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Grammar Express Basic W/O Ans Key,9780130496607

Grammar Express Basic W/O Ans Key

by Unknown
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/3/2004
Publisher(s): Pearson Education ESL
Availability: This title is currently not available.


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.

This two-volume series combines a concise, easy-to-follow format- two pages of presentation followed by two pages to practice – to quickly bring English language learners up to speed.

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




            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






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