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Overview

With a fresh new design and a host of updated exercises and activities, the popular Focus on Grammar series is more practical and accessible than ever. Known for its focus on English grammar through contextualized listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities, this lively integrated skills course helps students bridge the gap between comprehending grammatical structures and actually using them.

Centered on thematic instruction, Focus on Grammar combines controlled and communicative practice in a consistent approach that’s a proven success among students at all levels. Each unit progresses through four steps: Grammar in Context, Grammar Presentation, Focused Practice, and Communication Practice, using a unique format that makes the program easy for students to understand — and for teachers to implement.

Each Student Book features:

  • Clear presentations and charts that make grammar easy to learn.
  • Creative activities that stimulate communication.
  • New high-interest readings that are rich in content.
  • From Grammar to Writing sections that build composition skills.
  • Review Tests to confirm progress and improve scores on standardized tests.
  • New Internet activities for individual, pair, or group work.

Other Focus on Grammar Course Components (Available Separately):

  • Workbook offers a wealth of additional exercises.
  • Audio CD provides opportunities for both task-based and extended listening.
  • CD-ROM software features contextualized, interactive activities for listening, reading, and writing practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131899711
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 10/13/2005
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 451
  • Sales rank: 1,055,910
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Irene E. Schoenberg has taught ESL for more than two decades at Hunter College's International English Language Institute and at Columbia University's American Language Program. She has trained ESL and EFL teachers at Columbia University's Teachers College and at the New School University. She has given workshops and academic presentations at conferences, English language schools, and universities in Brazil, Chile, Dubai, El Salvador, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand, and throughout the United States.

Ms. Schoenberg is the author of Talk about Trivia; Talk about Values; Speaking of Values 1; Conversation and Listening; Topics from A to Z Books 1 and 2; and the basic level of Focus on Grammar, Second Edition. She is the co-author with Jay Maurer of the True Stories series and the introductory level of Focus on Grammar, Third Edition.

Ms. Schoenberg holds a master's degree in TESOL from Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART I THE VERB BE: PRESENT AND PAST

INTRODUCING YOURSELF: The First Day of Class

UNIT 1 The Present of Be: Statements

A magazine article:

David Beckham is a soccer player.

UNIT 2 The Present of Be: Yes/No Questions

A conversation:

Am I late for class?

UNIT 3 The Past of Be

Telephone messages:

The party was great.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Capitalization

Writing a postcard

REVIEW TEST

PART II NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, PREPOSITIONS, WH- QUESTIONS

UNIT 4 Count Nouns; Proper Nouns

Photo captions:

This is a photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

UNIT 5 Descriptive Adjectives

An article about cave homes:

It is an unusual place.

UNIT 6 Prepositions of Place

Making an appointment and seeing a doctor:

That’s between Madison and Fifth Avenues.

UNIT 7 Wh- Questions

A college art history class:

Why is this painting unusual?

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Connectors And and But

Story about a change in life

REVIEW TEST

PART III THE SIMPLE PRESENT

UNIT 8 The Simple Present: Affirmative and Negative Statements

A magazine article about teens and clothes:

Yumi and her friends buy the same things.

UNIT 9 The Simple Present: Yes/No Questions and Short Answers

A roommate questionnaire:

Do you study with the TV on?

UNIT 10 The Simple Present: Wh-Questions

A radio talk show about dreams:

What does that mean?

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Time Word Connectors: First, Next, After that, Then, Finally

Writing about a routine

REVIEW TEST

PART IV WHEN, WHAT + NOUN; PREPOSITIONS OF TIME; POSSESSIVES; THIS / THAT / THESE / THOSE; ONE / ONES

UNIT 11 When, What + Noun; Prepositions of Time; Ordinal Numbers

A conversation about school holidays:

When is Election Day?

UNIT 12 Possessive Nouns and Possessive Adjectives; Questions with Whose

A class discussion:

Whose composition is this?

UNIT 13 This / That / These / Those; Questions with or

A conversation about a trip:

These are my best photos.

UNIT 14 One / Ones / It

Conversations of a shopper and salespeople:

This one has pockets and that one has a hood.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Punctuation I: The Apostrophe, The Comma, The Period, The Question Mark

An invitation to a classmate

REVIEW TEST

PART V PRESENT PROGRESSIVE; IMPERATIVES; SUGGESTIONS: LET’S , WHY DON’T WE; CAN / CAN’T

UNIT 15 The Present Progressive, Affirmative and Negative Statements

Events through the years:

Yukiko and Hiro Suzuki are visiting Mexico .

UNIT 16 The Present Progressive: Yes/No and Wh- Questions

A conversation about a TV show:

What are you watching?

UNIT 17 The Imperative

A magazine contest rules:

Don’t write more than 100 words.

UNIT 18 Can/Could

An internet article about an amazing bird:

He can say almost 1,000 words.

UNIT 19 Suggestions and Responses, Let’s / Why don’t we…

Why don’t you…

A conversation among friends:

Let’s spend the afternoon at the beach.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Subjects and Verbs

Writing about people

REVIEW TEST

PART VI THE SIMPLE PAST

UNIT 20 The Simple Past: Regular Verbs--Affirmative and Negative Statements

A postcard from Rio:

In the afternoon we climbed Sugarloaf.

