Find Out Your English Level

Find out your English level using our quick guide. We have grouped each level using the CEFR scale (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and have also included the exams which are appropriate to each level. At Select English, we offer English courses for all abilities and can help you improve your level and pass your exams.

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A1 Level

What can you do?

I can ask and answer simple questions, talk about numbers, quantities, cost and time, and what I like.

Example

“Do you want to have lunch with me after the lesson? I made some sandwiches last night.”

Which exams can you take?

Cambridge English: Movers

A2 Level

What can you do?

I can give my opinion on something familiar, offer help, describe my hobbies, friends and other people, and where I live.

Example

“My best friend and I love football. We support our local team and try to see them play when we can.”

Which exams can you take?

Cambridge English: Flyers or Cambridge English: Key (KET)

B1 Level

What can you do?

I can give reasons for my opinions, offer advice and talk easily about familiar topics such as family and studies.

Example

“My brother started studying Maths at university but found it quite difficult. He decided to change to History instead and he enjoys it much more.”

Which exams can you take?

Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) and IELTS 4.0, 4.5 or 5.0

B2 Level

What can you do?

I can give a prepared presentation or talk, put my point across persuasively, communicate with reasonable accuracy, and correct my mistakes.

Example

“I’m going to give a short presentation about my favourite movie and why I like it so much. First of all, it has a great story. It is quite complicated and involves lots of different characters.”

Which exams can you take?

Cambridge English: First (FCE) and IELTS 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5

C1 Level

What can you do?

I can follow and give a detailed presentation on an area of my studies, take part in a formal discussion about less familiar or more abstract topics and talk about many topics fluently and naturally.

Example

“I’m going to talk about what I find the most challenging part of learning a language and the strategies I use to help me. The thing I consider most difficult is remembering new vocabulary and using it correctly.”

Which exams can you take?

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and IELTS 7.0, 7.5 or 8.0.

 


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