At A2 level you can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
You can establish social contact (e.g. greetings and farewells, introductions, giving thanks). You can express how you feel in simple terms, and express thanks. You can ask for a favour (e.g. to borrow something), can offer a favour, and can respond if someone asks you to do a favour for them. You can handle very short social exchanges but are rarely able to understand enough to keep conversation going, though you can be made to understand if the interlocutor will take the trouble.
You can make and respond to invitations, suggestions and apologies. You can state what you like and dislike. You can exchange opinions and compare things and people using simple language. You can discuss what to do in the evening or at the weekend. You can discuss what to do, where to go and make arrangements to meet. You can communicate in simple and routine tasks using simple phrases to ask for and provide things, to get simple information and to discuss what to do next.