English Language
English Language

Survival 1:
Attract attention formally and informally
Attracting attention informally S1
Check into a hotel, use common hotel language
Greet and take leave, formally and informally
Identifying oneself and a third person
Introduce and be introduced, formally and informally
State and ask about address, age, family, job, marital status, name, nationality, and phone number
Thank and acknowledge thanks

Survival 2:
Apologize and respond to apologies
Ask and tell the time
Ask for and give permission
Express agreement and disagreement
Express preference
Greet and introduce friends and acquaintances
Invite someone to do something
Invite someone to visit you S2
Order a meal and ask for the check
Propose and respond to toast
Request someone to do something
Services (elevator)
Suggest a course of action
Talk about accommodation, furniture, home, rooms, and rental
Talk about one’s hobbies and interests
Talk about one’s place of work and income
Talk about one’s understanding of a foreign language
Talk about types of food and drink
Talk and ask about one’s health
Talk on the telephone

Survival 3:
Apologize S2
Ask for and give directions
Check in and give personal information at a hotel S1
Express agreement and disagreement S2
Express approval and disapproval
Express certainty and uncertainty
Express pleasure and displeasure
Express sympathy
Go shopping; talk about prices
Handle immigration procedures when traveling
Issue and accept an invitation
Order or request someone to do something
Propose and respond to a toast S2
Talk about ability to speak and understand foreign languages
Talk about and order food in a restaurant
Talk about conditions of work and income
Talk about directions and measurements (metric and imperial)
Talk about relations with other people: love, friendship aversion
Talk about travel and means of transport
Talk about types of food and drink S3
Use common social expressions

Waystage 1:
Admit and deny error
Buy and talk about men’s clothing and fashion
Carry out a business negotiation
Describe people’s appearance
Disagreements and quarrels
Express agreement and disagreement S2
Express certainty S3
Express hope
Express surprise
Give and ask for permission
Give and ask for road directions when driving
Give and receive guidance in sports and games
Instruct and order others to do something
Issue and respond to invitations S3
Issue and respond to warnings
Look up information in directories, Yellow Pages etc.
Make and respond to apologies
Make and respond to offers
Make comparisons
Request and give reasons for one’s actions
Say what one needs in order to cook something
Suggest a course of action and respond to suggestions
Talk about food, cooking and ingredients
Talk about machines and their operation
Talk about past events and actions
Talk about travel by air, sea and subway
Talk about work and employment
Use the telephone for business purposes

Waystage 2:
Ask for and give detailed personal information
Ask for, grant or refuse permission
Ask someone’s opinion and give one’s opinion
Close a conversation politely
Discuss employment and loss of employment
Express anger and impatience
Fill in forms using one’s personal information
Identify numbers, measurements and quantities
Make and respond to complaints
Make and respond to offers and suggestions
Name and identify parts of the body
Order and discuss food in restaurants
Talk about current and future obligations
Talk about health and fitness
Talk about sport (esp. soccer) and other leisure activities
Talk about someone’s appearance
Talk about the environment and recycling

Waystage 3:
Arrange travel by train and bus
Deal with language and communication problems
Describe places and people
Encourage someone to feel at home
Express agreement and disagreement
Make deductions and inferences
Talk about and go shopping for clothes
Talk about children and childcare
Talk about cooking processes and utensils
Talk about intimacy and relationships
Talk about music and the music business
Talk about one’s family and family life
Talk about success and failure
Talk about wages and pay

Upper Waystage 1:
Arrange and take part in air travel
Ask for and give directions
Ask for and give information about public transportation
Ask for and give simple explanations
Buy and discuss clothing
Discuss money and business deals
Discuss one’s career and profession
Express agreement and disagreement
Give formal orders
Make comparisons
Make formal and polite requests
Offer and accept hospitality
Talk about academic qualifications and education
Talk about musical styles, genres and formats
Talk about weddings, marriage, and family
Talking about languages and language learning
Use common business telephone language

