B1 level English language practice tests B1 is one of the CEFR levels described by the Council of Europe. The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information. Examples: Can ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward. Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
U.S: Geography, states, landmarks, maps, cities, population, laws, speeches U.S. States, Cities, History, Maps Year by Year: 1900–2015 The History of English (BBC animation) - LinkEngPark Anglo-Saxon The English language begins with the phrase ‘Up Yours Caesar!’ as the Romans leave Britain and a lot of Germanic tribes start flooding in, tribes such as the Angles and the Saxons – who together gave us the term Anglo-Saxon, and the Jutes – who didn’t. Listening: A Tour of London Tower Bridge, London (Copyright: Getty) When you visit a city for the first time, a good way to explore it is to go on an organised sightseeing tour. The tour will give you an overview of what there is to see and also provide you with some historical background.
Indo-European Languages The Indo-European languages are a family of related languages that today are widely spoken in the Americas, Europe, and also Western and Southern Asia. Just as languages such as Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian are all descended from Latin, Indo-European languages are believed to derive from a hypothetical language known as Proto-Indo-European, which is no longer spoken. It is highly probable that the earliest speakers of this language originally lived around Ukraine and neighbouring regions in the Caucasus and Southern Russia, then spread to most of the rest of Europe and later down into India. The earliest possible end of Proto-Indo-European linguistic unity is believed to be around 3400 BCE. Since the speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language did not develop a writing system, we have no physical evidence of it.
Languages and education in the United Kingdom (UK) - Statistics & Facts There is no denying that the United Kingdom is a linguistically diverse nation, with languages from all over the globe spoken within its borders. However, English native speakers are often criticized, as most cannot speak another language. Education is often held to blame as the root of the problem, as not enough pupils are encouraged to take a language subject at school. It is not compulsory to study a language in post-16 education and the numbers of students studying a European language at A level (Higher level in Scotland) have been falling across the United Kingdom in recent years. The latest figures show that, although French is still the most popular modern foreign language choice, only 3.6 percent of students in England chose to study it in 2014.