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  • ISBN:9780521648660
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English as a Second Language
  • Author(s):Mark Cholij
  • Available from: No date available

Cover the 'mechanics' of English language.

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    Provides an introduction to the basic principles of the English language for 9–11 year-olds. Also suitable as a revision book for older children.

  • Contents
    • English Basics covers the ‘mechanics’ of the English language: spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each book offers a systematic work and study programme for use in the classroom or at home.

    • Each unit consists of three sections. Initial tasks enable students to assess their grasp of a particular language point; a reference section contains accessible explanations and plenty of examples; and further exercises offer extension, revision and consolidation. A full glossary and answer key are also included.

    • Unit 1. Starting and finishing a sentence
    • Unit 2. Showing what someone else has said
    • Unit 3. Capital letters
    • Unit 4. Using the comma
    • Unit 5. Being careful with the comma
    • Unit 6. What is the plural of 'knife'?
    • Unit 7. What is the plural of 'potato'?
    • Unit 8. Combing words with an apostrophe
    • Unit 9. Adding -'s to a noun
    • Unit 10. Whose, its, theirs...
    • Unit 11. Adding -'s to a verb
    • Unit 12. Adding -ing to a verb
    • Unit 13. Adding -ed to a verb
    • Unit 14. Irregular verbs 1
    • Unit 15 Irregular verbs 2
    • Unit 16. Adjectives
    • Unit 17. Adjectives ending in -ing/-ed
    • Unit 18. Making adjectives negative
    • Unit 19. Adding -er/-est to an adjective
    • Unit 20. Adverbs ending in -ly
    • Unit 21. Some tricky nouns
    • Unit 22. Who/which/whose/whom
    • Unit 23. Spoken and written English 1
    • Unit 24. Spoken and written English 2
    • Unit 25. Of/off, into, out of...
    • Unit 26. Silent letters
    • Unit 27. Words that sound alike
    • Unit 28. Some confusing words
    • Unit 29. Look, lock, lack, lake...
    • Unit 30. Is it 'freind' or 'friend'?
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