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Study English Level B2

English level B2 (Upper Intermediate) is the fourth CEFR English language level We provide the international CEFR description, followed by study targets. 

At the end of English level B2, you can:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on a variety of topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation.

  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

  • Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

Study Targets For English Level B2

Here are our study targets for the key components of English Level B2.       

English Communication (B2)

  • Describing experiences

  • Expressing opinions

  • Expressing agreement and disagreement

  • Giving advice with advantages and disadvantages

  • Making suggestions

  • Expressing feelings and emotions

  • Reporting events

  • Speculating about events in past, present, future

  • Adding emphasis

  • Describing hopes and regrets

English Vocabulary (B2)

  • Work and education

  • Lifestyles

  • Money

  • Crime and punishment

  • Technology

  • Media and communication

  • Global issues

  • Multi-word verbs

  • Reporting verbs

  • Linking expressions

English Grammar (B2)

  • Compound adjectives

  • Adverbs for time, degree, manner

  • Relative clauses

  • Past perfect simple

  • Past perfect continuous

  • Present perfect continuous

  • Passives

  • Modals of speculation

  • Conditionals (second and third)

  • Mixed conditionals

  • Reported speech

  • Future perfect simple

  • Future perfect continuous

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