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I can understand simple words.
I can understand short, simple questions if I'm asked slowly.
I can understand short, simple actions (Stop, Close the door) if I have a picture.
I can understand words, names and numbers.
I can read with pictures (restaurant menu, storybook).
I can read times and places in very simple notes (Back at 4 o’clock, In the meeting room).
I can understand simple everyday signs such as ‘Parking,’ ‘Station,’ ‘Dining room,’ ‘No smoking,’ etc.
I can find information about places, times and prices on posters, flyers and notices.
I can understand very short, simple, instructions (No parking, No food or drink).
I can give basic information (e.g. places and times, numbers and prices) from short, simple texts.
I can give simple instructions about places and times, if they are repeated slowly and clearly.
I can give basic information (e.g. numbers and prices) from short, simple texts with pictures.
I can list names, numbers, prices from simple texts with pictures.
I can buy something (e.g. food or drink) and use my hands (pointing) to help the person understand.
I can understand simple information about people (e.g. name, age, phone number, place of residence, origin) when they talk about themselves.
I can understand and use simple phrases like ‘Yes,’ ‘No,’ ‘Excuse me,’ ‘Please,’ ‘Thank you,’ ‘No thank you,’ ‘Sorry.’
I can greet people, say my name and say goodbye to them.
I can ask very simple questions (What is this?) and understand simple answers.
I can use and understand simple numbers.
I can ask and tell day, time of day and date.
I can fill in basic personal details (name, address, birthday) on a registration form.
I can buy something online (e.g. choosing a product, size, colour). I can post short simple sentences about myself if I have a menu to choose from and if I can use a dictionary.
I can post simple online messages.
I can choose what I want to buy online (e.g. product, size, colour) if there are pictures to help me.
I can write short sentences about myself using a dictionary.
I can talk about myself, my family and where I live.
I can use words like 'happy', 'tired' and use my body to show how I feel.
I can talk about a picture while showing it to someone.
I can say a short statement in front of people (introduce a speaker, propose a toast).
I can use words that sound similar in different langauges to help me understand what someone is saying.
I can use words that look similar in different languages to help me understand signs and posters.
I can recognize different ways of using numbers, telling time and measuring distance.
I can use my different languages to buy something.
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I can talk to others about my home country, family, school, likes and dislikes.
I can greet and say goodbye to people.
I can use words about time (next week, last Friday, in November, three o'clock), colours and clothes.
I can ask and answer questions about myself and other people, where they live, people they know, things they have.
I can talk about a health problem to a doctor, using my hands and body language to help me.
I can talk about numbers, money and time.
I can ask for food and drinks.
I can follow short, simple directions (e.g. to go from X to Y).
I can understand short readings with pictures about everyday activities.
I can understand store guides (information on which floors departments are on) and directions (e.g. to where to find elevators).
I can get an idea of a text if there are pictures.
I can talk about people and places.
I can talk about myself, what I do and where I live.
I can read aloud a very short, practised text e.g. to introduce a speaker, propose a toast.
I can use simple words to show my interest in an idea. I can give simple information from signs, notices and posters.
I can translate simple words and phrases using a dictionary.
I can give a spoken translation of simple, everyday words and phrases on signs, notices and posters.
I can write numbers and dates, my name, age, birthday and other details about myself on a hotel registration form.
I can use simple words and emoticons to post short reactions to simple online postings.
I can leave a simple note about where I went and what time I will be back. (e.g. ‘Shopping: back at 5 p.m.’).
I can write very simple messages about my hobbies, likes/dislikes, using a dictionary.
I can buy or apply for something online by filling out personal details (name, e-mail address or telephone number).
I can write about myself (e.g. likes and dislikes, family, where I live, pets).
I can describe everyday objects (e.g. the colour of a car, whether it is big or small).
I can understand simple information if the speaker speaks clearly and very slowly.
I can understand numbers, prices and times in a clear announcement (e.g. at a railway station or in a shop).
I can understand a helpful person who speaks slowly and clearly to me about everyday things.
I can use words that sound similar in different languages to help me understand what someone is saying.
