Focus on Grammar 4 / Edition 3

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131900080
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: Focus on Grammar Ser.
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 435
  • Sales rank: 736,595
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.89 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART I PRESENT AND PAST: REVIEW AND EXPANSION

UNIT 1 Simple Present and Present Progressive

School newsletter about names:

What’s in a Name?

UNIT 2 Simple Past and Past Progressive

Magazine article about four famous couples:

Super Couples

UNIT 3 Present Perfect, Present Perfect Progressive, and Simple Past

Personal webpage from a skydiver:

Jumping for Joy

UNIT 4 Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive

Magazine article about director Ang Lee:

And the Winner Is . . .

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Editing for Verb Forms

Writing an autobiographical paragraph

REVIEW TEST

PART II FUTURE: REVIEW AND EXPANSION

UNIT 5 Future and Future Progressive

Magazine article about the future:

Presenting the Future!

UNIT 6 Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive

Transcript of TV personal finance show:

Money Talks

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Avoiding sentence fragments

Writing a personal letter about future plans

REVIEW TEST

PART III NEGATIVE QUESTIONS AND TAG QUESTIONS, ADDITIONSAND RESPONSES

UNIT 7 Negative Yes/No Questions and Tag Questions

Magazine interviews with people living in foreign countries:

It’s a Great Place to Live, Isn’t It?

UNIT 8 So, Too, Neither, Not Either, and But

Magazine article about identical twins:

The Twin Question: Nature or Nurture?

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Avoiding repetition with sentence additions

Writing a comparison and contrast essay

REVIEW TEST

PART IV GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES

UNIT 9 Gerunds and Infinitives: Review and Expansion

Newspaper article about the largest international fast-food chain:

McWorld

UNIT 10 Make, Have, Let, Help, and Get

Magazine article about performing animals:

That’s Entertainment?

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Using parallel forms: Gerunds and infinitives

Writing a summary of a movie or TV show

REVIEW TEST

PART V PHRASAL VERBS

UNIT 11 Phrasal Verbs: Review

Magazine article about the ancient Chinese art of feng shui:

Wind and Water

UNIT 12 Phrasal Verbs: Separable and Inseparable

Magazine article about telemarketers:

Welcome Home!

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Using the appropriate degree of formality

Writing an informal letter about current activities

REVIEW TEST

PART VI ADJECTIVE CLAUSES

UNIT 13 Adjective Clauses with Subject Relative Pronouns

Magazine article about friendship:

A Word with Many Meanings

UNIT 14 Adjective Clauses with Object Relative Pronouns or

When and Where

Book review of two autobiographies about the immigrant experience:

Torn Between Two Worlds

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Adding details with adjective clauses

Writing an essay about a famous person

REVIEW TEST

PART VII MODALS: REVIEW AND EXPANSION

UNIT 15 Modals and Similar Expressions: Review

Magazine article about reality TV:

Reality TV: Everybody Needs an Audience

UNIT 16 Advisability in the Past

Magazine article about regrets:

Useless Regrets

UNIT 17 Speculations and Conclusions about the Past

Journal article on theories about ancient cultures:

Close Encounters

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Organizing ideas from freewriting

Writing an informal letter to resolve a problem

REVIEW TEST

PART VIII THE PASSIVE

UNIT 18 The Passive: Overview

Magazine article about a famous magazine:

Geography — The Best Subject on this Earth

UNIT 19 Passives with Modals and Similar Expressions

Magazine article about the International Space Station:

Close Quarters

UNIT 20 The Passive Causative

Magazine article about body image:

Body Art

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Changing the focus with passive verbs

Writing a report about a famous building

REVIEW TEST

PART IX CONDITIONALS

UNIT 21 Present Real Conditionals

Magazine article about cyber malls:

Pick and Click: Shopping @ Home

UNIT 22 Future Real Conditionals

Magazine article about superstitions:

Knock Wood!

UNIT 23 Present and Future Unreal Conditionals

Famous fairy tale:

The Fisherman and his Wife

UNIT 24 Past Unreal Conditionals

Website DVD review of a movie classic:

It’s a Wonderful Life

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Showing cause and effect

Writing a cause and effect essay

REVIEW TEST

PART X INDIRECT SPEECH

UNIT 25 Direct and Indirect Speech

Magazine article about lying:

The Truth about Lying

UNIT 26 Indirect Speech: Tense Changes

Magazine article about 2002 European floods:

The Flood of the Century

UNIT 27 Indirect Instructions, Commands, Requests, and Invitations

Transcript of a radio interview with the director of a speech clinic:

The Snooze News

UNIT 28 Indirect Questions

Excerpt from an article about job interviews:

The Stress Interview

UNIT 29 Embedded Questions

Interview with a specialist on tipping:

The Tip

FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING

Using direct and indirect speech

Writing a letter of complaint

REVIEW TEST

APPENDICES

  1. Irregular Verbs
  2. Common Non-action Verbs
  3. Verbs and Expressions Commonly Used Reflexively
  4. Some Common Transitive Separable Phrasal Verbs
  5. Some Common Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
  6. Some Common Irregular Plural Nouns
  7. Some Common Non-count Nouns
  8. Proper Nouns
  9. Common Participial Adjectives
  10. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives, Adverbs, and Quantifiers
  11. Some Adjectives that Form the Comparative and Superlative in Two Ways
  12. Common Verbs Followed by a Gerund (Base Form of Verb + -ing)
  13. Common Verbs Followed by an Infinitive (To + Base Form of Verb)
  14. Common Verbs Followed by a Gerund or an Infinitive
  15. Verbs Followed by Object + Infinitive
  16. Common Adjective + Preposition Expressions
  17. Common Verb + Preposition Combinations
  18. Social Modals and Expressions
  19. Logical Modals and Expressions
  20. Spelling Rules for Base Form of Verb + -ing (Progressive and Gerund)
  21. Spelling Rules for the Simple Present: Third-Person Singular (he, she, it)
  22. Spelling Rules for Base Form of Verb + -ed (Simple Past and Past Participle of Regular Verbs)
  23. Spelling Rules for the Comparative (-er) and Superlative (-est) Forms of Adjectives
  24. Spelling Rules for Adverbs Ending in —ly
  25. Spelling Rules for Regular Plural Nouns
  26. Some Capitalization and Punctuation Rules
  27. Contractions with Verb Forms
  28. Pronunciation Table
  29. Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Present: Third-Person Singular (he, she, it)
  30. Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Past and Past Participle of Regular Verbs

GLOSSARY OF GRAMMAR TERMS

REVIEW TESTS ANSWER KEY

INDEX

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