CEFR English level B2Inspection and accreditation code of the UK government: Ofqual 601/8051/1
According to the CEFR, English level B2, and the London Language College’s CEFR level B2 standard, learners can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical exchanges in their area of expertise. Can communicate at a fluent, natural level with native speakers. Can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of topics and can explain their point of view on an issue, highlight the advantages and disadvantages of different options.
CEFR English level B2 has passed UK.Gov Ofqual inspection code 601/8505/X, is recognised in the UK, Europe and most countries and territories, including Vietnam.
Learners can learn, practice and have global exams through London Language College’s PPP (Practice & Preparation Provider).
Training listening skills in CEFR English level B2
Overall listening skills
- Can understand live or recorded speech on familiar and unfamiliar topics in personal, social, academic or professional matters when expressed clearly and in a familiar voice.
- Can get the main ideas of a complex speech, both in content and language, delivered in standard language on specific or abstract issues (including technical discussions) in the areas of expertise.
- Can follow long and clear structured speeches and complex arguments on familiar topics
Listening to the interaction between native speakers or those who are not directly conversing with
- Can get most of the conversations or monologues contents though having difficulty understanding the whole conversations or monologues in detail if the speaker does not adjust the language accordingly.
- Can follow and understand vibrant conversations or monologues of native speakers.
Listening to presentations and conversations
- Can follow and understand the main ideas in lectures, speeches, narrations, and other academic or professional presentations that use complex language and ideas.
Listening to announcements, guidelines, instructions
- Can understand the announcements and messages of a specific or abstract topic expressed in standard dialect at normal speaking speed.
Listening to the radio and watching television
- Can understand most radio and television documentaries.
- Can notice the mood and tone of the speaker.
- Can understand recorded and broadcast texts using standard language commonly encountered in social, professional or academic life. Determine the speaker’s point of view, attitude and the content of the information being spoken.
Training speaking skills in CEFR English level B2
Overall monologue skills:
- Can communicate independently on various topics with coherent arguments and structures, connections between ideas presented, and use the language fluently and accurately.
- Can present the significance of an event or personal experience; explain and defend their standpoint clearly with rigorous and appropriate arguments.
Monologue: Describing the experience
- Can provide clear and detailed descriptions of related or interested topics.
- Can argue systematically, emphasise the key points by giving the relevant detailed illustrations.
Monologue: Presenting to the audience
- Can present rehearsed presentations clearly, give the reasons for supporting or opposing a particular opinion, and outline the advantages and disadvantages of different options.
- Can answer questions after a presentation fluently and naturally, without stressing oneself or the audience.
- Can deliver complex presentations that emphasise the key points and illustrate the details clearly.
Overall interactive speaking:
- Can communicate fluently and naturally, maintaining relationships with native speakers without making it difficult for both sides.
- Can explain the important points based on personal experience, clearly explain and maintain the standpoint with relevant arguments and evidence.
- Can use the language fluently, accurately and effectively on general, recreational, occupational and academic topics, creating a clear coherence between the ideas.
- Can communicate naturally, make good use of grammatical structures, and have no difficulty speaking appropriately to the situations.
Interactive speaking: Conversations
- Can engage in extensive conversations on most topics, even in noisy environments.
- Can maintain a conversation with native speakers by making jokes, joking and teasing each other.
- Can convey emotional levels and highlight the importance of personal experiences.
Interactive speaking: Transactions of goods and services
- Can use the language to negotiate a solution for disputes such as travel tickets, poor service, financial liability for damage or liability for goods and services that do not comply with the contract.
- Can draft a compensation script, using persuasive words to achieve satisfaction, and clarify the limits of any concessions prepared.
Interactive speaking: Interview
- Can come up with ideas, expand and develop the topics during the interview with help or encouragement from the interviewer.
- Can conduct an interview fluently and effectively, start naturally with the prepared questions, followed by creative and explorative responses.
Pronunciation and fluency
- Clear and natural pronunciation and intonation.
- Can communicate easily and relatively fluently, even with long and complex speeches.
Accuracy and conformance of sociolinguistics
- Can relatively use the accurate vocabulary and grammatical structures in communication but sometimes need support in choosing the appropriate words.
- Can express the ideas confidently, clearly and politely using formal and colloquial language appropriate to the role, audience and communication situation.
Level of completion of exam tasks
- Fully complete the exam tasks; most responses are appropriate, but a few may be inappropriate or ambiguous (possibly due to not understanding the texts).
Training reading skills in CEFR English level B2
Overall reading skills
Overall reading comprehension
- Can read relatively independently, adjust the reading style and speed according to the type of texts and reading purpose, and selectively use the appropriate reference sources. Has a large active vocabulary for reading but still struggles with infrequent idioms.
Reading for information and argument.
- Can understand the topical articles and reports that the author expresses his particular standpoint or opinion.
Reading for orientation
- Can quickly skim long and complex texts to locate useful information.
- Can quickly determine the content and usefulness of the articles and reports covering a wide range of professional topics to decide whether to read more carefully.
- Can read correspondence related to personal interests and easily get the gist of it.
- Can understand long and complex instructions in the area of personal expertise, including details of conditions and warnings, provided that difficult passages are reread.
Reading for word processing.
- Can summarise various factual and fictional texts, make comments, discuss the opposing perspectives and key themes.
- Can summarise the excerpts from newspapers, interviews, or other documents contain opinions, arguments, and discussions.
Training writing skills in CEFR English level B2
Overall production writing
- Can write clear and detailed articles on various topics of interest, provide information and arguments from different sources.
Production writing: Creative writing
- Can give clear and detailed descriptions of real or fictitious events or experiences, showing the coherence between ideas in a logical article following the literary style of the relevant genre.
