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SuperCategory SubCategory Level Can-do statement Example Details
QUESTIONS tags B2 FORM/USE: TAGS WITH IMPERATIVES AS SOFTENERS
Can use an affirmative or negative tag after an imperative clause to soften the imperative.
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QUESTIONS tags C1 FORM: TAGS WITH 'THERE' + 'BE'
Can use affirmative and negative forms of question tags with 'there' + 'be'.
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QUESTIONS wh- A2 FORM: MAIN VERB 'BE'
Can use 'wh-'words + main verb 'be' + subject to form 'wh-' questions.
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QUESTIONS wh- A2 FORM: WITH AUXILIARY 'DO'
Can use 'wh-'words + auxiliary 'do' + subject + main verb to form 'wh-'questions. ► present simple; ► past simple
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QUESTIONS wh- A2 FORM: WITH AUXILIARY 'HAVE'
Can use 'wh-'words + auxiliary 'have' to form 'wh-'questions. ► present perfect ► past perfect
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QUESTIONS wh- A2 FORM: WITH AUXILIARY 'BE'
Can use 'wh-'words + auxiliary 'be' to form 'wh-'questions. ► present continuous ► past continuous
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QUESTIONS wh- A2 FORM: MODAL VERBS
Can use 'wh-'words + modal verbs + subject + main verb to form 'wh-'questions.
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QUESTIONS wh- A2 FORM/USE: NEGATIVE QUESTONS, SUGGESTIONS
Can use negative question 'why don't' + pronoun + verb, to make a suggestion or invitation.
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QUESTIONS wh- B1 FORM: NEGATIVE QUESTIONS WITH MODALS
Can use 'wh-'words + the negative form of modal verbs + subject + main verb to form 'wh-'questions.
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QUESTIONS wh- B2 FORM: NEGATIVE QUESTIONS WITH MAIN VERBS
Can use 'wh-'words + the negative form of auxiliary 'do' + subject + main verb to form 'wh-'questions.
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QUESTIONS wh- C1 USE: FOCUS
Can use 'wh-'questions as a focusing device, often in a narrative or argument.
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QUESTIONS yes/no A1 FORM: MODAL VERBS
Can use a limited range of modal verbs + subject + main verb to form 'yes/no' questions. ► can
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QUESTIONS yes/no A2 FORM: MAIN VERB 'BE'
Can use main verb 'be' + subject to form 'yes/no' questions.
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QUESTIONS yes/no A2 FORM: MODAL VERBS
Can use an increasing range of modal verbs + subject + main verb to form 'yes/no' questions.
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QUESTIONS yes/no A2 FORM: LEXICAL VERBS WITH 'DO'
Can use auxiliary 'do' + subject + main verb to form 'yes/no' questions.
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QUESTIONS yes/no A2 FORM: AUXILIARY 'BE'
Can use auxiliary 'be' + subject + the '-ing' form (continuous form) to form 'yes/no' questions.
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QUESTIONS yes/no A2 FORM: AUXILIARY 'HAVE'
Can use auxiliary 'have' + subject + the '-ed' form to form 'yes/no' questions. ► present perfect
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QUESTIONS yes/no B1 FORM: NEGATIVE QUESTIONS WITH 'BE'
Can use main verb 'be' + 'n't' to form negative 'yes/no' questions.
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QUESTIONS yes/no B1 FORM: NEGATIVE QUESTIONS, AUXILIARY VERBS
Can use auxiliary 'do' and 'have' + 'n't' + subject + main verb to form negative 'yes/no' questions.
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QUESTIONS yes/no B1 FORM: NEGATIVE QUESTIONS MODAL VERBS
Can use modal verbs + 'not' + subject + main verb to form 'yes/no' questions.
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