The table below give some examples at each Cambridge English: Young Learners level (Movers) 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 agree or disagree with someone, using phrases such as ‘I think so’, ‘You are right’, ‘I don’t think so’. |
CAN ask questions and use fixed expressions, such as ‘How much is/are …?’, ‘What’s the matter?’, ‘I’m good at …’
| CAN understand simple sentences if they read them slowly and several times. |
CAN write simple sentences, using words given to them.
|Social & Leisure|| CAN understand when somebody talks about their family or friends in simple sentences. |
CAN ask somebody about how they are and what they like doing and answer similar questions.
| CAN understand simple stories and shorter texts with the help of pictures and drawings. |
CAN write about what they like doing in their free time, using words given to them.
|School|| CAN understand instructions given by the teacher in the classroom, such as ‘You must do this’, ‘Take off your coats’. |
CAN ask questions about school activities, for example classroom tasks, homework, holidays.
| CAN understand signs and simple notices. |
CAN continue a story or text that has been started in English or add words that are missing.