CEFR Level B1 At level B1 students are able to maintain interaction and get across what they want to express in a range of contexts and follow the main points of extended discussion around them, provided that speech is clearly articulated in standard dialect. They can express the main point they want to make comprehensibly and keep going comprehensibly, even though they may have to pause for grammatical and lexical planning and repair, especially in longer stretches of free production. The second feature is the ability to cope flexibly with problems in everyday life, for example coping with less routine situations on public transport; dealing with most situations likely to arise when making travel arrangements through an agent or when actually travelling; entering unprepared into conversations on familiar topics. Global Students can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. They can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken and can produce a simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Listening They are able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. They can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. Reading Students are able to understand factual texts on subjects related to their interests that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. They can recognise significant points in straightforward newspaper articles on familiar subjects and can understand the description of events feelings and wishes. Spoken interaction Students at this level can exploit a wide range of simple language to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling. They can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
Spoken Production They can keep going comprehensibly in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. They are able to narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe reactions. Writing Students at this level can write simple texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence. They can write personal letters describing events, experiences and impressions. Listening Proficiency Scales At B1 level students can guess the meaning of occasional unknown words from the context and understand sentence meaning if the topic discussed is familiar. They can generally follow the main points of extended discussion around them, provided speech is clear and in standard language. They can follow clear speech in everyday conversation, though in real life situations they will sometimes have to ask for repetition of particular words and phrases. They can understand straightforward factual information about common everyday or job-related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details, provided that speech is clear and a familiar accent is used. They can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters which occur regularly and can follow a lecture or a talk within their own field, provided that the subject matter is familiar and the presentation straightforward and clearly organized. They can understand simple technical information, such as operation instructions for everyday equipment. They can understand the information content of the majority of recorded or...
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