This collection of tests provides practice for students preparing to take the new Latin language examinations at the WJEC examination board Levels 1 and 2. It also includes tests similar to those used in the OCR examination board GCSE examinations. The book is divided into five sections, each devoted to a different format or level of tests. Words that are not expected to be known at each level are glossed. The range of grammatical and syntactical features is similar to that found in the public examinations. The tests are designed to cover translation and comprehension of specially constructed stories in Latin.
Readers are not expected to have familiarity with any particular course book, and the stories may also be used simply as a graduated Latin reader, if desired.
Also available from Bloomsbury: Latin Language Tests, by Mark Schemes 9781853997525
Ashley Carter is Senior Examiner for Latin and the author of Latin Unseens for A Level and Latin Momentum Tests for GCSE.
Introduction for the Teacher A Note to the Student Section 1. Tests for WJEC Level 1 Core Introduction 1 Clemens takes his son on his first visit to the baths 2 Helen helps her friend to gain a better life 3 A gladiator loses a contest and is persuaded to retire 4a Sextus and Marcus are captured by pirates 4b Marcus and Sextus are rescued by Crispus and his friend 5 A priest of the goddess Isis is interrupted by a Christian 6 A slave-girl objects to the way she is treated 7a Livia goes to her country house to escape the heat of the city 7b Severus pays a surprise visit to the country house 8 Helena falls in love with an unsuitable young man Section 2. Tests for WJEC Level 1 Additional Introduction 1 Caelius has a misunderstanding with his son 2 Septimus learns how his family came to be living in Britain 3 A powerful visitor persuades Flavius to sell a shop 4 Lucius benefits from his friend's misfortune 5a A thief plans to steal a statue from a temple 5b The statue is saved at the last moment 6 Ambiorix finds husbands for his daughters 7 Rufina does not appreciate her husband's choice of a new slave 8a Domitius saves a young man's life 8b Domitius and the young man recover their stolen property Section 3. Tests for OCR Foundation Tier Introduction 1 Clemens takes his son on his first visit to the baths 2 Once the world was ruled by the Titans 3 Helen helps her friend to gain a better life 4 Aeneas and the Trojan War survivors are blown off course 5 A priest promises that the goddess Isis will protect the city Rome, lacks citizens 4 The Etruscans, thrown out of Rome, seek the help of Porsenna 5 King Aegeus falls in love with the daughter of a friend. Section 5. Tests for WJEC Level 2 Core Introduction 1 The story of Cronus and Rhea 2 Aeneas arrives at Carthage 3 The story of Theseus (1) 4 The story of Theseus (2) 5 The story of Theseus (3) 6 The story of Theseus (4) 7 Romulus and Remus (1) 8 Romulus and Remus (2) 9 How the new city of Rome gained citizens 10 The story of Lars Porsenna Section 6. Tests for WJEC Level 2 Additional and GCSE Higher Tier Introduction 1 The conspiracy of Catilina 2 Paris and the beauty contest 3 The story of Titus Latinius 4 How Coriolanus saved his honour 5 The Fabii take on the Etruscan army 6 The myth of Prometheus 7 Actaeon and Diana 8 Spartacus 9 The Emperor Caligula 10 The story of Arachne