Focus on Grammar: An Introductory Course for Reference and Practice

Focus on Grammar: An Introductory Course for Reference and Practice

by Irene E Schoenberg, Jay Maurer

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ISBN-13: 9780130874573
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Product dimensions: 4.96(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. THE VERB BE: PRESENT AND PAST.

The Mystery of Rocky . 1. The Present Afirmative of Be.

A Story: Milt's a Detective.

2. The Present Negative of Be.
Thoughts: My Work is Not Easy.

3. The Present of Be: Yes/No Questions.
A Conversation: Are You New Here?

4. The Past Tense of Be; Past Time Markers.
A Thank You Note: You Were Wonderful.

Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: Capitalization.
Writing a Postcard.

II. NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, AND PREPOSITIONS; THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE.


Wonderful Sons, Lucky Daughters-in-Law. 5. Count Nouns; A/An.

A Conversation: My Grandson is a Chef and an Athlete. .

6. Descriptive Adjectives.
A Thank You Note: The Cookies Are Delicious. .

7. Prepositions of Place.
A Visit to the Eye Doctor: The W is Between the Q and the Z. .

8. Present Progressive.
A Telephone Conversation: Pete's Doing the Laundry. .

Review or SelfTest FromGrammar to Writing: SUBJECTS AND VERBS.
-Writing about people.

III. WH- QUESTIONS; POSSESSIVES; PREPOSITIONS OF TIME.


The Winston Family . 9. Questions with Who, What, and Where.

A Visit: What's a Secret? . 10. Possessive Nouns and Possessive Adjectives.; Questions with Whose.

A Class Discussion: Whose Composition is This? .

11. Questions with When and What + Noun; Prepositions; Ordinal Numbers.
School Holidays: When is Election Day?

12. Questions with Who, Whom, and Why; Wh- Questions and the Present Progressive.
A Telephone Conversation: Why is Lulu Watching TV in Bed?

Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: Punctuations I: The Apostrophe, The Comma, The Period, The Question Mark .
Interviewing and Writing about a Classmate.

IV. THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE.


Clothes for a Teenager. 13. Simple Present Tense: Affirmative and Negative Statements.

A Letter to a Psychologist: My Son Loves Clothes. .

14. Simple Present Tense: Yes/No Questions And Short Answers.
A Roommate Questionnaire: Do You Listen to Loud Music?

15. SImple Present Tense: Wh- Questions.
Night Owls and Early Birds: What Time Do You Get Up?

16. Simple Present Tense and This/That/These/Those.
Cleaning a Closet: This is My Favorite Sweater.

17. Simple Present tense and One/Ones and It.
Borrowing Clothes: There are Two Big Ones and One Small One. .

Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: Time Word Connectors .
Writing about a Routine.

V. THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE.


The Winstons' Thanksgiving Day. 18. Simple Past Tenses: Regular Verbs-Affirmative and Negative Statements. @AHEADS= A Postcard: Last Night We Walked Along the Seine River.
19. Simple Past Tenses: Irregular Verbs-Affirmative and Negative Statements.

A Chinese Folktale: He Always Said, “You Never Know What Will Happen” .

20. Simple Past Tense: Yes/No and Wh- Questions.
Lost and Found: What Did Norma Lose?

Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: Punctuations II: The Exclamation Point, The Hyphen, Quotation Marks.
Writing a Story You Heard as a Child.

VI. IMPERATIVES; SUGGESTIONS; THERE IS / THERE ARE.


Let's Stop for Pizza . 21. Imperatives; Suggestions with Let's Why Don't We…?; Why Don't You…?

Person in the News: Luigi Paolini: Why Don't We Step into My Office?

22. Subject and Object Pronouns; Direct and Indirect Objects.
A Conversation: It's My Yutaka. My Mom Sent It to Me Last Month.

23. There Is/There Are/Is There…?/Are There…?
Shopping Malls: Is there a mall around here?

Unit 24 NUMBERS, QUANTIFIERS, AND QUESTIONS WITH HOW MANY . . .?.
Complaints: How many do you want?

Review or SelfTest From Grammar to Writing: Sentence Combining With and But.
-Describing a Street.

VII. REVIEW OF THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE AND THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE. @SUBPART= Roommate Trouble.


