I can understand short, simple texts containing the most common words, including some shared international words.\
I can understand short, simple texts written in common everyday language.
I can understand short simple texts related to my job.
I can find specific information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, brochures, menus and timetables.
I can identify specific information in simple written material such as letters, brochures and short newspaper articles describing events.
I can understand short simple personal letters.
I can understand standard routine letters and faxes on familiar topics.
I can understand simple instructions on equipment encountered in everyday life - such as a public telephone.
I can understand everyday signs and notices in public places, such as streets, restaurants, railway stations and in workplaces.
I can understand straightforward texts on subjects related to my fields of interest.
I can find and understand general information I need in everyday material, such as letters, brochures and short official documents.
I can search one long or several short texts to locate specific information
I need to help me complete a task.
I can recognise significant points in straightforward newspaper articles on familiar subjects.
I can identify the main conclusions in clearly written argumentative texts.
I can recognise the general line of argument in a text but not necessarily in detail.
I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters well enough to correspond with a friend or acquaintance.
I can understand clearly written straightforward instructions for a piece of equipment
I can read correspondence relating to my fields of interest and easily understand the essential meaning.
I can understand specialised articles outside my field, provided I can use a dictionary to confirm terminology.
I can read many kinds of texts quite easily at different speeds and in different ways according to my purpose in reading and the type of text. I have a broad reading vocabulary, but I sometimes experience difficulty with less common words and phrases.
I can go quickly through long and complex texts, locating relevant details.
I can obtain information, ideas and opinions from highly specialised sources within my field.
I can quickly identify the content and relevance of news items, articles and reports on a wide range of professional topics, deciding whether closer study is worthwhile.
I can understand articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints