LANGUAGE SKILLS

LISTENING/SPEAKING

CAN advise on or talk about complex or sensitive issues, understanding colloquial references and dealing confidently with hostile questions. 

Reading

CAN understand documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer points of complex texts.

WRITING

CAN write letters on any subject and full notes of meetings or seminars with good expression and accuracy. 

LISTENING/SPEAKING

CAN contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with abstract expressions.

READING

CAN read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media for information or to understand non-standard correspondence.

WRITING

CAN prepare/draft professional correspondence, take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write an essay which shows an ability to communicate.

LISTENING/SPEAKING

CAN follow or give a talk on a familiar topic or keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics. 

READING

CAN scan texts for relevant information, and understand detailed instructions or advice. 

WRITING

CAN make notes while someone is talking or write a letter including non-standard requests. 

LISTENING/SPEAKING

CAN express opinions on abstract/cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements. 

READING

CAN understand routine information and articles, and the general meaning of non-routine information within a familiar area. 

WRITING

CAN write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters. 

LISTENING/SPEAKING

CAN express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context. 

READING

CAN understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products or signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters. 

WRITING

CAN complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.

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