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Upon completion of this course you will be able to :
• Identify and use familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
• Identify and use phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment).
• catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
• read familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.
• read very short, simple texts.
• find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables
• read short simple personal letters.
• interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help you formulate what you are trying to say.
• ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
• communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
• handle very short social exchanges, even though you may not understand enough to keep the conversation going yourself.
• use simple phrases and sentences to describe where you live and people you know.
• use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms your family and other people, living conditions, your educational background and your present or most recent job.
• write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings.
• fill in forms with personal details, for example entering your name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.
• write short, simple notes and messages.
• write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.