Basic English Grammar

Basic English Grammar

by Betty Schrampfer Azar

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Overview

Blending communicative and interactive approaches with tried-and-true grammar teaching, Basic English Grammar, Third Edition, by Betty Schrampfer Azar and Stacy A. Hagen, offers concise, accurate, level-appropriate grammar information with an abundance of exercises, contexts, and classroom activities.

New features of Basic English Grammar, Third Edition:

  • Increased speaking practice through interactive pair and group work.
  • New structure-focused listening exercises.
  • More activities that provide real communication opportunities.
  • Added illustrations to help students learn vocabulary, understand contexts, and engage in communicative language tasks.
  • New Workbook solely devoted to self-study exercises.
  • New Audio CDs and listening script in the back of the Student Book.
  • Student Book is available with or without Answer Key.
  • Student Book and Workbook are available in split versions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131953505
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   USING BE

1-1   NOUN + IS + NOUN: SINGULAR

1-2   NOUN + ARE + NOUN: PLURAL

1-3   PRONOUN + BE + NOUN

1-4   CONTRACTIONS WITH BE

1-5   NEGATIVE WITH BE

1-6   BE + ADJECTIVE

1-7   BE + A PLACE

1-8   SUMMARY: BASIC SENTENCE PATTERNS WITH BE

Chapter 2   USING BE AND HAVE

2-1   YES/NO QUESTIONS WITH BE

2-2   SHORT ANSWERS TO YES/NO QUESTIONS

2-3   QUESTIONS WITH BE: USING WHERE

2-4   USING HAVE AND HAS

2-5   USING MY, YOUR, HIS, HER, OUR, THEIR

2-6   USING THIS AND THAT

2-7   USING THESE AND THOSE

2-8   ASKING QUESTIONS WITH WHAT AND WHO BE

Chapter 3   USING THE SIMPLE PRESENT

3-1   FORM AND BASIC MEANING OF THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

3-2   USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS: ALWAYS, USUALLY, OFTEN, SOMETIMES, SELDOM, RARELY, NEVER

3-3   OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS

3-4   USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS WITH BE

3-5   SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -ES

3-6   ADDING FINAL -S/-ES TO WORDS THAT END IN -Y

3-7   IRREGULAR SINGULAR VERBS: HAS, DOES, GOES

3-8   SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S / -ES

3-9   THE SIMPLE PRESENT: NEGATIVE

3-10    THE SIMPLE PRESENT: YES/NO QUESTIONS

3-11    THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION QUESTIONS WITH WHERE

3-12    THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION QUESTIONS WITH WHEN AND WHAT TIME

3-13    SUMMARY: INFORMATION QUESTIONS WITH BE AND DO

Chapter 4   USING THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

4-1   BE + -ING: THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE

4-2   SPELLING OF -ING

4-3   THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE: NEGATIVES

4-4   THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE: QUESTIONS

4-5   THE SIMPLE PRESENT vs. THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

4-6   NONACTION VERBS NOT USED IN THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

4-7   SEE, LOOK AT, WATCH, HEAR, AND LISTEN TO

4-8   THINK ABOUT AND THINK THAT

Chapter 5   TALKING ABOUT THE PRESENT

5-1   USING IT TO TALK ABOUT TIME

5-2   PREPOSITIONS OF TIME

5-3   USING IT TO TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER

5-4   THERE + BE

5-5   THERE + BE: YES/NO QUESTIONS

5-6   THERE + BE: ASKING QUESTIONS WITH HOW MANY

5-7   PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE

5-8   SOME PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE: A LIST

5-9   NEED AND WANT + A NOUN OR AN INFINITIVE

5-10    WOULD LIKE

5-11    WOULD LIKE vs. LIKE

Chapter 6   NOUNS AND PRONOUNS

6-1   NOUNS: SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS

6-2   ADJECTIVE + NOUN

6-3   SUBJECT PRONOUNS AND OBJECT PRONOUNS

6-4   NOUNS: SINGULAR AND PLURAL

6-5   NOUNS: IRREGULAR PLURAL FORMS

Chapter 7   COUNT AND NONCOUNT NOUNS

7-1   NOUNS: COUNT AND NONCOUNT

7-2   USING AN vs. A

7-3   USING A/AN vs. SOME

7-4   MEASUREMENTS WITH NONCOUNT NOUNS

7-5   USING MANY, MUCH, A FEW, A LITTLE

7-6   USING THE

7-7   USING Ø (NO ARTICLE) TO MAKE GENERALIZATIONS

7-8   USING SOME AND ANY

Chapter 8   EXPRESSING PAST TIME, PART 1

8-1   USING BE: PAST TIME

8-2   PAST OF BE: NEGATIVE

8-3   PAST OF BE: QUESTIONS

8-4   THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE: USING -ED

8-5   PAST TIME WORDS: YESTERDAY, LAST, AND AGO

8-6   THE SIMPLE PAST: IRREGULAR VERBS (GROUP 1)

