Effective Italian Learning Program

speaking skills - A2


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Can give a simple description or presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines,
likes/dislikes, etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list.

Can interact with reasonable ease in structured situations and short conversations, provided the other
person helps if necessary. Can manage simple, routine exchanges without undue effort; can ask and
answer questions and exchange ideas and information on familiar topics in predictable everyday
situations.
Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on
familiar and routine matters to do with work and free time.

Can handle very short social exchanges but can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going of his/her own accord.

spoken production spoken interaction  

- Can give a simple description or presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes, etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list.

- Can understand enough to manage simple, routine exchanges without undue effort.

- Can generally understand clear, standard speech on familiar matters directed at him/her, provided he/she can ask for repetition or reformulation from time to time.

- Can understand what is said clearly, slowly and directly to him/her in simple everyday conversation; can
be made to understand, if the speaker can take the trouble.

- Can tell a story or describe something in a simple list of points.

- Can describe everyday aspects of his/her environment e.g. people, places, a job or study experience.

- Can give short, basic descriptions of events and activities.

- Can describe plans and arrangements, habits and routines, past activities and personal experiences.

- Can use simple descriptive language to make brief statements about and compare objects and possessions.

- Can explain what he/she likes or dislikes about something.

- Can describe his/her family, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent job.

- Can describe people, places and possessions in simple terms.

- Can establish social contact: greetings and farewells; introductions; giving thanks.

- Can generally understand clear, standard speech on familiar matters directed at him/her, provided he/she can ask for repetition or reformulation from time to time.

- Can participate in short conversations in routine contexts on topics of interest.

- Can express how he/she feels in simple terms, and express thanks.

- Can handle very short social exchanges but is rarely able to understand enough to keep conversation going of his/her own accord, though he/she can be made to understand if the speaker will take the trouble.

- Can use simple everyday polite forms of greeting and address.

- Can make and respond to invitations, suggestions and apologies.

- Can say what he/she likes and dislikes.

   

- Can deliver very short, rehearsed announcements of predictable, learnt content which are intelligible to listeners who are prepared to concentrate.

 

- Can generally identify the topic of discussion around him/her when it is conducted slowly and clearly.
Can discuss what to do in the evening, at the weekend.

- Can make and respond to suggestions.

- Can agree and disagree with others.

- Can discuss everyday practical issues in a simple way when addressed clearly, slowly and directly.

- Can discuss what to do, where to go and make arrangements to meet.

   

- Can give a short, rehearsed presentation on a topic pertinent to his/her everyday life, briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.

- Can cope with a limited number of straightforward follow up questions.

- Can give a short, rehearsed, basic presentation on a familiar subject. Can answer straightforward follow up questions if he/she can ask for repetition and if some help with the formulation of his/her reply is possible.

- Can generally follow changes of topic in formal discussion related to his/her field which is conducted slowly and clearly.

Can exchange relevant information and give his/her opinion on practical problems when asked directly, provided he/she receives some help with formulation and can ask for repetition of key points if necessary.

Can say what he/she thinks about things when addressed directly in a formal meeting, provided he/she can ask for repetition of key points if necessary.

   

- Can ask people for things and give people things.

- Can handle numbers, quantities, cost and time  

   

- Can understand questions and instructions addressed carefully and slowly to him/her and follow short, simple directions.

- Can ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

- Can ask and answer questions about themselves and other people, where they live, people they know, things they have.

- Can indicate time by such phrases as next week, last Friday, in November, three o’clock.   

   

- Can reply in an interview to simple direct questions spoken very slowly and clearly in direct nonidiomatic
speech about personal details.   

   

- Can deal with common aspects of everyday living such as travel, lodgings, eating and shopping.

- Can get all the information needed from a tourist office, as long as it is of a straightforward, nonspecialised nature.

- Can ask for and provide everyday goods and services.

- Can get simple information about travel, use public transport: buses, trains, and taxis, ask and give directions, and buy tickets.

- Can ask about things and make simple transactions in shops, post offices or banks.

- Can give and receive information about quantities, numbers, prices, etc.

- Can make simple purchases by stating what is wanted and asking the price.

- Can order a meal.

   

- Can understand enough to manage simple, routine exchanges without undue effort.

- Can deal with practical everyday demands: finding out and passing on straightforward factual information.

- Can ask and answer questions about habits and routines.

- Can ask and answer questions about pastimes and past activities.

- Can give and follow simple directions and instructions, e.g. explain how to get somewhere.

- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.

- Can exchange limited information on familiar and routine operational matters.

- Can ask and answer questions about what they do at work and in free time.

- Can ask for and give directions referring to a map or plan.

- Can ask for and provide personal information.

   

- Can make him/herself understood in an interview and communicate ideas and information on familiar topics, provided he/she can ask for clarification occasionally, and is given some help to express what he/she wants to.

- Can answer simple questions and respond to simple statements in an interview.

   

- Can use simple techniques to start, maintain, or end a short conversation.

- Can initiate, maintain and close simple, face-to-face conversation.

- Can ask for attention.

- Can indicate when he/she is following.

   

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