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Pearson Education ESL
Fundamentals of English Grammar with Audio CDs, without Answer Key / Edition 4

Fundamentals of English Grammar with Audio CDs, without Answer Key / Edition 4

by Betty Schrampfer Azar, Stacy A. Hagen
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A classic developmental skills text for lower-intermediate and intermediate English language learners, Fundamentals of English Grammar is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text.

While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the fourth edition more fully develops communicative and interactive language-learning activities. Some of the new features are:

  • Innovative Warm-Up exercises that precede the grammar charts and introduce points to be taught
  • Structure-based listening exercises ranging from casual speech to more academic content
  • A wide selection of readings that highlight the target grammar structures
  • Greatly expanded speaking practice with extensive pair, group, and class work
  • Writing activities with models for students to follow
  • Corpus-informed syllabus that reflects the discourse patterns of spoken and written English
  • Audio CDs and Listening Script in the back of the Student Book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132469326
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication date: 02/04/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Present Time

1-1 Simple present and present progressive

1-2 Forms of the simple present and present progressive

1-3 Frequency adverbs

1-4 Singular/plural

1-5 Spelling of final —s/-es

1-6 Non-action verbs

1-7 Present verbs: short answers to yes/no questions

Chapter 2 Past Time

2-1 Expressing past rime: the simple past

2-2 Spelling of —ing and —ed forms

2-3 The principal parts of a verb

2-4 Common irregular verbs: a reference list

2-5 Regular verbs: pronunciation of —ed endings

2-6 Simple past and past progressive

2-7 Expressing past time: using time clauses

2-8 Expressing past habit: used to

Chapter 3 Future Time

3-1 Expressing future time: be going to and will

3-2 Forms with be going to

3-3 Forms with will

3-4 Certainty about the future

3-5 Be going to vs. will

3-6 Expressing the future in time clauses and if -clauses

3-7 Using the present progressive to express future time

3-8 Using the simple present to express future time

3-9 Immediate future: using be about to

3-10 Parallel verbs

Chapter 4 Present Perfect and the Past Perfect

4-1 Past participle

4-2 Present perfect with since and for

4-3 Negative, question, and short-answer forms

4-4 Present perfect with unspecified time

4-5 Simple past vs. present perfect

4-6 Present perfect progressive

4-7 Present perfect progressive vs. present perfect

4-8 Past perfect

Chapter 5 Asking Questions

5-1 Yes/no questions and short answers

5-2 Yes/no and information questions

5-3 Where, why, when, what time, how come, what…for

5-4 Questions with who, who ( m ) , and what

5-5 Using what + a form of do

5-6 Using which and what kind of

5-7 Using whose

5-8 Using how

5-9 Using how often

5-10 Using how far

5-11 Length of time: it + take and how long

5-12 Spoken and written contractions with question words

5-13 More questions with how

5-14 Using how about and what about

5-15 Tag questions

Chapter 6 Nouns and Pronouns

6-1 Plural forms of nouns

6-2 Pronunciation of final —s/-es

6-3 Subjects, verbs, and objects

6-4 Objects of prepositions

6-5 Prepositions of time

6-6 Word order: place and time

6-7 Subject-verb agreement

6-8 Using adjectives to describe nouns

6-9 Using nouns as adjectives

6-10 Personal pronouns: subjects and objects

6-11 Possessive nouns

6-12 Possessive pronouns and adjectives

6-13 Reflexive nouns

6-14 Singular forms of other : another vs. the other

6-15 Plural forms of other : other ( s ) vs. the other ( s )

6-16 Summary of forms of other

Chapter 7 Modal Auxiliaries

7-1 The form of modal auxiliaires

7-2 Expressing ability: can and could

7-3 Expressing possibility: may, might, and maybe ;

