General English CEFR Level B1

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General English Level B1

From this page, you can access all of our CEFR Level B1 lessons. To find out what skills you will have when you have completed CEFR Level B1, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

CEFR Level B1 vocabulary: ACCUMULATE

CEFR Level B1 Vocabulary: ACCUMULATE This word is from CEFR Level B1 list 4 VOCABULARY: ACCUMULATE WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: To gather, pile, collect. EXAMPLE: Over his long career, he ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 4 These 100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 4 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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CEFR Level B1 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 1 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B1 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B1 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 2 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B1 vocabulary list 2. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B1 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B1 list 3 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B1 vocabulary list 3. All of the words ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 3 These 100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 2

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 2 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B1 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 1 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 1 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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GRAMMAR: Using ‘Would’ in the past

'used to' and 'would' can both be used to talk about past actions. ‘Would’ can be used to speak about past actions as an alternative to the simple past or ...
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GRAMMAR: Used to – EXERCISES

Before attempting these exercises, we recommend reading the lesson on 'Used to' found here. Practice Fill the blanks with the correct form. 1. I be fitter, now I can’t even ...
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GRAMMAR: Used to

There two common meanings of used to 1. Use(d) +infinitive is used to talk about repeated actions/states in the past. I used to smoke (i.e. I did smoke, now I ...
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SKILLS: Understanding reference words in English

Understanding reference words in English What's wrong with this sentence? Some people believe that a university education should be available to everyone as a university education will help with employment ...
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SPEAKING: Talking about past events and telling stories

Part of improving your English is the ability to talk about past experiences and story telling. So what's special about past experiences and story telling? How is it different to ...
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What are the CEFR levels?

What are the CEFR levels? The Common European Framework for Language (CEFR) is an international standard to measure your language skills. It can be applied to many different languages, but ...
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TENSES: The present perfect simple

Present perfect simple tense examples: I have cleaned my shoes. He has gone to America. I have travelled through Asia, but I haven't been to Africa. Uses of the present ...
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GRAMMAR: Parts of speech

In order to improve your English skills, both for speaking and writing, it is important to be aware of the 'parts' of speech that create sentences in English. It is ...
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Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences

Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences When writing in your IELTS test it is essential that you use a range of sentence structures, from simple to complex sentence forms. In ...
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GRAMMAR: The passive voice – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the passive voice? Click here to read it before you try the passive voice exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete ...
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GRAMMAR: The passive voice

The passive voice is a grammar form that can be used instead of writing active sentences. Before we look at the passive voice, think about how you form an active ...
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GRAMMAR: Dependent prepositions – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on dependent prepositions? Click here to read it before you try the dependent prepositions exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the ...
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GRAMMAR: Dependent prepositions

Certain verbs, adjectives and nouns naturally take certain prepositions when placed in a sentence - these are called dependent prepositions. For example, you can object to (something), participate in (something), ...
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GRAMMAR: Parts of speech – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on the parts of speech? Click here to read it before you try the parts of speech exercises. Remember to register to get email ...
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GRAMMAR: Stative and dynamic verbs

Verbs can be divided into two types: stative and dynamic verbs. Stative verbs are also known as state verbs and dynamic verbs are also know as action verbs. Do you ...
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GRAMMAR: Advanced countable and uncountable nouns

Advanced Countable and uncountable nouns Sometimes nouns can act as both countable and uncountable nouns (often with a slight difference in meaning). This can make learning the rules even more ...
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GRAMMAR: Make uncountable nouns countable

Nouns can be split into two different groups - countable and uncountable. (see Countable and uncountable nouns for more information) Countable nouns, as the name suggests, can be counted. For ...
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GRAMMAR: Prepositions of time (Level B1)

Prepositions of time (and all types of prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly because the rules are often quite difficult, and like most ...
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GRAMMAR: Prepositions of place(Level B1)

Prepositions of place (and all prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly because the rules are often quite difficult, and like most rules for ...
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What should I know to complete this level in CEFR level B1?

Level B1 Reading

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • understand factual texts on familiar subjects
  • recognise the main points in newspaper articles
  • understand descriptions of events and feelings.

Level B1 Listening

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • understand the main points of clear speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

Level B1 Speaking

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling
  • have unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events)
  • speak fluently when describing experiences and events, hopes and ambitions
  • can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe reactions.
  • Talk about recent movies or books (informally)

Level B1 Writing

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • write simple texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
  • link a series of shorter sentences into a sequence
  • write personal letters describing events, experiences and impressions
  • describe the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions to it.

 


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