English level B2 (Upper Intermediate) is the fourth CEFR English language level. Upper Intermediate learners can use language consistently and appropriately, and have a good range of vocabulary and command of grammar.
English communication (B2)
- Describing experiences
- Expressing opinions
- Expressing agreement and disagreement
- Giving advice with advantages and disadvantages
- Making suggestions
- Expressing feelings and emotions
- Reporting events
- Speculating about events in past, present, future
- Adding emphasis
- Describing hopes and regrets
English vocabulary (B2)
- Work and education
- Crime and punishment
- Media and communication
- Global issues
- Multi-word verbs
- Reporting verbs
- Linking expressions
English grammar (B2)
- Compound adjectives
- Adverbs for time, degree, manner
- Relative clauses
- Past perfect simple
- Past perfect continuous
- Present perfect continuous
- Modals of speculation
- Conditionals (second and third)
- Mixed conditionals
- Reported speech
- Future perfect simple
- Future perfect continuous
Language Level B2
I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines
of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programs. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.
I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which
the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.
I 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 of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the
advantages and disadvantages of various options.
I 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.
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