Grammar Express: Book & A/k

Paperback | November 24, 1999

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Grammar Express is an intermediate to high-intermediate text that features four-page units that present and practice key grammar points. The text's concise, easy-to-follow format is organized into 76 thematic units featuring:

  • A cartoon or piece of realia presenting the target grammar in a meaningful context to raise student interest and involvement.
  • Clear grammar charts presenting the target grammar in all its forms.
  • Quick, self-access activities allowing students to discover the target grammar and manipulate its forms before they start studying its uses.
  • Concise grammar explanations and multiple examples focusing on the meaning and uses of the target grammar.
  • Two full pages of controlled practice exercises, including fill-ins, matching, multiple choice, and writing/editing skill builders.
  • In addition, the text features:
    • Fifteen SelfTests (one at the end of each part) offering additional opportunities for review and practice.
    • A complete Answer Key to all self-check activities, practice exercises, and SelfTests.
    • A dual platform CD-ROM (for PC and Macintosh) contains additional editing practice for in-class or self-study. The exercises include sentence-level and paragraph-level error correction correlated to every grammar point in the Student Book.


      Grammar Express
      has self-contained units that may be used in any order with any grammar course. It may be used as a classroom text or as a self-study handbook.

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Grammar Express is an intermediate to high-intermediate text that features four-page units that present and practice key grammar points. The text's concise, easy-to-follow format is organized into 76 thematic units featuring: A cartoon or piece of realia presenting the target grammar in a meaningful context to raise student in...

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Grammar Express is an intermediate to high-intermediate text that features four-page units that present and practice key grammar points. The text's concise, easy-to-follow format is organized into 76 thematic units featuring: A cartoon or piece of realia presenting the target grammar in a meaningful context to raise student inte...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.36 × 8.1 × 0.61 inPublished:November 24, 1999Publisher:PEARSON LONGMANLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0201520737

ISBN - 13:9780201520736

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Table of Contents

Grammar Express

Contents

 

Part I: Present and Imperative

 

Unit 1:              Present Progressive
(I am studying.)

 

Unit 2:             Simple Present Tense
(I study.)

 

Unit 3:             Non-Action Verbs
(I understand.)

 

Unit 4:             Present Progressive and Simple Present Tense
(I am studying. / I study.)

 

Unit 5:              Imperative
(Study! / Don't Study!)

 

SelfTest I

 

 

Part II: Past

 

Unit 6:              Simple Past Tense: Affirmative Statements

(I studied.)

 

Unit 7:              Simple Past Tense: Negative Statements and Questions
(I didn't study. / Did you study?)

 

Unit 8:              Used to
(I used to study.)

 

Unit 9:              Past Progressive
(I was studying.)

 

Unit 10:            Past Progressive and Simple Past Tense
(I was studying. / I studied.)

 

SelfTest II

 

 

Part III: Present Perfect and Past Perfect

 

Unit 11:           Present Perfect: Since and For
(I have studied since May. / I have studied for a month.)

 

Unit 12:            Present Perfect: Already and Yet
(I have already studied. / I haven't studied yet.)

 

Unit 13:            Present Perfect: Indefinite Past
(I have studied.)

 

Unit 14:            Present Perfect and Simple Past Tense
(I have studied. / I studied.)

 

Unit 15:            Present Perfect Progressive
(I have been studying.)

 

Unit 16:            Present Perfect and Present Perfect Progressive
(I have studied. / I have been studying.)

 

Unit 17:           Past Perfect
(I had studied.)

 

Unit 18:           Past Perfect Progressive
(I had been studying.)

 

SelfTest III

 

 

Part IV: Future and Future Perfect

 

Unit 19:            Future: Be going to and Will
(I am going to study. / I will study.)

 

Unit 20:           Future : Contrast
Be going to, Will, Simple Present Tense, Present Progressive

 

Unit 21:            Future Time Clauses
(I will call you after I study.)

 

Unit 22:            Future Progressive
(I will be studying.)