I can use my different languages to buy something.
I can understand phrases about basic, personal topics (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), if the speaker speaks clearly and slowly.
I can understand simple instructions on times, dates, numbers, etc.
I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
I can understand simple directions of how to get from X to Y, on foot or public transport.
I can pick out important information from short radio broadcasts (weather forecast, concert announcements, sports results) if people talk clearly.
I can follow a very simple presentation if there are visuals and examples.
I can understand the important points of a story if the story is told slowly and clearly.
I can find specific information in simple everyday texts such as advertisements, menus, reference lists and timetables.
I can understand information on brochures, maps, signs, and notices.
I can understand a short report on a topic that I am familiar with.
I can understand the main points in short news or of a short article (e.g. the Oscars).
I can understand instructions that are short, simple and have illustrations.
I can post online about myself, how I feel or about what I'm doing and respond simply to comments.
I can write short, simple notes about basic, personal needs.
I can fill in personal and other details on most everyday forms.
I can make simple online transactions (buying something or enrolling in a course) by giving personal details and agreeing to conditions.
I can respond to simple instructions and ask simple questions in order to complete a shared task online.
I can write simple sentences linked with simple connectors like ‘and,’ ‘but’ and ‘because’.
I can write diary entries that describe activities (e.g. daily routine, outings, sports, hobbies), people and places.
I can notice and use simple greetings and actions used in everyday life.
I can notice when interaction does not go smoothly with members of other cultures.
I can use words and phrases from another language that I know to simply exchange information.
I can use a word from another language that I know in an everyday situation when I cannot think of the right word in the language being spoken.
I can use simple everyday polite forms of greeting and address.
I can chat simply with friends, asking simple questions and understanding the answers.
I can make and respond to invitations, suggestions and apologies.
I can talk about everyday issues in a simple way.
I can ask and answer questions about what I do at work and in free time.
I can ask and answer simple questions about an event, e.g. ask where and when it took place, who was there and what it was like.
I can talk on the phone with someone I know about something I expect (e.g. arrival times, arrangements to meet).
I can simply translate short texts on familiar, everyday topics.
I can simply ask someone to explain something. I can talk about the main point(s) in short, simple texts on everyday subjects (e.g. messages, instructions).
I can talk about the main points made in short, clear, simple messages, instructions and announcements.
I can list the main points of short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
I can give a short presentation about people, their living/working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes.
I can talk about what I plan to do during the weekend or the holidays.
I can give directions like 'turn left', 'go straight' and use words like 'and', 'then' and 'next'.
I can give my opinion about something.
I can give a short, practiced presentation on a familiar subject.
I can answer simple follow-up questions about my presentation.
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I can understand a simple letter, email or post about something I know (friends, family) or ask questions on these subjects.
I can understand the main points of short texts about everyday topics (e.g. lifestyle, hobbies, sports, weather).
I can pick out specific information from letters, brochures and short newspaper articles.
I can understand the main information in brochures, magazines and websites about topics such as portable digital devices, cameras, installing new technology, hobbies, sports, etc.
I can talk about people, how they live and work, and what they like/dislike.
I can explain what I like/dislike about something and why.
I can talk about my plans, what I usually do, my activities and experiences.
I can give simple directions using words like ‘turn right’ and ‘go straight’ and ‘first,’ ‘then,’ and ‘next.’
I can talk about the people, places and activities in my everyday life.
I can give a short, practiced presentation about something in my everyday life, explaining my opinions, plans and actions.
I can understand short spoken announcements by piecing together what I can hear in the different languages.
I can use my different languages to explain a problem or to ask for help.
I can use simple information given at the same time in different languages to find the important information.
I can notice that sometimes people understand my actions and words differently than how I wanted them to understand.
I can usually pick up on the topic of a discussion that is slow and clear.
I can understand simple announcements (e.g. a telephone recording or radio announcement of a cinema programme or sports event, an announcement that a train has been delayed, or messages announced by loudspeaker in a supermarket) if they is slow and clear.
I can notice when peeople agree and disagree in a conversation.
