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  • 1. IntroductionEnglishfor Life Language Portfolio Beginner La n g u a g e Po r t f o l i o CEF CEF Ka re n Lu d l ow 2
  • 2. ContentsIntroduction What is a Language Portfolio? 4 How to use your English For Life Language Portfolio 4 Updating your Portfolio 4Language Passport How to use your Language Passport 5 Personal details 5 Exams and certificates 5 Language and cultural experiences 6 Profile of language skills 7 Self-assessment grids 8 A1–A2 8 B1–B2 9 C1–C2 10Language Biography How to use your Language Biography 11 Your aims and objectives 11 Your language learning history 12 Your language and cultural experiences 13 How to become a more effective learner 13 Can do statements Level A1 14Dossier How to use the Dossier 34 Dossier chart 35
  • 3. Introduction What is a Language Portfolio? The English for Life Language Portfolio is a document to help you learn languages more effectively. It helps you to think about how you learn, and provides a record to show other people your language abilities and progress. It has three sections: the Passport the Biography the Dossier The Passport is a summary of your language learning experiences, including time spent abroad, courses attended, certificates gained, and books you’ve used. There is a self-assessment grid for each language skill area (graded from CEF levels A1–C2), to help you decide on your current language level. You show this section to other people when changing schools, or applying for a job. The Biography is a summary of your language learning history, including the languages you’ve grown up with, your language learning experiences at school, and how you use your languages now. There are also suggestions on how to become a more effective learner. This section also contains a CEF checklist of ‘Can do’ statements. This section helps you to plan your learning, think about how you learn, and improve the way you learn. The Dossier is the section where you collect examples of your work. This helps you to record your progress. How to use your English for Life Language Portfolio The main aim of the Portfolio is to present language qualifications and learning experiences in a clear and comparable way. This means that when students move around Europe, for study, business or travel, they can take their Portfolio with them as proof of learning. This means that it is important to keep the information in your Portfolio up-to-date. Updating your Portfolio Language Passport: Complete this section soon. Update it every three months. Language Biography: Update this more regularly, e.g. at the end of each unit. Dossier: Add new pieces of work to the Dossier as frequently as you want – for example if you write a letter in class, or a review for homework. Portfolio sections Date (when you last updated your Portfolio) Language Passport Language Biography Dossier English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 4. Language Passport How to use your Language Passport Your Language Passport is a record of your language qualifications and experiences. It is also where you assess your overall language level. As the Language Passport is proof of your language abilities, you can show it to potential employers, when you apply for a language course, or when you change schools. Keep this section up-to-date. Personal details Name: _____________________________________________________________ Nationality: _____________________________________________________________ First Language: _____________________________________________________________ Other languages: _____________________________________________________________ Your exams and certificates What language qualifications do you have in English? What exams have you taken in English? Exam Authority Date Grade e.g. KET Cambridge ESOL November 2006 Pass with merit © Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio
  • 5. Your language and cultural experiencesYour experiences with other languages and cultures are also important. Think about yourexperiences of the English language or English-speaking cultures and write about them below. Where Experience When and how long? School School holidays Higher education English courses Work Travel Contact with English speakers Study in English Free time activities (e.g. books you have read in English) Stays abroad Other English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 6. Profile of language skillsRead the Self-assessment grids on pages 8–10 and look at the example below. Complete your ownlanguage skills profile for your English level. You can complete a profile for any additional languages.Language: English Skill A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 PLE Listening XAM Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production E WritingLanguage: Skill A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production WritingLanguage: Skill A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production WritingLanguage: Skill A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production Writing© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio
  • 7. Self-assessment gridsUse the following grids to help you complete your Profile of language skills.Common reference levels A1 and A2 CEF level A1 CEF level A2 Listening I can recognise familiar words and very basic I can understand phrases and the highest phrases concerning myself, my family, and frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate concrete surroundings when people immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic speak slowly and clearly. personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements. Reading I can understand familiar names, words, and I can read very short, simple texts. I can find very simple sentences, for example on notices specific, predictable information in simple and posters, or in catalogues. everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus, and timetables, and I can understand short, simple personal letters. Spoken interaction I can interact in a simple way provided the I can communicate in simple and routine tasks