General English CEFR Level B2

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General English CEFR Level B2

From this page, you can access all of our CEFR Level B2 lessons. To find out what skills you will have when you have completed CEFR Level B2, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

CEFR Level B2 list 4 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 4 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 4. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: ANTICIPATE

CEFR Level B1 Vocabulary: ANTICIPATE This word is from CEFR Level B1 list 4 VOCABULARY: ANTICIPATE WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to feel, realise or expect something in the future before ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: AMEND

CEFR Level B1 Vocabulary: AMEND This word is from CEFR Level B1 list 4 VOCABULARY: AMEND WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: to change or alter. EXAMPLE: He amended his earlier statement ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 4

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 4 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 4 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 3

100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 3 These 100 words for CEFR Level B2 list 3 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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100 words for CEFR Level B2 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 B2 list 1

100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1 These 100 words for CEFR Level C1 list 1 are designed to help you improve your general English skills, but also to ...
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CEFR Level B2 list 3 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 3 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 3. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B2 list 1 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 1 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 1. All of the words ...
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CEFR Level B2 list 2 vocabulary exercises

CEFR Level B2 list 2 vocabulary exercises Before you take the practice test below, make sure you have looked through CEFR Level B2 vocabulary list 2. All of the words ...
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FUNCTIONS: Types of learning

Types of learning In many traditional, conservative learning environments, the most common way to study is to gather groups of students in a room with a teacher or lecturer speaking ...
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FUNCTIONS: English for job interviews

It is very important to create a good impression during a job interview, but this can be especially hard when you have to speak in a different language. This post ...
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GRAMMAR: Adjective collocations

English collocations are two words together that equal one meaning- they almost always combine NOUNS or ADJECTIVES together. Some popular collocations have the feeling/meaning of ‘absolutely’ for the first word ...
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SKILLS: Describing negative emotions

Describing negative emotions (talking about how you or other people feel) is an useful skill in English. However, there is a lot of different vocabulary that needs to be learned ...
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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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SKILLS: Understanding reviews in English

In this lesson, we will look at some of the indirect language commonly used when reviewing something (for example, Google reviews or TripAdvisor). It’s very good practice to read and ...
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CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: PHASE

CEFR Level B2 Vocabulary: PHASE This word is from CEFR Level B2 list 3 VOCABULARY: PHASE WORD FAMILY: noun MEANING: A stage of development EXAMPLE: Many children go through a ...
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READING: Level B2 Reading practice exercise 1

READING: Level B2 Reading practice exercise 1 Brush up on your reading skills with this short text and questions. Note:See if you can complete the 10 questions in under 10 ...
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GRAMMAR: Gerunds and infinitives – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on gerunds and infinitives? Click here to read it before you try the gerunds and infinitives exercises. Remember to register to get email updates ...
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GRAMMAR: Gerunds and infinitives

Gerunds and infinitives and when to use each form can be confusing. When there are two main verbs in a sentence, the second verb must be either a gerund (+ing) ...
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GRAMMAR: Conditional sentences – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on conditional sentences? Click here to read it before you try the conditional sentences exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the ...
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WRITING: Understanding punctuation in English – EXERCISES

Have you read the information page on punctuation? Click here to read it before you try the punctuation exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the punctuation exercises ...
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WRITING: Understanding punctuation in English

One of the categories the examiner will be looking for when assessing your writing is your accuracy with punctuation, and the correct use of more accurate punctuation like semi colons ...
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SPEAKING: Meaning and intonation

Meaning and intonation Pronunciation refers to how clear you are when you speak, and can be broken into different sub-categories: enunciation (how clearly do you say each word; not mumbling ...
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GRAMMAR: Conditional sentences

Conditional sentences are 'if' sentences. There are five types of conditional sentences: zero conditional sentences first conditional sentences second conditional sentences third conditional sentences mixed conditional sentences *Mixed conditionals are ...
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SPEAKING: Using question tags

Question tags (also called tag questions) are common structures used in spoken English. An example of a question tag is: 'You like studying English, don't you?' The first part of ...
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GRAMMAR: Modal auxiliary verbs

Modal verbs (also called modal auxiliary verbs, or modals) are used with the infinitive form of the main verb (minus -to) to add additional layers of meaning to a sentence ...
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What should I know to complete this level in CEFR level B2?

Level B2 Reading

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • understand newspaper articles about current problems or issues
  • read at speed with a high level of comprehension
  • read books and stories (fiction) with a high level of understanding
  • read specialist articles with some help for vocabulary (using a dictionary for unfamiliar words is OK)

Level B2 Listening

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • understand a native speaker talking at normal speed
  • understand more complicated arguments on familiar topics
  • understand a news or current affairs programme on television
  • understand the majority of a movie in English
  • identify a speaker’s mood and tone

Level B2 Speaking

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • Present an opinion
  • Explain and support a point of view
  • Talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a point of view
  • Take part in informal discussions
  • Understand social conversations in detail, even in difficult situations (such as a noisy room or when the speaker is using a range of idioms)
  • Respond to a point of view with an understandable level of fluency (although some mistakes are OK)
  • Talk to a native English speaker without misunderstandings on general topics
  • Identify your own errors and correct them
  • talk for extended periods (although with some moments of hesitation while thinking of a word or expression)
  • use grammar that will not cause significant misunderstandings (although some errors are OK)

Level B2 Writing

By completing this level, you should be able to

  • Present an opinion
  • Explain and support a point of view
  • Talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a point of view
  • write a report to pass on information or describe a situation
  • write personal letters regarding experiences

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