Study English level B1

English level B1

Here are the study targets and our recommended materials for English level B1.

At the end of English level B1, you can:

  • understand the main points on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an English-speaking area.
  • produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest.
  • describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

(Adapted from the international CEFR framework set out by the Council of Europe (2001) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment.)

Study targets for English level B1

Here are our Top 10 targets for the key components of the English level B1.

English communication (B1)

  1. Describing experiences and events.
  2. Describing hopes and ambitions.
  3. Describing feelings.
  4. Giving reasons.
  5. Giving opinions.
  6. Expressing preferences.
  7. Expressing obligation.
  8. Expressing certainty.
  9. Describing events in the past.
  10. Describing events in the future.

English vocabulary (B1)

  1. Feelings and emotions.
  2. Travel and transport.
  3. Entertainment.
  4. Leisure activities.
  5. Sport, health and fitness.
  6. Education.
  7. News and media.
  8. Technology.
  9. Time expressions for the past.
  10. Time expressions for the future.

English grammar (B1)

  1. Adverbs for time, degree, manner.
  2. Past habits and states (used to).
  3. Present perfect.
  4. Modals: should have, might have etc.
  5. Present continuous (future).
  6. Future predictions (will and going to).
  7. Past perfect.
  8. Conditionals (first and second).
  9. Future continuous.
  10. Passives.

Study options for English level B1

It's great that you have reached B1 and you are in the middle stage of learning English. We recommend that you continue to develop your General English to get to B2 with the study options below.

Tip 1: Also, try reading English books and looking at English websites. You can choose topics that interest you and practise a little every day.

Tip 2: Continue to develop your General English language skills at home and practise with an English teacher.

Self-study English books (B1)

Here are our recommended self-study books for English level B1.

B1 English grammar-EGIU
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Amazon UK
Amazon DE
English Grammar in Use

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Study English online (B1)

Here are this month's recommended websites to study English online for English level B1.

B1 English online-Duolingo
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Duolingo - Learn English online

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Other study ideas (B1)

Here are some other ideas that we recommend for English level B1.

B1 Other-BBC news
This can be a great way to develop your reading, listening and vocabulary.
You can use every day with your PC or you can get the mobile app.
BBC News

Practise with an English teacher
An English teacher can help you choose materials and then you can practise together regularly. This can be a great way to set regular targets and get excellent feedback to develop your English skills.
Local English teachers

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