The table below give some examples at each Cambridge English: Young Learners level (Flyers) of typical general ability, plus ability in each of the skill areas and in a range of contexts (Social & Leisure and School). These statements are linked to the CEFR.
|Typical Abilities||Listening & Speaking||Reading & Writing|
|Overall General Ability|| CAN say that they do not understand something or cannot do something, and ask for help, using expressions such as ‘Could you say it again, please?’. |
CAN talk about a problem in simple terms.
| CAN understand longer texts about everyday topics, even if they do not know all the words. |
CAN use a dictionary to help them understand a word they do not know.
|Social & Leisure|| CAN arrange with friends to do something or play together. |
CAN make and respond to invitations, suggestions, apologies and requests.
| CAN write a short message on a postcard or in an email. |
CAN write about how they feel and give reasons why, in simple sentences.
|School|| CAN understand audio and video clips used in the English lesson. |
CAN talk briefly about things they have done, for example about their favourite holiday.
| CAN write short dialogues, for example in speech bubbles, picture stories, comics. |
CAN make up a story in English using ideas, pictures or words that the teacher gives them.