Online Course General English Level B1
What is level B1?
Intermediate. If you’re already experienced in English, this level will allow you to strengthen
your ability to describe things and situations in the conditional and past tenses, develop your
writing skills, and improve your coherence.
Level B1 corresponds to independent users of the language, i.e. those who have the necessary
fluency to communicate without effort with native speakers. It is important to bear in mind
that the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) is the system that
defines and explains the different levels of oral and written expression and comprehension for
languages such as English.
To do the placement test, please click here to complete the form.
SKILLS AT LEVEL B1
One of the questions you might ask yourself when you read this information is, what language
competences characterise a person who can prove they have a level B1 in English? The CEFRL
specifies the following:
Is able to understand the main points of clear texts in standard language if they are
about topics with which they are familiar, whether in work, study or leisure contexts.
Can cope with most of the situations that might arise on a trip to areas where the
language is used.
Is able to produce simple, coherent texts about topics with which they are familiar or in
which they have a personal interest.
Can describe experiences, events, wishes and aspirations, as well as briefly justifying
opinions or explaining plans.
Study targets for English level B1
English communication (B1)
Describing experiences and events
Expressing hopes and ambitions
Describing events in the past
Describing events in the future
English vocabulary (B1)
Feelings and emotions
Travel and transport
Sport, health and fitness
News and media
Time expressions for the past
Time expressions for the future
English grammar (B1)
Adverbs for time, degree, manner
Past habits and states (used to)
Present perfect simple
Modals: should have, might have etc
Present continuous (future)
Future simple: will
Present perfect continuous
Past perfect simple
Conditionals (first and second)