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Grammar to study at each CEF level


The table below shows you the grammar areas that you should be studying at each of the CEF levels:

 A1

Adjectives: common and demonstrative
Adverbs of frequency (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_adverbs_of_frequency_place_time.htm)
Comparatives (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/a2_comparative_adjectives.htm) and superlatives
(http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_superlative.htm)
Going to (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_going_to.htm)
How much/how many and very
common uncountable nouns (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_Uncountable_nouns.htm)
I’d like (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_would_like.htm)
Imperatives (+/­) (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_imperative.htm)
Intensifiers (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_intensifiers.htm) ­ very basic
Modals: can/can’t/could/couldn’t (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_can_could.htm)
Past simple of “to be” (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/be.htm)
Past Simple (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_past_simple.htm)
Possessive adjectives 
Possessive s (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/possessive_'s.htm)
Prepositions, common
Prepositions of place (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_prepositions_of_place.htm)
Prepositions of time, including in/on/at
(http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_prepositions_of_time.htm)
Present continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_present_continuous.htm)
Present simple (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/present_simple.htm)
Pronouns: simple, personal
Questions (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_questions.htm)
There is/are
To be, including question+negatives
Verb + ing: like/hate/love (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/like_ing.htm) 

 A2

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Adjectives – comparative (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/a2_comparative_adjectives.htm), – use
of
than and definite article
Adjectives – superlative (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_superlative.htm) – use of definite
article
Adverbial phrases of time, place and frequency – including word order
(http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_adverbs_of_frequency_place_time.htm)
Adverbs of frequency (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_adverbs.htm)
Articles – with countable and
uncountable nouns (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/a2_articles.htm)
Countables and Uncountables:
much/many (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_Uncountable_nouns.htm)
Future Time (will (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_will.htm) and going to
(http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_going_to.htm))
Gerunds (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_Gerund_infinitive.htm)
Going to (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_going_to.htm)
Imperatives (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_imperative.htm)
Modals – can/could (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_can_could.htm)
Modals – have to (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_have_to.htm)
Modals – should (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_ShouldOught.htm)

Past continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_past_continuous.htm)
Past simple (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_past_simple.htm)
Phrasal verbs – common (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_phrasal_verbs_inseparable.htm)
Possessives – use of ‘s, s’ (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/possessive_'s.htm)
Prepositional phrases (place, time and movement)
Prepositions of time: on/in/at (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_prepositions_of_time.htm)
Present continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_present_continuous.htm)
Present continuous for future
Present perfect (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_present_perfect.htm)
Questions
Verb + ing/infinitive: like/ (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/like_ing.htm)
want­would like (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_would_like.htm)
Wh­questions in past
Zero (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_zero_conditional.htm) and 1st conditional
(http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_First_Conditional.htm)

 B1

Adverbs (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_adverbs.htm)
Broader range of intensifiers such
as too, enough (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_intensifiers.htm)
Comparatives (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/a2_comparative_adjectives.htm) and superlatives
(http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_superlative.htm)
Complex question tags (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_question_tags.htm)
Conditionals, 2nd (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_second_conditional.htm) and 3rd
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(http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_3rd_conditional.htm)
Connecting words expressing
cause and effect, contrast etc. (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_connectors.htm)
Future continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_future_continuous.htm)
Modals ­ must/can’t deduction
Modals – might, may, will, probably (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_may_might.htm)
Modals – should have/might have/etc (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_should_have.htm)
Modals: must/have to (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_have_to.htm)
Past continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_past_continuous.htm)
Past perfect (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_past_perfect.htm)
Past simple (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_past_simple.htm)
Past tense responses
Phrasal verbs, extended
Present perfect continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_presperf_continuous.htm)
Present perfect/past simple (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_presentperfect_pastsimple.htm)
Reported speech (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_reported_speech.htm) (range of tenses)
Simple passive (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_simple_passives.htm)
Wh­ questions in the past (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_questions.htm)
Will and going to, for prediction (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/going_to_will_prediction.htm)

 B2

Adjectives and adverbs (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_adverbs.htm)
Future continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_future_continuous.htm)
Future perfect (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/future_perfect.htm)
Future perfect continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/future_perfect_continuous.htm)
Mixed conditionals (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/mixed_conditionals.htm)
Modals – can’t have, needn’t have
Modals of deduction and speculation
Narrative tenses
Passives (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_simple_passives.htm)
Past perfect (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_past_perfect.htm)
Past perfect continuous (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/past_perfect_continuous.htm)
Phrasal verbs, extended (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_phrasal_verbs_separable.htm)
Relative clauses (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/d_relative_clauses.htm)
Reported speech (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/B1_reported_speech.htm)
Will and going to, for prediction (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/going_to_will_prediction.htm)
Wish (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/wish_if_only.htm)
Would expressing habits, in the past (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/used_to_would.htm) 

 C1

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Futures (revision)
Inversion with negative adverbials
Mixed conditionals in past, present
and future (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/mixed_conditionals.htm)
Modals in the past
Narrative tenses for experience,
incl. passive
Passive forms, all
Phrasal verbs, especially splitting
Wish/if only regrets (http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/wish_if_only.htm)

 CEFR

CEF Levels (http://www.examenglish.com/CEFR/cefr.php)

Grammar by CEF Level (cefr_grammar.htm)

Check your CEF level (http://www.examenglish.com/leveltest/index.html)

Exams at CEF levels (http://www.examenglish.com/examscomparison.php)

A2 level (../A2/index.php)

Tests at B1 level (B1.htm)

Tests at B2 level (b2.htm)

Tests at C1 level (C1.htm)

Tests at C2 level (C2.htm)

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