Level B1 • Objectives

Listening • understand important information regarding work, school, free time, etc.

Reading • comprehend texts written in everyday language for general and job-related purposes.

Speaking • participate in conversations regarding family, hobbies, work, travel and current events.

Writing • produce simple, connected text on familiar themes and topics.

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  1. Hören • Rate your listening skills:


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      I can follow clearly articulated speech directed at me in everyday conversation, though I sometimes have to ask for repetition of particular words or phrases. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can generally follow the main points of extended discussion around me, provided speech is clearly articulated in standard dialect. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can listen to a short narrative and form hypotheses about what will happen next. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand the main points of radio news bulletins and simpler recorded material on topics of personal interest that are delivered relatively slowly and clearly. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can catch the main points in TV programmes on familiar topics when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand simple technical information, such as operating instructions for everyday equipment. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Lesen • Rate your reading skills:


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      I can understand the main points in short newspaper articles about current and familiar topics. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can read columns or interviews in newspapers and magazines in which someone takes a stand on a current topic or event and understand the overall meaning of the text.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can guess the meaning of single unknown words from the context thus deducing the meaning of expressions if the topic is familiar. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can skim short texts (for example news summaries) and find relevant facts and information (for example who has done what and where). Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand the most important information in short simple everyday information brochures. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand simple messages and standard letters (for example from businesses, clubs or authorities). Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      In private letters I can understand those parts dealing with events, feelings and wishes well enough to correspond regularly with a pen-pal. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand the plot of a clearly structured story and recognise what the most important episodes and events are and what is significant about them. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your spoken interaction skills:


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      I can start, maintain and close simple face-to-face conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can maintain a conversation or discussion but may sometimes be difficult to follow when trying to say exactly what I would like to. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can deal with most situations likely to arise when making travel arrangements through an agent or when actually travelling. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can ask for and follow detailed directions. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can express and respond to feelings such as surprise, happiness, sadness, interest and indifference. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can give or seek personal views and opinions in an informal discussion with friends. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can agree and disagree politely. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your spoken production skills:


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      I can narrate a story. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can give detailed accounts of experiences, describing feelings and reactions. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can describe dreams, hopes and ambitions. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can explain and give reasons for my plans, intentions and actions. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can paraphrase short written passages orally in a simple fashion, using the original text wording and ordering. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your strategic skills when speaking:


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      I can repeat back part of what someone has said to confirm that we understand each other. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can ask someone to clarify or elaborate what they have just said. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      When I can’t think of the word I want, I can use a simple word meaning something similar and invite ”correction”. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your language quality when speaking:


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      I can keep a conversation going comprehensibly, but have to pause to plan and correct what I am saying – especially when I talk freely for longer periods.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can convey simple information of immediate relevance, getting across which point I feel is most important. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I have a sufficient vocabulary to express myself with some circumlocutions on most topics pertinent to my everyday life such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can express myself reasonably accurately in familiar, predictable situations. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Schreiben • Rate your writing skills:


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      I can write simple connected texts on a range of topics within my field of interest and can express personal views and opinions. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can write simple texts about experiences or events, for example about a trip, for a school newspaper or a club newsletter. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can write personal letters to friends or acquaintances asking for or giving them news and narrating events. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can describe in a personal letter the plot of a film or a book or give an account of a concert. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      In a letter I can express feelings such as grief, happiness, interest, regret and sympathy. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can reply in written form to advertisements and ask for more complete or more specific information about products (for example, a car or an academic course). Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can convey – via fax, e-mail or a circular – short simple factual information to friends or colleagues or ask for information in such a way. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can write my CV in summary form. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  





German & French
North Kansas City High School
North Kansas City, MO