Can interact in a simple way, understanding and using basic phrases and familiar everyday expressions. For example, they can ask questions about dishes on a restaurant's menu and understand the waiter’s responses if they are spoken clearly and use simple language.
Can communicate on familiar and everyday topics in a simple way. For example, they can take part in a conversation on predictable and simple topics.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise when travelling in a country where the language is spoken and can describe experiences, ambitions, opinions and plans. For example, they can open a bank account as long as the process is not too complex.
Can understand the main ideas of complex texts and can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity on a variety of subjects. For example, they can guide visitors, giving them detailed information about a place of interest.
Can express ideas fluently and use the language flexibly and effectively, with a good accent. For example, they can deal with hostile questions calmly and confidently.
Can understand demanding academic materials and can express him/herself very fluently, with a high level of precision. In some situations, they may use the language in a way that is more advanced than the average native speaker. For example, they can read a complex text and grasp the content almost as quickly as a native speaker.