I can follow the main points of a presentation about something that I know, in simple words and when there are visuals to help me.
I can pick out the main point of TV news when there are pictures and videos.
I can ask for a favour (e.g. to lend something), offer a favour and respond if someone asks me for a favour.
I can talk about what to do next, make suggestions, and ask for and give directions.
I can give my opinion when asked, if I can get help and ask for repetition.
I can speak to people in everyday situations (e.g. a post office, a station, a shop).
I can ask and answer questions about habits, routines, plans, pastimes and/or activities.
I can give and follow simple directions and instructions e.g. explain how to get somewhere.
I can simply express how I feel (e.g., doctor visit), and express thanks.
I can ask what somebody thinks of a certain idea in a group discussion.
I can summarise the main point(s) in simple, short texts about familiar topics.
I can explain the main points made in simple TV or radio news if it is about a familiar topic.
I can translate in everyday situations, if speakers speak clearly and I can ask for repetition and clarification.
I can give a spoken translation of short, simple everyday texts (e.g. brochure entries, notices, instructions, letters or emails).
I can write simple texts on familiar subjects, linking sentences with connectors like ‘and,’ ‘because,’ or ‘then.
I can tell a simple story (e.g. about events on a holiday or about life in the distant future).
I can write short, simple notes about basic personal needs.
I can introduce myself and simply communicate online, asking and answering questions, as long as I have enough time to write my responses and that I write to one person at a time.
I can use simple language to respond to problems that can happen in online transactions (e.g. concerning availability of models and special offers, delivery dates, addresses, etc.).
I can understand the main points of a speech on familiar topics such as work, school and leisure.
I can understand the main points and important details in stories, discussions and other narratives (e.g. a description of a holiday) when the speaker speaks slowly and clearly.
I can understand public announcements at airports, stations and on buses/trains.
I can understand the main points of a straightforward monologue like a guided tour, when the speech is clear and relatively slow.
I can understand simple technical information, such as operating instructions for everyday equipment.
I can understand the main points of radio news and other recorded material about familiar subjects when it is relatively slow and clear.
I can read straightforward factual texts on familiar subjects and understand most of it.
I can follow the plot of stories, simple novels and comics with a clear storyline and simple language, if I can use of a dictionary.
I can follow simple instructions given on packaging, e.g. cooking instructions.
I can understand descriptions (e.g. places, events, feelings, perspectives) in narratives, guides and magazine articles.
I can understand the important information in simple adverts, in newspapers or magazines.
I can understand the main points in notes such as in museum exhibits, boards in exhibitions, safety notes.
I can make basic inferences or predictions about the text from its headings, titles or headlines.
I can follow a discussion about a familiar topic, when language is relatively simple and/or repeated, and opportunity is given for clarification.
I can make my opinions and reactions understood when there are problems or when deciding where to go, what to do, how to organise an event.
I can describe symptoms in a simple way and ask for advice when going to the doctor. I can understand the answer when it is given clearly in everyday language.
I can give or ask for views and opinions about topics of interest.
I can express and respond to feelings such as surprise, happiness, sadness, interest and indifference.
I can deal with most travel situations such as booking a hotel or dealing with authorities.
I can offer advice on simple matters on familiar topics.
I can make personal online postings about experiences, feelings and events and respond to the comments of others in some detail.
I can invite others to give their views on how to proceed.
I can use the phone for simple messages (e.g. arrangements for a meeting) and to obtain basic services (e.g. book a hotel room or make a doctor's appointment).
I can engage in online conversations such as registering for a course, tour, event or applying for membership.
I can write a description of an event, a recent trip - real or imagined - in a simple lienar way.
I can write personal letters about my experiences and feelings in some detail.
I can write texts on familiar subjects by linking short sentences into a sequence.
I can give detailed accounts of experiences, describing feelings and reactions.
I can express myself on most topics in my everyday life such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events.
I can repeat back part of what someone has said and help keep the development of ideas on course. I can invite others into the discussion.
I can describe a subject I am interested in, presenting it as a sequence of points.
I can work out how to communicate the main point(s) I want to get across, using any resources available.
