Fifty Ways to Practice Grammar: Tips for ESL/EFL Students

Wayzgoose Press
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This book is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language.

You will learn 50 ways to notice, understand, and practice different grammatical structures in English. The book is divided into two sections: 

1) Awareness activities, that help you become aware of structures and understand what they mean and how they function; 2) Practice activities, to boost your accuracy and help you become more fluent in using English correctly.

You do not need to be living in an English-speaking country or be currently taking an English class to use this book. However, students who are already in a class can also use this book to study and learn more effectively. 

Learning another language is never fast, but the Fifty Ways to Practice series will speed things up by showing you how to practice more efficiently and effectively both inside and outside the classroom. It is useful for beginning through advanced levels. 

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About the author

Maggie Sokolik, Ph.D. was born in Olympia, Washington. She is a writer/editor living in the Bay Area. She graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and received a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She directs the writing program at UC Berkeley.

She is also the instructor for a popular online writing course, College Writing 2x, as well as the BerkeleyX Book Club, both offered through edx.org. These courses are offered free of charge to readers and writers around the world, and have attracted over a quarter million students to date.

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Wayzgoose Press
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Pages
39
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Distance, Open & Online Education
Education / Home Schooling
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
Language Arts & Disciplines / Grammar & Punctuation
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DISCUSSED IN EXERCISE BOOK: Denotes question that is addressed in the Exercise Book, which offers logical explanations (reasoning) as to why the particular answer choice is correct.

ASSIGNED IN TEXTBOOK: Denotes that the question has been discussed in the Textbook.  The question is usually assigned in the Web Supplement portion of the Textbook’s relevant chapter. The question can also form a part of Textbook’s substantive discussion.

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