other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase requiring a simple and direct exchange of things at a slower rate of speech and help me information on familiar topics and activities. formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and I can handle very short social exchanges, even answer simple questions in areas of immediate though I can’t usually understand enough to need, or on very familiar topics. keep the conversation going myself. Spoken production I can use simple phrases and sentences to I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background, and my present or most recent job. Writing I can write a short, simple postcard, for I can write short, simple notes and messages example sending holiday greetings. I can fill relating to matters in areas of immediate need. in forms with personal details, for example I can write a very simple personal letter, for entering my name, nationality, and address on example thanking someone for something. a hotel registration form. English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 8. Common reference levels B1 and B2 CEF level B1 CEF level B2 Listening I can understand the main points of clear I can understand extended speech and lectures standard speech on familiar matters regularly and follow even complex lines of argument encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand the main point of many radio or understand most TV news and current affairs TV programmes on current affairs or topics of programmes. I can understand the majority of personal and professional interest when the films in standard dialect. delivery is slow and clear. Reading I can understand texts that consist mainly I can read articles and reports concerned with of high frequency everyday or job-related contemporary problems in which the writers language. I can understand the description of adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can events, feelings, and wishes in personal letters. understand contemporary literary prose. Spoken interaction I can deal with most situations likely to I can interact with a degree of fluency and arise whilst travelling in an area where the spontaneity that makes regular interaction language is spoken. I can enter unprepared with native speakers quite possible. I can into conversations on topics that are familiar, take an active part in discussion in familiar of personal interest or on everyday life (family, contexts, accounting for and sustaining my hobbies, work, travel, current events). views. Spoken production I can connect phrases in a simple way to I can present clear, detailed descriptions on describe experiences and events, my dreams, a wide range of subjects related to my field of hopes, and ambitions. I can briefly give interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical reasons and explanations for opinions and issue giving the advantages and disadvantages plans. I can narrate a story, or relate the plot of various options. of a book or film, and describe my reactions. Writing I can write simple connected text on topics I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range which are familiar or of a personal interest. of subjects related to my interests. I can write I can write personal letters describing an essay or report, passing on information experiences and impressions. or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio
  • 9. Common reference levels C1 and C2 CEF level C1 CEF level C2 Listening I can understand extended speech even when it I have no difficulty in understanding any kind is not clearly structured and when relationships of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, are only implied and not signalled explicitly. even when delivered at fast native speed, I can understand TV programmes and films provided I have some time to get familiar with without much effort. the accent. Reading I can understand long and complex factual I can read with ease virtually all forms of and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of the written language, including abstract, style. I can understand specialised articles and structurally or linguistically complex texts such longer technical instructions, even when they as manuals, specialised articles, and literary do not relate to my field. works. Spoken interaction I can express myself fluently and I can take part effortlessly in any conversation spontaneously without much obvious searching or discussion and have a good familiarity with for expressions. I can use language flexibly idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can and effectively for social and professional express myself fluently and convey finer shades purposes. I can formulate ideas and opinions of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem with precision and relate my contributions I can backtrack and restructure around the skilfully to those of other speakers. difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it. Spoken production I can present clear, detailed descriptions of I can present a clear, smooth-flowing complex subjects integrating sub-themes, description or argument in a style appropriate developing particular points and rounding off to the context and with an effective logical with an appropriate conclusion. structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. Writing I can express myself in clear, well-structured I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in an text, expressing points of view at some length. appropriate style. I can write complex letters, I can write about complex subjects in a letter, reports, or articles which present a case with an essay, or report, underlining what I consider an effective logical structure which helps the to be salient issues. I can select a style that is recipient to notice and remember significant appropriate to the reader I have in mind. points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.10 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 10. Language Biography How to use your Language Biography Your Language Biography is a tool to help you think about why you are learning English and the best