Learn A2 Level English

CONTENT
  1. Adjectives
  2. Adverbs
  3. Pronouns
  4. Questions
  5. Sentence structure
  6. Tenses
  7. Verbs

Adjectives

Grammar
Example
Notes

Today was a better day than yesterday. Perhaps it was the best day of a month so far.

Better and the best are comparative and superlative forms of the common adjective good.

My new leather backpack.

New and leather are both adjectives that modify the noun backpack.

Adverbs

Grammar
Example
Notes

We have a meeting to attend tomorrow afternoon.

Tomorrow afternoon is a an adverbial phrase of time.

I am extremely hungry.

Extremely is an adverb of degree that modifies the sentence and intensifies the level of hunger.

Pineapples definitely belong on pizza.

Definitely is the adverb of certainty used to emphasize that pineapples belong on pizza without a doubt.

The rain fell heavily.

Heavily is an adverb of manner added to the main verb fell to modify its meaning and give us more information on how the rain started.

We need to book our tickets in advance; otherwise, we wouldn't be able to choose the seats.

Otherwise is a conjunctive adverb used to join two independent thoughts in one sentence.

If you want to make an omelet, you need to break the eggs first. Next, you should heat butter on a pan. Then, you can add the eggs. Finally, you can enjoy your omelet with your favorite vegetables or a piece of bread.

Here, sequence adverbs are used to describe the order of actions you need to take to make an omelet.

Pronouns

Grammar
Example
Notes

Everything looks different.

Everything is an indefinite pronoun.

The Man Who Sold the World is one of the most famous David Bowie's songs.

Who is a relative pronoun.

Questions

Grammar
Example
Notes

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Wh- question is used to ask more information about one's preferences.

Sentence structure

Grammar
Example
Notes

If it rains tomorrow, we will not go to the park.

There is a real chance of raining tomorrow, but it's not guaranteed.

If you heat water, it boils.

Zero conditional is used to express an action that always happens.

Tenses

Grammar
Example
Notes

She will be exercising at gym at 8am tomorrow.

This sentence describes an action that will be in progress and will take place at a certain time in the future.

While I was drinking my coffee, she was making breakfast for us.

The past continuous tense describes actions that took place at a specific moment in the past.

She showed me pictures of her baby.

The verb show is regular, so you should add the ending ed to form the simple past.

I have read this book already.

Present perfect simple is used to express a completed action in the past.

We will travel to Argentina next month.

Will travel is the verb travel put in the simple future tense.

Verbs

Grammar
Example
Notes

Smoking harmfully affects your health.

Smoking is the -ing form of the verb smoke, and has the same function as the noun in this sentence.

He may not go to the cinema.

This example shows that he does not have a permission to go to the cinema.

I must not tell lies.

Must not is used to express a strong obligation not to do something imposed by someone else.

She is often hurried in the morning.

Hurried is the past participle of the verb hurry.

We've ran out of eggs, so I cannot make an omelette for breakfast.

The phrasal verb to run out of consists of the verb run and two particles: out and of, and means to "use something completely so that nothing is left."

Usually, I get up earlier in the summer.

Get up is a phrasal verb that consists of the verb get, which alone means to "acquire" and the preposition up, which alone describes the movement towards a higher place or position. When combined, these words create a phrasal verb get up that means "rise from bed after sleeping" in this context.

You should read for at least 15 minutes per day.

Should is used to give advice in this example.