- I can write simple notes to friends.
- I can describe where I live.
- I can fill in forms with personal details.
- I can write simple isolated phrases and sentences.
- I can write a short simple postcard.
- I can write short letters and messages with the help of a dictionary.
- I can give short, basic descriptions of events and activities.
- I can write very simple personal letters expressing thanks and apology.
- I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters of everyday life.
- I can describe plans and arrangements.
- I can explain what I like or dislike about something.
- I can describe my family, living conditions, schooling, present or most recent job.
- I can describe past activities and personal experiences.
- I can write very brief reports, which pass on routine factual information and state reasons for actions.
- I can summarise, report and give my opinion about factual information on familiar matters within my field with some confidence.
- I can write personal letters describing experiences, feelings and events in detail.
- I can describe basic details of unpredictable occurrences, e.g., an accident.
- I can describe dreams, hopes and ambitions.
- I can take messages describing enquiries, problems etc.
- I can describe the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.
- I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.
- I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
- I can develop an argument giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.
- I can evaluate different ideas and solutions to a problem.
- I can synthesise information and arguments from a number of sources.
- I can construct a chain of reasoned argument.
- I can speculate about causes, consequences and hypothetical situations.
- I can expand and support points of view at some length with subsidiary points, reasons and relevant examples.
- I can develop an argument systematically, giving appropriate emphasis to significant points, and presenting relevant supporting detail.
- I can give clear detailed descriptions of complex subjects.
- I can usually write without consulting a dictionary.
- I can write so well that my language needs to be checked only if the text is an important one.
- I can provide an appropriate and effective logical structure, which helps the reader to find significant points.
- I can produce clear, smoothly - flowing, complex reports, articles or essays that present a case, or give critical appreciation of proposals or literary works.
- I can always write without consulting a dictionary.
- I can write so well that native speakers need not check my texts.
- I can write so well that my texts cannot be improved significantly even by teachers of writing.