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					         The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) - SELF ASSESSMENT GRID - British Language Services – Linguaviva, Milano

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 U    Listening     I can understand familiar words       I can understand phrases and the      I can understand the main points of          I can understand extended speech and            I can understand extended speech even         I have no difficulty in understanding any
                    and very basic phrases concerning     highest frequency vocabulary          clear standard speech on familiar            lectures and follow even complex lines of       when it is not clearly structured and         kind of spoken language, whether live or
 N                  myself, my family and immediate       related to areas of most immediate    matters regularly encountered in work,       argument provided the topic is reasonably       when relationships are only implied and       broadcast, even when delivered at fast
 D                  concrete surroundings when            personal relevance (e.g. very         school, leisure, etc. I can understand       familiar. I can understand most TV news         not signalled explicitly. I can understand    native speed, provided. I have some time to
                    people speak slowly and clearly.      basic personal and family             the main point of many radio or TV           and current affairs programmes. I can           television programmes and films without       get familiar with the accent.
 E                                                        information, shopping, local area,    programmes on current affairs or topics      understand the majority of films in             too much effort.
 R                                                        employment). I can catch the          of personal or professional interest         standard dialect.
                                                          main point in short, clear, simple    when the delivery is relatively slow and
 S                                                        messages and announcements.           clear.
 T
 A    Reading       I can understand familiar names,      I can read very short, simple         I can understand texts that consist          I can read articles and reports concerned       I can understand long and complex             I can read with ease virtually all forms of
                    words and very simple sentences,      texts. I can find specific,           mainly of high frequency everyday or         with contemporary problems in which the         factual and literary texts, appreciating      the written language, including abstract,
 N                  for example on notices and            predictable information in simple     job-related language. I can understand       writers adopt particular attitudes or           distinctions of style. I can understand       structurally or linguistically complex texts
 D                  posters or in catalogues.             everyday material such as             the description of events, feelings and      viewpoints. I can understand                    specialised articles and longer technical     such as manuals, specialised articles and
                                                          advertisements, prospectuses,         wishes in personal letters.                  contemporary literary prose.                    instructions, even when they do not           literary works.
 I                                                        menus and timetables and I can                                                                                                     relate to my field.
 N                                                        understand short simple personal
                                                          letters.
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      Spoken        I can interact in a simple way        I can communicate in simple and       I can deal with most situations likely to    I can interact with a degree of fluency and     I can express myself fluently and             I can take part effortlessly in any
      Interaction   provided the other person is          routine tasks requiring a simple      arise whilst travelling in an area where     spontaneity that makes regular interaction      spontaneously without much obvious            conversation or discussion and have a
                    prepared to repeat or rephrase        and direct exchange of                the language is spoken. I can enter          with native speakers quite possible. I can      searching for expressions. I can use          good familiarity with idiomatic expressions
                    things at a slower rate of speech     information on familiar topics and    unprepared into conversation on topics       take an active part in discussion in familiar   language flexibly and effectively for         and colloquialisms. I can express myself
                    and help me formulate what I'm        activities. I can handle very short   that are familiar, of personal interest or   contexts, accounting for and sustaining         social and professional purposes. I can       fluently and convey finer shades of meaning
 S                  trying to say. I can ask and answer   social exchanges, even though I       pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family,     my views.                                       formulate ideas and opinions with             precisely. If I do have a problem I can
 P                  simple questions in areas of          can't usually understand enough       hobbies, work, travel and current                                                            precision and relate my contribution          backtrack and restructure around the
                    immediate need or on very familiar    to keep the conversation going        events).                                                                                     skilfully to those of other speakers.         difficulty so smoothly that other people are
 E                  topics.                               myself.                                                                                                                                                                          hardly aware of it.
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 K    Spoken        I can use simple phrases and          I can use a series of phrases and     I can connect phrases in a simple way        I can present clear, detailed descriptions      I can present clear, detailed descriptions    I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing
      Production    sentences to describe where I live    sentences to describe in simple       in order to describe experiences and         on a wide range of subjects related to my       of complex subjects integrating sub-          description or argument in a style
 I                  and people I know.                    terms my family and other people,     events, my dreams, hopes and                 field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint    themes, developing particular points and      appropriate to the context and with an
 N                                                        living conditions, my educational     ambitions. I can briefly give reasons        on a topical issue giving the advantages        rounding off with an appropriate              effective logical structure which helps the
                                                          background and my present or          and explanations for opinions and            and disadvantages of various options.           conclusion.                                   recipient to notice and remember significant
 G                                                        most recent job.                      plans. I can narrate a story or relate the                                                                                                 points.
                                                                                                plot of a book or film and describe my
                                                                                                reactions.

      Writing       I can write a short, simple           I can write short, simple notes       I can write simple connected text on         I can write clear, detailed text on a wide      I can express myself in clear, well-          I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in
 W                  postcard, for example sending         and messages. I can write a very      topics which are familiar or of personal     range of subjects related to my interests. I    structured text, expressing points of view    an appropriate style. I can write complex
 R                  holiday greetings. I can fill in      simple personal letter, for example   interest. I can write personal letters       can write an essay or report, passing on        at some length. I can write about             letters, reports or articles which present a
                    forms with personal details, for      thanking someone for something.       describing experiences and                   information or giving reasons in support        complex subjects in a letter, an essay or     case with an effective logical structure
 I                  example entering my name,                                                   impressions.                                 of or against a particular point of view. I     a report, underlining what I consider to      which helps the recipient to notice and
 T                  nationality and address on a hotel                                                                                       can write letters highlighting the personal     be the salient issues. I can select a style   remember significant points. I can write
                    registration form.                                                                                                       significance of events and experiences.         appropriate to the reader in mind.            summaries and reviews of professional or
 I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         literary works.
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