 

Unit 23:           Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive
(I will have studied. / I will have been studying.)

 

SelfTest IV

 

 

Part V: Wh- Questions, Tag Questions, Additions

 

Unit 24:            Wh - Questions: Subject and Predicate
(Who studied? / Who did you study?)

 

Unit 25:           Tag Questions
(You studied, didn't you? / You didn't study, did you?)

 

Unit 26:           Additions with So, Too, Neither and Not either
(I studied, and so did he. / I didn't study, and neither did she.)

 

SelfTest V

 

 

Part VI: Modals (I)

 

Unit 27:            Ability : Can, Could, Be able to
(I can study for hours.)

 

Unit 28:           Permission : May, Can, Could, Do you mind if . . . ?
(May I study on my own?)

 

Unit 29:           Requests : Will, Can, Would, Could, Would you mind . . . ?
(Will you study with me?)

 

Unit 30:           Advice : Should, Ought to, Had better
(You should study English.)

 

Unit 31:           Suggestions : Could, Why don't . . . ?, Why not . . . ?, Let's, How about . . . ?
(Why not study English?)

 

Unit 32:           Preferences : Prefer, Would prefer, Would rather
(I would prefer studying Spanish.)

 

SelfTest VI

 

 

Part VII: Modals (II)

 

Unit 33:           Necessity : Have (got) to and Must
(I've got to study harder. / I must study harder.)

 

Unit 34:           Choice : Don't have to; No Choice: Must not and Can't
(I don't have to leave. / I must not leave.)

 

Unit 35:           Expectations : Be supposed to
(I'm supposed to study.)

 

Unit 36:           Future Possibility : May, Might, Could
(I may study there next year.)

 

Unit 37:           Assumptions : May, Might, Could, Must, Have (got) to, Can't
(She must be a good student.)

 

Unit 38:           Advisability in the Past: Should have, Ought to have, Could have, Might have
(I should have studied harder when I was young.)

 

Unit 39:           Speculations about the Past: May have, Might have, Can't have, Could have, Must have, Had to have
(He may have been a good student in his youth.)

 

SelfTest VII

 

 

Part VIII: Adjectives and Adverbs

 

Unit 40:            Adjectives and Adverbs
(quick / quickly)

 

Unit 41:           Participial Adjectives
(interesting / interested)

 

Unit 42:            Adjectives and Adverbs: Equatives
(as quick as / as quickly as)

 

Unit 43:            Adjectives: Comparatives
(quicker than)

 

Unit 44:            Adjectives: Superlatives
(the quickest)

 

Unit 45:            Adverbs: Comparatives and Superlatives
(more quickly than / the most quickly)

 

SelfTest VIII

 

 

Part IX: Gerunds and Infinitives

 

Unit 46:            Gerunds: Subject and Object
(Studying is important. / I enjoy studying.)

 

Unit 47:            Gerunds after Prepositions
(interested in studying / tired of studying)

 

Unit 48:            Infinitives after Certain Verbs
(I want to study.)

 

Unit 49:            Infinitives after Certain Adjectives and Certain Nouns
(easy to study / time to study)

 

Unit 50:            Infinitives with Too and Enough
(too late to study / early enough to study)

 

Unit 51:           Infinitives of Purpose
(go home to study)

 

Unit 52:           Gerunds and Infinitives
(stop studying / stop to study)

 

Unit 53:           Make , Have , Let , Help , and Get
(make him study / get him to study)

 

SelfTest IX

 

 

Part X: Phrasal Verbs

 

Unit 54:            Phrasal Verbs: Inseparable
(run into a classmate)

 

Unit 55:           Phrasal Verbs: Separable
(look a word up)

 

SelfTest X

 

 

Part XI: Nouns, Quantifiers, Articles, Reflexive and Reciprocal Nouns

 

Unit 56:            Nouns
(college, Boston College, chalk, students)

 

Unit 57:           Quantifiers
(a lot of, a few, little)

 

