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CEFR B1 French
CEFR B1 French tells us what a French language learner is able to do at the B1 (Lower Intermediate) level. According to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), a B1 level French language learner can do the following:
Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
CEFR B1 French: Reading
Understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language.
Can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
CEFR B1 French: Writing
Write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
CEFR B1 French: Listening
Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school, leisure, etc.
Understand the main points of radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
CEFR B1 French: Speaking
Connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
Give brief reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe one's reactions.
Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where French is spoken.
Enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to every life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).