Facultad de Psicología Communicative Competence in English Self – Assessment Name: ____________________________________________ Date:____________________ Next you are going to find the main structures revised from the First to the Forth Level of English, which precede to the course of Communicative Competence in English. It is important for us to know how you feel about these skills, which we presume you dominate at the moment of beginning the Third Level. If you find yourself not dominating some of these aspects, we recommend you to review those contents in a self study format. How well can you do these things? Check ( x ) the boxesI can…… Very well OK A littleIntroduce my self and another person using statements with beAsk questions to check informationExchange information using Wh- and yes/no questions with beAsk and answer questions about jobs using the simple presentListen to and understand descriptions of work and schoolTalk about daily schedules using time expressionsListen to and understand prices and questions with how muchAsk and answer questions about pricesGive opinions using adjectivesTalk about preferences and make comparisons with adjectivesAsk and answer questions about entertainment using the simple presentMake invitations and excuses with would like to + verbListen to, understand, and describe people’s actionsAsk and answer questions using the present continuousDescribe family life using determinersDescribe routines using adverbs of frequencyTalk about abilities using how questionsListen to and understand the simple past and past of beDescribe events using the past tenseAsk and answer questions using the simple pastAsk and answer questions using the past of beDescribe the locations of places with there is / are; one, any, someTalk about neighborhoods with how many / much and quantifiersAsk about and describe people’s appearanceIdentify people using modifiers with participles and prepositionsAnswer questions using the present perfect with already and yetListen to and understand descriptions of past experiences and eventsAsk and answer questions using the present perfect and simple pastUse how long, for, and since with the present perfectListen to and understand descriptions of citiesDescribe places using adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctionsAsk questions about cities and hometownsAsk for and give suggestions with can and shouldAsk for and give advice using infinitive complementsGive suggestions on a variety of problemsExpress likes and dislikesAgree and disagree using so, too, either, and neitherListen to and understand requests with would and willMake requests using would and willMake comparisons with adjectivesAsk questions with how about distances and measurementsDiscuss future plans using the present continuous and be going toInvite another person to do something
Accept invitations, refuse invitations, and make excusesListen to and understand messages with tell and askAsk about and describe changes using a variety of tenses and formsTalk about hopes and wishes using verb + infinitiveListen to and understand the past tense and used toAsk and answer questions using the past tense and used toTalk about city services using adverbs of quantityAsk for and give information using indirect questionsMake evaluations and comparisons using nouns and adjectivesListen to, understand, and express wishesTalk about food using the simple past and the present perfectDescribe recipes using cooking methods and sequence adverbsListen to and understand plans using be going to and willAsk and answer questions about plans using be going to and willGive travel advice using modals for necessity and suggestionMake requests using two – part verbsApologize, give excuses, and accept or refuse requests using willMake requests using modals and Would you mindDescribe and purposes using infinitives and gerundsGive instructions and advice using imperatives and infinitivesDescribe special days using relative clauses of timeListen to and understand information using adverbial clauses of timeAsk and answer questions using adverbial clauses of timeAsk and answer questions about changes using time contrastsDescribe possibilities using conditional sentences with if clausesListen to and understand descriptions of abilities and personality traitsAsk and answer questions about job preferences and skills usinggerundsGive reasons using clauses with becauseDescribe accomplishments using passive with byListen and understand facts using the passive with and without byDescribe situations using the passive without byAsk and answer questions using the past continuous and the simple pastAsk and answer questions using the past perfect continuousAsk for and give opinions using participles and adjectivesDescribe people and things using relative clausesListen to and understand interpretations using modals and adverbsExplains gestures and meanings using modals and adverbsTalk about laws using terms of permission, obligation, and prohibitionSpeculate about imaginary events using unreal conditional sentencesTalk about events in the past using past modalsAsk for and give opinions or suggestions using past modalsListen to and understand requestsDescribe what people say and request using reported speechExpress preferences with relative pronouns as subjects and objectsDescribe personalitiesGive opinion about jobs using clauses with it and whenUse comparisons to talk about the pros and cons of jobsMake requests with modals, if clause, and gerundsPass on messages using indirect requestsTell a story using the past continuous and simple pastListen to and understand sequence in the pastDescribe events using the past perfectDescribe emotions using noun phrases containing relative clausesTalk about differences in costumes and expectationsListen to and understand problems and complaints
Describe problems using nouns and past participles as adjectivesDescribe problems using gerunds and passive infinitivesDescribe problems using the passive with prepositionsOffer solutions with infinitive clauses and phrasesListen to and understand the meaning of personal qualitiesAsk about preferences using would rather and would preferTalk about learning preferences with by + gerundTalk about things people have or get done using the active and passiveMake suggestions using a variety of structuresListen to, understand, and refer to time in the pastPredict the future with will, future continuous, and future perfectDescribe important events with time clausesTalk about behavior and personalityExpress regrets about the past using past modalsDescribe hypothetical situations using if clausesListen to, understand, and give reasons for successDescribe purpose with infinitive clauses and clauses with forListen to and express degrees of certainty using past modalsGive options and advice using past modalsReact (for example, give a warning) to different situationsUse the passive to describe process with be and modalsDescribe people with defining and non – defining relative clausesGive recommendations and opinions using passive modalsListen to, understand, and use tag questions to ask for agreementIdentify qualities necessary to achieve certain goalsDescribe challenges with complex noun phrases containing gerundsTalk about your accomplishments and goals using the present perfectand future perfect Thanks!!