A Level-1 speaker cannot communicate in English. The speaker may identify him/herself and make simple greetings using memorized phrases. However in most cases, the speaker can only speak in fragments of sentences, basically just listing simple vocabulary such as numbers, days of the week, colors, and so on. He/she can rarely respond to questions, and even when showing some sort of response, it takes a tremendous amount of time doing so. In addition, the pronunciation of a speaker at this level is heavily influenced by his/her native language making it significantly difficult to understand the response.