What is Upper Intermediate level?
EtonX requires students to have an Upper Intermediate English level of English (B2 on the CEFR).
You are likely to be B2 level if:
- You are studying in English at an international school and you are 15 or older.
- You have learnt English extensively outside school from a young age.
How can I assess my language level?
You can assess your language level by answering a few simple questions.
1. Have you taken a global English Language Test?
If yes, check your score using the information below:
|Cambridge English Scale||160+|
For Cambridge exams taken before 2016, find out the scale score using this converter tool
2. Can you understand this text?
“In this activity we have seen that we can apply a process to situations when we need to be more assertive. Although the four steps are designed around how you communicate assertively when you are in a relaxed and confident state of mind, there are some situations where you might be feeling threatened, emotional and unsure of how to react.
At times like these you need to become more aware of your behaviour and try to work through these four steps as a way of dealing with the situation.
Remember that in these situations you can also explain that you’d like some time to think and come back to the discussion later in the day when you are feeling calmer and more able to deal with the situation.”
3. Can you understand this audio clip?
4. Can you write a paragraph to answer this question?
“What qualities do you need to be a good online learner?”
5. Can you discuss your answer with a classmate in English?
6. Still not sure? You can also check the ‘Can Do’ statements below. You are B2 level or above if you can do these things:
|B2 ‘CAN DO’ STATEMENTS|
|U N D E R S T A N D I N G|
|Listening||I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.|
|Reading||I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.|
|S P E A K I N G|
|Spoken Interaction||I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.|
|Spoken Production||I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.|
|W R I T I N G|
|Writing||I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.|
© Council of Europe: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)