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CEFR Checklist B2+ Unit

KEY
Circle a score (15) for each competence covered 1 = I can do this with a lot of help from my teacher.
in your Students Book. Use the key to help you. 2 = I can do this with a little help.
Are there any areas where you might need 3 = I can do this fairly well.
more practice? 4 = I can do this really well.
5 = I can do this almost perfectly.

Competence page your score

Listening
I can understand the main ideas of complex speech on both concrete and abstract topics
117 12345
B2

delivered in a standard dialect, including technical discussions in my field of specialisation.


I can use a variety of strategies to achieve comprehension, including listening for main points;
114 12345
B2

checking comprehension.
I can follow extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are
C1

114 12345
only implied and not signalled explicitly.
I can understand a wide range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms, appreciating shifts in
C1

117 12345
style and register.

Reading
I can read and understand articles and reports on current problems in which the writers express
110, 115 12345
B2

specific attitudes and points of view.


I can understand in detail texts within my field of interest or the area of my academic or
114, 115 12345
B2

professional speciality.
I can understand specialised articles outside my own field if I can occasionally check with a
110, 111 12345
B2

dictionary.
I can read letters on topics within my areas of academic or professional speciality or interest and
118 12345
B2

grasp the most important points.


I can understand fairly long demanding texts and summarise them orally.
C1

115 12345
I can extract information, ideas and opinions from highly specialised texts in my own field, for
C1

110, 114 12345


example research reports.

Speaking: Spoken Interaction


I can initiate, maintain and end discourse naturally with effective turn-taking. 117 12345
B2

I can exchange considerable quantities of detailed factual information on matters within my fields
116 12345
B2

of interest.
I can engage in extended conversation in a clearly participatory fashion on most general topics. 116, 117 12345
B2

I can account for and sustain my opinions in discussion by providing relevant explanations,
114 12345
B2

arguments and comments.


I can carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information, following up
112 12345
B2

interesting replies.
I can use the language fluently, accurately and effectively on a wide range of general, professional
C1

112, 117 12345


or academic topics.
Speaking: Spoken Production
I can give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my fields of interest. 116, 117 12345
B2

I can understand and summarise orally short extracts from news items, interviews or
117 12345
B2

documentaries containing opinions, argument and discussion.


110, 114,
I can construct a chain of reasoned argument, linking my ideas logically. 12345
B2

117
I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various
110 12345
B2

options.
I can speculate about causes, consequences, hypothetical situations. 116, 117 12345
C1 B2

I can give clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects. 116 12345


I can give an extended description or account of something, integrating themes, developing
C1

110, 114 12345


particular points and concluding appropriately.
Speaking: Strategies
I can use standard phrases like Thats a difficult question to answer to gain time and keep the
117 12345
B2

turn while formulating what to say.

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CEFR Checklist B2+ Unit

KEY
Circle a score (15) for each competence covered 1 = I can do this with a lot of help from my teacher.
in your Students Book. Use the key to help you. 2 = I can do this with a little help.
Are there any areas where you might need 3 = I can do this fairly well.
more practice? 4 = I can do this really well.
5 = I can do this almost perfectly.

Vocabulary: Language Quality


113, 114,
I can express myself reasonably accurately in familiar, predictable situations. 12345
B2

117, 119
I can produce stretches of language with a fairly even tempo; although I can be hesitant as I
114 12345
B2

search for expressions, there are few noticeably long pauses.


I can pass on detailed information reliably. 115 12345
B2

I have sufficient vocabulary to express myself on matters connected to my field and on most 110, 113,
12345
B2

general topics. 116, 117


I can communicate with reasonable accuracy and can correct mistakes if they have led to
112, 119 12345
B2

misunderstandings.
I can express myself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult
C1

115 12345
subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.
I have a good command of a broad vocabulary allowing gaps to be readily overcome with
110, 113,
circumlocutions; I rarely have to search obviously for expressions or compromise on saying
C1

12345
116, 117
exactly what I want to.
I can consistently maintain a high degree of grammatical accuracy; errors are rare and difficult
C1

112, 119 12345


to spot.

Writing
I can express myself in writing on a wide range of general or professional topics in a clear and
C1

119 12345
user-friendly manner.
I can present points of view in a comment on a topic or an event, underlining the main ideas and
C1

119 12345
supporting my reasoning with detailed examples.
I can write formally correct letters, e.g. to complain or to take a stand in favour of or against
C1

119, 135 12345


something.

Study strategies: Action plan


I am confident that I can 1.____________________________________________________________________________________________
2.____________________________________________________________________________________________
3.____________________________________________________________________________________________

I need to work on 1.____________________________________________________________________________________________


2.____________________________________________________________________________________________
3.____________________________________________________________________________________________

My personal action plan Date Completed


1. ________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________

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