Grammar in Context 2

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 5/3/2005
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Students learn more, remember more, and use grammar more effectively when they learn language in context. GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT presents grammar in interesting, informative readings and then recycles the language and context throughout every activity. Learners gain knowledge and skills in both the grammar structures and topic areas.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1. THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE; FREQUENCY WORDS. Context. Pets and Other Animals. Reading. Americans and Their Pets. Be-Forms and Uses. Contractions with Be. Reading. Dog Walkers. Questions with Be. Reading. Guide Dogs. The simple Present Tense-Affirmative Statements. Negative Statements with the Simple Present Tense. Reading. Search and Rescue Dogs. Questions with the Simple Present Tense. WH- Questions with a Preposition. Questions about Meaning, Spelling, and Cost. Reading. Marianne and Sparky. Simple Present Tense with Frequency Words. Position of Frequency Words Expressions. Questions with Ever. Questions with How Often and Answers with Frequency Expressions. Summary. Editing Advice. Test/Review. Expansion Activities. Internet Activities. Lesson 2. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE; ACTION AND NONACTION VERBS; THE FUTURE TENSE. Context. Getting Older. Reading. Retirement Living. Present Continuous Tense. Reading. Life after Retirement. Using the Present Continuous for Longer Actions. Questions with the Present continuous Tense. Contrasting the Simple Present and Present Continuous. Action and Nonaction Verbs. Reading. The Graying of America. The Future Tense with Will. The Future Tense with Be Going To. Will vs. Be Going To. Future Tense + Time/If Clause. Summary. Editing Advice. Test2GReview. Expansion Activities. Internet Activities. Lesson 3. HABITUAL PAST WTIH USED TO; THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE. Context. Working Towards a Better Life. Reading. Equal Rights for All. Habitual Past with Used To. Reading. George Dawson-Life is So Good. Past Tense of Be. The Simple Past Tense of Regular Verbs. Simple Past Tense of Irregular Verbs. Negative Statements. Questions with the Simple Past Tense. Summary. Editing Advice. Test/Review. Expansion Activities. Internet Activities. Lesson 4. POSSESIVE FORMS; OBJECT PRONOUNS; REFEXIVE PRONOUNS; QUESTIONS. Context. Wedding. Reading. A Traditional American Wedding. Possessive Forms of Nouns. Possessive Adjectives. Possessive Pronouns. Questions with Whose. Object Pronouns. Reading. New Wedding Trends. Direct and Indirect Objects. Say and Tell. Reading. Economizing on a Wedding. Reflexive Pronouns. Questions and Answers About an American Wedding. Questions. About the Subject or Complement. Summary. Editing Advice. Test/Review. Expansion Activities. Internet Activities. Lesson 5. SIGULAR AND PLURAL; COUNT AND NONCOUNT NOUNS; THERE + BE QUANTITY WORDS. Context. Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, and American Indians. Reading. A Typical Thanksgiving. Noun Plurals. Using the Singular and Plural for Generalizations. Special Cases of Singular and Plural. Reading. The Origin of Thanksgiving. Noncount Nouns. Count and Noncount Nouns. Reading. Recipe for Turkey Stuffing. Quantities with Count and Noncount Nouns. Reading. Taking the Land from the Native Americans. There + A Form of Be. Reading. Code Talkers. Quantity Expressions-Overview. Some, Any, A, No. A Lot Of, Much, Many. A Lot Of vs. Too Much/Too Many. A Few, Several, A Little. A few vs. Few; A Little vs. Little. Summary. Editing Advice. Test/Review. Expansion Activities. Internet Activities. Lesson 6. ADJECTIVES; NOUN MODIFIERS; ADVERBS; TOO/ENOUGH/VERY/A LOT OF. Context. Health. Reading. Obesity: A National Problem. Adjectives. Noun Modifiers. Reading. Obesity: The Problems-The Solutions. Adverbs of Manners. Adjective vs. Adverb. Reading. Sleep. Too and Enough. Too and Very and A Lot Of. Summary. Editing Advice. Test/Review. Expansion Activities. Internet Activities. Lesson 7. TIME WORDS AND TIME CLAUSES; THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE. Context. Immigrants. Reading. Ellis Island. When, Until, While. When and Whenever. Time Words. The Past Continuous Tense-Overview. Reading. Ambert Einstein. The Past Continuous Tense-Forms. The Past Continuous Tense-Uses. Was/Were Going To. Reading. Gloria Estefan-Cuban Immigrant. Simple Past vs. Past Continuous with When. Simple Past vs. Past Continuous with While. Using the -ing form after Time Words. Summary. Editing Advice. T

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