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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 Time1-1 Simple present and present progressive1-2 Forms of the simple present and present progressive1-3 Frequency adverbs1-4 Singular/plural1-5 Spelling of final -s/-es1-6 Non-action verbs1-7 Present verbs: short answers to yes/no questions Chapter 2 Past Time2-1 Expressing past rime: the simple past2-2 Spelling of -ing and -ed forms2-3 The principal parts of a verb2-4 Common irregular verbs: a reference list2-5 Regular verbs: pronunciation of -ed endings2-6 Simple past and past progressive2-7 Expressing past time: using time clauses2-8 Expressing past habit: used to Chapter 3 Future Time3-1 Expressing future time: be going to and will3-2 Forms with be going to3-3 Forms with will3-4 Certainty about the future3-5 Be going to vs. will3-6 Expressing the future in time clauses and if-clauses3-7 Using the present progressive to express future time3-8 Using the simple present to express future time3-9 Immediate future: using be about to3-10 Parallel verbs Chapter 4 Present Perfect and the Past Perfect4-1 Past participle4-2 Present perfect with since and for4-3 Negative, question, and short-answer forms4-4 Present perfect with unspecified time4-5 Simple past vs. present perfect4-6 Present perfect progressive4-7 Present perfect progressive vs. present perfect4-8 Past perfect Chapter 5 Asking Questions5-1 Yes/no questions and short answers5-2 Yes/no and information questions5-3 Where, why, when, what time, how come, what...for5-4 Questions with who, who(m), and what5-5 Using what + a form of do5-6 Using which and what kind of5-7 Using whose5-8 Using how5-9 Using how often5-10 Using how far5-11 Length of time: it + take and how long5-12 Spoken and written contractions with question words5-13 More questions with how5-14 Using how about and what about5-15 Tag questions Chapter 6 Nouns and Pronouns6-1 Plural forms of nouns6-2 Pronunciation of final -s/-es6-3 Subjects, verbs, and objects6-4 Objects of prepositions6-5 Prepositions of time6-6 Word order: place and time6-7 Subject-verb agreement6-8 Using adjectives to describe nouns6-9 Using nouns as adjectives6-10 Personal pronouns: subjects and objects6-11 Possessive nouns6-12 Possessive pronouns and adjectives6-13 Reflexive nouns6-14 Singular forms of other: another vs. the other6-15 Plural forms of other: other(s) vs. the other(s)6-16 Summary of forms of other Chapter 7 Modal Auxiliaries7-1 The form of modal auxiliaires7-2 Expressing ability: can and could7-3 Expressing possibility: may, might, and maybe; Expressing permission: may and can7-4 Using could to express possibility7-5 Polite questions: may I, could I, can I7-6 Polite questions: would you, could you, will you, can you7-7 Expressing advice: should and ought to7-8 Expressing advice: had better7-9 Expressing necessity: have to, have got to, must7-10 Expressing lack of necessity: do not have to; Expressing prohibition: must not7-11 Making logical conclusions: must7-12 Tag questions with modal auxiliaries7-13 Giving instructions: imperative questions7-14 Making suggestions: let's and why don't7-15 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 ScriptTrivia AnswersIndexAudio 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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