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Master B2 English Vocabulary: Nouns, Adjectives & Verbs

Did you know that B2 is considered by most people to be the first level of fluency? There’s even a phenomenon called “The B2 Plateau” which occurs when we get so comfortable in a language that we stop studying as often or intensely.

Personally, when I reach B2 in a language, it’s like passing the finish line for a marathon. After months and months and sometimes even years, B2 gives the greatest feeling of accomplishment.

You’ll be able to read, watch movies and TV shows, listen to podcasts, write a journal, or even a blog. The sky's the limit for you when you reach the B2 level.

In this article, we’ll go over the B2 vocabulary that you need to learn as soon as possible. This will be broken up into multiple categories:

  • B2 Traveling Vocab

  • B2 Holiday Vocab

  • B2 Business Vocab

  • Nouns, Adjectives, & Verbs

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What Can An English Learner Do With A B2 Level?

Achieving a B2 level in English is a significant accomplishment, as it indicates an upper-intermediate level of proficiency. At this stage, you should be able to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations. Here are some activities and goals you can pursue to further enhance your English skills at the B2 level:

  • Read authentic materials (such as books written by English natives)

  • Listen to and understand movies, music, podcasts, and YouTube videos

  • Write essays, articles, or journal entries in English

  • Have long conversations with friends about most topics

  • Live in an English-speaking country

How Many Known Words Are Needed To Reach B2 In English?

To reach B2 in English, you’ll need approximately 4,000-5,000 words in your vocabulary. However, don’t focus too much on vocabulary, because you also need to have the ability to comprehend and speak the language well, too.

So make sure to work on your listening and speaking practice while you build up your vocabulary.

How Long Does It Take To Go From B1 To B2 In English?

It takes approximately 240 hours to reach the B2 English level from B1. This means that if you study for 30 minutes a day, you’ll reach B2 within about 480 days.

However, if you want to speed that process up, you can. Take a look at the chart below that will show you how you can make those 480 days only 120.

Daily Study Time Needed

Quantity of Time To Reach B2

30 minutes a day

480 days

1 hour a day

240 days

2 hours a day

120 days

B2 Traveling Vocabulary

If you plan on traveling, there is some B2 vocabulary that you’re going to need to know. In this section, we’ll go over the 12 most common traveling words that a learner with a B2 level in English should know. Let’s take a look.

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  • Boarding pass (plane ticket)

  • Customs (security)

  • Seatbelt

  • Cabin crew

  • Takeoff

  • Landing

  • Sightseeing

  • Guided tour

  • Reception

  • Room key

  • Single/double room

  • Departure time

B2 Holidays Vocabulary

If you have any friends who are native English speakers, you should know how to wish them a happy holiday, right? In this section, we’ll learn the most common festivities celebrated by English speakers.

Holiday Name

Celebration Date


The date varies (usually in March or April)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Third Monday in January


October 31

Thanksgiving Da

Fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve

December 24

Christmas Day

December 25

New Year's Eve

December 31

B2 Shopping Vocabulary

When I was shopping in Spanish for the first time, I realized that there were definitely some vocabulary words that I had forgotten to learn when I was back in the USA. To save you from that experience, here is a list of the most needed B2 vocabulary words for shopping.

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  • Retailer

  • Department store

  • Shopper

  • Apparel

  • Trendy

  • Fashionable

  • Dressing room

  • Size (small, medium, large)

  • Jewelry

  • Wallet

  • Scarf

  • Browse

  • Try on

  • Purchase

  • Return

  • Exchange

  • Discount

  • Bargain

  • Clearance

  • Salesperson

  • Customer service

  • Help desk

  • Assistance

  • Recommendation

  • Refund

  • Aisle

  • Cart/trolley

  • Produce

  • Shelf

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B2 Business Vocabulary

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  • Corporation

  • Entrepreneur

  • Revenue

  • Expenses

  • Budget

  • Investment

  • Market research

  • Target audience

  • Branding

  • Promotion

  • Negotiate

  • Deal

  • Agreement

  • Contract

  • Strategic planning

  • Long-term goals

  • Risk management

  • Customer satisfaction

B2 Level Nouns

  • Adventure

  • Challenge

  • Decision

  • Environment

  • Friendship

  • Generation

  • Harmony

  • Innovation

  • Journey

  • Knowledge

B2 Level Adjectives

  • Ambitious

  • Confident

  • Determined

  • Efficient

  • Flexible

  • Generous

  • Independent

  • Knowledgeable

  • Motivated

  • Resilient

B2 Level Verbs

  • Achieve

  • Adapt

  • Collaborate

  • Contribute

  • Explore

  • Inspire

  • Overcome

  • Persevere

  • Reflect

  • Succeed

English B2 Level - Questions & Answers

In this section, we’ll go over some of the most commonly asked questions about the B2 level. Once answered, we’ll conclude this article and be on our way. Good job making it this far into the article!

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Is B2 Considered Fluent?

B2 is considered fluent by most standards. While somebody with a B2 level can engage in long conversations, watch YouTube videos, and even live in that language - when more complex vocabulary is used, it will bring problems for the learner. It’s as if B2 is fluent 85% of the time, but in those 15% of conversations, they’ll likely struggle.

Is It Difficult To Pass The B2 Exam?

If you have a B2 level, and you go over some grammar exercises before you take the exam, it shouldn’t be that difficult. After all, if you have a B2 level, you should be able to pass the B2 exam - so be confident.

Is B2 Level Enough To Get A Job?

While some lines of work (Warehouse jobs for example) may require only a B2 level. Many lines of work require a C1 level in the language. So it really all depends on the industry and the company that you want to work for.

Conclusion: Master B2 English Vocabulary

In conclusion, reaching the B2 level in English is a remarkable achievement, marking an upper-intermediate proficiency that opens doors to a multitude of experiences. As language learners advance to this level, they will meet "The B2 Plateau," and will have the ability to engage in diverse activities such as reading, writing, and enjoying various forms of media.

Whether it takes you 480, or 120 days, it’s up to you and how long you study each day. However, in the end, you will see the same results. You’ll be able to have long conversations and even live in an English-speaking country.

I hope that this article helped you out, if you still only have a B1 in Spanish, make sure you know all of the B1 vocabulary that you should have memorized.

Have a wonderful day, evening, or night. See you later.

~ Benji


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