way for you to learn. The Language Biography can help you to become a more effective learner by helping you focus on your objectives, and a learning style that suits your needs. Your aims and objectives Think about why you are learning English (for work, travel, etc.) and what level of English you will need to achieve those objectives – you can refer to the CEF levels in your Language Passport to assist you. Reasons Time Scale English Level Required e.g. to travel abroad on holiday 6 months Listening B1 Reading A2 Speaking (interaction) B1 Speaking (production) A2 Writing A1 1 Listening Reading Speaking (interaction) Speaking (production) Writing 2 Listening Reading Speaking (interaction) Speaking (production) Writing 3 Listening Reading Speaking (interaction) Speaking (production) Writing 4 Listening Reading Speaking (interaction) Speaking (production) Writing 5 Listening Reading Speaking (interaction) Speaking (production) Writing © Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 11
  • 11. Your language learning historyThink about all the experiences that have helped you to learn English (e.g. lessons in school,language courses, travel to English-speaking countries, etc.)How successful were they?Complete the first section, then write about your experiences chronologically. Where I started learning English Why I started learning English When Experience How successful?12 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 12. Your language and cultural experiencesTick the boxes for the approaches which best describe the learning style you feel most comfortablewith. I prefer to learn practical examples first and become I prefer to study the grammar first and build my own aware of grammatical rules through using these. sentences until I feel I have a practical repertoire. I prefer to be given the linguistic facts and then to I prefer an interactive approach to mastering new work on these by myself until I feel confident that I can language, ‘taking risks’ in putting over meaning and learning communicate with little risk of error. from any resulting errors.Choose three experiences which have helped you the most to learn English. Experiences Reason 1 2 3How to become a more effective learnerLook at these ways of studying and learning. Tick 3 the methods you currently use. Put an asterisk S next to methods you’d like to use in the future. Ways of studying Ask your teacher questions when you don’t understand. Keep a vocabulary notebook and write example sentences, phonetics, and translations in it. Write new words on a flash-card – English on one side, your language on the other. Learn three every day. Put lists of English words on your bedroom wall – use headings, e.g. ‘jobs’, ‘food’. Regularly ask yourself ‘How would I say that in English?’ Regularly review your vocabulary notebook and grammar notes. Review the grammar from the last lesson before the next lesson. Watch films and TV programmes in English. Listen to the radio / music in English. Read English graded readers. Read websites / magazines / newspapers in English. Practise English with other people via email or the Internet. Keep a journal in English. Write something in English everyday – e.g. your response to a newspaper article, or web-story. Talk to other students in English outside of class. Use your MultiROM to learn and revise. Buy a grammar practice book. Use an English-English dictionary. If possible, take a holiday in an English-speaking country. Share your tips on how to study effectively with other people.© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 13
  • 13. Can do statementsThis section will help you to identify your language abilities, and show you where you need more help.Circle the most suitable statement after completing a lesson in class.Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 1–4ListeningI can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can understand numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can understand people’s names. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can identify people and objects. 1 2 3 4 page 2I can understand everyday words and expressions. 1 2 3 4 page 2I can identify people and objects in the classroom. 1 2 3 4 page 3I can understand instructions in the classroom. 1 2 3 4 page 3I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 4I can identify names. 1 2 3 4 page 4I can understand the alphabet. 1 2 3 4 page 4ReadingI can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can understand numbers and names. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can understand everyday words and expressions. 1 2 3 4 page 2I can understand instructions in the classroom. 1 2 3 4 page 3I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 4I can identify names. 1 2 3 4 page 4Spoken interactionI can say hello and ask people’s names. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can ask for and give personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can ask and talk about people and objects. 1 2 3 4 page 2I can ask about and use everyday words and expressions. 1 2 3 4 page 2I can ask simple questions and give simple instructions. 1 2 3 4 page 3I can ask for and give personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 4Spoken productionI can say hello. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can say my name. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can say phone numbers and simple numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 1I can use everyday words and expressions. 1 2 3 4 page 2I can give simple instructions. 1 2 3 4 page 3I can say hello and introduce people. 1 2 3 4 page 4I can spell. 1 2 3 4 page 4StrategiesI can use English in the classroom. 1 2 3 4 page 3I can offer things and say thank you. 1 2 3 4 page 4WritingI can write phone numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 114 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 14. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 5–8 Listening I can identify family members. 1 2 3 4 page 5 I can understand names and identify people. 1 2 3 4 page 6 I can understand names and identify people. 1 2 3 4 page 7 I can understand names and simple greetings. 1 2 3 4 page 8 Reading I can identify names. 1 2 3 4 page 5 I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 6 I can identify names. 1 2 3 4 page 6 I can understand names and simple greetings. 1 2 3 4 page 8 Spoken interaction I can ask for and give people’s names 1 2 3 4 page 6 I can ask people’s names and say hello and goodbye. 1 2 3 4 page 8 Spoken production I can talk about family. 1 2 3 4 page 5 I can talk about possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 6 I can talk about my family. 1 2 3 4 page 7 I can say hello and goodbye. 1 2 3 4 page 8 Writing I can write about family. 1 2 3 4 page 5 I can write about family. 1 2 3 4 page 7© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 15
