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Canadian Grammar Spectrum 5

Canadian Grammar Spectrum 5

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Canadian Grammar Spectrum is a series of grammar reference and practice books for ESL students. The books are set up in two-page spreads: a brief grammar explanation followed by exercises. The books are suitable as in-class resources, homework tools, or self-study aids.

Table of Contents

Verbs
Present progressive or simple present?
Past progressive or simple past?
Present perfect or simple past (1)
Present perfect or simple past (2)
Present perfect or present perfect progressive?
Will and be going to
Present tenses for the future
Will be doing
Short forms (it's, don't)

Questions, negatives, and answers
Wh- questions
Prepositions in wh- questions
Negative statements

Modal verbs
Ability: can, could, and be able to
Possibility and certainty: may, might, could, must, etc.
Should, ought to, had better, and be supposed to
Asking people to do things

The Passive
Active and passive (1)
Active and passive (2)

The Infinitive and the -ing form
Verb + to-infinitive or verb + -ing form?
Verb + -object + to-infinitive or -ing form
Question word + to-infinitive
Adjective + to-infinitive
For with the to-infinitive
The infinitive with and without to
Afraid to do or afraid of doing?
See it happen or see it happening?

Nouns and Articles
Agreement
A/an and the
A/an, one, and some
Cars or the cars?
Prison, school, bed, etc.
On Friday, for lunch, etc.

This, my, some, a lot of, etc.
The possessive form and of

Pronouns
Relfexive pronouns
Everyone, something, etc.

Adjectives and adverbs
Interesting and interested
Adjective or adverb
Adverbs and word order

Prepositions
Prepositions of place
For, since, ago, and earlier

Verbs with Prepositions and Adverbs
Verb + object + preposition
Phrasal verbs

Reported Speech
Reported speech: person, place, and time
Reported speech: the tense change
Reported questions
Reported requests, offers, etc.

Relative Clauses
Relative clauses with who, which, and that
Relative structures with whose, what, and it

Conditionals
Conditionals

Linking Words
But, although, in spite of, whereas, etc.
To, in order to, so that, and for

Special Features

  • Based on the successful Oxford Practice Grammar, the content in the Canadian Grammar Spectrum series has been classroom-tested for years
  • Reference/practice pattern teaches grammar in a concise, easy-to-understand format
  • Canadianization makes the series more relevant to students studying in Canada: grammar points are introduced and practised using Canadian context and terms
GRADES / AGES ESL - INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL
ANSWER KEY YES
AUTHOR(S) JOHN EASTWOOD
PUBLISHER OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
PAGES 136 PAGES
SAMPLE N/A
ISBN 9780195448344
SERIES CANADIAN GRAMMAR SPECTRUM
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