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Adrian Wallwork ... 176 pages - Publisher: Springer; (September, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1461442885 - ISBN-13: 978-1461442882.

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English grammar. It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, several hundred emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. The exercises include the following areas: active vs passive, use of we * articles (a/an, the, zero) and quantifiers (some, any, few etc) * conditionals and modals * countable and uncountable nouns * genitive * infinitive vs -ing form * numbers, acronyms, abbreviations * relative clauses and which vs that * tenses (e.g. simple present, simple past, present perfect) * word order.
    Exercise types are repeated for different contexts. For example, the difference between the simple present, present perfect and simple past is tested for use in papers, referees' reports, and emails of various types. Such repetition of similar types of exercises is perfect for revision purposes. English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises is designed for self-study and there is a key to all exercises. Most exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating e-reading and rapid progress. The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes.

    Michael Swan, Catherine Walter ... 348 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; (January, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 019431250X - ISBN-13: 978-0194312509

    Each section opens with a lively presentation page which introduces the point of grammar. The grammar explanations are short, concise and easy to remember. Each grammar point that students learn is followed by an activity so they can practice before moving on to the next explanation. The practice activities are really engaging. 'Check your knowledge' exercises revise basic grammar and are combined with vocabulary work. 'Internet exercises' encourage students to do their own exploration of usage. Part 2, Grammar for reading, writing, and speaking helps your students with the production and understanding of more complex spoken exchanges and written texts at different levels of formality. Towards the end of the Advanced level students will be at a level where they will benefit from using Practical English Usage and Practical English Usage Diagnostic Tests.

    Michael Swan, Catherine Walter ... 386 pages - Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press, (February, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0194420825 - ISBN-13: 978-0194420822 

    Combining rich illustrations and authentic exercises, How English Works makes the learning and practising of grammar both a pleasure and a challenge. The author's imaginative and wholly original approach to the presentation and organisation of their text offers students a lively, purposeful package to give them a confident command of English forms and their uses. Designed for students working on their own, but also ideal for use in class, How English Works covers all the key elements in the standard EFL grammar syllabus, and many other topics which are often ignored.

    Michael Swan ... 635 pages - Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press; 4th edition (February, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0194202429 - ISBN-13: 978-0194202428

    This unique reference guide addresses problem points in the language as encountered by learners and their teachers. It gives information and advice that is practical, clear, reliable, and easy to find. Most of the book is about grammar, but it also covers selected points of vocabulary, idioms, style, pronunciation, and spelling. Practical English Usage has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Now revised and updated for the fourth edition, it answers the questions that teachers and learners ask about English grammar and vocabulary with clear, corpus-informed explanations and examples.

    Raymond Murphy ... 390 pages - Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press; 5th edition (January, 2019) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1108457657 - ISBN-13: 978-1108457651

    Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar you will need at this level. This book with answers has clear explanations and practice exercises that have helped millions of people around the world improve their English. It is perfect for self-study and can also be used by teachers as a supplementary book in classrooms.

    Bruce Rogers ... 544 pages - Publisher: Heinle ELT; 1st edition (April, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 111122059X - ISBN-13: 978-1111220594 ...

    The instruction and practice in The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test, PBT Edition, helps students master the skills necessary to achieve the best possible score on the Paper-based TOEFL and to prepare them for success in an academic setting. It is also suitable for preparation for the Institutional TOEFL.

    Jeremy Harmer ... 446 pages - Publisher: Pearson Education ESL; 5th edition (July, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1447980255 - ISBN-13: 978-1447980254 ...

    The highly acclaimed Practice of English Language Teaching is the essential guide for teachers of English in a wide range of contexts. The fifth edition has been revised to reflect new developments in language teaching. It explains current pedagogy to teachers who want to access the most relevant ELT practices and incorporate them into their lessons.

    David Evans, Peter Strutt ... 160 pages - Publisher: Pearson Education ESL; 1st edition (February, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0582298792 - ISBN-13: 978-0582298798 ...

    Powerhouse is a two-level business English course that concentrates on the language and skills needed by busy professionals and students. Authentic; Flexible; Comprehensive... Uses original texts from magazines, newspapers, literature and the movies to motivate learners and teach key business skills. + Contains up-to-date business stories, and features well-known business personalities to explore some of the latest business ideas. + Use in sequence or 'dip-in' at any point for maximum flexibility. + Course materials are clear, adaptable and easy-to-use. + Includes practice with vocabulary, grammar, business skills, and social English. + Extension activities for students to do on their own. + A Study Book provides extensive practice and tests for self-study use. + A Teacher's Book includes additional photocopiable material and background information to support busy teachers. + A Video draws on authentic materials including films, television drama, broadcast news/information programs, and so on.