  • 15. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 9–12ListeningI can understand and identify country names and cities. 1 2 3 4 page 9I can understand names and nationalities. 1 2 3 4 page 10I can understand simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 11I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 12I can understand polite words. 1 2 3 4 page 12I can understand numbers and nationalities. 1 2 3 4 page 12ReadingI can understand names and nationalities. 1 2 3 4 page 10I can understand simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 11I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 12I can understand polite words. 1 2 3 4 page 12I can understand numbers and nationalities. 1 2 3 4 page 12Spoken interactionI can say hello and ask how people are. 1 2 3 4 page 12I can ask for and give simple information. 1 2 3 4 page 12Spoken productionI can talk about cities and countries. 1 2 3 4 page 9I can say where I’m from and where people are from. 1 2 3 4 page 10I can say sorry and say how I feel. 1 2 3 4 page 12WritingI can write about me and give simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 10I can write about a photo and give personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 1116 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 16. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 13–16 Listening I can understand numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 13 I can understand simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 14 I can understand simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 15 I can understand numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 15 I can understand the time. 1 2 3 4 page 16 Reading I can identify numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 13 I can understand simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 14 I can understand simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 15 I can understand numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 15 I can understand a personal information form. 1 2 3 4 page 15 I can understand the time. 1 2 3 4 page 16 Spoken interaction I can ask for and give simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 14 I can ask for and give simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 15 I can ask about and say the time. 1 2 3 4 page 16 Spoken production I can say numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 13 I can ask simple personal questions. 1 2 3 4 page 14 I can spell. 1 2 3 4 page 15 Writing I can complete a form with simple personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 15© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 17
  • 17. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 17–20ListeningI can identify everyday objects. 1 2 3 4 page 17I can identify where things are. 1 2 3 4 page 18I can understand prices. 1 2 3 4 page 19I can understand people in a shop. 1 2 3 4 page 19I can understand people making arrangements. 1 2 3 4 page 20I can understand people making invitations. 1 2 3 4 page 20I can identify numbers, places, and times. 1 2 3 4 page 20ReadingI can understand people in a shop. 1 2 3 4 page 19I can understand people making arrangements. 1 2 3 4 page 20I can understand people making invitations. 1 2 3 4 page 20I can identify numbers, places, and times. 1 2 3 4 page 20Spoken interactionI can ask about and say where things are. 1 2 3 4 page 18I can ask for and offer things. 1 2 3 4 page 19I can ask about and say prices. 1 2 3 4 page 19I can ask about people, places, and time. 1 2 3 4 page 20I can make and answer invitations. 1 2 3 4 page 20Spoken productionI can name everyday objects. 1 2 3 4 page 17I can say where things are. 1 2 3 4 page 18I can say prices. 1 2 3 4 page 19StrategiesI can understand signs. 1 2 3 4 page 1918 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 18. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 21–24 Listening I can identify food and drink. 1 2 3 4 page 21 I can understand likes and dislikes. 1 2 3 4 page 22 I can understand about food and drink. 1 2 3 4 page 23 I can identify different drinks. 1 2 3 4 page 24 I can understand offers. 1 2 3 4 page 24 Reading I can understand likes and dislikes. 1 2 3 4 page 22 I can understand about food and drink. 1 2 3 4 page 23 Spoken interaction I can ask and answer about food and drink. 1 2 3 4 page 21 I can ask and answer about food and drink. 1 2 3 4 page 22 I can ask for and offer things. 1 2 3 4 page 24 I can accept things. 1 2 3 4 page 24 Spoken production I can say what I like or dislike. 1 2 3 4 page 22 I can talk about food and drink from different countries. 1 2 3 4 page 23 Writing I can write about what I eat and drink. 1 2 3 4 page 23© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 19