UNIT 21 The Simple Past: Irregular Verbs–Affirmative and Negative Statements

A Chinese folktale:

Two days later the horse ran away.

UNIT 22 The Simple Past: Yes/No and Wh- Questions

Questions and Answers about J.R.R.Tolkien:

What did he like to do as a child?

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Punctuation II: The Exclamation Point, The Hyphen, Quotation Marks

Writing a story from your childhood

REVIEW TEST

PART VII THERE IS / THERE ARE; PRONOUNS; QUESTIONS WITH HOW MANY

UNIT 23 There Is /There are? / Is There…? / Are There…?

An advertisement:

There are more than 800 stores in the mall.

UNIT 24 Subject and Object Pronouns; Direct and Indirect Objects

A conversation:

I’m teaching her Japanese and she’s teaching me Portuguese.

UNIT 25 Count/Non-count Nouns; Articles

Restaurant reviews:

Some desserts were unexciting, but the apple pie was excellent.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Noun-noun constructions

Describing a street

REVIEW TEST

Part VIII REVIEW AND CONTRAST: VERBS AND PRONOUNS

UNIT 26 The Simple Present and Present Progressive; How often…?

Adverbs and Expressions of Frequency

A radio talk show psychologist:

How often do you clean your apartment?

UNIT 27 Non-Action Verbs

A conversation about Bora Bora:

It looks like paradise.

UNIT 28 Gerunds and Infinitives

Careers for different personalities:

I like to learn.

UNIT 29 Review of the Simple Past

Fifteen minutes of fame:

You pushed a button and it landed on one of several squares.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Time Markers

Describing a day in the life of a friend or relative

REVIEW TEST

PART IX THE FUTURE

UNIT 30 Be Going to for the Future; Future Time Markers

Letters to the Editor:

This fitness center is going to cost a lot of money.

UNIT 31 Will for the Future

Predictions for 2050:

More people will be vegetarians.

UNIT 32 May or Might for Possibility

Weather Report:

By Thursday the weather may become milder. We might even see some sun.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Time Clauses with When

Writing about your life

REVIEW TEST

PART X NOUNS, QUANTIFIERS, AND PRONOUNS

UNIT 33 Questions with Any/Some/How much/ How many; Quantity Expressions

Health and Fitness magazine survey:

How much time do you exercise each day?

UNIT 34 Too Much / Too Many / Too + Adjective

Magazine article about the best place to live:

It gets too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. There’s too much snow.

UNIT 35 Possessives

Conversation:

Mine has a basket in the front.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

A Business Letter

Writing a letter to a university

REVIEW TEST

PART XI MODALS: PERMISSION / REQUESTS; DESIRES; OFFERS; ADVICE; NECESSITY

UNIT 36 Can or May for Permission

Different Diets:

You can eat any food, but you may not eat more than a certain number of points each day.

UNIT 37 Requests, Desires, and Offers: Would You Please…?, I’d like . . . , Would you like …?

Letter to a psychologist:

Could you water my plants and walk my dog?

UNIT 38 Advice: Should, Shouldn’t, Ought to, Had Better, Had Better Not

Advice for Business Travelers:

You ought to greet and shake hands with everyone.

UNIT 39 Necessity: Have to, Don’t Have to, Must, Mustn’t

A college history class:

You have to hand it in by the last day of class.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Expressing and Supporting an Opinion

Responding to an e-mail

REVIEW TEST

PART XII COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS OF ADJECTIVES; ADVERBS

UNIT 40 Comparatives

Two U.S. Cities:

Portland , Oregon is a little farther from the ocean.

UNIT 41 Adverbs of Manner

Advice for Public Speaking:

In my next speech I spoke slowly and clearly.

UNIT 42 Enough; Too/Very; As . . . As; Same / Different

A Perfectionist:

That one’s way too small.

UNIT 43 The Superlative

Article about Penguins:

The penguin is one of the funniest birds and one of the easiest birds to recognize.

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

The Order of Adjectives Before Nouns

Completing a story

REVIEW TEST

APPENDICES

1 Map of the World

2 Map of the ed States and Canada

3 Numbers, Temperature, Months, Days, Seasons, Titles

4 Time

5 Parts of the Body; Medical Problems

6 Holidays in the United States and Canada

7 Base Forms and Past-Tense Forms of Common Irregular Verbs

8 Verb Tenses

9 Plural Nouns; Spelling and Pronunciation Rules

10 Possessive Nouns

11 Non-count Nouns and Names of Containers

12 The Definite Article

13 Phrasal Verbs (Two-Word Verbs)

14 Direct and Indirect Objects

15 The Present Progressive: Spelling Rules

16 The Simple Present: Spelling and Pronunciation Rules

17 The Simple Past of Regular Verbs: Spelling and Pronunciation Rules

18 Comparisons with Adjectives and Spelling Rules for Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

19 Modals

20 Pronunciation Table

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