The B1 level certifies language competence at the level of independent language use. This means that one can understand the main points when using a clear standard language and when dealing with familiar matters from work, environment, school and leisure. Most situations that you encounter on your travels or in everyday life can be handled with the foreign language.
It should be ensured that one can express oneself in a simple and coherent way on familiar topics and personal areas of interest, as well as report on experiences and events. One should be able to explain plans and views and give short explanations or statements.