The language of agreeing & disagreeing

Grammar: Agreeing & Disagreeing

Spoken Grammar: Agreeing & Disagreeing. Part of the Aptis Core Test deals with the use of grammar when speaking, so practise and test this here.

Test your reported speech

Grammar: Reported Speech

“I’ve got some exercises for you on reported speech.” She told me she had some exercises for me on reported speech. Practise this important B2-level grammar point here.

How to use prepositions of time

Grammar: Prepositions of Time

Some more exercises for you to do when you have a few free minutes. This time we’re focusing on a tricky area: using prepositions of time. In, at, on, or no preposition at all?

Test your conditionals

Grammar: Zero, 1st & 2nd Conditionals

When you have time, we’re sure you’ll want to practise these conditional structures that refer to the present and/or the future: zero, 1st & 2nd conditionals.

Grammar: 3rd conditional

Grammar: The 3rd Conditional

The 3rd conditional is the only one that refers to the past. We use it to talk about past situations that can no longer be changed; hypothetical situations.  Practise using it here.

How to use the present perfect

Grammar: Uses of the Present Perfect

We look at the main uses of the present perfect tense: recent past with present result, experiences, and actions that started in the past and are still continuing now. 

Using the Passive

Grammar: Passive Forms

There are four main steps to consider when you want to use passive forms. Let’s revise the basics for changing active to passive & vice-versa.

Have something done

Grammar: ‘Have Something Done’

‘Have something done’ (the causative ‘have’) is another passive form. We use it when we arrange (and usually pay) for someone else to do something for us.

Use of language: functions and grammar

Use of Language: B1, B2 and C1

We look at the language you need to know at levels B1, B2 & C1, both in terms of functions (what you do with the language) and grammar (which structures you need to use).

Aptis & the British Council

More about Aptis & the CEFR Levels

We explain more about the Aptis Tests & the Speaking Test format and give you more details about the CEFR, especially levels B1 & B2. Plus useful links to relevant official sites.