Cambridge English Exams
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A1 is the first Basic User level, where every new language learner begins their journey. Students working at this level of English can normally talk about some everyday situations, as well as use foundational vocabulary. This level is where people learn to introduce themselves, respond to typical questions like “How was your day?” or “What did you do today”. As long as the speaker is careful, speaks slowly and pronounces words with precision, an A1 student may understand quite a lot.
A1 students will practice asking and responding to daily interactions, with conversations about habits, sports, likes and dislikes and other areas being paramount.
A2 is the second Basic User level, and begins to develop more interesting and useful grammatical structures, as well as expanding their vocabulary on a wide range of topics. Students at this level can normally express more developed ideas about their daily life, often exploring the past and future tenses too. They also look into more expressions around work, emotions and action words.
A2 students are also likely to begin using more expressions and questions around their daily interactions, going beyond short question and answers, to using more creative vocabulary.
B1 is the first Independent User level, and students achieving this level should be able to communicate with a native speaker without too much difficulty (within a limited range). At this level student swill begin to study more complex texts and will be asked to find important information, compare texts, and understand grammar. They can also produce text about topics familiar to them, and justify their own opinions.
B1 students are normally comfortable using many of the typical daily interactions and could cope with most situations arising from travelling in an English-speaking country.
B2 is the second Independent User level, and the beginning of real fluency in the language. B2 students will often dig deeper into conversation, debate and discussion, adding vital speed, accuracy and fluency to their English learning. They are able to produce and understand texts about relatively abstract topics, as well as easily understand everyday topics. B2 students can give clear opinions, give advantages and disadvantages to an idea, and carry out complex conversations.
B2 students can react to regular and irregular situations with fluidity and spontaneity, able to comfortably converse with a native speaker.
C1 is the first Proficient User level, and students at this level can handle almost any situation, whether in their work, academic or personal life. C1 students will discuss high-level English grammar and how it impacts topics like tone, perception and mood. They are able to understand a wide range of demanding texts as well as understand the more subtle implications that higher-level English commonly uses.
C1 is a fun level for many, as high levels of knowledge and confidence mean the classes can truly explore almost any topic. Students are no longer building foundational knowledge, but instead are sharpening skills.
C2 is the highest and final CEFR level (Common European Framework of Reference), and the second Proficient User level. Students reaching C2 levels of English are beginning to dominate the language, understanding both explicit and implicit meaning without difficulty. The range of vocabulary and the depth of grammar understanding at C2 level mean a C2 student can cope in any situation.
When communicating with a native speaker, a C2 student should be fluent and confident, and not need to spend much time searching for a particular expression. They can also use connectors, patterns and cohesive devices well.