9780137075232

Fundamentals of English Grammar, Volume B

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    9780137075232

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    0137075235

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-10
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
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Summary

A classic developmental skills text for lower-intermediate and intermediate English language learners, Fundamentals of English Grammaris a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text. (Volume B contains Chapters 8-14.) While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the fourth edition more fully develops communicative and interactive language-learning activities. Some of the new features are: Innovative Warm-Up exercises that precede the grammar charts and introduce points to be taught Structure-based listening exercises ranging from casual speech to more academic content A wide selection of readings that highlight the target grammar structures Greatly expanded speaking practice with extensive pair, group, and class work Writing activities with models for students to follow Corpus-informed syllabus that reflects the discourse patterns of spoken and written English Audio CDs and Listening Script in the back of the Student Book

Table of Contents

 

 

Chapter 8         Connecting Ideas

8-1      Connecting ideas with and

8-2      Connecting ideas with but and or

8-3      Connecting ideas with so

8-4      Using auxiliary verbs with but

8-5      Using and + too, so, either, neither

8-6      Connecting ideas with because

8-7      Connecting ideas with even though/although

 

Chapter 9         Comparisons

9-1      Making comparisons with as … as

9-2      Comparative and superlative

9-3      Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs

9-4      Completing a comparative

9-5      Modifying a comparative

9-6      Comparisons with less … than and not as … as

9-7      Using more with nouns

9-8      Repeating a comparative

9-9      Using double comparatives

9-10    Using superlatives

9-11    Using the same, similar, different, like, alike

 

Chapter 10        The Passive

10-1    Active sentences and passive sentences

10-2    Forms of the passive

10-3    Transitive and intransitive verbs

10-4    Using the by -phrase

10-5    Passive modal auxiliaries

10-6    Using past participles as adjectives (non-progressive passive)

10-7    Participial adjectives: -ed vs. -ing

10-8    Get + adjective; get + past participle

10-9    Using be used/accustomed to and get used/accustomed to

10-10  Used to vs. be used to

10-11  Using be supposed to

 

Chapter 11        Count/Noncount Nouns and Articles

11-1    A vs. an

11-2    Count and noncount nouns

11-3    Noncount nouns

11-4    More noncount nouns

11-5    Using several, a lot of, many/much, and a few/a little

11-6    Nouns that can be count or noncount

11-7    Using units of measure with noncount nouns

11-8    Guidelines for article usage

11-9    Using the or Ø with names

11-10  Capitalization

 

Chapter 12        Adjective Clauses

12-1    Adjective clauses: introduction

12-2    Using who or that in adjective clauses to describe people

12-3    Using object pronouns in adjective clauses to describe people

12-4    Using pronouns in adjective clauses to describe things

12-5    Singular and plural verbs in adjective clauses

12-6    Using prepositions in adjective clauses

12-7    Using whose in adjective clauses

 

Chapter 13        Gerunds and Infinitives

13-1    Verb + gerund

13-2    Go + -ing

13-3    Verb + infinitive

13-4    Verb + gerund or infinitive

13-5    Preposition + gerund

13-6    Using by and with to express how something is done

13-7    Using gerunds as subjects; using it + infinitive

13-8    It + infinitive: using for ( someone )

13-9    Expressing purpose with in order to and for

13-10  Using infinitives with too and enough

 

Chapter 14        Noun Clauses

14-1    Noun clauses: introduction

14-2    Noun clauses that begin with a question word

14-3    Noun clauses that begin with if or whether

14-4    Noun clauses that begin with that

14-5    Other uses of that -clauses

14-6    Substituting so for a that -clause in conversational responses

14-7    Quoted speech

14-8    Quote speech vs. reported speech

14-9    Verb forms in reported speech

14-10  Common reporting verbs: tell, ask, answer/reply

 

 

Appendix        Supplementary Grammar Charts

 

Unit A: A-1  The present perfect vs. the past perfect

                        A-2  The past progressive vs. the past perfect

                        A-3  Still vs. anymore

                        A-4  Additional verbs followed by that -clauses

                        A-5  Additional expressions with be + that -clauses

 

Unit B: B-1  Phrasal verbs

                        B-2  Phrasal verbs: a reference list

 

Unit C:            C-1  Preposition combinations: introduction

                        C-2  Preposition combinations: a reference list

 

 

Listening Script

Trivia Answers

Index

Audio CD Tracking List

 

 

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