Author: Elaine Kirn
Suitable for: Students, Instructors and Tutors. Secondary Students, Young Adults, Adults, independent learners, and Home School students. For English improvement, ESL, EFL, Literacy, WIOA, Career and College, and Corrections Institutions.
What It Is: The WLE Level 4 Competency Based Grammar is a 180-page intermediate student text designed for competency in “Cross-Cultural Communication.” Its ten (10) Chapter titles are:
- Beginnings • The Body • Dealing with Problems • Eating & Drinking • Getting Along • Communication • Social Interaction • Home & Family Life • Work & Money • Education
Why You Need It: Even with expanding internationalism, the cultures of various countries and global areas still matter--especially when people from different backgrounds are in frequent contact with one another. The beliefs, attitudes, and habits people develop affect nearly every area of life, including those named in the Table of Contents of this book. Involvement in language education can't help but produce many "cultural issues." Why not teach, learn, and/or optimize use of grammar while addressing these?
What It Does: After reviewing major parts of speech in context, each of ten chapters in this book assesses students' knowledge on targeted grammar topics with a 20-point "Pre-Test." The same topics are then explained with copious examples. They're practiced in exercises that progress from controlled to open-ended or expressive.
Parts One, Two, Three, and Four of each chapter all cover different grammatical sub-topics, usually related to one another. For example, Chapter 1 addresses the Present Tenses (Simple & Continuous) + Simple Modals, followed by info on it/there and frequency words.
Chapter 3 is about parallel topics in the Past Time Frame; Chapter 4, in the Future; and Chapters 6 & 7, in the Perfect Tenses. Chapter 10 introduces the Passive Voice.
Competencies and sentence structures are integrated throughout. Students approach mastery not only of these structures but also of practical aspects of daily life in North America. And for challenging "real-life" practice of the covered content, there are suggested Beyond-the-Book activities.
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