English B2

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
  • Lifestyles
  • Money
  • Crime and punishment
  • Technology
  • 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
  • Passives
  • 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.

Spoken Interaction

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.

Spoken Production

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.