Grammar Express Basic, with Answer Key

Prentice Hall
Marjorie Fuchs / Irene E. Schoenberg / Margo Bonner  
Total pages
February 2004

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Features and Benefits

  • F: Grammar points are presented through cartoons, photos, and other illustrations.
  • B: Students will be able to learn or review grammar faster.
  • F: Grammar is presented and practiced in four -page contextualized units.
  • B: Ensures students success in learning new grammar.
  • F: Interactive CD-ROM provides additional practice including listening and speaking.
  • B: Allows students to go beyond what the book teaches and provides additional speaking and listening opportunities.
  • F: Clear grammar charts with explanations, examples and usage notes.
  • B: Gives the student opportunity to check grammar at a glance.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Present (1)

Unit 1 The Present of Be: Statements

(I am tall, I am not a good dancer.)

Unit 2 The Present of Be: Questions

(Are you OK? Yes, I am.)

Unit 3 The Present Progressive: Statements

(She is talking. She is not sleeping.)

Unit 4 The Present Progressive: Questions

(Are you sleeping? No, I’m not.)

SelfTest I

Part II: The Present (2)

Unit 5 The Simple Present: Statements

(She usually drinks tea.)

Unit 6 The Simple Present: Questions

(Do you laugh a lot? Yes, we do.)

Unit 7 Non-Action Verbs

(I see the moon.)

Unit 8 Present Progressive and Simple Present

(They’re watching TV. / They watch TV every day.)

Unit 9 The Imperative

(Open the door! Don’t touch the plate!)

SelfTest II

Part III: The Past

Unit 10 The Past of Be

(Were you there yesterday? Yes, I was.)

Unit 11 The Simple Past of Regular Verbs: Statements

(He painted a picture yesterday.)

Unit 12 The Simple Past of Irregular Verbs: Statements

(We saw the movie last night.)

Unit 13 The Simple Past: Questions

(Did they come alone? Yes, they did.)

SelfTest III

Part IV: The Future

Unit 14 The Future with Be going to

(They are going to change soon.)

Unit 15 The Future with Will

(He will leave at 5:00 . He won’t stay.)

SelfTest IV

Part V: Word Order

Unit 16 Word Order: Statements

(They read the book to their children.)

Unit 17 Word Order: Wh- Questions

(Who did you ask? / Who asked you?)

SelfTest V

Part VI: Nouns, Articles, and Quantifiers

Unit 18 Nouns: Common/Proper, Singular/Plural

(Harrods sells pianos from Japan .)

Unit 19 Nouns: Count/Non-Count

(Cream? Sugar? One teaspoon? Two teaspoons?)

Unit 20 Articles: A/An and The

(It’s not a closet. It’s the kitchen!)

Unit 21 No article ( ø ) or The

(I love music. The music here is great!)

Unit 22 Quantifiers: Some and Any

(Did you buy any clothes?)

Unit 23 Quantifiers: Many, Much, A few, A little, A lot of

(He has a lot of things, but not much space.)

Unit 24 There is, There are

(There’s a fly in my soup!)

SelfTest VI

Part VII: Pronouns and Possessives

Unit 25 Pronouns: Subject and Object

(He gave her a gift. She thanked him.)

Unit 26 Possessives

(Is this Amber’s book? It isn’t mine.)

Unit 27 This, That, These, Those

(This isn’t my bag. That’s my bag.)

Unit 28 One, Ones

(The white ones or the black ones?)

SelfTest VII

Part VIII: Adjectives and Adverbs

Unit 29 Adjectives

(The dog is nice. It’s a nice dog.)

Unit 30 Comparisons:

(Ryoko is as short as Anne.)

Unit 31 Comparative Adjectives

(He’s older than me.)

Unit 32 Superlative Adjectives

(It’s the longest noodle in the world.)

Unit 33 Adjectives with Very, Too, and Enough

(Is it big enough? It’s too small.)

Unit 34 Adjectives and Adverbs

(The music is nice. They skate nicely.)

SelfTest VIII

Part IX: Modals (1)

Unit 35 Ability: Can, Could

(He can run, but he can’t fly.)

Unit 36 Suggestions: Why don’t, Let’s How about

(Let’s go to the cafeteria.)

Unit 37 Requests: Will, Would, Can, Could

(Can we swim here? No, you can’t!)

Unit 38 Permission: May, Can, Could

(Can we swim here? No, you can’t!)

SelfTest IX

Part X: Modals (2)

Unit 39 Desires: Would like, Would rather

(Would you like fruit? I’d rather have cake.)

Unit 40 Possibility: May, Might, Could

(The wind could be dangerous.)

Unit 41 Possibility: Should, Ought to

(Should I shake her hand?)

Unit 42 Necessity: Have to, Must, Don’t have to, Must not

(You have to wear a tie.)

SelfTest X<

Back Cover

Now there's a Grammar Express designed just for beginning and low-intermediate students! Appropriate for self-study or classroom use, Grammar Express Basic uses highly controlled vocabulary, abundant illustrations, and slower pacing to quickly bring students up to speed. The program's concise, four-page units present and practice grammar points in context, using topics of interest and relevance to learners.

  • Clear grammar charts with explanations, examples, and usage notes illustrate how English speakers use each grammar point.
  • A variety of contextualized exercises progress from simple to more challenging, while frequent opportunities for assessment keep readers on track for success.
  • Additional support includes Appendices with helpful lists and information, an Answer Key, and a Glossary of grammar terms.
  • Interactive CD-ROM provides additional practice including listening and speaking.
  • Workbook extends the Student Book practice with two pages of additional exercises per unit.