 Question Sheet 2019
First and second primary
Third and fourth primary
Fifth and sixth primary
First and second preparatory
The third preparatory and the first secondary
Second and third secondary
Answer Sheet

Common Questions


A: EduMeter Egypt. You can communicate with us through the contact details on the website.
A: The competition is organized in two stages (two rounds): (the first stage) includes all students wishing to participate, while in the second stage the winners students in the first stage only to get a big prize (camp or trip abroad) for students who meet the conditions required.
A: CEFRL is an abbreviation of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment”. In language teaching, different European countries used many different syllabuses. So, the Council of Europe decided to create a Framework, it describes how people can use the language. 
A : The "Global Scales" in CEFRL have three levels, and each level is divided into two stages :-
1:  Basic User ( A )
 A1 : beginner
 A2 : elementary
2:  Independent User
 B1 : intermediate ( B )
 B2 : upper intermediate
3:  Proficient User ( C )
  C1 : Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
  C2 : Mastery or proficiency.
For each level, the CEFRL describes what a learner can do in the four skills : reading, listening, speaking and writing. 
A: The tests are designed based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, and abbreviated in English as CEFR or CEFRL.
A: In the answer sheet, the student can select the answer selected for each question by selecting (one of options A, B, C, D and E) and can also choose (S) after selecting one of the options (the student gets higher scores if The answer is correct, and scores are deducted if the answer is wrong.)
• Each correct answer is worth 1 point. A student loses 0.25 points for each incorrect answer. However, by ticking "Sure", a student gets 1.25 points for the correct answer, but he/she loses 0.70 points for the wrong answer.
Answers type Earned/lost Points by ticking "Sure" (S)
Correct answer for each question Earn 1 point The test score is increased by 0.25 point
incorrect answer for each question Lose 0.25 point 0.70 of a point is deducted from test score
• The student should write using only black or dark-blue ink. The computer may not recognize dashes, smaller points, etc. The answer sheets should be clean and should not have blemishes or splashes.
A: Students’ answer sheets are examined and processed electronically using specialized programs that calculate points.
A: Students can participate from the 3rd grade to the 12th grade.
A: There are 30 compulsory questions for the level (A1) and for all other levels the student will solve 40 questions out of 50 questions.
A: The exam time is 60 minutes for each level.
A: No, when developing the exam globally, we have considered all the curricula that exist for all stages of education worldwide.
A: No. The test is paper-based multiple choice.
A: No, this global contest is designed to consider all levels of students, by grading the difficulty of the questions, and taking into account the distribution of the number of questions to suit the levels of all students.
A: Upon enrollment, the schools that meet the governing criteria are identified.
A: The school will be notified of its selection as a test center by sending an email to the school.
A: There are many benefits: • Honoring the best schools participating in the contest. • Placing the school logo on the contest website. • Recording the participation of the school in a global contest. • Recoginising the school level compared to the level of other schools locally, and the level of students globally in English language