Level B1+ of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Level B1+ is situated over the level B1. It seems to be a strong Threshold level. The same two main features continue to be present, with the addition of a number of descriptors which focus on the exchange of quantities of information, for example: take messages communicating enquiries, explaining problems; provide concrete information required in an interview/consultation (e.g. describe symptoms to a doctor) but does so with limited precision; explain why something is a problem; summarise and give his or her opinion about a short story, article, talk, discussion, interview, or documentary and answer further questions of detail; carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information, though he/she may occasionally have to ask for repetition if the other person’s response is rapid or extended; describe how to do something,  giving  detailed  instructions;  exchange accumulated  factual  information  on  familiar routine and non-routine matters within his/her field with some confidence.


​​In the illustrative descriptors a distinction is made between the ‘criterion levels’ (e.g. B1 or B1.1) and the ‘plus levels’ (e.g. B1+ or B1.2). The latter are distinguished from the former by a horizontal line, as in this example for sustained monologue: putting a case (e.g in a debate).



​B1
Can develop an argument well enough to be followed without difficulty most of the time.
​​​​​​Can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.
​​Levels B1.1 et B1.2 (B1+) : Sustained monologue: putting a case (e.g in a debate)
To discover the descriptors of level B1+, we invite you to consult the page dedicated to the level B1 of the CEFR.