LISTENING

 

Grade 1

I can understand a few familiar spoken words and phrases.

Grade 2

I can understand a range of familiar spoken phrases. 

Grade 3

I can understand the main point(s) from a short spoken passage.

Grade 4

I can understand the main points and some of the detail from a short spoken passage.

Grade 5

I can understand the main points and simple opinions (e.g. likes and dislikes) of a longer spoken passage. 

Grade 6

I can understand spoken passages referring to present and past or future events. 

Grade 7

I can understand longer passages and recognise people’s points of view.

Grade 8

I can understand passages including some unfamiliar material from which I can recognise attitudes and emotions. 

Grade 9

I can understand the gist of a range of authentic passages in familiar contexts.

 

SPEAKING


IGrade 1

I can say/repeat a few words and short simple phrases.

Grade 2

I can answer simple questions and give basic information.

Grade 3

I can ask and answer simple questions and talk about my interests. 

Grade 4

I can take part in a simple conversation and I can express my opinions.

Grade 5

I can give a short prepared talk, on a topic of my choice, including expressing my opinions.

Grade 6

I can tell a story or relate the plot of a book or film and give my opinions about it.


Grade 7


I can answer simple unprepared questions in a conversation or following a presentation.

Grade 8

I can tell a story or relate the plot of a book or film and give my opinions about it.


Grade 9

I can take part in a discussion, giving and justifying my opinions and ideas.



READING


Grade 1

I can recognise and read out a few familiar words and phrases.

Grade 2

I can understand familiar written phrases.

Grade 3

I can understand the main point(s) from a short written text in clear printed script. 

Grade 4

I can understand the main points and some of the detail from a short written text.

Grade 5

I can understand the main points and simple opinions (e.g. likes and dislikes) of a longer written text.

Grade 6

I can understand longer texts and distinguish present and past or future events. 

Grade 7

I can understand longer texts and recognise people’s points of view.

Grade 8

I can understand texts including some unfamiliar material from which I can recognise attitudes and emotions.

Grade 9

I can understand a wide range of authentic texts in familiar contexts.

WRITING


Grade 1

I can write or copy simple words or symbols.

Grade 2

I can write one or two short sentences to a model and fill in the words on a simple form.

Grade 3

I can write a few short sentences with support using expressions which I have already learned. 

Grade 4

I can write a short text on a familiar topic, adapting language which I have already learned.

Grade 5

I can write a short text on a range of familiar topics.

Grade 6

I can write a simple text, e.g. a letter, giving and seeking information.

Grade 7

I can write a text (e.g. a report or a letter) conveying simple opinions and/or points of view.

Grade 8

I can produce formal and informal texts in an appropriate style on familiar topics.

Grade 9

I can communicate ideas accurately and in an appropriate style over a range of familiar topics.