This is a summary of the objectives for level B1. A comprehensive list can be found in the Common European Framework of Reference. The objectives describe what a participant should be able to do in the language at the end of a level B1 course.
To be able to perform and respond to a wide range of language functions, using their most common exponents in a neutral register.
Listening Comprehension (LC)
To be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc., including short narratives.
Reading Comprehension (RC)
To be able to read straightforward factual texts on subjects related to his/her field and interest with a satisfactory level of comprehension.
To be able to find and understand relevant information in everyday material, such as letters, brochures and short official document.
To be able to recognise significant points in straightforward newspaper articles on familiar subjects.
Spoken Interaction (SI)
To be able to exploit a wide range of simple language to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling.
Spoken Production (SP)
To be able to reasonably fluently sustain a straightforward description of one of a variety of subjects within his/her field of interest, presenting it as a linear sequence of points.
To be able to give straightforward descriptions on a variety of familiar subjects within his field of interest.
To be able to relate details of unpredictable occurrences, e.g., an accident.
To be able to briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.
To be able to give a prepared straightforward presentation on a familiar topic within his/her field which is clear enough to be followed without difficulty most of the time, and in which the main points are explained with reasonable precision.
To be able to take follow up questions, but may have to ask for repetition if the speech was rapid.
To be able to initiate, maintain and close simple face-to-face conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest
Written Interaction (WI)
To be able to write personal letters and notes asking for or conveying simple information of immediate relevance, getting across the point he/she feels to be important
Written Production (WP)
To be able to write straightforward connected texts on a range of familiar subjects within his field of interest, by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence.