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					SL      Cando checklists: speaking                     name ……………………………………………

Level A1
  Can you usually do these things?
  Use these symbols:
  column 1        = I think I can     = I know I can




                                                                              my aim
  column 2        = I aim to do this soon




                                                                                       date

                                                                                              date

                                                                                                     date
  column 3      write the date when you’ve done an example of




                                                                        yes
  this
1 I can understand/respond simple questions and instructions
  about things we do in class, if the other person speaks slowly
  and clearly and is very helpful e.g. sit down, get up, come in,
  listen, do you understand?

2 I can use some words and phrases to be friendly and polite, like
  hello, goodbye, thank you, good morning, good evening, sorry,
  please.

3 I can ask and answer simple personal questions, like what’s
  your name?, how old are you?, where do you come from? if the
  other person speaks slowly and clearly and is very helpful.

4 I can use some words and phrases that are useful in class, like
  my book, I don’t understand, can I go to the toilet?, please, help
  me, what is this called?

5 I can say a little bit about myself, my family and where I live.

6 I can say a little bit about people and places of personal interest
  I know well.

D I can ask for things, e.g. a coke,juice in a café/cafeteria, paper,
7 borrow a pen.

8 I can use some expressions of time, days, dates and numbers.


anything else?




If you know you can usually do 7 of these you are at least at level A1. Try the next set.


I have been working with these can-dos and have reached level A1

date………………signed (you)…………………………………………… (your

teacher)……………


We called these survival skills
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                     name ……………………………………………

Level A2:1:1

     Can you usually do these things?
     Use these symbols:
     column 1        = I think I can     = I know I can




                                                                              my aim
     column 2        = I aim to do this soon




                                                                                       date

                                                                                              date

                                                                                                     date
     column 3      write the date when you’ve done an example




                                                                        yes
     of this
1    I can understand what is said to me about everyday things if
     the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is helpful.

2    I can show that I am following what people say, and can get
     help if I can’t understand.

3    I can say some things to be friendly when I meet or leave
     someone.

4    I can do simple ask-and-answer tasks with a partner in class,
     using expressions we have learnt.

5    I can ask or tell the teacher about things we are doing in
     class.

6    I can say what I like or don’t like.

7    I can give very simple descriptions of people, things and
     places I know well.
     .
8    I can give or follow simple instructions with the help of a
     map or plan.

9    I can make simple plans with people, e.g. what to do, where
     to go, and when to meet.

1    I can use some simple expressions to tackle ordinary tourist
0    situations, such as in shops or cafés.


1    I can give a very short talk, about something I know very
1    well, if I get help with the language.

1    I can have short chats on the internet/e-mail to be friendly
2    and make contact with people.


 anything else?




If you know you can usually do 10 of these you are at least at level A2:1. Try the next set.
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                     name ……………………………………………

I have been working with these can-dos and have reached level A2:1

date………………signed (you)…………………………………………… (your

teacher)……………




Level A2:2

    Can you usually do these things?
    Use these symbols:
    column 1        = I think I can     = I know I can




                                                                              my aim
    column 2        = I aim to do this soon




                                                                                       date

                                                                                              date

                                                                                                     date
    column 3      write the date when you’ve done an example of




                                                                        yes
    this
1   I can understand when people talk to me about everyday
    things, as long as I can ask for help.

2 I can ask people to repeat things if I don’t understand.
D
?
A
2:
1
3 I can say some things to make contact, when I meet a person
   for the first time.

4   I can have short conversations with friends about things that
    interest us if I can get help when I need it.

5   I can make plans, e.g. for the weekend with friends.

6   I can say what I think about something, in a simple way.

7   I can give or follow simple instructions, e.g. explain how to
    get somewhere.

8   I can agree or disagree with someone.

9   I can talk about things/daily routines I normally do e. g sports,
    hobbies

1   I can tell the main points about something I have done.
0
1   I can give a short talk about something I know very well if I
1   have practised the language, and answer a few simple
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                     name ……………………………………………

    questions.

1 I can chat for a short time with someone on the internet/e-
2 mail/SMS about things that we are both interested in.
D Writing? Define chatting?
anything else?




If you know you can usually do 10 of these you are at least at level A2:2. Try the next set.

I have been working with these can-dos and have reached level A2:2.

date………………signed (you)…………………………………………… (your

teacher)……………
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                       name ……………………………………………

Level B1:1

    Can you usually do these things?
    Use these symbols:
    column 1        = I think I can     = I know I can




                                                                              my aim
    column 2        = I aim to do this soon




                                                                                       date

                                                                                              date

                                                                                                     date
    column 3      write the date when you’ve done an example of




                                                                        yes
    this
1   I can follow the main points of what is said to me in everyday
    conversations, but I often need help in understanding details.

2   I can repeat back what is said to check if I have understood.

3   I can respond to what people say, to show that I am following
    and interested.

4   I can have quite long conversations with friends about things
    that interest us.

5   I can help to solve practical problems, e.g. when doing a
    project, saying what I think and asking others what they think.

6   I can tell about something that has happened to me, describing
    how I felt.

7   I can tackle familiar situations with people my own age who
    speak the language well, e.g. in a sports team.

8   I can tell what happened in a book or tv episode.

9   I can handle most typical tourist situations, e.g. buying, eating
    out and checking travel times.

1   I can give a short prepared presentation, without practising
0   word for word, and answer clear questions.

1   I can have quite long chats on internet/e-mail with people
1   who share my interests.

1   I can handle routine telephone calls with people I know well.
2
anything else?




If you know you can usually do 10 of these you are at least at level B1:1. Try the next set.

I have been working with these can-dos and have reached level B1:1.

date………………signed (you)…………………………………… (your teacher)……………
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                      name ……………………………………………




Level B1:2


    Can you usually do these things?
    Use these symbols:
    column 1       = I think I can     = I know I can




                                                                            my aim
    column 2       = I aim to do this soon




                                                                                     date

                                                                                            date

                                                                                                   date
    column 3      write the date when you’ve done an example of




                                                                      yes
    this
1   I can follow most of what is said to me, when people speak
    clearly and do not use too many ‘special’ expressions.

2   If I don’t know a word or expression I can find another way
    of saying what I mean.

3   I can check that people understand what I’m saying.

4   I can express and respond to feelings like surprise, happiness,
    sadness.

5   I can join in conversations on familiar themes.

6   I can discuss different things to do, places to go etc.

7   I can explain why something is a problem and comment on
    what other people think.

8   I can give detailed practical instructions on how to do
    something I know well, e.g. making food, looking after a pet.

9   I can talk about abstract things like films and music and
    describe my reactions to them.
    We suggest the word abstract removed
1   I can cope with unexpected things that could happen on
0   holiday, e.g. needing a dentist or getting a bike repaired.

1   I can give a prepared presentation, without practising word for
1   word, and cope with most questions.


1   I can handle ordinary phone calls even with strangers.
2
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                     name ……………………………………………


anything else?


    I can make appointments at doctors, dentists etc. Placed
    between no 10 and no. 11


If you know you can usually do 10 of these you are at least at level B1:2. Try the next set.

I have been working with these can-dos and have reached level B1:2.

date………………signed (you)…………………………………………… (your

teacher)……………

If shoppping is not included in level B1:1 – I can describe things I want to buy

( Lena has looked and found out that it is in B1:1 no 9)



Level B2

    Can you usually do these things?
    Use these symbols:




                                                                                                example
                                                                                       my aim
    column 1       = I think I can     = I know I can
    column 2       = I aim to do this soon
    column 3      write the date when you’ve done an example of this            yes
1   I can understand most of what is said to me if people do not use too
    many ‘special’ expressions, even with a noisy background.

2   I can say if I am having difficulty with the language, and work
    actively to clear up possible misunderstandings.

3   I can express most of the things I normally express in my own
    language, without much difficulty.
    (rather late)
4   I can make most of my meaning understood to people who speak the
    language well.

5   I can have long conversations about familiar things, e.g. with a visitor,
    or using the language for fun with friends.

6   I can follow lively conversations with several fast speakers, although I
    may have a problem joining in.

7   I can argue for my point of view in detail. We suggest to remove the
    words in detail.

8   I can sum up what has been said about something we are discussing.

9   I can describe a procedure in detail, e.g. how a football tournament is
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                     name ……………………………………………

    run, or a ceremony I know about.

1   I can pass on detailed information if this has been given to me in the
0   same language.

1   I can give detailed presentations, and answer questions, without
1   sticking to a careful plan.


anything else?




If you know you can usually do 9 of these you are at least at level B2. Try the next set.

I have been working with these can-dos and have reached level B2.

date………………signed (you)…………………………………………… (your

teacher)……………




Level C1

     Can you usually do these things?
     Use these symbols:
     column 1        = I think I can     = I know I can
                                                                              my aim




     column 2        = I aim to do this soon
                                                                                       date

                                                                                              date

                                                                                                     date




     column 3      write the date when you’ve done an example
                                                                        yes




     of this
1    I can clear up any possible misunderstandings. so that I
     understand more or less everything that is said to me.

2    I can express all the things I normally express in my own
     language, with little effort.

3    I can make myself completely understood to people who
     speak the language quite well.

4    I can concentrate on what I’m talking about and rarely have
     to think about how to say it.

5    I can choose different ways of saying things, depending on
     who I’m talking to, where, what about, etc.
SL     Cando checklists: speaking                     name ……………………………………………



6    I can use the language freely for long periods, e.g. staying
     with a family abroad, with few problems.
     We suggest the word abroad removed for SL pupils

7    I can join in most lively conversations with several fast
     speakers, even if the subject is not very familiar.

8    I can pass on detailed information even if this was given to
     me in my own language.

9    I can give detailed presentations, and cope with interruptions,
     hardly thinking about the language.


anything else?




If you know you can usually do 8 of these you are at level C1.

I have been working with these can-dos and have reached level C1.

date………………signed (you)…………………………………………… (your

teacher)……………
SL   Cando checklists: speaking   name ……………………………………………

				
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