Listening SkillsI can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even simple lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes.
I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.
Reading SkillsI can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
I can understand contemporary literary prose.
Speaking SkillsI can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible.
I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.
I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field or interest.
I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and the disadvantages of various options.
Writing SkillsI can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests.
I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.
I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.