A good grammar book for teachers

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  • Likely Lad
    15 June, 2013 at 3:14
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    Hi guys

    I’m looking for a grammar e-book that explains grammar rules as simply as possible. For example be-verbs and all that, so I can explain simply to adult students why some questions use ‘are you….’ and others use ‘do you…’, for example.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    19 June, 2013 at 9:16
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    Reply To: A good grammar book for teachers

    Take a look at The ICAL Grammar Guide – hundreds of pages which are written in a very simple, easy to understand way for both teachers and students.

    http://www.icaltefl.com/index.php/resou … mmar-guide

    It’s being updated and extended continually so if you need specific help on a subject which isn’t already there, just drop us a line and we’ll add it.

    Niall Houghton
    4 January, 2018 at 0:27
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    I use Gordon Jarvie’s ‘Grammar Made Easy’, which is a user friendly handbook.

    10 June, 2018 at 19:19
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    Hello ICAL TEFL,
    would you please write again the full link? http://www.icaltefl.com/index.php/resou … mmar-guide

    Thank you!

    9 October, 2018 at 13:51
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    Hi Guys,

    I have a book that fits your needs. It’s The Ultimate ESL Teaching Manual. It explains the structure of each grammar point and then shows you how to teach it.

    Because it covers every grammar point in the English language, it’s a massive book (325 pages).

    * Disclaimer. This is my own book I am talking about. However, it’s very popular on Amazon and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


    I hope this helps,

    Andromeda :)

    20 May, 2019 at 9:26
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    I bought a heap of books… most are still unopened. Kind of agreeing with Steveluis10 – no book has had a big impact on me either.
    Getting the Buggers to Behave (by Sue Cowley) is all right.
    Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners (by Griffith and Burns) again, is all right.
    Couple of others, specific to my subject, not bad.
    If you’re going to read any, I’d say read them with a couple of months under your belt. It’s easier to read books on teaching when you understand your own style and your own ethos.
    If there’s one thing I’ve learnt on the School Direct route, it’s that getting yourself in a classroom is second to no method in wrapping your head around the enigma that is teaching.

    19 December, 2019 at 9:54
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    There are many grammar books for English teachers and students. For me the best is English Grammar In Use

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