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Basic English Grammar with Audio CD, without Answer Key

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Edition:
4th
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9780132942300

ISBN10:
0132942305
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Pub. Date:
1/23/2014
Publisher(s):
Pearson Education ESL
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Summary

Basic English Grammar is a classic developmental skills text for beginning students of English as a second or foreign language. It uses a grammar-based approach integrated with communicative methodologies to prmote the development of all language skills.

 

While keeping the same basic approach and materials as in earlier edtions, the fourth edition continues to build on the foundation of understanding form and meaning by engaging students in meaningful communication about real actions, real things, and their own lives in classroom context.

 

Several of the new features are:

  • Information in the grammar charts highlighting differences between spoken and written English
  • Step-by-step writing activities with models for students to follow
  • Innovative warm-up exercises that precede the grammar charts and introduce points to be taught
  • Newly created exercises to give students more incremental grammar practice
  • Structure-based listening exercises that introduce students to relaxed, reduced speech

Table of Contents

Chapter 1     USING BE

1-1 Singular pronouns + be

1-2 Plural pronouns + be

1-3 Singular nouns + b

1-4 Plural nouns + be

1-5 Contractions with be

1-6 Negative with be

1-7 Be + adjectiv

1-8 Be + a place

1-9 Summary: basic sentence patterns with be

 

Chapter 2     USING BE AND HAVE

2-1 Yes/no questions with be

2-2 Short answers to yes/no questions

2-3 Questions with be : using where

2-4 Using have and has

2-5 Using my , your , her , his , our , their

2-6 Using this and that

2-7 Using these and those

2-8 Asking questions with what and who + be

 

Chapter 3     USING THE SIMPLE PRESENT

3-1 Form and basic meaning of the simple present tense

3-2 Frequency adverbs

3-3 Position of frequency adverbs

3-4 Spelling and pronunciation of final -es

3-5 Adding final -s / -es to words that end in -y

3-6 Irregular singular verbs: has , does , goes

3-7 Like to , want to , need to

3-8 Simple present tense: negative

3-9 Simple present tense: yes/no questions

3-10 Simple present tense: asking information questions with where and what

3-11 Simple present tense: asking information questions with when and what time

 

Chapter 4     USING THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

4-1 Be + -ing : the present progressive

4-2 Spelling of -ing

4-3 Present progressive: negatives

4-4 Present progressive: questions

4-5 Simple present tense vs. the present progressive

4-6 Non-action verbs not used in the present progressive

4-7 See , look at , watch , hear , and listen to

4-8 Think about and think that

 

Chapter 5     TALKING ABOUT THE PRESENT

5-1 Using it to talk about time

5-2 Prepositions of time

5-3 Using it and what to talk about the weather

5-4 There + be

5-5 There + be : yes/no questions

5-6 There + be : asking questions with how many

5-7 Prepositions of place

5-8 More prepositions of place: a list

5-9 Would like

5-10 Would like vs. like

 

Chapter 6     NOUNS AND PRONOUNS

6-1 Nouns: subjects and objects

6-2 Nouns as objects of prepositions

6-3 Adjectives with nouns

6-4 Subject pronouns and object pronouns

6-5 Nouns: singular and plural forms

6-6 Nouns: irregular plural forms

6-7 Possessive pronouns: mine , yours , his , hers , ours , theirs

6-8 Possessive nouns

6-9 Questions with whose

6-10 Possessive: irregular plural nouns

 

Chapter 7     COUNT AND NONCOUNT NOUNS

7-1 Nouns: count and noncount

7-2 Using a vs. an

7-3 Using a / an vs. some

7-4 Measurements with noncount nouns

7-5 Using many , much , a few , a little

7-6 Using the

7-7 Using Ø (no article) to make generalizations

7-8 Using some and any

 

Chapter 8     EXPRESSING PAST TIME, PART 1

8-1 Using be : past time

8-2 Simple past tense of be : negative

8-3 Past of be : questions

8-4 Simple past tense: using –ed

8-5 Past time words: yesterday , last , and ago

8-6 Simple past tense: irregular verbs (Group 1)

8-7 Simple past tense: negative

8-8 Simple past tense: yes/no questions

8-9 Simple past tense: irregular verbs (Group 2)

8-10 Simple past tense: irregular verbs (Group 3)

8-11 Simple past tense: irregular verbs (Group 4)

 

Chapter 9     EXPRESSING PAST TIME, PART 2

9-1 Simple past tense: using where , why , when , and what time

9-2 Questions with what

9-3 Questions with who and whom

9-4 Simple past tense: irregular verbs (Group 5)

9-5 Simple past tense: irregular verbs (Group 6)

9-6 Simple past tense: irregular verbs (Group 7)

9-7 Before and after in time clauses

9-8 When in time clauses

9-9 Present progressive and past progressive

9-10 Using while with past progressive

9-11 Simple past tense vs. past progressive

 

Chapter 10     EXPRESSING FUTURE TIME, PART 1

10-1 Future time: using be going to

10-2 Using present progressive to express future time

10-3 Words used for past time and future time

10-4 Using a couple of or a few with ago (past) and in (future)

10-5 Using today , tonight , and this + morning , afternoon , evening , week , month , year

10-6 Future time: using will

10-7 Asking questions with will

10-8 Verb summary: present, past, and future

10-9 Verb summary: forms of be

 

Chapter 11     EXPRESSING FUTURE TIME, PART 2

11-1 May / might vs. will

11-2 Maybe (one word) vs. may be (two words)

11-3 Future time clauses with before , after , and when

11-4 Clauses with if

11-5 Expressing future and habitual present with time clauses and if -clauses

11-6 Using what + a form of do

 

Chapter 12     MODALS, PART 1: EXPRESSING ABILITY

12-1 Using can

12-2 Pronunciation of can and can’t

12-3 Using can : questions

12-4 Using know how to

12-5 Using could : past of can

12-6 Using be able to

12-7 Using very and too + adjective

 

Chapter 13     MODALS, PART 2: ADVICE, NECESSITY, REQUESTS, SUGGESTIONS

13-1 Using should

13-2 Using have + infinitive ( have to / has to / had to )

13-3 Using must , have to / has to , and should

13-4 Polite questions: may I , could I , and can I

13-5 Polite questions: could you and would you

13-6 Imperative sentences

13-7 Modal auxiliaries

13-8 Summary chart: modal auxiliaries and similar expressions

13-9 Using let’s

 

Chapter 14     NOUNS AND MODIFIERS

14-1 Modifying nouns with adjectives and nouns

14-2 Word order of adjectives

14-3 Linking verbs + adjectives

14-4 Adjectives and adverbs

14-5 Expressions of quantity: all of , most of , some of , almost all of

14-6 Expressions of quantity: subject-verb agreement

14-7 Using every , everyone , everybody , everything

14-8 Indefinite pronouns: something , someone , somebody , anything , anyone , anybody

 

Chapter 15     MAKING COMPARISONS

15-1 The comparative: using -er and more

15-2 The superlative: using -est and most

15-3 Using one of + superlative + plural noun

15-4 Making comparisons with adverbs

15-5 Comparisons: using the same ( as ), similar ( to ), and different ( from )

15-6 Comparisons: using like and alike

15-7 Using but

15-8 Using verbs after but

 

Appendix 1 English Handwriting

Appendix 2 Numbers

Appendix 3 Ways of Saying Time

Appendix 4 Days/Months/Seasons

Appendix 5 Supplementary Charts

    A5-1 Basic capitalization rules

    A5-2 Voiceless and voiced sounds for -s endings on verbs

    A5-3 Final -ed pronunciation for simple past verbs

 

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