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Reading comprehension (levels A, B and C)

Level A

Level A is the minimum level required to understand texts in the second language for positions that require the comprehension of texts on topics of limited scope.
Persons reading at this level can:

  • Fully understand very simple texts
  • Grasp the main theme of texts on familiar topics, and
  • Read and understand simple points of information such as dates, numbers or names from relatively more complex texts in order to perform the routine tasks of a job.

Level B

Level B is the minimum level required to understand texts in the second language for positions that require the comprehension of most descriptive or factual texts on work-related topics.
Persons reading at this level can:

  • Grasp the general meaning of most texts
  • Identify specific details in them.

Level C

Level C is the level of skill required to understand texts in the second language for positions that require the comprehension of texts that deal with a wide variety of work-related topics.
Persons reading at this level can:

  • Grasp the greater part of complex details, and recognize allusions and inferences;
  • Understand the gist of texts dealing with specialized or less familiar questions;
  • Distinguish between main and secondary ideas.