LEVEL 1

LISTENING: I can understand simple spoken classroom commands, short spoken statements about other people and simple questions, but sometimes I need them to be repeated.

SPEAKING: I can say simple short phrases and pronounce some individual words, but sometimes I need to hear them said first or see a picture to help me out.

READING: I can read and understand single words and some short phrases but sometimes I need pictures or clues to help me out.

WRITING: I can copy new words accurately and label pictures. I can choose the right word to fill in gaps to complete short sentences.

 

LEVEL 2

LISTENING: I can understand a variety of spoken statements and instructions.I can respond to clear questions but sometimes I need to hear them repeated.

SPEAKING: I can say short, simple answers to what I see and hear. I can say words for people, places and objects and I can also ask for help. My pronunciation may not be totally correct but my meaning is clear.

READING: I can read and understand short phrases and I can read the words aloud. I can also use my book to find meanings of new words.

WRITING: I can copy short phrases accurately. I can also write or word-process simple signs, instructions or classroom phrases. I can also spell some words approximately from my memory.

 

LEVEL 3

LISTENING: I can understand messages and conversations spoken nearly at normal speed. I can hear likes & dislikes and feelings but sometimes I need to hear them repeated.

SPEAKING: I can hold a conversation with at least 2 or 3 exchanges or more. I can say how I feel and what I like and dislike. I can say these things from my memory and I can replace some words to change questions and answers.

READING: I can read and understand short passages from my textbook, including feelings, likes and dislikes. I can also use a dictionary to look up new words.

WRITING: I can write 2 or 3 short sentences on familiar topics using my exercise book and textbook to help me. I can write about my feelings, likes and dislikes. I can write short phrases from my memory without making many spelling mistakes.

 

LEVEL 4

LISTENING: I can understand fairly long spoken passages at near normal speed. I can note the main points and details and sometimes I need them repeated.

SPEAKING: I can take part in structured conversations of at least 3 or 4 exchanges. I can use my own knowledge to adapt and replace words and phrases and my pronunciation is quite accurate.

READING: I can understand short stories, facts and handwritten letters. I am starting to read by myself using a dictionary, and I can sometimes work out meanings by looking at the other words around them.

WRITING: I can write short paragraphs using mainly words from my memory. I can adapt from examples to express my own ideas and I am also using a dictionary to help me write accurately.

 

LEVEL 5

LISTENING: I can understand longer extracts spoken at near normal speed, about several topics, and also including the past, present and future. I can clearly hear main points and opinions but sometimes I need to hear them again.

SPEAKING: I can take part in short conversations, giving information and opinions. I can talk about what I have done and what I will do. I might make some mistakes but I make myself clearly understood.

READING: I can understand a variety of written materials which contain past, present and future events. I can also read leaflets, newspaper & magazine articles and databases. I am also confident in reading aloud.

WRITING: I can write fairly long paragraphs giving information and opinions as well as past experiences and future plans. I am beginning to apply basic elements of grammar, although I do make some mistakes. I am continuing to use a dictionary with ease and confidence.

 

LEVEL 6

LISTENING: I can understand more details from a variety of spoken topics including past, present and future, sometimes from unfamiliar situations. I can understand language spoken at normal speed even with interference and hesitancy and I rarely need it repeated.

SPEAKING: I can start and develop conversations that include past, present and future events. I am also beginning to improvise and I can ask questions easily. My pronunciation is clear and I am easily understood by others.

READING: I can understand a large range of written materials even from unfamiliar situations, and note specific details. I am choosing suitable books and articles to read by myself and I can deduce meanings by looking at grammar and context.

WRITING: I can write several paragraphs in descriptive language using the past, present and future. I can write in formal and informal styles, sometimes making mistakes but my meaning is very clear.