Communicating with Grammar: Skills for Life 1

Paperback | March 19, 2014

byAlice Johnston-Newman, Julita Milewski

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Communicating with Grammar: Skills for Life is a Canadian series for ESL and EFL students looking to improve their understanding of English grammar. Students improve their command of English through a broad spectrum of themed chapters that set them up for further study or work in anEnglish-speaking environment. Through a "learn-practise-use in context" approach, the books deliver the essential grammar concepts via both practical exercises and communicative activities which help students internalize the grammar in context, helping them become functional in English as quicklyand efficiently as possible. Level 1 is designed for students with basic English who still need to build a solid foundation of the major verb tenses and sentence structure.

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Communicating with Grammar: Skills for Life is a Canadian series for ESL and EFL students looking to improve their understanding of English grammar. Students improve their command of English through a broad spectrum of themed chapters that set them up for further study or work in anEnglish-speaking environment. Through a "learn-practis...

Alice Johnston-Newman, BA, MA, CTESL, is a language teacher, writer and translator with close to thirty years' experience teaching English as a first and second language to Canadians, new Canadians and international students. She is currently a professor at La Cite collegiale in Ottawa and has taught at Algonquin College, Carleton Univ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.33 inPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199003327

ISBN - 13:9780199003327

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1. Parts of Speech, Numbers, Nouns and PronounsParts of SpeechNumbersNouns: Countable and Non-countable Nouns and PluralsArticles and DeterminersThere is, there are2. Personal Pronouns, Demonstratives, the Imperative, PrepositionsPersonal PronounsDemonstrative Adjectives and Demonstrative PronounsThe ImperativePrepositions of the Place3. Simple PresentSimple Present - Regular VerbsSimple Present - The Verb BeSimple Present-The Verb Have4. Present ProgressivePresent Progressive - Regular VerbsPresent Progressive versus Simple PresentPart 1 Review: Self-Study5. Simple PastSimple Past - Regular VerbsSimple Past - Irregular VerbsSimple Past - The Verb Be6. Past ProgressivePast ProgressivePast Progressive versus Simple Past7. Adjectives and AdverbsAdjectivesAdverbsComparative AdjectivesSuperlative AdjectivesComparative and Superlative AdverbsEquatives8. Word Choice, Word PairsHomonyms and Confused WordsWord PairsListen, Hear, Look, See, WatchPart 2 Review: Self-Study9. Simple Future - Will and Be Going toWillBe Going toTime Markers10. ModalsModals of AbilityModals of Necessity and Lack of PermissionModals of AdviceModals for Polite Requests, Permission, Offers, and Desire11. Questions, Negatives, and Short AnswersQuestions with Simple TensesQuestions with Progressive TensesQuestions with Future TensesQuestions Using ModalsWh- QuestionsNegative SentencesShort Answers12. Sentence StructureSentence StructureSentence TypesSentence ProblemsPart 3 Review: Self-Study