I can give a prepared straightforward presentation on a familiar topic that is clear and the main points well-explained.
I can report straightforward factual information on a familiar topic if given the opportunity to prepare beforehand.
I can simply discuss how things that may look ‘strange’ to me in one context may be ‘normal’ for other people.
I can simply explain how my own values, beliefs and behaviours influence my views of other people’s values, beliefs and behaviours.
I can creatively use the different languages that I know in everyday contexts and to cope with an unexpected situation.
I can use what I know in one language to understand the topic and main message of a text in another language (e.g. when reading short newspaper articles on the same theme written in different languages).
I can introduce people from different backgrounds, show awareness that some questions may be perceived differently, clearly define a collaborative task, and invite others to speak about their experiences.
I can support an intercultural exchange by helping people from different cultures ask and answer questions and showing awareness that some questions may be perceived differently in the cultures concerned.
I can summarize the main points made in long spoken texts on familiar topics, if I can listen several times.
I can work together on simple tasks and work towards a common goal in a group by asking and answering straightforward questions.
I can summarize in writing the main points made in spoken or written texts on familiar topics, using a dictionary if necessary.
I can mostly understand TV programmes on familiar topics such as interviews, short lectures, directions and news reports when speech is relatively slow and clear.
I can understand factual information about common everyday topics by identifying general messages and specific details when speech is clear.
I can follow much of everyday conversation and discussion.
I can follow a lecture or talk on a familiar subject when the presentation is straightforward and clearly structured.
I can understand public announcements at airports, stations and on planes, buses and trains, when the speech is clear and there is little background noise.
I can read and mostly understand straightforward texts on familiar subjects.
I can scan through straightforward texts in magazines, brochures or on the web, identify what they are about and decide whether they contain information that might be of practical use.
I can understand short texts on familiar subjects in which people give their points of view (e.g. critical contributions to an online discussion forum or readers’ letters to the editor).
I can infer the meaning of unknown words from the context and deduce sentence meaning on familiar topics.
I can make use of different types of connectors and overall organisation to better understand the argumentation in a text.
I can identify unfamiliar words from the context on familiar topics.
I can understand instructions and procedures in a manual when I am familiar with the process or product.
I can start up a conversation and help to keep going by asking people questions, expressing reactions and opinions.
I can express my thoughts on topics such as films, books, music.
I can compare and contrast alternatives, discussing what to do, where to go, who or which to choose, etc.
I can explain why something is a problem, discuss what to do next, compare and contrast alternatives.
I can deal with most situations while travelling such as booking hotels or dealing with authorities.
I can give information required in an interview or doctor's appointment.
I can carry out an interview, checking and confirming information, if I have opportunities to ask for repetition and prepare beforehand.
I can supportively act in intercultural encounters, recognising the feelings and different world views of other members of the group.
I can communicate with people from other cultures by starting conversations, showing interest and empathy by asking and answering questions, and expressing agreement and understanding.
I can work together on a shared task, for example creating and responding to suggestions, asking whether people agree, and proposing alternative approaches.
I can ask for details and clarification from other group members in order to move a discussion forward.
I can ask people to elaborate on specific points they made.
I can understand and describe detailed diagrams in a familiar subject.
I can paraphrase the main points made in short, spoken or written texts on familiar subjects (e.g. short magazine articles, interviews) to make the contents accessible for others.
I can write personal letters/emails giving news and expressing thoughts about music/films.
I can communicate online with more than one person, recognising the communicative intentions of each person.
I can comment on other people’s online postings (including embedded links and media) and respond to further comments.
I can interact online with a group that is working on a project, following and clarifying instructions and supporting everyone to accomplish the shared task.
I can write a simple review of a film, book or TV programme.
I can write short, simple essays on topics of interest.
I can post online accounts of social events, experiences and activities, using embedded links and media and sharing personal feelings.
I can give a prepared presentation on a familiar topic, showing similarities and differences (e.g. between products, countries/regions, plans).
I can describe how to do something by giving detailed instructions.
I can give a straightforward description of a subject within my field of interest.
