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Investigating English By Anthony Wright

Investigating English by Anthony Wright

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Aims to help teachers and learners develop an understanding of how English functions as a language. The book deals with the issues of grammatical analysis and communicative purpose. It is task-based and there is an author's commentary to guide the reader through the book.

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Investigating English by Anthony Wright

This book deals with the issues of grammatical analysis and communicative purpose that are central to contemporary English language teaching. It is activity-based and designed to enable the reader to gain insights into the structure and system of English.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Language and you. What is your image of language? Talking about language. Territory to explore. Characteristics of language. What do you think about English? Correct or not? Teaching and learning English. Section 2: Systems, Structures and Meanings in English. Getting the language right. How words work. A matter of time. Verbs and time. Verbs: patterns of structure. Modals and modal meaning. Passive voice. Prepositions and phrasal verbs. Adverbs and adverbials. Nouns and their properties. Articles - definite and indefinite. Describing things. Comparing things. Pronouns - substituting. Clauses. Time and clause structure. Condition and concession. Cause, reason, purpose. Direct and indirect speech - who said what? Section 3: Beyond Grammar. Using English in Texts. Lexis: patterns. Vocabulary choices in written texts. Looking at texts. Spoken and written. Language in social contexts. Section 4: Some Alternative Ways of Investigating Language.

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Investigating English by Anthony Wright
Used - Very Good
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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