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Focus on Grammar, A BASIC Course for Reference and Practice, Second Edition 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0201346763
ISBN-10: 0201346761
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Clear, communicative, and teachable, Focus on Grammar: A Basic Course for Reference and Practice provides enough context, practice, and interaction to make any classroom come alive.

Focus on Grammar features:

  • Clear visual presentation of grammar
  • Concise grammar explanations
  • Fully contextualized grammar presentation and practice in all four skills
  • Controlled and communicative practice
  • Comprehensive review tests including TOEFL¿ Test-style questions
  • From Grammar to Writing sections included in all levels
  • New information gap activities throughout each book

The Focus on Grammar series is a five-level course, Introductory through Advanced.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 455 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson ESL; 2nd edition (December 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201346761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201346763
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #908,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "musicalfan" on May 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
This series provides well-designed grammar books in real Communicative-language-teaching approach. This course book has both clear and user-friendly grammar reference and a lot of interesting skill-building practices. It helps learners to practice grammar in controlled exercises and communicative tasks. The tasks are similar to what learners may encounters in real life, and some of them require oral negotiation during the problem-solving process. Thus, this material help learners to use English in carrying out tasks in real life. Unlike traditional structural-based and drill-focused grammar books, this material allows learners to practice and use grammar in a social context, so it is very suitable for EFL or ESL classrooms, but not for individual learning. The outstanding features of this grammar series are as follows: 1. The methodological emphasis on retrospective approach to grammar. For example, learners encounter the focused grammar structure (usually highlighted) in a reading passage or a dialogue in the first section. Then, they will read the explanation of that grammar usage in the second section. Examples are always included in the explanation, so it is easy to understand and remeber the grammar usage. 2. Instruction-friendly design: model dialogues or passage, explicit explanation of grammar, and ready-for-use tasks are provided 3.A good grammar companion to any other course book: units are arranged according to grammar categories, so learners can practice what they need. 4.Well-designed and interesting skill-building exercises. Some are task-based exercises and allow learners to practice grammar in real communication. 5. Focus on content. Wide-range of interesting subject matters in the presentation and practices.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mario Dominguez on August 15, 2000
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Well, what more can I say. I teach English in Mexico and bought this book here. It's a bit more expensive here, but it was well worth the wait. In addition to the book, I bought the workbook, the teacher's manual and the cassettes. The level of the book itself is about 4th to 7th grade. It is a very impressive book and intend on buying the newest series, when or if they become available. I would recommend this series to anyone who would be interested in teaching ESL or EFL.
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By Gerardo Castillo on September 10, 2008
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The book was better than I expected, I was lucky to get the right one because they did not show the picture and they should.
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By Natchanok Jewwaiworn on January 23, 2013
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Book is good and new one. It's cheapest that the one i got. I love it and will order another book
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 2003
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I'm agreeing with one of the reviews posted previously here. While FOG does give an in depth view into the grammar aspects of English, it does not do so in a concise manner, and I am surprised that no one has written this before. The presentation of the grammar aspects is done so in a confusing setting that, while it does present the material at least, does not do so in a manner beneficial to someone learning the language. There are tremendous amounts of errors in the book itself as well; this includes not only the editing itself but also the answer keys. I find I am often forced to skip exercises because they present contradictory material to the presentation given in the beginning of a chapter. Students who have studied English grammar intensively previous to using this book will find that they have a lot of questions that are difficult at best to answer. If you are stuck using only this series of books, good luck to you; you will be pulling your hair out time and time again if you, as well as your students, are paying attention to what is actually in the book and not just writing what "feels" right as a native speaker. There is a lot of confusing and almost false material presented. It seems as though the language was manipulated for publishing purposes, as opposed to using realistic language for organizing a lesson. And as far as communicative grammar goes, I find this is by far a "workbook" type of grammar book; though there are opportunities presented for communicative work, it is often not done so in a realistic setting.
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