Grammar Express American English Edition Basic Book (with Key)

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Marjorie Fuchs / Irene E. Schoenberg / Margo Bonner  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
304
Pub.-date
February 2004
ISBN13
9780130496676
ISBN
0130496677


American English Edition Basic

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Grammar Express American English Edition Basic Book (with Key)
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Description

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.

Features

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: As…as

   (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

 

 

Part XI: Gerunds and Infinitives

 

   Unit 43  Gerunds and Infinitives

   (She enjoys exercising.   / She wants to exercise.)

 

   Unit 44  Infinitives of Purpose

   (I use it to send e-mail.)

 

   SelfTest XI

 

 

Part XII: Preposition, Two-Word Verbs, Connectors

 

   Unit 45  Prepositions of Time

   (We’ll arrive on Monday at 8:00 A.M.)

 

   Unit 46  Prepositions of Place

   (It’s in the living room, on the table.)

 

   Unit 47  Prepositions of Movement

   (Go across the bridge.   Walk along the river.)

 

   Unit 48  Two-Word Verbs: Inseparable

   (Let’s Dress up and eat out.)

 

   Unit 49  Two-Word Verbs: Separable

   (Turn off the alarm clock.   / Turn it off.)

  

   Unit 50  Sentence Connectors: and, but, or, so, because

   (He buys the paper because he likes the cartoons.)

 

   SelfTest XIII

 

Appendices

 

   APPENDIX 1    Irregular Verbs

   APPENDIX 2    Common Non-Action 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    Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund of the Infinitive

   APPENDIX 6    Some Verbs that Can Have Two Objects

   APPENDIX 7    Some Common Two-Word Verbs

   APPENDIX 8 Some Common Nouns with Irregular Plural Forms

   APPENDIX 9    Some Common Non-Count Nouns

   APPENDIX 10   Proper Nouns

   APPENDIX 11   Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives and Quantifiers

   APPENDIX 12   Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers

   APPENDIX 13   Some Common Measure Words

   APPENDIX 14   Some Common Abbreviations

   APPENDIX 15   Some Common Prepositions

   APPENDIX 16 Contractions with Verb Forms

   APPENDIX 17   Spelling Rules for Base Form of Verb + -ing (Present Progressive and Gerund)

   APPENDIX 18   Spelling Rules for the Simple Present:  Third-Person Singular (he, she, it)

   APPENDIX 19   Spelling Rules for the Simple Past of Regular Verbs

   APPENDIX 20   Spelling Rules for Regular plural Nouns

   APPENDIX 21   Spelling Rules for the Comparative (-er) and Superlative (-est) of Adjectives

   APPENDIX 22   Spelling Rules for Adverbs Ending in —ly

   APPENDIX 23   Some Capitalization and Punctuation Rules

   APPENDIX 24   Pronunciation Table

   APPENDIX 25   Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Present: Third-Person Singular (he, she, it)

   APPENDIX 26   Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Past of Regular Verbs

   APPENDIX 27   Pronunciation Rules for Regular Plural Nouns

 

Glossary

 

Index

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.