Summary: Focus on Grammar, in its new fourth edition, maintains the proven pedagogy that makes it the most popular contextualized grammar series worldwide. Its unique four-step approach takes students from context to communication blending content, reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking in a complete program, and preparing students to understand and use English more effectively. Centered on thematic instruction Focus on Grammar allows students ...show moreto interact with grammar in realistic contexts and moves them beyond controlled practice to authentic communication. New features include:
Updated high-interest readings in multiple genres that expose students to the form, meaning, and use of grammar in natural contexts.
Key vocabulary is taught, practiced, and recycled throughout each unit, to ensure acquisition.
Fully redesigned grammar charts and notes that provide greater clarity.
Explicit pronunciation activities to improve fluency and accuracy.
Expanded listening tasks allow students to develop a range of listening skills.
Flexible, ongoing assessment including unit reviews, diagnostic and achievement tests, and test-generating software allows students to monitor their own progress and teachers to track students' mastery. (Test and test-generating software available in the Teacher's Resource Pack)
Edition/Copyright:4TH 12 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Longman, Inc. Published: 08/26/2011 International: No
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Table of Contents PART I: Present and Past: Review and Expansion UNIT 1 Simple Present and Present Progressive UNIT 2 Simple Past and Past Progressive UNIT 3 Simple Past, Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Progressive UNIT 4 Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Editing for Verb Forms GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART II: Future: Review And Expansion UNIT 5 Future and Future Progressive UNIT 6 Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Avoiding Sentence Fragments GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART III: Negative Questions and Tag Questions, Additions and Responses UNIT 7 Negative Yes / No Questions and Tag Questions UNIT 8 So, Too, Neither, Not either, and But FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Avoiding Repetition with Sentence Additions GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART IV: Gerunds and Infinitives UNIT 9 Gerunds and Infinitives: Review and Expansion UNIT 10 Make, Have, Let, Help, and Get FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Using Parallel Forms: Gerunds and Infinitives GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART V: Phrasal Verbs UNIT 11 Phrasal Verbs: Review UNIT 12 Phrasal Verbs: Separable and Inseparable FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Using the Appropriate Degree of Formality GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART VI: Adjective Clauses UNIT 13 Adjective Clauses with Subject Relative Pronouns UNIT 14 Adjective Clauses with Object Relative Pronouns or When and Where FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Adding Details with Adjective Clauses GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART VII: Modals: Review and Expansion UNIT 15 Modals and Similar Expressions: Review UNIT 16 Advisability in the Past UNIT 17 Speculations and Conclusions About the Past FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Organizing Ideas GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART VIII: The Passive UNIT 18 The Passive: Overview UNIT 19 The Passive with Modals and Similar Expressions UNIT 20 The Passive Causative FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING: Changing the Focus with the Passive GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART IX: Conditionals UNIT 21 Present Real Conditionals UNIT 22 Future Real Conditionals UNIT 23 Present and Future Unreal Conditionals UNIT 24 Past Unreal Conditionals FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Showing Cause and Effect GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST PART X: Indirect Speech and Embedded Questions UNIT 25 Direct and Indirect Speech UNIT 26 Indirect Speech: Tense Changes UNIT 27 Indirect Instructions, Commands, Requests, and Invitations UNIT 28 Indirect Questions UNIT 29 Embedded Questions FROM GRAMMAR TO WRITING Using Direct and Indirect Speech GRAMMAR OUT OF THE BOX (GAME) REVIEW TEST APPENDICES Irregular Verbs Non-Action Verbs Verbs Followed by the Gerund (Base Form of Verb + -ing) Verbs Followed by the Infinitive (To + Base Form of Verb) Verbs Followed by Objects and the Infinitive Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the Infinitive Verb + Preposition Combinations Adjective + Preposition Expressions Adjectives Followed by the Infinitive Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives, Adverbs, and Quantifiers Adjectives That Form the Comparative and Superlative in Two Ways Participial Adjectives Reporting Verbs Time Word Changes in Indirect Speech Phrases Introducing Embedded Questions Verbs and Expressions Commonly Used Reflexively Transitive Phrasal Verbs Intransitive Phrasal Verbs Modals and Their Functions Irregular Plural Nouns Spelling Rules for the Simple Present: Third-Person Singular (he, she, it) Spelling Rules for Base Form of Verb + -ing (Progressive and Gerund) Spelling Rules for the Simple Past of Regular Verbs Spelling Rules for the Comparative (-er) and Superlative (-est) of Adjectives Spelling Rules for Adverbs Ending in -ly Direct Speech: Punctuation Rules Pronunciation Table Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Present: Third-Person Singular (he, she, it) Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Past of Regular Verbs Capitalization and Punctuation Rules
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