    Martin Parrott ... 479 pages - Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press; 2nd edition (January, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0521712041 - ISBN-13: 978-0521712040 ...

    An invaluable resource helping teachers at all levels of experience to develop their understanding of English grammar. Grammar for English Language Teachers is designed to help practising and trainee teachers to develop their knowledge of English grammar systems. It encourages teachers to appreciate factors that affect grammatical choices, and evaluates the 'rules of thumb' presented to learners in course materials. Consolidation exercises provide an opportunity for teachers to test these rules against real language use and to evaluate classroom and reference materials.

    Grant Barrett ... 238 pages - Publisher: Zephyros Press; (March, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1623157145 - ISBN-13: 978-1623157142 ...

    Expert linguist Grant Barrett gives you all the tools you need to improve your everyday communication--from perfecting your punctuation to polishing your speaking skills--with his accessible, go-to grammar guide.
    Language learners of all levels can turn to this easy-to-navigate grammar guide again and again for quick and authoritative information. From conjugating verbs to crafting sentences to developing your own style, Grant Barrett provides you with the tools and motivation to improve the way you communicate. Perfect English Grammar helps you clearly say what you want to say-and the best way to say it. Never Be Wrong: Catchy examples help you remember core grammar rules - Sharpen Your Style: Composition guidelines let you express yourself fully - Look It Up: Seamless navigation makes it easy to find answers quickly - Geek Out: Explore the tricky questions with Grant Barrett's help. Whether you're a busy professional or on the job hunt, Perfect English Grammar makes it easier than ever to improve your grasp of grammar.

    Mark Lester ... 224 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (August, 2010) ... Language: English - ASIN: B004ISL4JQ by Amazon Digital Services ... 

    Get control over those difficult areas of English grammar: Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners is focused on those grammar topics that might pose special problems for you, especially if English is not your first language. Because it targets advanced topics, you will quickly zero in on what holds you back from fluency. And like with all of the bestselling Practice Makes Perfect books, you can practice through exercises and reinforce your knowledge. The book includes: 775 exercises -Expertise from Mark Lester, an ESL expert in grammar who founded the highly respected ESL department at the University of Hawaii. He authored the most popular college classroom grammar in the country. Topics include: Noun plurals, Possessive nouns and personal pronouns, Articles and quantifiers, Adjectives, Verb forms and tenses, Talking about present time, Talking about past time, Talking about future time, Causative verbs, The passive, The structure of adjective clauses, Restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses, Gerunds, Infinitives, Noun clauses.

    Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner ... 464 pages - Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press; 2nd edition (January, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0199658234 - ISBN-13: 978-0199658237 ...

    The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide of the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous sample sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field. This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the sample sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.

    Simone Braverman, Stephen Slater ...
    380 pages - Publisher: One Sided Paper; (July, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0987385429 - ISBN-13: 978-0987385420 ...

    Many books have been written about IELTS preparation. What makes this one different? As you will have noticed, this book is called “IELTS Success Formula”. That’s exactly what you should expect to find here – step by step, friendly guidance on how to overcome your difficulties and achieve a high score in the IELTS test. This book wastes no time and immediately shows you the important aspects requiring attention during your exam preparation. The tips, advice and examples here will help you understand the difference between a lower score response and a higher score response, and you will learn efficient ways of dealing with test tasks to give more accurate answers, faster.

    Chris Tyreman ...  
    248 pages - Publisher: Kogan Page; (July, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0749456361 - ISBN-13: 978-074945636 ...

    The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most widely accepted language competence exams and can be a pre-requisite for education and employment in the United States. How to Master the IELTS is an all-in-one guide covering all four modules for both academic and general training exams. It includes: -free downloadable MP3 files for the listening test -multiple-choice questions -speaking exercises -flow chart and diagram tests -word recognition exercises -writing tasks -reading comprehension passages -full answers and explanations -two appendices to aid learning and help develop your vocabulary. With only 47 testing centers in the US, this all-inclusive guide offers a convenient alternative to scheduling workshops to study for the exam.

