Community Education

Level 2
Level 2 Basic English Competencies

Speaking and Listening
Respond to questions about family, state family relationships and use them in making introductions: This is my sister Mary. etc.

State past and/or current occupations.

State days of the week, months of the year and seasons with corresponding months.

Name and write body parts and describe how one feels; state basic illness symptoms and describe actions, medications and/or remedies for recovery.

Use simple adjectives regarding mood, attitude and comfort level.

Dial 911 and state emergency; know situations when this is necessary.

Name furniture pieces and rooms in home; communicate household problems to landlord or repair person.

Name articles of clothing. Answer the question What are you wearing? Describe what others are wearing.

Describe physical characteristics of people by height, weight, hair color, etc.

Name public buildings and places in this city and state the function of each.

Name different vehicles and methods of transportation; respond to the question How do you come to school?

State absence by phone or in person.

Express understanding or lack of understanding.

Name fruits, vegetables, meats and bakery and dairy products; state basic food needs in a grocery store.

Understand basic money transaction terms: cash, charge, check, debit card, money order, etc.

Reading and Writing
Alphabetize; identify alphabetizing in directories, dictionaries and in files.

Read and fill out simple applications, including writing current occupation and former occupation.

Read basic work schedules.

Read and write months and days of the week.

Practice writing checks.

Follow simple directions on a city map; write dictated addresses.

Identify some states and major cities on a U.S. map.

Read signs for basic information and safety, including street and traffic signs and signs in and on buildings (e.g., DO NOT ENTER, CLOSED/OPEN, DANGER, INFORMATION, etc.).

Read and understand basic antonyms: tall/short, new/old, big/little, etc.

To be and to have: present, past and simple future forms and negative construction.

Singular and plural nouns, including common irregular nouns.

Simple present tense, including negative construction.

Present continuous tense, including negative construction.

Simple past tense (including most common irregular forms) and its negative construction.

Yes/no and wh-questions.

Subject, object, possessive and demonstrative (this, that, these, those) pronouns.

Read and state analog and digital times.

Identify and state value of coins; count out money and make change. Read price tags
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