English level A2 or Elementary is the second CEFR English language level. At the A2 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand frequently used expressions in most intermediate areas such as shopping, family, employment, etc. Complete tasks that are routine and involve a direct exchange of information. Describe matters of immediate need in simple terms.
English communication (A2)
- Describing habits and daily routines
- Expressing ability and inability
- Describing past experiences
- Asking for and giving directions
- Describing personality and feelings
- Making comparisons
- Describing jobs
- Describing places
- Making requests (e.g. at a restaurant)
- Expressing future plans
English vocabulary (A2)
- Personality and feelings
- Food and drinks
- Family and friends
- Daily and free-time activities
- Places in towns
- Body and health
- Transport and travel
English grammar (A2)
- Questions words
- Adverbs of frequency
- Past simple
- Present continuous
- Present perfect simple
- Prepositions of time and place
- Comparatives and superlatives
- Like + ing
- Future simple: will
- Future: going to
- Past continuous
Language Level A2
I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in
simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters.
I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very
short social exchanges, even though I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.
I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.
I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking
someone for something.
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