THE ADVANCED LEVEL corresponds to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) and is defined within the CEFR as "Limited Operational Proficiency" (in contrast to the next level, C1, which is defined as "Effective Operational Proficiency.")...

What are the specific objectives?

Written Expression

· To write clear, precise, detailed, coherent and cohesive texts on a variety of subjects with both grammatical accuracy and using a range of vocabulary.

· To synthesize and evaluate information taken from various sources, narrate events, describe, argue, compare and conclude according to type of text and communicative situation.

What type of texts are written for this level according to the CEFR?

· Formal and informal texts of a social type: congratulations, invitations, confirmations, excuses, giving thanks, requests, apologies, greetings, introductions, condolences.

· Letters and messages of a personal nature (MSMs, emails, faxes, “chats”) exchanging information, interests, needs, experiences, opinions, comments, reactions and feelings.

· Formal letters of a personal, professional or academic nature (post, email, fax) to request or convey information, ask for help or for a service, explain a problem, complain or to give thanks.

· Messages in chat rooms/virtual forums on familiar topics.

· Discursive and opinion texts on familiar topics.

· Reports (presentation of a situation, the advantages and disadvantages of an option).

· Texts relating real or imaginary experiences, events, stories, facts.

· Descriptions of people, objects, activities, processes, services and places.

· Descriptions of plans and projects.

· Biographies.

· Summaries.

· Book presentations.

· Recipes.

· Instructions.

· Job Applications.

· Advertisements.

· Curriculum vitae.

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María Ángeles A.