Containing 370 short entries, arranged alphabetically, this guide explains the problem points of grammar and vocabulary. It includes many examples of correct usage and common mistakes, along with descriptions of formal and informal language. A full index and cross-references between entries help the students to find information easily.
Grammar Scan includes diagnostic tests at Upper-Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert levels to check students' knowledge of key aspects of English grammar and usage. The tests, which are designed to be used with Practical English Usage, Third Edition, help students identify the topics they need to study or revise. The answer keys refer students to the explanations in the relevant sections of Practical English Usage.
Explains what grammar really is, why languages have to have it, and how different languages exploit it. An introduction by leading grammar expert Michael Swan on the theoretical and pedagogical approaches to grammatical description, the notion of 'universal grammar', the role of grammar in establishing social and educational norms, and the possible future grammar of International English. The author shows that grammar need not be tedious at all, but provides fascinating insights into the different ways in which we conceive of the world and communicate with others.
Combining rich illustrations and authentic exercises, How English Works makes the learning and practising of grammar both a pleasure and a challenge. The author's imaginative and wholly original approach to the presentation and organisation of their text offers students a lively, purposeful package to give them a confident command of English forms and their uses. Designed for students working on their own, but also ideal for use in class, How English Works covers all the key elements in the standard EFL grammar syllabus, and many other topics which are often ignored.
A dictionary of problem points in the English language as encountered by learners and their teachers. Common problems are solved with practical, clear information in over 600 entries.
The Advanced level is divided into two sections. The first part helps your students with more complex grammar points. The second part takes grammar beyond the sentence and looks at grammar for reading, writing and speaking . •Short, clear grammar explanations are easy to remember •Real examples show how the grammar works in practice •Engaging practice activities including Internet exercises, Grammar in a text and Grammar and Vocabulary •Colour illustrations and cartoons put grammar in context •Grammar for reading, writing and speaking •Pronunciation for grammar CD-ROM helps students hear how grammar sounds Each section opens with a lively presentation page which introduces the point of grammar. The grammar explanations are short, concise and easy to remember. Each grammar point that students learn is followed by an activity so they can practice before moving on to the next explanation.The practice activities are really engaging. 'Check your knowledge' exercises revise basic grammar and are combined with vocabulary work. 'Internet exercises' encourage students to do their own exploration of usage.Part 2, Grammar for reading, writing, and speaking helps your students with the production and understanding of more complex spoken exchanges and written texts at different levels of formality.Towards the end of the Advanced level students will be at a level where they will benefit from using Practical English Usage and Practical English Usage Diagnostic Tests.
Practical English Usage has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Now revised and updated for the fourth edition, it answers the questions that teachers and learners ask about English grammar and vocabulary with clear, corpus-informed explanations and examples.