B1 Intermediate

B1 English level (intermediate)

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has six levels, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for users who are proficient in the language.

What can a B1-level learner of English do?

Learners who achieve B1 Intermediate level can:

  • understand the main points of clear texts on familiar topics in standard language
  • manage most situations on a trip to places where English is used
  • produce simple, organised texts about familiar topics
  • describe experiences, events, wishes and aspirations, and explain opinions and plans.

Find materials at this level

The learning materials in the different sections on LearnEnglish are organised by English level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).

In our Skills section, you can practise your B1 listening, B1 reading, B1 writing and B1 speaking skills. In our Grammar section, you can practise your B1-B2 grammar. In our Vocabulary section you can practise your B1-B2 vocabulary.

There are also lots of video, audio and reading materials suitable for B1 Intermediate level learners in Business and General English for further practice to help you improve. You can try activities in Business magazineEnglish for emails, You're HiredAudio zone, Magazine zone, A2-B1 stories, Writing homeBig City Small World, Podcasts and Word on the Street.

In our Learning hub, there are lots of activities suitable for B1-level learners to practise your English skills and interact with other learners from around the world.

You can also search for learning materials by level, by section of the site or by topics of interest.

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Discover online English courses at this level

Strengthen your B1-level English proficiency with our affordable online courses.

Practise with classmates in live group classes, get learning support from a personal tutor in one-to-one lessons or practise by yourself at your own speed with a self-study course.

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Find out your English level

You can take our online level test to get an approximate indication of the English level you are working towards or completing.

You can use the test result to help you find suitable learning materials at your level.

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