MFL (Grades 5- | 5= |5+)
Pearson 8th Step

Skills & Knowledge Definition


Listening



Deduce meaning and demonstrate understanding of detail in longer passages (including some authentic sources, adapted or abridged) which include a range of at least three different tenses, well-justified opinions and some less familiar, as well as familiar, language and grammatical structures (including some grammar up to and including the 8th Step) spoken clearly.

 

Writing


Write longer coherent texts on a variety of topics, containing descriptions, narrations and personal opinions with justification, referring to the past, present and future.

Link sentences and paragraphs, and structure ideas.

Translate into the target language a short passage containing linked longer sentences with more complex language structures (including some grammar up to and including the 8th Step).

Mostly accurate and meaning is clear, with only isolated minor errors (e.g. spellings, genders, agreements) and a few errors with complex structures.


Reading

 

Deduce meaning and understand detail in longer texts, including extracts from literary texts, which include a range of at least three different tenses, opinions and some unfamiliar, as well as familiar, language, including some more complex structures (including some grammar up to and including the 8th Step).

Understand longer authentic texts (e.g. longer blogs, letters, extracts from novels and short articles)

Translate into English, accurately with occasional errors, short passages on a range of topics, including more complex structures and less common vocabulary.


 

Speaking


Initiate and develop conversations coherently and confidently on a variety of topics.

Use and adapt language for new purposes and narrate events.

Occasionally use some less common vocabulary and some more complex grammatical structures (including some grammar up to and including the 8th Step), referring to the past, present and future.

Demonstrate spontaneity by asking unsolicited questions, responding to unexpected questions and expanding answers where appropriate.

Begin to use coping strategies to deal with unknown words.

Use pronunciation and intonation which are mostly accurate.




 

 

 

 

 


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