Study English level B2

English level B2

Here are the study targets and our recommended materials for English level B2.

At the end of English level B2, you can:

  • understand the main ideas of complex text on a variety of topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation.
  • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

(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 B2

Here are our Top 10 targets for the key components of the English level B2.

English communication (B2)

  1. Describing experiences.
  2. Expressing opinions.
  3. Expressing agreement and disagreement.
  4. Giving advice with advantages and disadvantages.
  5. Making suggestions.
  6. Expressing feelings and emotions.
  7. Reporting events.
  8. Speculating about events in past, present, future.
  9. Adding emphasis.
  10. Describing hopes and regrets.

English vocabulary (B2)

  1. Work and education.
  2. Lifestyles.
  3. Money.
  4. Crime and punishment.
  5. Technology.
  6. Media and communication.
  7. Global issues.
  8. Multi-word verbs.
  9. Reporting verbs.
  10. Linking expressions.

English grammar (B2)

  1. Compound adjectives.
  2. Adverbs for time, degree, manner.
  3. Relative clauses.
  4. Past perfect simple and continuous.
  5. Passives.
  6. Modals of speculation.
  7. Conditionals (second and third).
  8. Mixed conditionals.
  9. Reported speech.
  10. Future perfect continuous and perfect.

Study options for English level B2

Congratulations on reaching B2. This means that you already have a good level English and can communicate in a wide variety of situations. You can of course continue to develop your General English skills and use the recommendations below.

Tip 1: Regularly read and listen to English books, music and news reports. This can increase your understanding of more complex language in a variety of topics.

Tip 2: Practise with a local English teacher can develop your pronunciation and fluency.

Have you considered English for Work and English Exams?

You may now want to focus on specific areas, like English for Work. (This includes Business English, Legal English and more.) You can also prepare for one of the internationally-recognised English examinations. (Some of the most popular and the Cambridge exams and IELTS.)

Self-study English books (B2)

Here are our recommended self-study books for English level B2.

B2 English grammar-EGIU
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Amazon UK
Amazon DE
English Grammar in Use

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Study English online (B2)

Here are this month's recommended websites to study English online for English level B2.

B2 English online-Duolingo
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Duolingo - Learn English online

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Other study ideas (B2)

Here are some other ideas that we recommend for English level B2.

B2 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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