    Inmaculada Fortanet-Gmez, Juan C. Palmer-Silveira, Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido ... 246 pages - Publisher: Rodopi; (March, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9042029552 - ISBN-13: 978-9042029552

    English in academic and professional settings has received great attention over the last 50 years, as its use has become a key asset for anyone interested in improving his/her chances of communicating internationally. However, it still offers rich opportunities for teachers and researchers working on English in specific settings. The aim of English for Professional and Academic Purposes is to offer an overview of several topics within the field of discourse analysis applied to English in academic and professional domains. The book compiles contributions from different origins, ranging from Japan to the USA and several European countries, and covers English as a native, second, foreign and international language. It also deals with various specialities, including academic writing, business discourse or English for medicine, nursing, maritime industry and science and engineering. This volume is divided into three sections: Discourse Analysis of English for Academic Purposes, Professional English and EPAP Pedagogy, since it was conceived as a contribution to the research on how English is analysed as both the discourse of and for effective communication in academic and professional settings, and how it can be applied to teaching. This manuscript offers some fresh insights for those involved or interested in this field of expertise, in an attempt to shed some light on its latest innovations.

    Jeremy Taylor, Jon Wright ... 
    144 pages - Publisher: Delta Publishing; (January, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 190508563X - ISBN-13: 978-1905085637 ...

    "IELTS Advantage: Reading Skills" is a fully comprehensive resource for passing the IELTS Academic Reading Test with a grade of 6.5-7.0 or higher. Students who are taking the General IELTS Test can also benefit from the book. This book teaches a range of key strategies for reading more effectively and for understanding texts more easily, such as skimming, scanning and speed-reading techniques, helping students to get a better result in the Reading paper. Each of the ten units provides a variety of long and short texts that cover major topic areas likely to appear in the exam. Each unit is divided into different sections to help students: get to know the many question types and how to approach them; develop skills to cope with the amount of reading in the test; learn strategies which help in making the most of the time in the exam; and develop vocabulary and collocations, with particular attention paid to synonyms and paraphrases, essential for a good exam result.

    Fiona Aish, Jo Tomlinson ... 135 pages - Publisher: HarperCollins; (November, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0007460651 - ISBN-13: 978-0007460656 ...

    A lower-level exam practice book designed to improve the level of students who plan to take the IELTS test in the future. Collins Get Ready for IELTS Writing is the perfect book for lower level learners who want to develop the necessary skills to perform effectively on the IELTS Writing test. Perfect for self-study, the series follows a guided-learning approach that gives students access to a full answer key with model answers. Developed by experienced IELTS tutors, the series takes into account the specific language needs of learners at this level. Twelve units of carefully graded material for lower level students, all supported with clear examples - Key IELTS grammar and vocabulary for the IELTS Writing test provided in each unit - Regular exam tips and information in each unit - 'Watch out!' sections that highlight common errors made by learners in the IELTS Writing test - Four review units to check and consolidate understanding of key language and skills for the IELTS Writing test - Complete IELTS Writing practice test and answer key provided - Vocabulary glossary for each unit provided at the back of the book.

    John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak ...
    432 pages - Publisher: Univ. of Michigan Press ELT; 3rd edition (July, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0472034758 - ISBN-13: 978-0472034758 ...

    Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: * newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples * greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) * more in-depth treatment of research articles * greater emphasis on vocabulary issues * revised flow-of-ideas section * additional tasks that require students to do their own research * more corpus-informed content * binding that allows the book to lay flat when open.

    Geraldine Woods ... Get the last word on English grammar: Grasping the intricacies of the English language doesn't need to be tricky, and this down-to-earth guide breaks everything down in ways that make sense—Revealing rules, tips, and tricks to eliminate confusion and gain clarity, English Grammar For Dummies gives you everything you need to communicate with confidence! Good grammar lays the foundation for speaking and writing clearly. This easy-to-follow book will help you become a more articulate, effective communicator. Covering everything from the building blocks of a sentence to those pesky rules of punctuation, it offers the practical guidance you need to communicate in a way that would make any English teacher proud. Improve your speaking skills - Clearly compose written communications - Get the latest techniques for continuous improvement - Write a winning college entrance exam or compelling business presentation. Stop worrying about the grammar police and become more confident with your words!

    Info-Details: 408 pages - Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd edition (May, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119376599 - ISBN-13: 978-1119376590 ...

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