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Grammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers) [Paperback]

Penny Ur
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15 Dec 1988 0521338476 978-0521338479 1st
For the teacher who wishes to combine grammar teaching with a broadly communicative methodology, this is an invaluable resource. It contains a collection of imaginative and interesting grammar practice activities suitable for a wide range of levels and ages. Part one provides: * a detailed introduction to grammar teaching * guidelines for the design of activities * practical hints on effective classroom presentation. Part two contains: * almost 200 game-like activities for practising important or problematical aspects of English grammar, with detailed descriptions of procedure * sample texts and visuals which may be photocopied for immediate use.


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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (15 Dec 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521338476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521338479
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 516,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'For new teachers, these activities provide a wonderful source of ideas for grammar practive and even the most creative and experienced teachers will find many new activities and stimulating ideas.' ELT Journal

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Cambridge Uni. press book I've read 1 Mar 2002
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Format:Paperback
Although it doesn't have the makeover of Rinvolucri's More Grammar Games et al this is the best Tefl book I've come across, and the one I miss most in the language school I am teaching in now. Like most of the Cambridge press there's an introduction, which is worth reading, and then the invaluable games with which to suddenly create interest in the otherwise lifeless grammar point.
If you're struggling to find something to ignite the imaginations of your students, or have avoided the present perfect, despairing of ever getting the rule across, or need something for conditionals (as in the sentence here), then buy Ur's book.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This book is packed with interesting, easy to follow and simple (yet effective) grammar based classroom activities. All the major grammar points (tenses, conditionals, modals, articles etc) are included with each containing a number of different exercises covering a range of different learning abilities. Most exercises contain illustrations of some description meaning you can knock out good quality activities quickly and at short notice.

The Cambridge Handbook series is consistently good in terms of being accessible, easy to use and affordable. This Grammar Practice Activities book is no exception and should be included on any serious EFL teachers bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Grammar 7 Feb 2004
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Format:Paperback
Use this book to bring a bit fun into dry grammar lessons. At first this book does not look promising, but the contents are brilliant. There are many ideas how to teach grammar items in a less dry manner. There is a photocopiable section and good indices. The indices help you find the right activity: by level, by name or by grammar item.
If you ever wondered how you could teach grammar items in a more interesting way – this is the book to get inspiration.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book 24 May 2009
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Penny Ur is a legend in the ELT industry and this book is packed with useful activities to help bring grammar alive. Yes it is a little outdated now (the black & white photos are circa.1988) but it is still a very useful tool for the English language classroom.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great 21 April 2010
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This is a very useful book for my work and I was pleased that it arrived quite quickly--and in great condition, brand new!
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