Today we will look into all the A2 level grammar and structures that the young English high-flyers will learn along the way and will be familiar with before they go on and start the following level, B1.
Not only will you find out what the A2 level grammar topics are, you will also be invited to challenge yourself and play an interactive grammar-based conversational game. So, the classic game Snakes and Ladders will put your grammar fluency to test and will help you determine how ready you are to continue your English learning journey, destination B1.
A2 level grammar and structures
The to-learn list below shows all the A2 level grammar structures.
These should not necessarily be under full control and actively be used in speaking. Remember that A2 level is a basic one. However, learners must be well familiar with what their structure, meaning and usage is. The sound knowledge of A2 level grammar will guarantee a B1 straightforward learning process.
To-learn grammar topics
The pre-A1 and the A1 levels grammar structures are not included, since the list above shows what is new at A2 level.
Previously learnt grammar topics
An A2 learner, before he/she starts this level, is expected to know the following:
- Adverbs e.g. now, here, never, slowly
- Comparative and superlative adjectives
- Comparative and superlative adverbs
- Conjunctions e.g. and, but, because
- Determiners, e.g. a/an, the, this, some, etc
- Nouns: singular and plural, countable and uncountable
- Prepositions of place and time
- Pronouns: personal, possessive, demonstrative
- Question words e.g. why, when
- “Let’s” for suggestions
- “There is” and “there are“
- “Would like”
- “Be like“, e.g. “What’s the weather like?“
- “Be called” + noun
- “How/what about” + noun or verb”-ing”
- Present simple
- Present continuous (with present reference)
- Past simple (regular and some irregular forms)
- Infinitive of purpose
- “Can” (for ability, request and permission)
- “Have (got)” for possession
- “Have to” and “had to” for obligation
- “Must” for obligation
- Who, which, where in relative clauses
- “When” clauses with present and past reference
A2 level grammar FUN time
Snakes and ladders game is here for you!
There are two parts. Both of them have got two types of questions:
- Read the question, choose the right word, and answer the question.
- Landed on a square with no question? Pick up a TELL ME MORE card and talk for about a minute!
Rules to play
- Each player’s counter is on the start position.
- Each player rolls the dice, moving up the board.
- If a player lands on a square at the foot of a ladder, he/she climbs to the square at the top of the ladder.
- If a player lands on the head of a snake, he/she slides down to the square at the snake’s tail.
- Before completing their go, players must either answer the question on the square, or pick up a TELL ME MORE card.
- If players choose the wrong word in the question, they must move back to their previous position.
- The winner is the player who first arrives to the finish square.
We haven’t reinvented the wheel, have we?!
Access below the following PDFs:
- Snakes and ladders game (two parts)
- TELL ME MORE cards
- Answers to the game questions
A2 level grammar
Snakes and ladders, Part 1
A2 level grammar
Snakes and ladders, Part 2
A2 level grammar
TELL ME MORE cards
As a teacher, I personally cannot wait for September to play this game with my Pre-B1 Preliminary (PET) learners. After the long summer break, this A2 level grammar revision game is going to come in handy.
If only my son were an A2 High young English learner! I would definitely not wait for September. Still, will try to talk him into it! Wish me good luck 😉
Last but not least, I’d like to thank Oliver, who is an English language teacher, trainer, blogger and summer school Director of Studies, for sharing with our English language community the snakes and ladders generator. Check out his blog to find more great ideas for teachers: EFL Summer School
Stay tuned for more words of advice and handy material!