Level B2 • Objectives

Listening • follow lengthy statements and reports as well as most films and TV programmes when the topics are somewhat familiar.

Reading • understand articles, reports and contemporary literary prose.

Speaking • relay ideas relatively fluently and spontaneously, and actively participate in discussions.

Writing • produce detailed texts such as essays, reports and letters, and present arguments effectively.

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  1. Hören • Rate your listening skills:


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      I can understand in detail what is said to me in standard spoken language even in a noisy environment. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can follow a lecture or talk within my own field, provided the subject matter is familiar and the presentation straightforward and clearly structured.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand most radio documentaries delivered in standard language and can identify the speaker’s mood, tone, etc. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand TV documentaries, live interviews, talk shows, plays and the majority of films in standard dialect. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand the main ideas of complex speech on both concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard dialect, including technical discussions in my field of specialisation.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can use a variety of strategies to achieve comprehension, including listening for main points; checking comprehension by using contextual clues.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Lesen • Rate your reading skills:


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      I can rapidly grasp the content and the significance of news, articles and reports on topics connected with my interests or my job, and decide if a closer reading is worthwhile.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can read and understand articles and reports on current problems in which the writers express specific attitudes and points of view.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand in detail texts within my field of interest or the area of my academic or professional speciality. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand specialized articles outside my own field if I can occasionally check with a dictionary. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can read reviews dealing with the content and criticism of cultural topics (films, theatre, books, concerts) and summarize the main points.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can read letters on topics within my areas of academic or professional speciality or interest and grasp the most important points.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can quickly look through a manual (for example for a computer program) and find and understand the relevant explanations and help for a specific problem.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand in a narrative or play the motives for the characters’ actions and their consequences for the development of the plot.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your spoken interaction skills:


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      I can initiate, maintain and end discourse naturally with effective turn-taking. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can exchange considerable quantities of detailed factual information on matters within my fields of interest. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can convey degrees of emotion and highlight the personal significance of events and experiences. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can engage in extended conversation in a clearly participatory fashion on most general topics. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can account for and sustain my opinions in discussion by providing relevant explanations, arguments and comments. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can help a discussion along on familiar ground confirming comprehension, inviting others in, etc. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information, following up interesting replies. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your spoken production skills:

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      I can give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my fields of interest. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand and summarize orally short extracts from news items, interviews or documentaries containing opinions, argument and discussion.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can understand and summarize orally the plot and sequence of events in an extract from a film or play. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can construct a chain of reasoned arguments, linking my ideas logically. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can speculate about causes, consequences, hypothetical situations. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your strategic skills when speaking:

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      I can use standard phrases like ”That’s a difficult question to answer” to gain time and keep the turn while formulating Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can make a note of ”favorite mistakes” and consciously monitor speech for them. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can generally correct slips and errors if I become aware of them or if they have led to misunderstandings. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Sprechen • Rate your language quality when speaking:


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      I can produce stretches of language with a fairly even tempo; although I can be hesitant as I search for expressions, there are few noticeably long pauses.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can pass on detailed information reliably. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I have sufficient vocabulary to express myself on matters connected to my field and on most general topics. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can communicate with reasonable accuracy and can correct mistakes if they have led to misunderstandings. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Schreiben • Rate your writing skills:


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      I can write clear and detailed texts (compositions, reports or texts of presentations) on various topics related to my field of interest.  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can write summaries of articles on topics of general interest. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can summarize information from different sources and media. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can discuss a topic in a composition or ”letter to the editor”, giving reasons for or against a specific point of view. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can develop an argument systematically in a composition or report, emphasizing decisive points and including supporting details. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can write about events and real or fictional experiences in a detailed and easily readable way. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can write a short review of a film or a book. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can express in a personal letter different feelings and attitudes and can report the news of the day making clear what, in my opinion, are the important aspects of an event. Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  





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