I can clearly express feelings about something experienced and give reasons to explain those feelings.
I can give simple reasons to explain my viewpoint.
I can get my message across by building on a word I know, which means something similar (e.g. a truck for people = bus).
I can rehearse and try out new combinations and expressions.
I can use important information from written documents from other languages, e.g. to include in a presentation.
I can use translations of texts (e.g. magazine articles, stories, passages from novels) to understand in the different languages.
I can recognize similarities and differences between the way concepts are expressed in different languages.
I can use my knowledge of grammar and expressions in the languages that I know to help me understand.
I can discuss in simple terms how my own actions may be perceived differently by people from other cultures.
I can use a variety of strategies to help me understand, including listening for main points and using contextual clues.
I can identify the main reasons for and against an argument in a discussion conducted in clear standard speech.
I can understand detailed instructions well enough to be able to follow them successfully.
I can follow extended speech and complex arguments if the topic is reasonably familiar and there are explicit markers showing the direction of the talk.
I can follow a complex argument in a clear lecture if the topic is reasonably familiar.
I can understand announcements and messages on concrete and abstract topics spoken in standard dialect at normal speed.
I can understand TV, radio documentaries, live interviews, talk shows, plays and the majority of films in standard dialect.
I can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects that I am familiar with, integrating and evaluating information from a number of sources.
I can write an essay/report that develops an argument, gives reasons in support of a particular point of view and explains the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
I can write a review of a film, book or play, and clear, detailed descriptions on a variety of subjects that I am familiar with.
I can collaborate online with a group in order to accomplish a task, develop and justify proposals, seek clarification and repair misunderstandings appropriately. I can effectively link my ideas to previous ones in the thread.
I can write letters conveying degrees of emotion, highlighting the personal significance of events and commenting on the reader's views.
I can use formality and contextually-appropriate conventions when writing personal and professional letters and emails.
I can develop an argument in an online discussion, giving reasons for a particular point of view.
I can read with a large degree of independence, adapting the way I read for different purposes, using reference sources (e.g. dictionaries) selectively.
I can understand what is said in a personal email or posting, even when some informal language is used.
I can scan quickly through long and complex texts, locating relevant details.
I can recognise different structures in texts: contrasting arguments, problem-solution presentation and cause-effect relationships.
I can understand articles/reports about contemporary issues in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints.
I can actively take part in informal discussions in familiar contexts, commenting, presenting my point of view clearly, evaluating alternative proposals and making/responding to hypotheses.
I can account for and sustain my opinions in discussion by providing relevant explanations, arguments and comments.
I can start, maintain and end conversations appropriately.
I can help the progress of work by inviting others to join in, say what they think, etc.
I can outline an issue or a problem clearly, discuss causes or consequences, and advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.
I can take initiative in an interview, expand and develop ideas with little help from an interviewer.
I can intervene in discussion, using appropriate language to do so.
I can convey degrees of emotion and highlight the personal significance of events and experiences.
I can summarise the point reached at a particular stage in a discussion and propose next steps.
I can develop a clear argument, expand and support my points of view with relevant reasons and examples.
I can give a clear, prepared presentation with reasons in support of a particular point of view and give the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
I can give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects that I am familiar with.
I can describe the personal significance of events and experiences in detail.
I can alternate between the languages that I know to communicate specific information to different people.
I can use my knowledge of contrasting genre conventions and textual patterns in all of the languages that I know to help me understand.
I can use and explain an expression from one language that I know for a concept for which a suitable expression does not exist in the language being used.
I can recognise cultural stereotypes – favourable and discriminatory – and describe how they influence my own or another’s behaviour.
I can identify and reflect on similarities and differences in cultural behaviours (e.g. gestures and speech volume) and discuss their significance.
I can adapt my behaviour and verbal expression to new cultural environments, avoiding behaviours that I am aware may be viewed as impolite.
I can reflect on and explain particular ways of communicating in my own and other cultures, and the risks of misunderstanding they generate.
I can work collaboratively with people who have different cultural orientations, discussing similarities and differences in views and perspectives.
