Level 3 Description at entry

(Equivalent to B1 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Skills Achievement
Understanding
and Speaking
I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment).
I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.
I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.
Writing I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs.
I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.
Reading I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short texts.
I can understand simple personal letters and short texts using the vocabulary and grammar learnt in class.
Grammar and Syntax I know the Conditional of a few verbs (I would like…).
I can use important prepositions (for, with,in front of, near etc.) and Partitives (some, a few..).
I can form the past tense of regular verbs and the most common irregular verbs.
I can form and use adverbs.
I know most direct object pronouns.
I know how to construct simple questions in the future and past tense.
I understand the main grammatical terms used at my level.