English Language: Intermediate Level
Intermediate level, you can maintain simple conversations on a variety of familiar topics. You can
perform routine tasks with relative comfort. You cannot go into great detail. You can’t use complex language or speak at length about abstract topics. You often hesitate while speaking. You make many grammatical errors. You may not be able to say everything you want to say. Your native language influences your speech. Native English speakers who are used to speaking with nonnative speakers can understand you with some difficulty. When listening, you can survive in a second language environment. If you have some background knowledge you are able to handle limited everyday situations.
English Intermediate level writing help designed to help improve Intermediate level English writing skills including spelling, sentence, paragraph and basic essay and letter writing.
Level I: Lower – Intermediate:
Can understand the gist of a commonplace conversation in English, though not in detail, and can produce English well enough to take part if spoken to carefully. Can also initiate conversation by asking questions on a range of everyday topics (e.g. sport, or food) and can perform most everyday social and practical functions (e.g. buying things in shops, going to the doctor) well enough to survive comfortably. In reading can grasp the full meaning (content) including details, of simpler authentic texts (e.g. instructions on a packet) with the exception of a few of the less common words, including understanding the sense of most basic structures (e.g. verb tense and modals). Can write coherent short compositions using simple but varied structures correctly on a variety of non-specialist topics (e.g.. telling stories, personal letters, giving and explaining an opinion).
Level II: Mid – Intermediate:
Can understand the gist of a commonplace conversation involving fluent speakers, provided that some allowances are made, or occasional help given. Can produce well enough to make substantial relevant contributions (e.g. of an example or story clearly related to the topic) and to get full and satisfactory information from other speakers by questioning as necessary. Is functionally competent for all everyday negotiations except where completely unpredictable problems arise. In reading can get the gist/intention of most straightforward (i.e. non-stylized) authentic texts and can write effective communications of information or opinion, but perhaps with a number of errors, or problems arising from inability to handle some of the more complex structures.
Level III: Upper Intermediate
Can understand well enough to hold a continuous conversation with a native speaker, even where the speaker does not, or cannot, adapt his/her language to a foreigner. Can produce well enough to initiate new topics, change the subject, and generally take part in the management of the conversation rather than merely responding. Can manage all normal life functions with ease, and cope linguistically with completely new situations (e.g. a negotiation in a shop not going according to expectations). In reading, can understand the majority of any non-specialist, modern text and begin to respond to different ‘registers’ or types of writing. Can produce fluent writing on most kinds of topic, including arguing for an opinion, and can use complex sentence structures without many errors.