  • 19. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 25–28Listening I can identify free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 25I can understand about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 26I can understand a survey about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 27I can understand offers. 1 2 3 4 page 28I can understand polite words / phrases. 1 2 3 4 page 28ReadingI can understand about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 26I can understand a survey about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 27I can understand offers. 1 2 3 4 page 28I can understand polite words / phrases. 1 2 3 4 page 28Spoken interactionI can ask and talk about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 25I can ask and talk about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 26I can ask and talk about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 27I can make offers and accept them. 1 2 3 4 page 28Spoken productionI can say what I do or don’t do in my free time. 1 2 3 4 page 25I can ask about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 26I can talk about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 27StrategiesI can compare things. 1 2 3 4 page 25WritingI can write about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 25I can write questions about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 2620 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 20. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 29–32 Listening I can identify places and jobs. 1 2 3 4 page 29 I can identify people and places. 1 2 3 4 page 30 I can identify where people live, their routines, and free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 31 I can identify days and times. 1 2 3 4 page 32 Reading I can identify people and places. 1 2 3 4 page 30 I can understand habits, routines, and free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 31 Spoken interaction I can ask and talk about where I live and my job. 1 2 3 4 page 29 I can ask and talk about places and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 30 I can ask and talk about places, routines, and free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 31 I can ask and talk about days and times. 1 2 3 4 page 32 Spoken production I can ask about places, routines, and habits. 1 2 3 4 page 30 I can ask about places, routines, and free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 31 Writing I can write about where I live and my job. 1 2 3 4 page 29 I can write about where I live and my routine. 1 2 3 4 page 30 I can write about where I live, my routine, and free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 31 I can write days and times. 1 2 3 4 page 32© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 21
  • 21. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 33–36Listening I can identify routine activities. 1 2 3 4 page 33I can understand habits and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 34I can understand a description of habits and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 35I can identify people, places, and problems. 1 2 3 4 page 36ReadingI can understand habits and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 34I can understand a description of habits and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 35I can identify days of the week, and times. 1 2 3 4 page 35I can identify people, places, and problems. 1 2 3 4 page 36I can identify days of the week, and times. 1 2 3 4 page 36Spoken interactionI can ask and talk about routine activities. 1 2 3 4 page 33I can ask and talk about people, places, and problems. 1 2 3 4 page 36Spoken productionI can talk about my daily routine. 1 2 3 4 page 33I can talk about habits and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 34StrategiesI can compare routine activities 1 2 3 4 page 33I can say how I feel. 1 2 3 4 page 36I can say sorry. 1 2 3 4 page 36WritingI can write about habits and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 34I can write about habits and routines. 1 2 3 4 page 3522 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 22. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 37–40 Listening I can identify jobs. 1 2 3 4 page 37 I can identify jobs people do. 1 2 3 4 page 38 I can understand short descriptions of jobs. 1 2 3 4 page 39 I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 40 I can understand personal information, free-time activities, and likes / 1 2 3 4 page 40 dislikes. Reading I can identify jobs, where people work, and what they do. 1 2 3 4 page 37 I can identify jobs people do. 1 2 3 4 page 38 I can understand short descriptions of jobs. 1 2 3 4 page 39 I can identify what people want to do. 1 2 3 4 page 39 I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 40 I can understand personal information, free-time activities, and likes / 1 2 3 4 page 40 dislikes. Spoken interaction I can ask and talk about jobs, where people work, and what they do. 1 2 3 4 page 37 I can ask and talk about jobs, routines, and likes / dislikes. 1 2 3 4 page 38 I can ask and talk about jobs and likes / dislikes. 1 2 3 4 page 39 I can ask and talk about personal information, free-time activities, and 1 2 3 4 page 40 likes / dislikes. Spoken production I can say what people do. 1 2 3 4 page 37 I can ask about what people do and where they work. 1 2 3 4 page 38 Strategies I can write about jobs. 1 2 3 4 page 37 I can show interest. 1 2 3 4 page 40 I can use polite expressions. 1 2 3 4 page 40 Writing I can write about jobs, routines, and likes / dislikes. 1 2 3 4 page 38 I can write about jobs, routines, and likes / dislikes. 1 2 3 4 page 39 I can write about my job / studies and what I want to do. 1 2 3 4 page 39 I can write about personal information, free-time activities, and likes / 1 2 3 4 page 40 dislikes.© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 23