I can outline the main points made by two sides, highlighting areas of agreement and disagrement.
I can appropriately use humour (e.g. an anecdote, a joking or light-hearted comment) in order to create a positive atmosphere or to redirect attention.
I can present my ideas in a group and pose questions that invite reactions from other group members’ perspectives.
I can synthesise and report information and arguments from a number of sources.
I can, in collaborative discussion, consider two different sides of an issue and propose a solution or compromise.
I can paraphrase the main contents of a spoken or written text (e.g. an essay, a forum discussion, a presentation) to make it more accessible to others.
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I can follow the main points of complex lectures and other academic/professional presentations.
I can understand standard spoken language, live or broadcast, on both familiar and unfamiliar topics.
I can extract the main points from the arguments in news and current affairs programmes.
I can keep up with conversations between fluent speakers.
I can understand a speaker’s opinion on topics that I am familiar with.
I can use a variety of strategies to help me understand such as listening for main points and using contextual clues.
I can quickly scan through several sources (articles, reports, websites, books, etc.) and identify the relevance and usefulness of particular sections for the task at hand.
I can obtain information, ideas and opinions from highly specialized sources within my field of interest
I can understand what is said in a personal email or posting even when some informal language is used.
I can understand specialised articles outside of my field of interest if I have opportunities to use a dictionary.
I can frame a discussion to decide a course of action with others by summarising, elaborating and weighing up multiple points of view.
I can clearly express my ideas/opinions by presenting and responding to complex arguments.
I can negotiate a solution to a dispute like an undeserved traffic ticket, financial responsibility for damage in an apartment or for blame regarding an accident.
I can carry out an effective interview as an interviewer, departing spontaneously from prepared questions, following up and probing interesting replies.
I can give feedback, and follow up statements and inferences during discussions.
I can intervene in a discussion, using appropriate language to do so.
I can write letters of enquiry, requests, applications and complaints with appropriate register, structure and conventions.
I can deal with misunderstandings and problems that arise in online exchanges by responding politely and appropriately in order to help resolve the issue.
I can engage in online exchanges, linking my contributions to others' ideas, understanding cultural implications and reacting appropriately.
I can understand most idioms and informal language in writing and use the most common ones myself when appropriate.
I can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects that I am familiar with by integrating and evaluating information from a number of sources.
I can write an essay that develops an argument, highlights significant points and provides relevant supporting detail.
I can write detailed descriptions of real or imaginary events, connecting ideas and following the conventions of the genre.
I can summarise and evaluate the main points of discussion on topics that I am familiar with.
I can give clear descriptions and presentations with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting detail.
I can develop an argument with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting detail.
I can communicate complex information and advice on the full range of matters that I am familiar with.
I can fluently speak about a wide range of topics. I can communicate spontaneously and with an appropriate level of formality.
I can efficiently switch between the languages that I know in order to improve understanding between people who know only one language.
I can actively converse in two or more languages that I know, adjusting to the changes of language and catering to the needs and levels of the listeners.
I can introduce into a sentence an expression from a different language that is particularly apt for the situation being discussed, explaining it for others when necessary.
I can identify differences in the way people use language, tone, gestures, space, etc., critically reflect on them, and adjust to these conventions if necessary.
I can explain my interpretation of culturally-specific opinions, practices, beliefs and values, pointing out similarities and differences to my own and other cultures.
I can explain my interpretation of cultural assumptions, preconceptions, stereotypes, and prejudices of my own community and of other communities that I am familiar with.
I can describe and evaluate the viewpoints and practices of my own and other social groups and show awareness of the implicit values on which judgments and prejudices are frequently based.
I can highlight the main issue that needs to be resolved in a complex task and the important aspects that need to be taken into account.
I can convey the main content of long, well-structured texts on subjects that I am familiar with, clarifying the opinions and purposes of speakers.
I can contribute to decision-making and problem-solving by expressing and co-developing ideas, explaining details and making suggestions for future action.
I can recognise different communication conventions and their effects, adjust the way I speak and help establish related ‘rules’ to support effective intercultural communication.