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Understanding and Using English Grammar, Third Edition (Volume B) Paperback – December 6, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0130483676 ISBN-10: 0130483672 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pearson ESL; 3 edition (December 6, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130483672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130483676
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,746,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

A classic developmental skills text for intermediate to advanced students of English, Understanding and Using English Grammar is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text.

 

While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the Fourth Edition more fully develops communicative and interactive language-learning activities. Some of the new features are:

  • Innovative warm-up exercises that precede the grammar charts and introduce points to be taught
  • Structure-based listening exercises ranging from casual speech to academic content
  • Academic readings that highlight the targeted grammar structures
  • Greatly expanded speaking practice with extensive pair, group and class work
  • Corpus-informed syllabus that reflects the discourse patterns of spoken and written English
  • Audio CDs and listening script in the back of the Student Book

 

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

It will be nice if there's indication when selling the book.
ada
Update: 9 March 2011 I continue to be more and more gravely disappointed with this 4th Edition of a once fine grammar book.
Dave Gray
It was exactly the same book and was received within four days.
R

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J H on December 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is not "A" book. Instead, they are a bundle of TWO books, namely the "Understanding and Using English Grammar, Third Edition (Volume B)", and the "Understanding and Using English Grammar, Workbook, Third Edition (Volume B)". So you DON'T have to buy another workbook (ISBN 0139587608) which is suggested in Amazon's "Buy Both Now" deal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave Gray on February 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
I have taught academic English to university-level non-native speakers for over 30 years, and Azar's grammar series was a solid rock that I could build my courses on...until now.

Yes, this 4th edition has CDs, pretty colored pictures, and lots of conversational exercises, but from an academic perspective, despite its slick add-ons, this is NOT an improvement over the 3rd edition--in fact, in some ways it is a step backwards, particularly for academic-bound international students who may continue to use English internationally.

It is truly dismaying to see what has been deleted from the 3rd Edition to make room in the 4th Ed. for the CD listening exercises and strictly American colloquial items, at a time when internationalized English is most important.

I could write for quite a while about what essential academic English has been sacrificed, but just as one example, the "troublesome verbs" (i.e., raise/rise, sit/set, lay/lie), which often appear on the TOEFL and cannot be dispensed with in formal writing, have been relegated to a brief section in the appendix, and the 3rd Edition's excellent exercise for these verbs has been removed COMPLETELY!

Another thing that is important for university-bound students, the word "whereas" - which was presented in the 3rd Ed. along with "while" as a subordinator showing contrast - is now only mentioned in a small footnote. This is further dismay, considering that "whereas" is in technical writing a more precise, exclusive subordinator to indicate contrast, whereas [!] "while" doubles as a time subordinator.
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By John on July 14, 2013
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I didn't get my item. I got a wrong book, and I had returned the wrong book, but they didn't change the book or credit me money. They just sent the wrong book back to me again. I have paid $26 for this item, and I paid $10 for returning. But, now, I am still keeping the wrong item.
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Understanding and Using English Grammar, Third Edition (Full Student Book with Answer Key)
We have been using this book with Upper Intermediate and Lower Advanced Students for the past 3 years and recommend it to other teachers.
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By R on June 27, 2012
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I was able to locate this book for an English class I had online and it cost a fourth of the price. It was exactly the same book and was received within four days. Awesome!
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By ada on May 1, 2014
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I like the book. The downside is there's no answer key for the questions. It will be nice if there's indication when selling the book.
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By yoselin on March 20, 2013
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wow!!! really surprise this book was in great conditions!!! seems new for me! no a single sign of pen or pencil :) love it!!
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