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Basic Grammar in Use Student's Book with Answers and CD-ROM: Self-study Reference and Practice for Students of North American English Paperback – September 20, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0521133340 ISBN-10: 0521133343 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (September 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521133343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521133340
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

This highly successful two-level grammar series is known for its clear explanations and innovative two-page format.

Customer Reviews

It's excellent for ESL teachers and students.
Karen S. Salina
The structure of the book is excellent: grammar information on one page, grammar exercises using that information on the very next page, repeat.
Aaron C Sponseller
The cd adds extra exercises and practice for students.
Amy R

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Karen S. Salina on April 28, 2012
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I'm a new ESL teacher, teaching beginning English speakers. This book is an excellent resource, very systematic and organized with excellent progression of topics, explaining in baby steps, then providing work sheets. It's excellent for ESL teachers and students.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Colleen on July 6, 2013
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I have been teaching ESL in many forms to many nationalities since '94. In all of that time there are several books that I swear by (& not at ;-) for helping me & my students - this is one of them.
This is very specific & to the point, good examples & I rarely find errors. I have a CD in my copy of the book, it is really useful for the student to be able to listen to it & learn from it, whether I am available or not.

My other ESL 'go to' books are; OPD / Oxford Picture Dictionary 9780194700597, Year in the life of an ESL student 9781604945348 (best I've found for idioms), Clear Grammar (the whole series of 4 sets of book + workbook) 9780472032419, & this one - Basic Grammar.

So far, after many years of trial & error, these are the nucleus of my ESL teaching library. I would also caution anyone to ensure the student adds an excellent physical bilingual dictionary - not just use the online dictionaries. I push the student to learn some online - especially sound, but also ensure (through questioning, essays & example) that they learn independent vocabulary & can utilize that vocab knowledgeably in essays, etc.

Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aaron C Sponseller on August 17, 2011
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As an ESL/EFL teacher, I have found the entire Grammar In Use series to be extraordinarily helpful. If a student is having trouble with a specific grammatical issue, I often steer them toward specific pages in these books. The grammar is well presented without being so thorough as to bog a student down with too much information. The structure of the book is excellent: grammar information on one page, grammar exercises using that information on the very next page, repeat.

For this price, you can't really go wrong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Funny Gaijin Guy on February 4, 2014
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I do like this series of books, and recently bought the 3rd Edition of this book after having used the 2nd edition for many years. However, I have found that the 3rd edition is exactly the same as the 2nd edition, word for word.
The worksheets and instructions are exactly the same, only the pictures have been changed. While it is a good book, you can find 2nd editions for cheaper.

To be honest, I am not very good at computers and electronic word editing, but it would take me less than 8 hours to make the changes from the 2nd edition to the 3rd edition. With a name like Cambridge on the cover I expected more. So, the max I can give is 3 stars due to the laziness of the writers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cowe2001 on September 20, 2011
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When you decide to improve your english skills, it could results very difficult if you haven't the correct material or an appropiate study guide. The "Grammar in use" books collection is the perfect way to improve or study the American English grammar
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sznlmn on March 17, 2012
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This is a great book to help in reinforcing English, the self study reference is a great help almost as if my teacher is assisting me as I study independently. I would recommend this book to anyone trying to improve their skills with English.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bedestam on December 4, 2010
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It really gives the subjects clearly.You can find the answer for your questions.
I like this author's books very much.The book deserves its money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By l on August 30, 2013
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This books works very well with the Grammar class I teach. I'm happy with with it and can use it for private tutoring along with whole-class practice.
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Raymond Murphy's legendary titles are known and loved the world over, and have given literally millions of students the tools they need to tackle English grammar head-on. Raymond taught English as a foreign language for 17 years in Germany and the UK, but since 1988 has been a full-time writer of EFL materials.

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