Upper Waystage 2:
Ask for directions in cities
Correctly use the words ‘trouble’ and ‘bother’
Discuss training and careers
Express certainty and uncertainty
Express interest and enthusiasm
Give and ask for advice
Issue threats and warnings
Make and respond to polite requests
Make social small-talk
Talk about accidents and disasters
Talk about business and marketing
Talk about cars and car rental
Talk about cleanliness, hygiene and cleaning
Talk about counseling, emotional problems, mental illness
Talk about languages and language learning
Talk about sport, especially football
Visit and talk about pubs, bars, and drinks
Welcome people formally and informally

Upper Waystage 3:
Ask for and give explanations
Communicate prohibition and disapproval
Discuss careers and professions
Discuss environment and environmentalism
Express impatience and intolerance
Express uncertainty and vagueness
Make and respond to polite enquiries
Make deductions and draw conclusions
Make social and professional introductions and farewells
Talk about employment and unemployment
Talk about landscapes and conservation
Talk about machines, damage and repairs
Talk about political action, demonstrations etc.
Talk about religious and cultural conflict
Talk about sales, marketing, commission, value and price
Use and talk about public transportation
Use typical business and professional language
Use typical TV and radio interview language

Threshold 1:
Apologize formally
Claim one’s personal rights
Complain formally and respond to complaints
Conduct job interviews and evaluate candidates
Describe people’s physical attributes
Discuss burglary and crime
Discuss environmental protection issues
Express formal ability and inability
Express incomprehension and confusion
Express indignation
Express regrets about past actions
Express various degrees of certainty
Hypothesize about the past
Make inferences about the past
Plan and research travel
Refer to a previous topic of conversation
Request, give and withhold permission
Set up meetings and appointments
Talk about driving offenses
Talk about housing, property, rentals
Talk about materialism and economic success
Talk about past obligation
Talk about past possibilities
Talk about tickets, zones etc. on public transit
Talk about training and hiring staff
Talk about water-related issues
Use the telephone for business purposes
Use typical American slang expressions

Threshold 2:
Ask for and give directions when driving
Ask for help and assistance (formally)
Discuss and negotiate business real estate
Discuss costs and prices
Discuss cultural traditions
Discuss industrial relations and working conditions
Evaluate probabilities
Express desire and attraction, and lack of it
Express hypotheses about the past
Express regrets about the present and past
Express wishes for about the present and past
Narrate one’s experiences and tell stories
Ordering various types of food in a restaurant
Set up and keep business appointments
Talk about car license plates and related information
Talk about driving and parking regulations
Talk about environmental pollution and protection
Talk about extreme climatic conditions
Talk about food and tradition
Talk about health, sickness, injury, medication
Talk about making and breaking relationships
Talk about types of garment, sizes and materials when shopping for clothes
Talk about economic tendencies
Talk about social contrasts and contradictions
Use tourism and travel language: hotel, Customs, travel agents, car rental etc.

Threshold 3:
Apologize and express forgiveness (formally)
Ask and respond to demands for (urgent) action
Compare British and American language use and idioms
Confirm and request delivery of goods
Describe landscape and scenery
Discuss office customs, rules and regulations
Discuss business and investment structures
Discuss nations, regions, wars
Discuss sport, especially tennis
Discuss language use and learning
Distinguish degrees of formality
Eat out for professional purposes (entertain a business visitor)
Express approval and disapproval
Express condolences, talk about death, funerals, etc.
Express impatience and intolerance
Express inclination and disinclination
Express regret and disappointment
Express surprise and disbelief
Make comparisons between the past and the present
Narrate one’s experiences
Parties, music, entertainment
Talk about road travel: regulations, directions, accidents and safety
Talk about cosmetics and appearance
Talk about government and political power
Talk about monarchy, constitution, empire
Talk about obligation and necessity in the past
Talk about show-business and celebrity
Talk about social problems (unemployment, homelessness)
Talk about tests, exams, and enrollment
Talk about travel: delays, planning journeys, countries
Talk about trust and mistrust in life, love and relationships
Talk about violent crime, self-defense, law, and punishment
Understand and recognize the language of TV talk shows
Use common American slang and idiom

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