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.