Grammar for English Language Teachers: With Exercises and a Key

Grammar for English Language Teachers: With Exercises and a Key


By (author) Martin Parrott

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  • Format: Hardback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 255mm x 36mm | 1,215g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521472164
  • ISBN 13: 9780521472166
  • Edition: Teacher’s edition
  • Edition statement: Teachers Guide
  • Illustrations note: index

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"Grammar for English Language Teachers" provides an accessible reference for planning lessons and clarifying learners' problems. It includes a typical difficulties section in each chapter, which explores learners' problems and mistakes and offers ways of overcoming them.

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'The organisation is the first thing that hits you about this book. It's different. And refreshingly so. Grammar for English Language Teachers speaks with admirable simplicity without ever being condescending or shallow. In fact some of the explanations are the most accurate and easy to understand I have ever seen in any grammar book. There's a feeling of integrity and honesty towards both the language and the teacher which leaps off the page. Grammar for english Language Teachers ... would be valuable addition to any keen teacher's box of tricks. Ten out of ten. Well done!' The TEFL Farm 'When summing up typical difficulties for learners, Martin Parrott proves that he knows what he is talking about from the perspective of a real classroom envoironment...for prospective and practising teachers and teacher trainers, I consider the book an invaluable bank of ideas, tasks and inspiration for developing language awareness of their students and their own.' English Department, Faculty of Education, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic 'Grammar for English Language Teachers is a refreshingly new type of grammar reference book for practising teachers as well as trainees.' English Language Teaching News, Austria, 2001

Table of contents

PART A WORDS; 1 Nouns; 2 Adjectives; 3 Adverbs; 4 Articles; 5 Quantifiers; 6 Comparatives and superlatives; 7 Prepositions; 8 Verbs; PART B MORE ABOUT VERBS AND RELATED FORMS; 9 Multiword verbs and multiword verbal expressions; 10 Modal verbs; 11 Infinitive and -ing forms of verbs; 12 The present; 13 The future; 14 The past; 16 The past: used to and would; 17 Reported and direct speech; 18 Conditionals; PART C SENTENCE CONSTITUENTS AND WORD ORDER; 19 Baisc principles and patterns; 20 Major variants; 21 Passive constructions; 22 Discourse markers; 23 Ellipsis and substitution; PART D COMPLEX SENTENCES; 24 Finite adverbial clauses; 25 Noun clauses; 26 Relative clauses; 27 Non-finite clauses; 28 Defining and non-defining phrases and clauses; 29 Integrating the elements; PART E EXTENSION EXERCISES: PART F PRONUNCIATION, SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION; PART G MORE ABOUT SENTENCE CONSTITUENTS; PART H KEY TO CONSOLIDATION EXERCISES