Focus on Grammar 1 with Essential Online Resources

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-12-16
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Building on the success of previous editions, Focus on Grammar , Fifth Edition continues to leverage its successful four-step approach that lets learners move from comprehension to communication within a clear and consistent structure. Centered on thematic instruction, Focus on Grammar combines comprehensive grammar coverage with abundant practice, critical thinking skills, and ongoing assessment, helping students communicate confidently, accurately, and fluently in everyday situations.

The Fifth Edition continues to incorporate the findings of corpus linguistics in grammar notes, charts, and practice activities, while never losing sight of what is pedagogically sound and useful.

New to This Edition

  • New and updated content showcases culturally relevant topics of interest to modern learners.
  • Updated grammar charts and redesigned grammar notes with clear, corpus-informed grammar explanations reflect real and natural language usage, allowing students to grasp the most important aspects of the grammar.
  • Expanded communicative activities encourage collaboration and application of target grammar in a variety of settings.
  • New unit-ending From Grammar to Writing section allows students to apply grammar in writing through structured tasks from pre-writing to editing.
  • New assessment tools, including course diagnostic tests, formative and summative assessments, and a flexible gradebook, are closely aligned with unit learning outcomes to inform instruction and measure progress.
  • FOG Go app for iPhone® and Android® lets students easily navigate Student Book audio clips on their phone or tablet.
  • New Essential Online Resources include Student Book audio, answer keys, Grammar Coach videos, self-assessments, and teacher's resources.

Other Highlights

  • Scaffolded exercises help learners bridge the gap between identifying grammatical structures and using them with confidence and accuracy.
  • High-interest readings in multiple genres expose students to the form, meaning, and use of grammar in natural contexts.
  • Key vocabulary taught, practiced, and recycled throughout the unit ensures acquisition.
  • Listening tasks give students multiple opportunities to focus on spoken English and develop listening skills.
  • Mapped to the Global Scale of English.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Focus on Grammar
The Focus on Grammar Unit
Scope and Sequence
About the Authors

Getting Started
Cast of Characters

PART 1 Identifying Things and People
UNIT 1 This is/These are; Subject Pronouns
UNIT 2 Singular and Plural Nouns; Proper Nouns; A and An

PART 2 Be: Present
UNIT 3 Present of Be: Statements
UNIT 4 That is/Those are; Possessive Adjectives
UNIT 5 Present of Be: Yes/No Questions; Questions with Who and What
UNIT 6 Present of Be: Questions with Where; Prepositions of Place

PART 3 Be: Past
UNIT 7 Past of Be: Statements and Yes/No Questions
UNIT 8 Past of Be: Wh- Questions

PART 4 Imperatives and the Simple Present
UNIT 9 Imperatives
UNIT 10 Simple Present: Statements
UNIT 11 Simple Present: Yes/No Questions
UNIT 12 Simple Present: Wh- Questions
UNIT 13 Simple Present with Adverbs of Frequency

PART 5 Adjectives
UNIT 14 Adjectives
UNIT 15 Comparative Adjectives

PART 6 Present Progressive and Can
UNIT 16 Present Progressive: Statements
UNIT 17 Present Progressive: Yes/No Questions
UNIT 18 Present Progressive: Wh- Questions
UNIT 19 Can and Can't

PART 7 Nouns, Articles, and Pronouns
UNIT 20 Possessive Nouns; This, That, These, and Those
UNIT 21 Count and Non-Count Nouns; Some and Any
UNIT 22 A, An, and The; One and Ones
UNIT 23 Subject and Object Pronouns

PART 8 Simple Past
UNIT 24 Simple Past Statements: Regular Verbs
UNIT 25 Simple Past: Irregular Verbs; Yes/No Questions
UNIT 26 Simple Past: Wh- Questions

PART 9 Asking About and Expressing Quantity
UNIT 27 How many and How much; Quantity Expressions
UNIT 28 There is, There are, There was, and There were

PART 10 Future with Be Going to
UNIT 29 Future with Be Going to: Statements
UNIT 30 Future with Be Going to: Questions

Glossary of Grammar Terms
Unit Review Answer Key
Key to Exercises with Guessed Answers
Information Gaps, Student B

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