• Skim for main ideas and scan for specific information
  • Find information in documents
  • Understand texts about familiar topics
  • Answer multiple choice and short answer questions about a text
  • Use simple texts as models for writing


  • Write simple descriptions
  • Write well-structured sentences
  • Devise questions to form a survey and respond to questions in writing
  • Complete application forms
  • Write email messages and online texts


  • Listen for specific information e.g. numbers, names, countries
  • Answer questions on informational texts
  • Match information to pictures
  • Respond to questions in familiar situations
  • Understand simple telephone conversations
  • Follow directions


  • Greetings and introductions
  • Talk about familiar topics and routines
  • Ask and respond to straightforward questions
  • Describe pictures and differences between pictures
  • Make arrangements and plans