The Canadian Grammar Spectrum is an 8-level series of grammar reference and practice books designed for ESL learners; suitable as in-class coursebook on its own, as supplementary resource or homework tools to a course, or self-study aids.
The books are set up in two-page units, each of which covers an important grammar topic. Each unit starts with an explanation of the grammar and is followed by a set of practice exercises. A test at the end of each book gives students the opportunity for more practice and enables them to assesss how much they have learned. Answer key included.
Book 1 - 3: Beginner
Book 4 - 6: Intermediate
Book 7 - 8: Advanced
Book 5 to 8 in the series are available by special order. Contact us for details or to place your order.
Table of Contents for Book 2:
Verbs and tenses
Simple Present or Present Progressive
Present Perfect (1)
Present Perfect (2)
Simple Past or Present Perfect
Present Perfect Progressive
Will or be going to
Zero Conditional and First Conditional
Present tense: when, before, after, until, etc.
So am I, I am too, Neither am I, etc.
Verb + preposition
Make, do, have, get
Sentences and questions
Word order: subject, verb, object
Who and what: subject and object
Modals and other verbs
Must, must not
Can/Could I? May I? Can/Could you?
Infinitives and -ing forms
Verb + -ing; like and would like
Infinitive with/without to
Articles, nouns, pronouns, etc.
Articles: a/an, the, or no article
Myself, yourself, etc.; each other
Direct and indirect objects
Something, anybody, nothing, etc.
All, most, some, none
As/like; as if/as though
Adjectives and adverbs
Comparison: (not) as...as
Too and enough
Adjectives: -ed or -ing
Adverbs: place, direction, sequence
Adverb + adjective; noun + noun; etc.
Prepositions of place and movement
In; with; preposition + -ing
And, but, so, both ... and, either, etc.