“Both the advantages and disadvantages of being the Hulk is the constantly need to smash things” – the Hulk at B1
At B1, you’re getting more comfortable. You have a working knowledge of around 2500 words total, maybe half of which you can recall and use pretty quickly. This makes conversations much more fluid generally.
You’ll still hesitate if it’s a topic you haven’t discussed much, but this is where you can start going into stores or ordering at restaurants, and it’s not much of a burden on the people working there. You can read simpler books or read a good amount of newspaper articles if you know the context. You can even watch TV if the subtitles in the target language are on – it’s still pretty rough without them.
Most people generally consider the next level (B2) as having basic fluency. You’ll have a working vocabulary of around 4000 words.
Conversations about a wide range of things will be pretty easy for everyone involved. Most television or movies in the target language will be understandable, especially jokes. You will be perfectly understandable, and you won’t have issues understanding what native speakers will be saying, even at high speed.
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