English As A New Language Handbook

Author: Maureen Granger, Publisher: Phoenix
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9781875695348

English as a New Language Handbook is a practical, convenient reference for students learning English as a second language.

It covers all elements of grammar with clear explanations, descriptions and examples. There is special emphasis on the areas where students have the most difficulty, such as verbs and tenses.

The first three sections provide detailed information on grammar and punctuation.

Sections four and five concentrate on writing skills.

Section five contains writing exercises designed mainly for self assessment.

This is a book intended to be used throughout the day, to help solve problems with spoken or written English when they occur. However, it is also a suitable book for classroom use and course work.

The corresponding workbook,English as a New Language Workbook, is also available and contains 50 exercises providing intensive guided practice in English grammar, usage and punctuation, allowing students to apply, consolidate and develop their knowledge of English language.

English a New Language Handbook Contents

About this book

1 WORKING WITH WORDS

  • Nouns
  • Types of nouns
  • Gender
  • Number
  • Countable and uncountable nouns
  • Possessive case
  • Pronouns
  • Personal pronouns
  • Relative pronouns
  • Interrogative pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Adjectives,
  • Kinds of adjectives
  • Participles as adjectives
  • Agreement
  • Adjectives plus prepositions
  • Position of adjectives
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Comparison
  • Adverbs
  • Kinds of adverbs
  • Formation of adverbs
  • Adverbs and adjectives with the same form
  • Comparison
  • Position of adverbs
  • Verbs
  • Auxiliary verbs
  • Modal auxiliary verbs
  • Full verbs
  • Tense and meaning
  • Aspects of the tense system
  • The infinitive
  • Participles
  • Phrasal verbs
  • The conditional tenses
  • Conditional sentences
  • More about present tenses
  • More about past tenses
  • More about future tenses
  • Voice and mood
  • Articles
  • Conjunctions
  • Prepositions

2 BUILDING FOR MEANING

  • Sentences, clauses and phrases
  • Relating clauses to each other
  • The principal clause
  • Coordination and subordination
  • Proximity
  • Relating sentences to each other
  • Semantic markers

3 CLARIFYING MEANING

  • Punctuating sentences
  • Full stops
  • Commas
  • Exclamation marks
  • Question marks
  • Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Dashes
  • Brackets
  • Quotation marks
  • Punctuating words
  • Full stops
  • Apostrophes
  • Hyphens

4 ART OR CRAFT?

5 WRITING FOR A REASON

  • Purpose and audience
  • To entertain or amuse
  • To explain
  • To recount
  • To report
  • To provoke
  • To reflect
  • To inform
  • To describe
  • To persuade
  • To stimulate
  • To instruct
  • To remember
  • Register
  • Formal language
  • Colloquial language
  • Slang
  • Jargon

TABLE OF IRREGULAR VERBS

SOME ANSWERS TO SECTION 5

INDEX

More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8
Edition N/A
Date of Publication N/A
ISBN 9781875695348
Subject English
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