8-7   THE SIMPLE PAST: NEGATIVE

8-8   THE SIMPLE PAST: YES/NO QUESTIONS

8-9   IRREGULAR VERBS (GROUP 2)

8-10    IRREGULAR VERBS (GROUP 3)

8-11    IRREGULAR VERBS (GROUP 4)

Chapter 9   EXPRESSING PAST TIME, PART 2

9-1   THE SIMPLE PAST: USING WHERE, WHEN, WHAT TIME, AND WHY

9-2   QUESTIONS WITH WHAT

9-3   QUESTIONS WITH WHO

9-4   IRREGULAR VERBS (GROUP 5)

9-5   IRREGULAR VERBS (GROUP 6)

9-6   IRREGULAR VERBS (GROUP 7)

9-7   BEFORE AND AFTER IN TIME CLAUSES

9-8   WHEN IN TIME CLAUSES

9-9   THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE AND THE PAST PROGRESSIVE

9-10    USING WHILE WITH THE PAST PROGRESSIVE

9-11    WHILE vs. WHEN IN PAST TIME CLAUSES

9-12    SIMPLE PAST vs. PAST PROGRESSIVE

Chapter 10    EXPRESSING FUTURE TIME, PART 1

10-1    FUTURE TIME: USING BE GOING TO

10-2    USING THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TO EXPRESS FUTURE TIME

10-3    WORDS USED FOR PAST TIME AND FUTURE TIME

10-4    USING A COUPLE OF OR A FEW WITH AGO (PAST) AND IN (FUTURE)

10-5    USING TODAY, TONIGHT, AND THIS + MORNING, AFTERNOON, EVENING, WEEK, MONTH, YEAR

10-6    FUTURE TIME: USING WILL

10-7    ASKING QUESTIONS WITH WILL

10-8    VERB SUMMARY: PRESENT, PAST, AND FUTURE

10-9    VERB SUMMARY: FORMS OF BE

Chapter 11    EXPRESSING FUTURE TIME, PART 2

11-1    MAY/MIGHT vs. WILL

11-2    MAYBE (ONE WORD) vs. MAY BE (TWO WORDS)

11-3    FUTURE TIME CLAUSES WITH BEFORE, AFTER, AND WHEN

11-4    CLAUSES WITH IF

11-5    EXPRESSING HABITUAL PRESENT WITH TIME CLAUSES AND IF-CLAUSES

11-6    USING WHAT + A FORM OF DO

Chapter 12    MODALS, PART 1: EXPRESSING ABILITY

12-1    USING CAN

12-2    PRONUNCIATION OF CAN AND CAN'T

12-3    USING CAN: QUESTIONS

12-4    USING KNOW HOW TO

12-5    USING COULD: PAST OF CAN

12-6    USING BE ABLE TO

12-7    USING VERY AND TOO + ADJECTIVE

12-8    USING TWO, TOO, AND TO

12-9    MORE ABOUT PREPOSITIONS: AT AND IN FOR LOCATIONS

Chapter 13    MODALS, PART 2: ADVICE, NECESSITY, REQUESTS, SUGGESTIONS

13-1    USING SHOULD

13-2    USING HAVE + INFINITIVE (HAVE TO/HAS TO)

13-3    USING MUST

13-4    POLITE QUESTIONS: MAY I, COULD I, AND CAN I

13-5    POLITE QUESTIONS: COULD YOU AND WOULD YOU

13-6    IMPERATIVE SENTENCES

13-7    MODAL AUXILIARIES

13-8    SUMMARY CHART: MODAL AUXILIARIES

13-9    USING LET'S

Chapter 14    NOUNS AND MODIFIERS

14-1    MODIFYING NOUNS WITH ADJECTIVES AND NOUNS

14-2    WORD ORDER OF ADJECTIVES

14-3    EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY: ALL OF, MOST OF, SOME OF, ALMOST ALL OF

14-4    EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY: SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

14-5    EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY: ONE OF, NONE OF

14-6    INDEFINITE PRONOUNS: NOTHING AND NO ONE

14-7    INDEFINITE PRONOUNS: SOMETHING, SOMEONE, ANYTHING, ANYONE

14-8    USING EVERY

14-9    LINKING VERBS + ADJECTIVES

14-10 ADJECTIVES + ADVERBS

Chapter 15    POSSESSIVES

15-1    POSSESSIVE NOUNS

15-2    POSSESSIVE: IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS

15-3    POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS: MINE, YOURS, HIS, HERS, OURS, THEIRS

15-4    QUESTIONS WITH WHOSE

Chapter 16    MAKING COMPARISONS

16-1    COMPARISONS: USING THE SAME (AS), SIMILAR (TO), AND DIFFERENT FROM

16-2    COMPARISONS: USING LIKE AND ALIKE

16-3    THE COMPARATIVE: USING -ER AND MORE

16-4    THE SUPERLATIVE: USING -EST AND MOST

16-5    USING ONE OF + SUPERLATIVE + PLURAL NOUN

16-6    USING BUT

16-7    USING VERBS AFTER BUT

16-8    MAKING COMPARISONS WITH ADVERBS

APPENDIX   IRREGULAR VERBS

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