  • 23. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 41–44Listening I can identify simple adjectives to describe objects and people. 1 2 3 4 page 41I can identify people’s possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 42I can understand a simple email with personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 43I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 44I can understand simple offers. 1 2 3 4 page 44ReadingI can identify people’s possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 42I can understand a simple email with personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 43I can understand simple greetings and introductions. 1 2 3 4 page 44I can understand simple offers. 1 2 3 4 page 44Spoken interactionI can ask for and offer something. 1 2 3 4 page 44Spoken productionI can describe everyday objects. 1 2 3 4 page 41I can talk about possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 42StrategiesI can compare things. 1 2 3 4 page 42I can use polite phrases. 1 2 3 4 page 44WritingI can write about possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 42I can write a simple email with personal information. 1 2 3 4 page 4324 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 24. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 45–48 Listening I can identify parts of the body. 1 2 3 4 page 45 I can identify people’s problems. 1 2 3 4 page 46 I can understand how people feel. 1 2 3 4 page 46 I can identify illnesses. 1 2 3 4 page 47 I can understand how people feel. 1 2 3 4 page 47 I can identify everyday objects. 1 2 3 4 page 48 I can understand simple requests. 1 2 3 4 page 48 Reading I can identify people’s problems. 1 2 3 4 page 46 I can understand how people feel. 1 2 3 4 page 46 I can understand simple instructions. 1 2 3 4 page 47 Spoken interaction I can ask and talk about parts of the body. 1 2 3 4 page 45 I can ask and talk about problems. 1 2 3 4 page 46 I can ask and talk about possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 46 I can ask and talk about illnesses. 1 2 3 4 page 47 I can ask for and offer things. 1 2 3 4 page 48 Spoken production I can ask about possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 46 I can ask for things. 1 2 3 4 page 48 Strategies I can say what to do / not to do. 1 2 3 4 page 47 Writing I can write a simple description. 1 2 3 4 page 45 I can write about possessions. 1 2 3 4 page 46© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 25
  • 25. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 49–52Listening I can identify free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 49I can identify things people can / can’t do. 1 2 3 4 page 50I can understand a simple interview. 1 2 3 4 page 51I can understand a simple social arrangement. 1 2 3 4 page 52ReadingI can identify things people can / can’t do. 1 2 3 4 page 50I can complete a simple form. 1 2 3 4 page 51I can understand a simple social arrangement. 1 2 3 4 page 52Spoken interactionI can ask and talk about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 49I can ask and talk about what people can / can’t do. 1 2 3 4 page 50I can ask and talk about what people can / can’t do. 1 2 3 4 page 51Spoken productionI can ask about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 49I can say what I can / can’t do. 1 2 3 4 page 50I can talk about sports. 1 2 3 4 page 51StrategiesI can make and accept invitations. 1 2 3 4 page 52WritingI can write about free-time activities. 1 2 3 4 page 4926 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 26. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 53–56 Listening I can identify rooms in a house. 1 2 3 4 page 53 I can identify places and rooms in a house / flat. 1 2 3 4 page 54 I can understand a simple description of where people live. 1 2 3 4 page 55 I can understand simple directions. 1 2 3 4 page 56 Reading I can identify places and rooms in a house / flat. 1 2 3 4 page 54 I can understand a simple description of where people live. 1 2 3 4 page 55 I can understand simple directions. 1 2 3 4 page 56 Spoken interaction I can ask and say where people are in a house. 1 2 3 4 page 53 I can ask and talk about places and rooms in a house / flat. 1 2 3 4 page 54 I can ask for and give simple directions. 1 2 3 4 page 56 Spoken production I can say where people are in a house. 1 2 3 4 page 53 I can say ordinal numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 56 I can say where places are. 1 2 3 4 page 56 Writing I can write a short email and describe where I live. 1 2 3 4 page 55© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 27
  • 27. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 57–60Listening I can identify clothes. 1 2 3 4 page 57I can identify what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 58I can identify who people are. 1 2 3 4 page 59I can identify what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 59I can identify what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 60ReadingI can identify what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 58I can identify what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 60Spoken productionI can ask how much things are. 1 2 3 4 page 57I can say what people are wearing. 1 2 3 4 page 57I can say what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 Page 58I can describe people. 1 2 3 4 page 59StrategiesI can compare situations. 1 2 3 4 page 59I can say goodbye. 1 2 3 4 page 60I can use polite expressions. 1 2 3 4 page 60WritingI can describe what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 5828 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 28. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 61–64 Listening I can identify forms of transport. 1 2 3 4 page 61 I can identify what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 62 I can understand a simple postcard. 1 2 3 4 page 63 I can understand people’s plans. 1 2 3 4 page 64 Reading I can identify what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 62 I can understand a simple postcard. 1 2 3 4 page 63 I can understand people’s plans. 1 2 3 4 page 64 I can understand signs. 1 2 3 4 page 64 Spoken interaction I can ask about and say what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 62 I can ask and talk about holiday plans. 1 2 3 4 page 64 Spoken production I can talk about transport in my area. 1 2 3 4 page 61 I can ask about what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 62 I can say what people are doing. 1 2 3 4 page 63 I can talk about my plans. 1 2 3 4 page 64 Writing I can write a simple postcard. 1 2 3 4 page 63© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 29
