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:


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
There is/are
To be, including question+negatives
Verb + ing: like/hate/love



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

Source: British Council / EQUALS Core Inventory