All in one grammar and exercise book from beginners to advanced.
The first part of the book explains the basic structure of the English language with particular focus on how to make verbs negative and how to form questions.
At times it can be confusing to know when to use the present simple tense and when to use the present continuous, especially for students who have no continuous tenses in their native language.
The correct position in sentences of adverbs of frequency, commonly used with the present simple, is also set out together with exercises to ensure full understanding.
Learn when and how to use indefinite and definite articles.
You will also learn/revise determiners, adjectives, subject and object pronouns, possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns and lots more.
Become acquainted with countable and uncountable nouns as well as English quantifiers, tricky aspects of English, though with plenty of practice can become second nature.
‘Can’ for ability and ‘can’ versus ‘could’ for polite requests are also to be found in this convenient guide book.
The use of comparatives and superlatives is clearly illustrated along with extensive exercises to facilitate reinforcement.
Not sure about how to use the English conditionals? Look no further! All is explained in this book. There is plenty of theory and practice on how to use all the conditionals; zero, first, second, third and mixed.
Distinctions between the past simple and past continuous as well as the past simple and present perfect tenses are also clearly defined along with exercises with easily accessible answers.
Special focus has been placed on how and when to use the past perfect simple, and the past perfect continuous - two tenses which can be extremely confusing for non natives.
The main future forms are also discussed in depth with an abundance of exercises to consolidate comprehension. Learn the difference between ‘be going to’ and the ‘present continuous’ for expressing the future along with when and how to use the future simple 'will + infinitive'.
Indirect reporting is one of the most challenging tasks for non native speakers of the English language. The book explores the use of direct speech versus indirect speech (reported speech) where you will find out when and how to use the main reporting verbs ‘say’ and ‘tell’. Exercises follow to enable you to put this complicated aspect of English into practice.
Verbs patterns are also a problem for ESL students. Find out which verbs take the infinitive and which take the gerund, again there are plenty of exercises to ensure consolidation.