English test Results

Just taken our English Test? then find out more about your results here

Out of the summer we offer classes for pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced and proficiency students, so you can always be confident that you will be placed in a class that is matched to your ability.

On your first day at Loxdale you will sit a placement test to establish your English Test level to place you in the correct level class.

The Council of Europe created ‘The common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR) was created as a way to ensure international language results in international exams are all the same. It is vital that you take globally understood and recognised exams.

It is also essential that you understand your English Test level when applying for European language courses around the world. Important exams are based on the CEFR framework

There are six levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. These are explained in detail in the table below.

English Test Results



  • A1

    • Understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting your everyday needs. Introduce yourself to others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have Interact in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
    • A basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way.You can understand complex factual and literary texts. You can understand specialised articles on unfamiliar topics.
    • You can say and understand a few things in English.
    • Example: CAN ask simple questions about a menu and understand simple answers.
  • A2

    • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
    • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters Describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need
    • You can read short, simple texts and find specific information you need in everyday materials such as advertisements, menus, etc. 
      Example: CAN take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.

  • B1

    • Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken
    • Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
    • Describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
    • The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information.
    • You can understand texts which contain high frequency or job related vocabulary. 
    • You can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.
    • Example: CAN ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward.
  • B2

    • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation
    • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
    • 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
    • You can read reports or articles which express opinions or attitudes
    • I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.
      Example: CAN show visitors around and give a detailed description of a place.
  • C1

    • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning
    • Express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions
    • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
    • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices
    • Can communicate without much difficulty but still make quite a lot of mistakes and misunderstand sometimes.
    • You can understand complex factual and literary texts. You can understand specialised articles on unfamiliar texts.
    • Can speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.
    • Example: CAN deal with hostile questioning confidently. CAN get and hold onto his/her turn to speak.
  • C2 

    • Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read
    • Summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation
    • Express yourself spontaneously without searching for words, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning, even in the most complex situations
    • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. 
    • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
    • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
    • You can read any form of written language with ease, including technical or literary matter.
    • I speak and understand English completely fluently.
    • Example: CAN scan texts for relevant information, and grasp main topic of text, reading almost as quickly as a native speaker.

Glossary of English Exam Abbreviations

  • CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • ESOL: English for speakers of other languages
  • Cambridge Exams, ESOL SfL: ESOL Skills for Life
  • Cambridge Exams, KET: Key English Test
  • Cambridge Exams, PET: Preliminary English Test
  • Cambridge Exams, BEC: Cambridge English: Business English Certificate
  • Cambridge Exams, FCE: First Certificate in English
  • Cambridge Exams, CAE: Certificate in Advanced English
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  • Trinity College London, GESE: Graded Examinations in Spoken English
  • Trinity College London, ISE: Integrated Skills in English
  • Trinity College London, SEW: Spoken English for Work
  • PTE: Pearson Test of English
  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • iBT: Internet Based Test
  • ITP: Institutional Testing Program
  • BULATS: Business Language Testing Service
  • Michigan Test, ECCE: Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English
  • Michigan Test, ECPE: Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • TOLES: Test of Legal English Skills
  • TOEIC: Test of English for International Communication
  • NQF: National Qualifications Framework
  • iTEP: International Test of English Proficiency
  • UKVI tests: Tests for UK Visas and Immigration
  • British General Qualifications, GCSE: General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • British General Qualifications, GCE: General Certificate of Education

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