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How to Master Successfully Any Language of the World

How to Master Successfully Any Language of the World 36
Advanced level
CEFR C1-C2, ALTE 4-5
At this level you know the language well enough to communicate on variety of topics
already and just bring your skills to perfection. The guidelines provided below will make
the process easier.
This is the level to polish up your vocabulary, writing skills, especially those necessary
for formal written communication, and common / vulgar spoken language. Elements of
style are introduced here, too.
This level actually brings you to “close to native” and “native”. So the recommendations
and learning techniques are rather similar. Achieving the native level is probably a sweet
dream of many learners, and the approach may be somewhat different. I’ll discuss it later.
At this level you may use a monolingual dictionary; however a good bilingual and an
encyclopedia should be at hand, too. Native speakers will be very helpful.
Main Targets for This Level
Speaking/Listening: CAN advise on or talk about complex or sensitive issues,
understanding colloquial references and dealing confidently with hostile questions.
Reading: CAN understand documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer
points of complex texts.
Writing: CAN write letters on any subject and full notes of meetings or seminars with
good expression and accuracy.
Speaking/Listening: CAN contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own
area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with
abstract expressions.
Reading: CAN read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media
for information or to understand non-standard correspondence.
Writing: CAN prepare/draft professional correspondence, take reasonably accurate notes
in meetings or write an essay which shows an ability to communicate.
Words and Grammar – Step Forward
At the Advanced level you actually start to use the same language materials that native
speakers do. It can be books, magazines, TV and radio programs, films, official letters
and contracts, instructions, etc. You may need not just to narrate on various issues, but
hold discussions, too. Discussions and presentations become really important at this level.
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