This is a summary of the objectives for level B1.  A comprehensive list can be found in the Common European Framework of Reference.  The objectives describe what a participant should be able to do in the language at the end of a level B1 course. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

  • To be able to perform and respond to a wide range of language functions, using their most common exponents in a neutral register.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

  • To be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc., including short narratives.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

  • To be able to read straightforward factual texts on subjects related to his/her field and interest with a satisfactory level of comprehension. 
  • To be able to find and understand relevant information in everyday material, such as letters, brochures and short official document.
  • To be able to recognise significant points in straightforward newspaper articles on familiar subjects.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

  • To be able to exploit a wide range of simple language to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling. 

Spoken Production (SP)

  • To be able to reasonably fluently sustain a straightforward description of one of a variety of subjects within his/her field of interest, presenting it as a linear sequence of points.
  • To be able to give straightforward descriptions on a variety of familiar subjects within his field of interest.
  • To be able to relate details of unpredictable occurrences, e.g., an accident.
  • To be able to briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions. 
  • To be able to give a prepared straightforward presentation on a familiar topic within his/her field which is clear enough to be followed without difficulty most of the time, and in which the main points are explained with reasonable precision. 
  • To be able to take follow up questions, but may have to ask for repetition if the speech was rapid.
  • To be able to initiate, maintain and close simple face-to-face conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

Written Interaction (WI)

  • To be able to write personal letters and notes asking for or conveying simple information of immediate relevance, getting across the point he/she feels to be important.

Written Production (WP)

  • To be able to write straightforward connected texts on a range of familiar subjects within his field of interest, by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence.
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