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Distinguished (L 4): Near-Mother-Tongue Proficiency listening



If you want to understand your new language almost as well as your own, you will have to get to this level. It will probably take years to attain this proficiency. At this level you can understand

  • all forms and styles of speech, including

    • plays
    • films
    • academic and professional meetings
    • debates
    • jokes and puns.
  • the nuances of meaning and the background knowledge that native speakers bring to listening situations
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