Unlike many other grammar books, English Grammar In Context Essential puts grammar into context. The aim is to encourage students to see grammar used more realistically and in more interesting ways.
The topics covered in the exercises can be used as a starting point for a lesson, as a subject for discussion, and as a means of helping to build students’ vocabulary in useful areas. There is an opportunity for individual study, group work and homework, plus testing, in the different sections of the book.
English Grammar in Context Essential
This book is designed to revise and consolidate grammar points at the level of Council of Europe Framework (CEF) 131 and R2. It assumes that some basic points have been covered. These can be practiced in Macmillan English Grammar In Context Essential.
The practice material includes a wide range of topics to reflect both everyday language use and the kinds of subjects learners might be studying In schools or colleges. Many learners are likely to use English to learn another subject during their education and the choice of text tries to reflect this fact.
Some texts contain information which learners should find interesting or challenging. The intention, in general, is that language should have a familiar context and that learners should have something to use language for.
Within each unit, exercises range in difficulty. This allows learners to build up their confidence with the simpler, more familiar tasks before moving onto the more challenging ones later in the unit.
The longer, topic-based texts include highlighted words whose definitions can be found on the accompanying CD-ROM. This is a good opportunity for learners to widen their vocabulary and see grammar used In realistic contexts.
The Review section at the back of the book offers more activities for students who have finished the other exercises. It is also for students who feel that they haven’t fully grasped the grammar point and need some further practice. In addition, it can be used as a means of testing or revising previous study, either In class or at home.