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Level B1 corresponds to independent users of the language. If you identify yourself with it, this means that you can understand information about familiar topics.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has six levels, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for users who are proficient in the language. Levels are divided into three blocks: A or basic user, B or independent user, and C or proficient user.

What can you do at the B1 level?

If you are B1 level, you can:

  • understand the main points of clear texts in standard language if they are about topics with which you are familiar, whether in work, study, or leisure contexts;
  • cope with most of the situations that might arise on a trip to areas where the language is used;
  • produce simple, coherent texts about topics with which you are familiar or in which you have a personal interest;
  • describe experiences, events, wishes, and aspirations, as well as briefly justifying opinions or explaining plans.

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