B1.2 THRESHOLD 2

B1.2 THRESHOLD 2
LEVEL: B1.2 SKILL: LISTENING
Deduce the general meaning of a passage from context in a longer, structured text.
Generally, follow rapid or extended speech, but may require repetition or clarification.
Follow the main points in TV programmers on familiar topics if delivered in clear standard speech.
Follow most of a clearly structured presentation within their own field.
Understand advice and instructions for resolving a problem with a product or piece of equipment.
Recognize repetition of the same topic in extended presentations or lectures.
Extract the meaning of unknown words from context if the topic discussed is familiar.
Follow many films in which visuals and action carry much of the storyline.
Understand a large part of many TV programmers on familiar topics
Recognize when a speaker uses basic rhetorical questions in conversation.
Understand most of a weather forecast on the radio.
Follow detailed directions.
Follow recorded instructions and information given on a phone delivered service.
Infer speakers’ opinions in conversations on familiar everyday topics.
Understand a range of formal and informal excuses.
Distinguish between different points of view in a discussion or presentation.
Recognize examples and their relation to the idea they support.
Understand problem and solution relationships in informal conversation.
Recognize that a joke has been made, even if the meaning is not fully understood.
Recognize misunderstandings without explicit prompting.
Follow classes and training courses on a range of subjects, provided the content is simple.
Understand the key points about a radio programmed on a familiar topic.
Follow an everyday conversation or informal interview on common topics.
LEVEL: B1.2 SKILL: READING
Recognize significant points and arguments in straightforward newspaper articles on familiar topics.
Recognize the writer’s point of view in a structured text
Recognize the general line of a written argument though not necessarily all the details.
Infer meaning based on information in a text.
Recognize examples and their relation to the idea they support.
Understand most correspondence relating to their field of interest.
Follow chronological sequence in a formal structured text.
Identify key information in an extended text or article.
Distinguish between fact and Opinion in relation to common topics.
Recognize the direct repetition of ideas as a simple cohesive device.
Understand written advice and instructions for resolving a problem with a product or piece of equipment.
Compare information given in different texts and media on the same topic.
Understand cause and effect relationships in a structured text
Understand problem and solution relationships in a structured text, Generally
Understand details of events, feelings and wishes in letters, emails and online postings.
Make simple inferences based on information given in a short article.
LEVEL: B1.2 SKILL: SPEAKING
Ask for confirmation of understanding during a live discussion or presentation.
Report the opinions of others, using simple language.
Collate information from several written sources and summaries the ideas orally.
Use a basic repertoire of conversation strategies to maintain a discussion.
Express opinions and attitudes using a range of basic expressions and sentences,
Summaries and comment on a short story or article and answer questions in detail.
Carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information as necessary.
Ask for advice on a wide range of subjects.
Report the opinions of others
Respond to ideas and suggestions in informal discussions.
Express opinions and attitudes using a range of basic expressions and sentences.
Summaries and comment on a short story or article and answer questions in detail.
Carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information as necessary.
Ask for advice on a wide range of subjects.
Report the opinions of others.
Respond to ideas and suggestions in informal discussions.
Make excuses using a range of polite forms.
Politely interrupt during a formal conversation, using fixed expressions
Tell someone about a discussion or conversation in some detail.
Decline offers politely using a range of formal and informal expressions.
Express approval and appreciation of other people’s ideas in a discussion.
Compare and contrast alternativos about what to do, where to go, etc. Explain why something is a problem.
Describe basic symptoms to a doctor, but with limited preCElion
Express their thoughts in some detail on cultural topics (e.g. Music, films).
Explain the main points in an idea or problem with reasonable preCElion.
Express disagreement in a manner that shows they were actively listening to the other person.
Speak in general terms about environmental problems.
Signal that they wish to bring a conversation to an end.
Respond to excuses using a range of polite forms.
Answer simple factual questions about a presentation they have given.
Respond to opinions expressed by others
Briefly give reasons and explanations for Opinions, plans and actions.
Generally, follow most off-whites said and repeat back details to confirm understanding. Reasonably fluently relate a straightforward narrative or description as a linear sequence of points.
Repeat back what is said to confirm understanding and keep a discussion on course.
Define the features of something concrete for which they can’t remember the word
Express and respond to feelings (e.g. Surprise, happiness, interest, indifference).
Ask someone to paraphrase a specific point or idea.
Develop an argument using common fixed expressions,
Express support in a manner that shows they were actively listening to the other person.
Ask for clarification of an unknown acronym or technical term used in conversation.
Report factual information given by other people.
Express and comment on ideas and suggestions in informal discussions.
Give a short, rehearsed talk or presentation on a familiar topic,
Give an opinion on practical problems, with support when necessary.
Give brief comments on the views of others.
Express opinions as regards possible solutions, giving brief reasons and explanations.
Relate the basic details of unpredictable occurrences (e,g. An accident). Ask a question in a different way if misunderstood.
Summaries and give opinions on issues and stories and answer questions in detail.
Re-tell a familiar story using their own words.
Use a suitable phrase to invite others into a discussion.
Express opinions and react to practical suggestions of where to go, what to do, etc.
Make a complaint. Use synonyms to describe or gloss an unknown word.
LEVEL: B1.2 SKILL: WRITING
Write a formal email/letter accepting or declining an invitation.
Use limited discourse devices to link sentences smoothly into connected discourse
Vary the formality of greetings in emails/letters based on intended recipients.
Write emails/letters responding to personal news and views in detail,
Complete a form requiring financial information (e.g. Application for a bank account or credit agreement).
Write simple structured essays, organizing basic ideas.
Check and correct spelling, punctuation and grammarian simple written texts.
Take messages, communicate enquiries and explain problems.
Write a description of a real or imagined event (e.g. A recent trip).
Summaries factual information within their field of interest.
Write personal updates on a social media website using an appropriate style.
Introduce a counter-argument in a simple discursive text using ‘however».
Write instructions on how to use a device or product.
Write comments and complaints about products and services.
Clearly signal chronological sequence in narrative text.
Take notes of key points during a talk on a familiar topic, if delivered clearly.
Collate short pieces of information and summaries them for somebody else.
Write a formal email/letter requesting information.
Write a description of a problem with a product or piece of equipment.
Write personal emails/letters, reporting recent events in detail.
Show a simple relationship between a main point and an example in a structured text
Write a letter or email of complaint with supporting details,
Write a simple review of a film, book or TV programmed using a limited range of language.
Write a basic email/letter of complaint requesting action.
Complete a form requiring educational information (e.g. Applying for a course of study).
Write an email/letter sending a message of sympathy.
Write short, simple biographies about real or imaginary people.
Complete a form requiring health information
Respond to and comment on other people’s personal updates on a social media website,
Write a simple, structured informational leaflet/brochure, given a model.
Write emails/letters exchanging information, emphasizing the most important point.
Summaries the main message from simple diagrams (e.g. Graphs, bar charts).
Use common connectors to tell a story or describe an event in writing.
Give someone clear, detailed directions on how to get somewhere in a letter, email, or online posting.
Post comments on the discussion board of a website.
Write instructions on how to look after an object, device or product.
Write a description of items for sale on a trading website.