Canadian Grammar Spectrum is a series of grammar reference and practice books for ESL students. The books are set up in two-page spreads: a brief grammar explanation followed by exercises. The books are suitable as in-class resources, homework tools, or self-study aids.
Verbs and tenses
Be: Simple Present (1)
Be: Simple Present (2)
Simple Present (1)
Simple Present (2)
Present Progressive (1)
Present Progressive (2)
Simple Present or Present Progressive
Be: Simple Past
Present Perfect (2)
Be going to
Will and shall
Present Progressive for the future
Have and have got
Sentences and questions
Nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
Word order: subject, verb, object
Where, when, why, how
Whose is this?
Ability: can, can't, could, couldn't
Can/Could I? May I? Can/Could you?
Must, must not
Prepositions of place and movement
Prepositions of time
Articles, nouns, pronouns,
Articles: a, an, or the
Plural nouns; one and ones
This, that, these, those
Countable and uncountable nouns
A, some, any, no
I and me (subject and object pronouns)
My, your; mine, yours
Much, many; how much/many; more
A lot of, lots of, a little, a
Adjectives and adverbs
Cardinal and ordinal numbers
Adverbs (1): adjectives and adverbs
Adverbs (2): adverbs of frequency
And, but, so, both ... and, either,
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Ken Paterson studied French at the University of London before teaching EFL in the private and FE sector in UK, France and Germany. In 1986 he joined the University of Westminster, where he is now Chair of the Department of English and Linguistics. His professional interests include: ELT
management; peer observation; student perceptions of classroom-based language teaching; and pedagogical grammar. In 1998 he was invited to lecture and teach on Text Analysis in the Department of Translation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.