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 4:
Words and sentences
Word classes: nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
Sentence structure: subject, verb, object, etc.
Direct and indirect objects
Present perfect (1)
Present perfect (2): just, already, yet; for and since
Present perfect (3): ever, this week, etc.
Present perfect progressive
Past perfect progressive
Introduction to the future
Will and shall
Be going to
The verb have
Questions, negatives, and answers
So/Neither do I and I think so
Permission: can, may, could, and be allowed to
Necessity: have to and must
Necessity: must not, doesn't need to, etc.
Passive verb forms
Have something done
The Infinitive and the -ing form
Verb + to-infinitive
Verb + -ing form
Nouns and Articles
Countable and uncountable nouns
A carton of milk, a piece of information, etc.
Nouns that can be countable or uncountable
Singular or plural?
A/an and the
Place names and the
This, my, some, a lot of, etc.
This, that, these, and those
My, your, etc. and mine, yours, etc.
Some and any
A lot of, lots of, many, much, (a) few, and (a) little
There and it
The pronoun one/ones
Adjectives and adverbs
Comparative and superlative forms
Adverbs of degree
In, on, and at (place)
In, on, and at (time)
Preposition + noun
Verbs with Prepositions and Adverbs
Direct speech and reported speech
Conditionals and Wish
Zero and first conditionals (Real conditionals)
First and second conditionals (Real and unreal conditionals)
Second and third conditionals (Unreal and past conditionals)