Self Assessment Language test
Look at the following CAN DO statements and tick those which you are very confident you can do already – test yourself!
Be honest with yourself so that your final score reflects your true ability to use the language in these four skill areas – we want to make sure you are in the right class!
MY SPEAKING SKILLS
MY LISTENING SKILLS
MY READING SKILLS
Read simple short texts with familiar vocabulary for basic understanding
Get the gist of short, simple notices in public areas
Understand simple food lists/menus
Understand most of the information on everyday notices and posters in a town (sometimes need the help of additional information e.g. photos)
Recognise the purpose & main gist of content of simple texts encountered in daily life e.g. an advert in a magazine, an appointment card, a form
Find specific, predictable information in simple everyday materials e.g. a holiday brochure or timetable or cooking instruction on packets
Confidently understand a variety of public signs e.g. written directions, prices, simple menus, bills, simple adverts
Read holiday leaflets and brochures to find information
Read and get a good understanding of labels/information on everyday supermarket products
Recognise and generally understand written rules and regulations and guidelines
Read and understand a simple CV or description of a person’s life experience
Read most magazine or newspaper articles to get a basic idea of the content
Read some authentic materials from newspapers / magazines
Read various sets of instructions e.g. cooking instructions, washing instructions, instructions to construct flat-pack items etc.
Read a simple story
MY WRITING SKILLS