25. Present and Present Progressive; How Often…?; Adverbs and Expressions Of Frequency.
Radio Talk Show Psychologist: How Often Do You Clean Your Apartment?

26. Non-Active Verbs.
Vacation Choices: Bora Bora has Perfect Weather and White Sand Beaches.

27. Verbs Plus Nouns, Gerunds, and Infinitivies.
Career Choices: What Do You Enjoy Doing?

28. Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns.
An Apology: I Think That's Mine.

Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: Organization: Time Markers.
Describing a Day in the Life of a Friend or Relative.

VIII. Review of the Simple Past Tense; Negative Questions; The Future.


Is Love Blind? 29. Review of the Simple Past Tense; Negative Questions.

A May-December Romance: Isn't That an Engagement Ring?

30. Wh- Questions in the Simple Past Tense.
A Quiz Show: Who Painted “The Night Watch” ?

31. Be Going to For the Future; Future and Past Time Markers.
A Telephone Conversation: I'm Going to See the Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor.

32. Will for the Future.
TV News Report about Lottery Winners: I'll Probably Travel. @CHAPTER= Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: Time Clauses with When.
Writing about Your Life.

IX. NOUNS, ARTICLES, AND QUANTIFIERS; MODALS I.


Carol and Yoko Have a Party . 33. OCunt and Non-Count Nouns and Quatifiers.

A Recipe for Vegetable Soup: There's One Zucchini, a Few Carrots, and Some Yams..

34. Questions with Any/Some/How Much/How Many; Quantifiers; Containers.
Health and Fitness Magazine Survey: Are You Getting Enough Exercise?

35. Can and Oculd for Ability and Possibility; May I, Can I, and Could I for Polit Requests.
A Con Artist: In Three Weeks You Can Look Like Him.

36. May or Might for Possibility.
A Weather Report: By Thursday we Might See the Sun.

37. Desire, Invitations, Requests: Would Like, Would You Like…? Would You Like Please…?
A Modern Matchmaker's Questionnaire: I'd Like My Spouse to be Generous.

Review or SelfTest From Grammar to Writing: A Business Letter.
-Writing a Letter to a University.

X. COMPARISONS; THE PAST PROGRESSIVE.


You Can Win More Bears with Honey. 38. Comparative Form of Adjectives.

Leaving a Job: He's Much Happier and Much More Relaxed. .

39. Adverbs of Manner and Comparative Forms of Adverbs.
An Essay about Public Speaking: Speak Briefly, Slowly, and Clearly. .

40. Adjective + Enough; Too/Very; As + Adjective/Adverb + As.
A Perfectionist: It's Way Too Small.

41. The Past Progressive.
An embarrassing situation: We thought they were having a party. .

Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: The Order of Adjectives Before Nouns.
-Finishing a Story, “I Was Walking Down the Street When…” .

XI. Modals II: The Superlative.


Carol's News. 42. Should, Shouldn't Ought To, Had Better, and Had Better Not.

White Lies: What Should I Say?

43. Have To, Don't Have To, Must, Mustn't.
How People Learn Languages: I Don't Have to Learn Everything Perfectly.

44. Superlative Form of Adjectives and Adverbs.
Interviews: What are the Best Years of Your Life?

Review or Self Test From Grammar to Writing: Expressing and Supporting an Opinion.
-Responding to An E-mail.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.


Review of Verb Tenses and Modals.
Teenagers and Their Parents.

Review of Verb Tenses and Comparisons.
Comparing a Big City and a Small Town.

Review of Verb Tenses, Nouns and Quantifiers.
Weddings .

APPENDICES.


1. Map of the World.
2. Map of the United 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. Plural Nouns: Spelling and Pronunciation Rules.
8. Possessive Nouns.
9. Non-count Nouns and Names of Containers.
10. The Definite Article.
11. Verb Tenses.
12. Base Forms and Past-Tense Forms of Common Irregular Verbs.
13. The Present Progressive: Spelling Rules.
14. The Simple Present Tense: Spelling and Pronunciation Rules.
15. The Simple Past Tense: Spelling and Pronunciation Rules.
16. Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs.
17. Modals.
18. Pronunciation Table.
Index.

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