MFL (Grades 6- | 6= |6+)
Pearson 9th Step

Skills & Knowledge Definition


Listening



Deduce meaning and demonstrate understanding of overall message and detail in longer passages (including authentic sources, adapted or abridged) which include a range of at least three different tenses, opinions and some more complex grammatical structures (including some grammar up to and including the 9th Step) and less familiar vocabulary, spoken clearly.  

 

Writing


Write extended texts on a variety of topic areas, containing detailed descriptions, narrations and well-justified personal opinions, referring to the past, present and future.

Link sentences and paragraphs, structure ideas and adapt previously-learned language.

Use a variety of grammatical structures accurately, including some more complex forms.

Use familiar language creatively.

Translate into the target language a short passage containing more complex language structures (including some grammar up to and including the 9th Step).  

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


Reading

 

Deduce meaning in longer texts, including extracts from literary texts, which include a combination of different tenses, opinions, some more complex grammatical structures (including some grammar up to and including the 9th Step) and some less common vocabulary.

Understand longer authentic texts (e.g. news magazine articles, email exchanges and extracts from plays).

Translate into English, accurately with occasional errors, short passages containing more complex language and grammar.


 

Speaking


Initiate and develop discussions on a wide variety of topics, using appropriate register.

Narrate events coherently.

Use some less common vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures (including some grammar up to and including the 9th Step), referring to the past, present and future.

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

Use coping strategies to deal with unknown words
and phrases.

Use pronunciation and intonation which are mostly accurate.




 

 

 

 

 


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