Expressing permission: may and can

7-4 Using could to express possibility

7-5 Polite questions: may I, could I, can I

7-6 Polite questions: would you, could you, will you, can you

7-7 Expressing advice: should and ought to

7-8 Expressing advice: had better

7-9 Expressing necessity: have to, have got to, must

7-10 Expressing lack of necessity: do not have to;

Expressing prohibition: must not

7-11 Making logical conclusions: must

7-12 Tag questions with modal auxiliaries

7-13 Giving instructions: imperative questions

7-14 Making suggestions: let’s and why don’t

7-15 Stating preferences: prefer, like … better, would rather

Chapter 8 Connecting Ideas

8-1 Connecting ideas with and

8-2 Connecting ideas with but and or

8-3 Connecting ideas with so

8-4 Using auxiliary verbs with but

8-5 Using and + too, so, either, neither

8-6 Connecting ideas with because

8-7 Connecting ideas with even though/although

Chapter 9 Comparisons

9-1 Making comparisons with as … as

9-2 Comparative and superlative

9-3 Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs

9-4 Completing a comparative

9-5 Modifying a comparative

9-6 Comparisons with less … than and not as … as

9-7 Using more with nouns

9-8 Repeating a comparative

9-9 Using double comparatives

9-10 Using superlatives

9-11 Using the same, similar, different, like, alike

Chapter 10 The Passive

10-1 Active sentences and passive sentences

10-2 Forms of the passive

10-3 Transitive and intransitive verbs

10-4 Using the by -phrase

10-5 Passive modal auxiliaries

10-6 Using past participles as adjectives (non-progressive passive)

10-7 Participial adjectives: -ed vs. -ing

10-8 Get + adjective; get + past participle

10-9 Using be used/accustomed to and get used/accustomed to

10-10 Used to vs. be used to

10-11 Using be supposed to

Chapter 11 Count/Noncount Nouns and Articles

11-1 A vs. an

11-2 Count and noncount nouns

11-3 Noncount nouns

11-4 More noncount nouns

11-5 Using several, a lot of, many/much, and a few/a little

11-6 Nouns that can be count or noncount

11-7 Using units of measure with noncount nouns

11-8 Guidelines for article usage

11-9 Using the or Ø with names

11-10 Capitalization

Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses

12-1 Adjective clauses: introduction

12-2 Using who or that in adjective clauses to describe people

12-3 Using object pronouns in adjective clauses to describe people

12-4 Using pronouns in adjective clauses to describe things

12-5 Singular and plural verbs in adjective clauses

12-6 Using prepositions in adjective clauses

12-7 Using whose in adjective clauses

Chapter 13 Gerunds and Infinitives

13-1 Verb + gerund

13-2 Go + -ing

13-3 Verb + infinitive

13-4 Verb + gerund or infinitive

13-5 Preposition + gerund

13-6 Using by and with to express how something is done

13-7 Using gerunds as subjects; using it + infinitive

13-8 It + infinitive: using for ( someone )

13-9 Expressing purpose with in order to and for

13-10 Using infinitives with too and enough

Chapter 14 Noun Clauses

14-1 Noun clauses: introduction

14-2 Noun clauses that begin with a question word

14-3 Noun clauses that begin with if or whether

14-4 Noun clauses that begin with that

14-5 Other uses of that -clauses

14-6 Substituting so for a that -clause in conversational responses

14-7 Quoted speech

14-8 Quote speech vs. reported speech

14-9 Verb forms in reported speech

14-10 Common reporting verbs: tell, ask, answer/reply

Appendix Supplementary Grammar Charts

Unit A: A-1 The present perfect vs. the past perfect

A-2 The past progressive vs. the past perfect

A-3 Still vs. anymore

A-4 Additional verbs followed by that -clauses

A-5 Additional expressions with be + that -clauses

Unit B: B-1 Phrasal verbs

B-2 Phrasal verbs: a reference list

Unit C: C-1 Preposition combinations: introduction

C-2 Preposition combinations: a reference list

Listening Script

Trivia Answers


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