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What you can say at Novice level

 

Novice
 

Here are the kinds of things you should be able to say at Novice level:

 
  • Greet people politely
  • Thank people politely
  • Say "yes" and "no"
  • Use memorized phrases to order a cup of coffee or food
  • Count to 100
  • Say good-bye politely
  • Give your name
  • Tell where you are from
  • Name concrete objects, such as

    • furniture
    • plants
    • animals
    • tools
    • machines, and
    • food items
  • Name classes of people, such as

    • men
    • women
    • boys
    • girls, and
    • babies
  • Name colors
  • Name sizes of objects or age of people, such as a big boat or a small child

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