General objectives 

Test PLIDA of A2 level aims to test whether the candidate understands isolated sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate interest, (eg basic information about the person and family, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in simple, routine tasks that simply require a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Is able to describe in a very simple way aspects of his own experience and environment and elements that refer to immediate needs, as we detail below:

Individual skills

- Oral production: Can describe and present people, living conditions or situations in a simple way: work, daily tasks, to indicate what they like or do not like, etc. with simple expressions and sentences linked together, to form a list.
- Written production:  Can write a series of expressions and simple sentences joined by simple connectives. Which, but and why.
- Listening Comprehension: You can understand expressions that refer to areas of immediate priority (eg basic information about the person and family, shopping, local geography and work), as long as you speak slowly and clearly.
- Understanding of a written text: Can understand short and simple texts of a familiar and concrete type, formulated in the language that is frequently given in everyday life or at work.
- Oral interaction:  Is able to communicate in simple activities and routine tasks, based on a simple and direct exchange of information on current and common topics that have to do with work and leisure. Handles very brief exchanges of communication, but rarely manages to understand enough to help carry the conversation with some autonomy.
- Written interaction:  You can write short and simple notes related to immediate needs using conventional formulas.

Duration of the PLIDA level A2 exam

The total time of the test is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

  • Oral comprehension: 25 minutes.
  • Written comprehension: 30 minutes.
  • Written expression: 40 minutes.
  • Oral expression: 10 minutes.

Domains and contexts

Below are listed, for each domain, some contexts of use that occur in tests at this level:

Personal domain

- At home
- With the family
- On various occasions of contact (meetings, family gatherings, dinners with friends, etc.)

Public domain

- Around the city (on the street, in the square, in the park, etc.)
- At aid stations (bar, restaurant, etc.)
- At public service counters (at the information office, bank, post office , etc.)
- In the market and in food stores
- In various stores (clothing, newsagents, etc.)
- In public offices (town halls, prefectures, police headquarters, etc.)
- In places of travel ( at the station, at the airport, etc.)
- In means of transport (bus, taxi, etc.)
- In places of free time (cinema, theater, gym, etc.)
- In places of health and personal care (hospital , pharmacy, etc.)

Professional domain

- At your workplace

Educational domain

- In the classroom
- In other places related to their educational context (gym, dining room, patio, library, etc.)

Communication skills and general objectives

                  The A2 level candidate must know


 Understand short and simple texts of familiar and concrete content, formulated in the language that is frequently repeated in daily life;

 Read the forecast in a newspaper

 Find specific and predictable information in current simple-to-use material such as advertisements, brochures, menus, catalogs, and schedules;

 Find information on a website about services provided
by a hotel.

 Understand the essentials of short, simple, and clear messages and announcements;

 Understand an announcement in the change in the arrival time of a training.

 Describe, ask (and answer) simple questions about people, habits, work, and free time;

 Talk about your daily routine

 Describe projects and agreements carried out, activities and personal experiences;

 Talk briefly about your work-study experiences.

 Simply describe objects and things and make comparisons;

 Compare two objects to choose which one to buy.

 Say in a simple way what you think of a person or situation;

 Say why you like or dislike a person.

 Exchange information on family member topics in foreseeable everyday situations;

 Ask for and give information to enroll in a course at a language school.

 Invite, make suggestions, ask for help, and respond to analogous speech acts;

 Suggest a friend to take
a trip together.

 Express tastes and preferences;

 In a store describe in a simple way what you are looking for.


Types of texts

 The following list shows some types of texts that can be found in tests of this level:

- Announcements and alerts of simple content
- Real estate announcements
- Notes regarding the daily routine (newspapers, etc.)
- Tickets (for means of transport, theater, cinema, etc.)
- Business letters
- Chat, SMS, emails, informal letters on personal topics
- Descriptions and stories on familiar topics (interests, family, memories, etc.)
- Simple descriptions of tourist places.
- Identity documents and forms with personal data.
- Labels and packaging
- Signs, labels, and road signs
- Instructions regarding the performance of daily actions, the performance of a family task or the use of frequently used electrical appliances
- Shopping lists
- Menu
- Information brochures and leaflets (for hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.)
- Hours ( of means of transport, courses, etc.)
- Weather forecast
- Programs (TV, theater, cinema, gym, etc.)
- Regulations (class, condominium, public park, etc.)