What grammar are your learners ready to learn?
Find out what grammar learners can typically use at different levels using the English Grammar Profile (EGP). Like vocabulary, grammatical forms often have more than one meaning. Don’t expect your learners to learn all the meanings at once, and using the English Grammar Profile you can see which meanings are good to focus on at each level.
For example, the modal verb ‘may‘ can be used with various meanings at different levels. The EGP tells us at which CEFR level we see learners of English using them correctly and appropriately – here’s a sample of the results for ‘may‘:
- A2 – Weak possibility: ‘The weather may be hot.’
- B1 – Formal permission: ‘May I borrow your bike?’
- C1 – ‘May well’: ‘You may well find that this is not the case.’
- C2 – ‘May as well’: ‘We may as well go home.’