  • 29. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 65–68Listening I can identify places. 1 2 3 4 page 65I can identify where people are. 1 2 3 4 page 65I can identify where people were in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 66I can identify where people were in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 67I can identify where people were in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 68I can understand when people are angry. 1 2 3 4 page 68ReadingI can identify where people were in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 66I can identify where people were in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 68I can understand when people are angry. 1 2 3 4 page 68Spoken interactionI can ask about and say where people are. 1 2 3 4 page 65I can ask and talk about past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 67I can ask and talk about past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 68Spoken productionI can say where I do things. 1 2 3 4 page 65I can say where people were in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 66I can say where I was in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 66I can use expressions to show I’m angry. 1 2 3 4 page 68StrategiesI can say how I feel. 1 2 3 4 page 6830 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 30. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 69–72 Listening I can identify useful places and services. 1 2 3 4 page 69 I can identify everyday activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 70 I can understand a simple story in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 71 I can identify months and dates. 1 2 3 4 page 72 Reading I can identify everyday activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 70 I can understand a simple story in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 71 I can identify months and dates. 1 2 3 4 page 72 Spoken interaction I can ask and talk about useful places and services in my town. 1 2 3 4 page 69 I can ask about and give dates. 1 2 3 4 page 72 Spoken production I can ask for help in an emergency. 1 2 3 4 page 69 I can say important telephone numbers. 1 2 3 4 page 69 I can say numbers, months, and dates. 1 2 3 4 page 72 Writing I can write simple sentences in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 70 I can write a simple story in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 71© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 31
  • 31. Framework level: A1Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 73–76Listening I can identify everyday activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 73I can identify what people did or didn’t do in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 74I can understand a simple biography. 1 2 3 4 page 75I can identify past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 76I can identify how people feel. 1 2 3 4 page 76ReadingI can identify everyday activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 73I can identify what people did or didn’t do in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 74I can understand a simple biography. 1 2 3 4 page 75I can identify past and present activities. 1 2 3 4 page 76I can identify how people feel. 1 2 3 4 page 76Spoken interactionI can ask and talk about past and present activities. 1 2 3 4 page 76Spoken productionI can talk about everyday activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 73I can talk about what I did or didn’t do in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 74I can talk about my early life. 1 2 3 4 page 75StrategiesI can say who is right or wrong. 1 2 3 4 page 76WritingI can write simple sentences about the past. 1 2 3 4 page 73I can write simple sentences about the past. 1 2 3 4 page 74I can write about my early life. 1 2 3 4 page 7532 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
  • 32. Framework level: A1 Can do statements I can do this … English for Life Beginner with difficulty easily 1 2 3 4 Lesson: 77–Epilogue Listening I can identify weekend activities. 1 2 3 4 page 77 I can identify past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 78 I can understand a simple description of past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 79 I can understand simple descriptions of past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 80 I can understand a simple everyday conversation. 1 2 3 4 page 81 Reading I can identify past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 78 I can understand simple descriptions of past activities. 1 2 3 4 page 80 I can understand a simple everyday conversation. 1 2 3 4 page 81 Spoken interaction I can ask and talk about weekend activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 77 I can ask and talk about weekend activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 78 I can ask and talk about weekend activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 79 I can ask and talk about weekend activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 80 Spoken production I can talk about weekend activities in the past. 1 2 3 4 page 77 I can talk about popular places to go. 1 2 3 4 page 80 Strategies I can compare things. 1 2 3 4 page 77 I can ask opinions. 1 2 3 4 page 80 I can make predictions. 1 2 3 4 page 81© Oxford University Press English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio 33
  • 33. DossierIntroduction How to use the Dossier The dossier section of your English for Life Language Portfolio allows you to keep any evidence you have of your ability to use English. It is a collection of your work. Choose examples of your work from class, or work that you’ve done elsewhere. Examples of evidence you might wish to include are: • Certificates, or copies of these, relating to qualifications you have listed in the ‘Passport’ section • Tests • Reports • Corrected texts from class • Reviews of books you have read • Letters • Emails • Stories • Journal entries • Articles you have read • Web pages you have browsed • Audio / Video recordings of you using English The photocopy master pages which follow are to help you get started on your dossier. Please remember to make extra blank copies! 34 English for Life Beginner Language Portfolio © Oxford University Press
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