- Can give clear and detailed descriptions on topics of personal interest.
- Can write a review about a movie, a book or a play.
Production writing: Writing reports and essays
- Can write an essay or report, develop arguments systematically, highlight main ideas, and provide appropriate illustrations.
- Can evaluate different opinions and solutions for a problem.
- Can write an essay or report developing an argument, give reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with a certain point of view, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions.
- Can synthesise information and arguments from a variety of sources.
Interactive Writing: Overall interactive writing
- Can deliver news, express opinions effectively in writing, and link the news and opinions of others.
Interactive Writing: Correspondence
- Can write business correspondence with different levels of emotion and attitude, express personal opinions, respond to and comment on the recipient’s opinions and views.
Interactive Writing: Taking notes, Texting and filling in forms
- Can write simple informational notes about friends, services staff, teachers, and people that often meet in everyday life, clarifying the important points in messages.
- Can understand messages with requests or problem explanations.
- Can summarise factual or fictional texts, commenting on, discussing and comparing different viewpoints and the main themes.
- Can summarise excerpts from various sources such as news, interviews, or documents containing opinions, arguments, or discussions.
- Can summarise the plot or sequence of events in a movie or a play.
Common language criteria
- Can express themselves clearly, with little indication of limits to what the writer wants to express. Has sufficient vocabulary to describe clearly, express opinions, and develop arguments without showing signs of needing to find words, demonstrating the ability to use several complex sentence patterns to express themselves.
- Has a wide vocabulary on issues related to the language user’s field and most general topics.
- Has a versatile writing style to avoid repeating words often, but the expression is still hesitant and lengthy due to the lack of vocabulary.
Control of vocabulary
- The level of accuracy in word usage is generally high. Despite misleading statements and choosing wrong words, the communication process is not affected.
- Good grammar control. Sometimes there are small errors in sentence structure, but they rarely happen and can correct the mistakes immediately after looking back at the writing, no mistake that causes misunderstandings.
- Can write a clear and understandable paragraph that conforms to standard paragraph and layout criteria.
- Can use relatively accurate spelling and punctuation, but still be influenced by mother tongue.
English level B2 – CEFR includes classroom activities combined with the online review system. Step by step, each lesson will help students increase their English ability to meet the English level B2 – CEFR competency framework fully and confidently achieve the UK English level B2 – CEFR certificate.
CEFR English level B2 Lessons:
- Lesson 1: Using Will and Going to to make predictions
- Lesson 2: Distinguish Take vs Bring
- Lesson 3: Lifestyle
- Lesson 4: What an unhappy day
- Lesson 5: (Grammar) Future Continuous
- Lesson 6: (Grammar) Relative clauses
- Lesson 7: The world in 2050
- Lesson 8: Adjectives and Adverbs
- Lesson 9: Biography
- Lesson 10: Future perfect
- Lesson 11: Distinguish between Board vs Bored
- Lesson 12: (Grammar) Declarative Sentences
- Lesson 13: Biggest Secret
- Lesson 14: News
- Lesson 15: Using Can’t have
- Lesson 16: Communication
- Lesson 17: Past perfect
- Lesson 18: Strange dream last night
- Lesson 19: (Grammar) Mixed conditional sentences
- Lesson 20: Art
- Lesson 21: Distinguishing Brake vs Break
- Lesson 22: Using Wish
- Lesson 23: (Grammar) Past perfect continuous
- Lesson 24: Education
- Lesson 25: New business activities
- Lesson 26: Forecasts and Inferences
- Lesson 27: Books and Literature
- Lesson 28: (Grammar) Distinguishing Passed vs Past
- Lesson 29: Passive sentence
- Lesson 30: Midlife crisis
- Lesson 31: (Grammar) Future perfect continuous
- Lesson 32: Verb phrases
- Lesson 33: Film
- Lesson 34: Using Would – to state a habit in the past
- Lesson 35: Distinguishing Waist vs Waste
- Lesson 36: Current affairs
- Lesson 37: (Grammar) Storytelling style
- Lesson 38: A Night in Vegas
- Lesson 39: Addiction
- Lesson 40: The Rain
Preparation for the CEFR English level B2 exam
The preparation pack will help students familiarise themselves with London Language College’s global exam; be equipped with methods and ready mentality for the best completion of the exam process.
In this section, learners are provided with:
- Sample tests
- Introduction of the exam process
- The process of marking and announcing the results
- Certification process if passed
- Re-examination process if not passed
- The mock test before the official exam.
16-minute Speaking exam
60-minute writing exam
30-minute listening exam
60-minute reading comprehension exam
Marking and result evaluation
Process of announcing the CEFR English exam results:
- Exam report – Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate within 30 working days. SoR will email each candidate or send the report via the PPP system of London Language College.
- Hard-copy certificates will be delivered within 45 working days upon the date of result availability. Candidates can also contact authorised PPPs of London language college to receive.
For further information, please get in touch with PPPs of London Language College.
Receptive skills after completing LRN CEFR B2
- I can understand long speeches or lectures; follow and understand complex arguments on topics of interest or relative familiarity.
- I can understand most TV news programs, movies using standard language.
Interactive skills after completing LRN CEFR B2
- I can understand articles and reports related to current issues where writers express their views. I can understand articles about contemporary literature.
- I can write a letter stating how important an event or experience is to me.
Applicable skills after completing LRN CEFR B2
- I can present clearly and detailed on a wide range of topics related to my field of interest.
- I can explain a certain point of view on a current issue and point out the advantages and disadvantages of different options.
- I could write an article on various issues of personal interest.
- I can write an essay or report that communicates or gives reasons for or against a particular point of view.