Unit 58:            Articles: Indefinite and Definite
(a / the)

 

Unit 59:            ø (No Article) and The
(students / the students)

 

Unit 60:           Reflexive Pronouns and Reciprocal Pronouns
(ourselves / each other)

 

SelfTest XI

 

 

Part XII: The Passive

 

Unit 61:           The Passive: Overview
(is done / was done / has been done)

 

Unit 62:           The Passive with Modals
(must be done)

 

Unit 63:           The Passive Causative
(have something done)

 

SelfTest XII

 

 

Part XIII: The Conditional

 

Unit 64:           Factual Conditionals: Present
(If I study, I get good grades.)

 

Unit 65:            Factual Conditionals: Future
(If I study, I will get good grades.)

 

Unit 66:           Unreal Conditionals: Present
(If I studied, I would get good grades.)

 

Unit 67:           Unreal Conditionals: Future
(If I had studied, I would have gotten good grades.)

 

Unit 68:            Wish: Present and Past
(I wish I studied here. / I wish I had studied here.)

 

SelfTest XIII

 

 

Part XIV: Adjective Clauses

 

Unit 69:            Adjective Clauses with Subject Relative Pronouns
(someone who studies)

           

Unit 70:            Adjective Clauses with Object Relative Pronouns
(something that I study / the school where I study)

 

Unit 71:            Adjective Clauses: Identifying and Non-Identifying
(I have a friend who studies here. / My best friend, who knows you, studies here.)

 

SelfTest XIV

 

 

Part XV: Indirect Speech

 

Unit 72:            Direct and Indirect Speech: Imperatives
("Study!" / She told me to study.)

 

Unit 73:           Indirect Speech: Statements (1)
(She said that she was going to study.)

 

Unit 74:            Indirect Speech: Statements (2)
(She said she had studied.)

 

Unit 75:            Indirect Questions
(She asked me if I was studying.)

 

Unit 76:            Embedded Questions
(She wanted to know what I studied.)

 

SelfTest XV

 

 

Appendices

 

Appendix 1:    Irregular Verbs

 

Appendix 2:   Common Non-action (Stative) Verbs

 

Appendix 3:    Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund (Base Form of Verb + -ing)

 

Appendix 4:    Common Verbs Followed by the Infinitive (To + Base Form of Verb)

 

Appendix 5:    Verbs Followed by Objects and the Infinitive

 

Appendix 6:    Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the Infinitive

 

Appendix 7:    Common Verb + Preposition Combinations

 

Appendix 8:   Common Adjective + Preposition Combinations

 

Appendix 9:    Common Adjectives that Can Be Followed by the Infinitive

 

Appendix 10: Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives, Adverbs, and Quantifiers

 

Appendix 11: Common Participial Adjectives

 

Appendix 12: Some Adjectives that Form the Comparative and Superlative in Two Ways

 

Appendix 13: Common Reporting Verbs

 

Appendix 14: Common Time Word Changes in Indirect Speech

 

Appendix 15: Common Phrases Introducing Embedded Questions

 

Appendix 16: Verbs and Expressions Commonly Used Reflexively

 

Appendix 17: Some Common Phrasal Verbs

 

Appendix 18: Some Common Irregular Plural Nouns

 

Appendix 19: Spelling Rules for the Present Progressive

 

Appendix 20: Spelling Rules for the Simple Present Tense: Third-Person Singular
(he, she, it)

 

Appendix 21: Spelling Rules for the Simple Past Tense of Regular Verbs

 

Appendix 22: Spelling Rules for the Comparative (-er) and Superlative (-est) of Adjectives

 

Appendix 23: Spelling Rules for Adverbs Ending in -ly

 

Appendix 24: Contractions with Verb Forms

 

Appendix 25: Punctuation Rules for Direct Speech

 

Appendix 26: Pronunciation Table

 

Appendix 27: Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Present Tense: Third-Person   

Singular (he, she, it)

 

Appendix 28: Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Past Tense of Regular Verbs