ESL Spoken: isesol city and guild suggested support materials

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  1. Level Explanation
    Entry level If you've not got any prior experience, and you don't feel confident about your abilities, then this level could be a good place to start.
    Level 1 GCSE D-G grades* Ideal if you're just starting out or are new to the subject area. This level covers routine tasks and basic knowledge.
    Level 2 GCSE A-C grades* You need to have some knowledge or experience of the area.
    Level 3 A-level* Covers more complex work and will help you develop your supervisory skills.
    Level 4 HND/Foundation degree* By now you would need to be a specialist in the area.
    Level 5 Undergraduate* Most likely you'll have management experience by this point.
    Level 6 Honours degree/Graduate* For senior managers.
    Level 7 Postgraduate level.
    Level 8 As high as you can go.

  2. Which option is right for me?
    Entry Level 1:You can use everyday expressions & very basic phrases for practical needs; ask and answer questions about personal details; understand short texts on familiar topics & obtain information from signs & symbols; write simple sentences in documents, ie formsEntry Level 2:You can understand sentences & frequently-used expressions; communicate in tasks requiring exchange of information; obtain information from short documents, familiar sources, signs & symbols; write to communicate with some awareness of intended audienceEntry Level 3:You can understand main points of clear standard communication; convey information, feelings & opinions on familiar topics; engage in discussion to reach shared understanding; produce simple connected text; describe experiences, events, hopes & ambitionsLevel 1:You can understand main ideas of complex communication; interact with a degree of fluency & spontaneity without strain for either party; engage in discussion in familiar & unfamiliar situations; communicate in detail, appropriate to purpose and audienceLevel 2:You can understand demanding texts & recognise implicit meaning; use language fluently & spontaneously; engage in discussion making clear & effective contributions; produce well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects; communicate ideas effectivelyLevel 3:You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; summarise information, reconstruct arguments & accounts coherently; express self spontaneously, fluently & precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations