Grammar to study at each CEF level

A1

  • Adjectives: common and demonstrative
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Going to
  • How much/how many and very common uncountable nouns
  • I’d like Imperatives(+/-)
  • Intensifiers - very basic
  • Modals: can/can’t/could/couldn’t
  • Past simple of “to be”
  • Past Simple
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Possessive s
  • Prepositions, common
  • Prepositions of place
  • Prepositions of time, including in/on/at
  • Present continuous
  • Present simple
  • Pronouns: simple, personal
  • Questions
  • There is/are
  • To be, including question+negatives
  • Verb + ing: like/hate/love

A2

  • Adjectives – comparative, – use of than and definite article
  • Adjectives – superlative – use of definite article
  • Adverbial phrases of time, place and frequency – including word order
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • Articles – with countable and uncountable nouns
  • Countables and Uncountables: much/many
  • Future Time (will and going to)
  • Gerunds
  • Going to
  • Imperatives
  • Modals – can/could
  • Modals – have to
  • Modals – should
  • Past continuous
  • Past simple
  • Phrasal verbs – common
  • Possessives – use of ‘s, s’
  • Prepositional phrases (place, time and movement)
  • Prepositions of time: on/in/at
  • Present continuous
  • Present continuous for future
  • Present perfect
  • Questions
  • Verb + ing/infinitive: like/ want-would like
  • Wh-questions in past
  • Zero and 1st conditional

B1

  • Adverbs
  • Broader range of intensifiers such as too, enough
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Complex question tags
  • Conditionals, 2nd and 3rd
  • Connecting words expressing cause and effect, contrast etc.
  • Future continuous
  • Modals - must/can’t deduction
  • Modals – might, may, will, probably
  • Modals – should have/might have/etc
  • Modals: must/have to
  • Past continuous
  • Past perfect
  • Past simple
  • Past tense responses
  • Phrasal verbs, extended
  • Present perfect continuous
  • Present perfect/past simple
  • Reported speech (range of tenses)
  • Simple passive
  • Wh- questions in the past
  • Will and going to, for prediction

B2

  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Future continuous
  • Future perfect
  • Future perfect continuous
  • Mixed conditionals
  • Modals – can’t have, needn’t have
  • Modals of deduction and speculation
  • Narrative tenses
  • Passives
  • Past perfect
  • Past perfect continuous
  • Phrasal verbs, extended
  • Relative clauses
  • Reported speech
  • Will and going to, for prediction
  • Wish Would expressing habits, in the past

C1

  • Futures (revision)
  • Inversion with negative adverbials
  • Mixed conditionals in past, present and future
  • Modals in the past
  • Narrative tenses for experience, incl. passive
  • Passive forms, all
  • Phrasal verbs, especially splitting
  • Wish/if only regrets
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