Synopsis: A reference and practice book for classroom or self-study use. The new edition of English Practice Grammar contains the essential grammar needed for successful communication in English up to and including the intermediate level. It is designed as a complete reference guide for all students of English studying at this level, whether within the secondary school system, private language schools or for independent study. This simple and easy-to-use book makes use of a straightforward layout, enabling the student to quickly find the information required. Each unit begins with an illustration to put the structural area into context. Clear explanations of each grammatical point are followed by examples in everyday language. A feature of the book is the contextualization of grammar in a wide variety of authentic texts. These include newspaper extracts, advertisements, letters, e-mails and many more. English Practice Grammar is a reference and practice book in one. It is perfect for both self-study and for use in class. Key Features Brand-new, full colour layout Twelve new units, making a total of 100 units Easy-to-use and straightforward layout enables students to find information quickly Grammatical points illustrated by authentic examples from everyday life A new cross-referencing system takes students quickly to related units Now includes Checkpoint, a test for either diagnostic or exit use The Appendix includes irregular verbs, pronunciation and spelling tips, British and American English Provides a full answer key.
About the Author: Michael Macfarlane has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Essex University and began his career in teaching and educational TV in Japan. He subsequently worked on a British Council project, which involved supplying and running the new Language Centre for King Abdul Aziz University in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. This moved him in the direction of full-time writing and he became Development Manager for OUP’s in-house writing unit. He also gained ELT publishing experience with OUP Japan. Since 1983, Michael has worked as a freelance writer, teacher, editor and publishing consultant. He is particularly interested in meeting specific needs, whether by market or by student subject interest, such as business studies. He has worked on several Garnet Education publications, including Link, a four-level course for Arab World absolute beginners; English Practice Grammar; and the English for Libya series. Other major projects include vocational courses for Germany (Cornelsen-OUP and Cornelsen); English for Palestine, Grades 8-12 (Macmillan); and International Express, pre-intermediate and intermediate self-study components (OUP).
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