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).
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.