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Level 3

Your current level of English is equivalent to B1 in Common European Framework for Reference of Language Proficiency


… and IELTS Band 4-5.5 


You have a partial command of the English language, and cope with overall meaning in most situations, although you are likely to make many mistakes. You should be able to handle basic communication in your own field and use some complex language. 


At the moment you are able to:

  • listen and understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters

  • generally understand written texts that consist of high-frequency everyday language in expected and/or familiar contexts

  • read and understand description of events, feelings, preferences and attitude expressed by own peers

  • orally communicate with adequate effect in most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where English spoken

  • enter unprepared into conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or related to everyday life or current events

  • speak in simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest

  • orally describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

  • write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar and/or of personal interest

  • describe experiences and some feelings, preferences and attitude to readers who are familiar with the context


In order to progress to the next level, you should aim to be able to:

  • listen and understand main idea of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, which include technical discussions in your scope of knowledge

  • follow extended speech and complex arguments on familiar topics

  • read extended non-transactional texts on reasonably familiar topics and understand descriptions, feelings, preferences and attitudes of unfamiliar writers

  • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party

  • take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, account for and sustain own views

  • produce clear, detailed written texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue including the advantages and disadvantages of various options

  • express in writing personal significance of events and experiences to readers who are familiar with the context

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