A Fundamentals of English Grammar, Volume (4th edition)

A Fundamentals of English Grammar, Volume (4th edition)

By: Betty Schrampfer Azar (author), Stacy A. Hagen (author)Paperback

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A classic developmental skills text for lower-intermediate and intermediate English language learners, Fundamentals of English Grammar is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text. (Volume A contains Chapters 1-8.) 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


Chapter 1 Present Time 1-1 Simple present and present progressive 1-2 Forms of the simple present and present progressive 1-3 Frequency adverbs 1-4 Singular/plural 1-5 Spelling of final -s/-es 1-6 Non-action verbs 1-7 Present verbs: short answers to yes/no questions Chapter 2 Past Time 2-1 Expressing past rime: the simple past 2-2 Spelling of -ing and -ed forms 2-3 The principal parts of a verb 2-4 Common irregular verbs: a reference list 2-5 Regular verbs: pronunciation of -ed endings 2-6 Simple past and past progressive 2-7 Expressing past time: using time clauses 2-8 Expressing past habit: used to Chapter 3 Future Time 3-1 Expressing future time: be going to and will 3-2 Forms with be going to 3-3 Forms with will 3-4 Certainty about the future 3-5 Be going to vs. will 3-6 Expressing the future in time clauses and if-clauses 3-7 Using the present progressive to express future time 3-8 Using the simple present to express future time 3-9 Immediate future: using be about to 3-10 Parallel verbs Chapter 4 Present Perfect and the Past Perfect 4-1 Past participle 4-2 Present perfect with since and for 4-3 Negative, question, and short-answer forms 4-4 Present perfect with unspecified time 4-5 Simple past vs. present perfect 4-6 Present perfect progressive 4-7 Present perfect progressive vs. present perfect 4-8 Past perfect Chapter 5 Asking Questions 5-1 Yes/no questions and short answers 5-2 Yes/no and information questions 5-3 Where, why, when, what time, how come, what...for 5-4 Questions with who, who(m), and what 5-5 Using what + a form of do 5-6 Using which and what kind of 5-7 Using whose 5-8 Using how 5-9 Using how often 5-10 Using how far 5-11 Length of time: it + take and how long 5-12 Spoken and written contractions with question words 5-13 More questions with how 5-14 Using how about and what about 5-15 Tag questions Chapter 6 Nouns and Pronouns 6-1 Plural forms of nouns 6-2 Pronunciation of final -s/-es 6-3 Subjects, verbs, and objects 6-4 Objects of prepositions 6-5 Prepositions of time 6-6 Word order: place and time 6-7 Subject-verb agreement 6-8 Using adjectives to describe nouns 6-9 Using nouns as adjectives 6-10 Personal pronouns: subjects and objects 6-11 Possessive nouns 6-12 Possessive pronouns and adjectives 6-13 Reflexive nouns 6-14 Singular forms of other: another vs. the other 6-15 Plural forms of other: other(s) vs. the other(s) 6-16 Summary of forms of other Chapter 7 Modal Auxiliaries 7-1 The form of modal auxiliaires 7-2 Expressing ability: can and could 7-3 Expressing possibility: may, might, and maybe; Expressing permission: may and can 7-4 Using could to express possibility 7-5 Polite questions: may I, could I, can I 7-6 Polite questions: would you, could you, will you, can you 7-7 Expressing advice: should and ought to 7-8 Expressing advice: had better 7-9 Expressing necessity: have to, have got to, must 7-10 Expressing lack of necessity: do not have to; Expressing prohibition: must not 7-11 Making logical conclusions: must 7-12 Tag questions with modal auxiliaries 7-13 Giving instructions: imperative questions 7-14 Making suggestions: let's and why don't 7-15 Stating preferences: prefer, like ... better, would rather 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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  • ISBN13: 9780131383531
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780131383531
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 0131383531
  • edition: 4th edition

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