Levels of the ECL language exam Level B2 (Intermediate)


The candidate can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. The candidate can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. The candidate can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Requirements According to Skills

Reading Comprehension

The candidate can read with a large degree of independence and understand various complex texts belonging to a wide range of topics including current issues.

Written Communication

The candidate can write clear, detailed descriptions of real or imaginary events and experiences marking the relationship between ideas in clear connected text, and follow established conventions of the genre concerned. The candidate can write a composition which develops an argument, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Listening Comprehension

The candidate can understand the main ideas of propositionally and linguistically complex speech used by native speakers delivered in standard spoken language, identifying speakers’ viewpoints and attitudes. Two or three native speakers may appear in the conversations, and there can be background noise in the audio recording.

Oral Communication

The candidate can give clear, detailed descriptions and presentations on a wide range of general subjects using the language fluently, accurately and effectively. She can give clear descriptions on the advantages and disadvantages of alternatives in the framework of natural interaction.