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.
|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.
| 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.