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Intermediate English Grammar Books

1. English Grammar in Use with Answers and CD-ROM: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English by Raymond Murphy, et al Cambridge University Press Paperback - April 15, 2004

English Grammar in Use Third Edition is a fully updated version of the classic grammar title. It retains the key features of clarity and accessibility which have made the book so popular. This third edition: - has 10 completely new units, including 9 new units on phrasal verbs to more thoroughly cover this important area for intermediate students. - has even more Additional Exercises, to offer more contrastive practice. - is in full colour and has a slightly larger format to look clearer and more inviting for students. The with answers version of the book is packaged with the CD ROM. This exciting and substantial new CD ROM: - has a diagnostic test to help students identify areas to practise. - has extra exercises for all the units in the book. - allows users to make their own tests from a bank of contrastive exercises. - has recordings of all the main exercises so users can practise their pronunciation. - includes a link to Cambridge Dictionaries Online so students can look up any words they need.

2. Grammar in Use Intermediate With answers : Self-study Reference and Practice for Students of English (Grammar in Use) by Raymond Murphy, William R. Smalzer; Paperback: 352 pages, Cambridge University Press

Grammar in Use Intermediate is suitable for students who are preparing for the TOEFL test and other American English standard examinations. It is a highly successful grammar text known for its clear explanations and innovative format. Each unit is a two-page spread that teaches a specific grammar point on the left-hand page and provides practice exercises on the right. A unique combination of reference grammar and practice book, Grammar in Use Intermediate can be used as a classroom text or for self-study. This new edition includes an Audio CD as well as fuller explanations of troublesome grammar points, more exercises, and nine units of new material. Two entirely new sections have also been added: Additional Exercises, which give students the opportunity to consolidate what they have learned; and the Study Guide, which helps students figure out which units they need to study. An answer key is now included in the back of the book.

3. Oxford Practice Grammar Without Answers John Eastwood; Paperback 406 pages,Oxford University Press 

Oxford Practice Grammar gives clear explanations of English grammar with exercises on the facing page which provide practice in form and use. The new revised edition provides some additional grammar topics and expanded treatment of others, more exercises, new progress tests at intervals throughout the book, and more illustrated dialogues and texts (the grammar presentations make frequent use of pictures and dialogues to establish contexts for use).

4. English Grammar for Dummies by Geraldine Woods; Paperback: 384 pages, Publisher: For Dummies

An excellent & friendly guide to proper English grammar. Features coverage of pronouns, participles, parallel structure of verbs, adjectives, and tenses, and proper punctuation. Also covers effective proofreading, using slang, avoiding common grammatical errors, and conveying the appropriate meaning.

5. Grammar Games: Cognitive, Affective and Drama Activities for EFL Students by Mario Rinvolucri; Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an excellent resource book for teachers containing material for a wide variety of games which can be played in the English language classroom. Each game focuses on one or more points of English grammar. A specification is given for each game, describing its level, materials needed, grammar points practised and time required. Grammar Games enables teachers to integrate grammar practice into their classes in novel and motivating ways: humanistic and affective approaches involve students in thinking and action; games use either simple materials like dice and pencil-and-paper, or provide materials which can be copied; written by a well-known, active EFL teacher and writer; all games have been thoroughly tested in class; range of levels from beginner upwards; variety of different games: competitive games, collaborative games, awareness activities, grammar through drama, and a miscellany.

6. Communicative Grammar Practice Teacher's manual : Activities for Intermediate Students of English by Leo Jones, 156 pages, Cambridge University Press

Intermediate level students of English as a second language who have studied the basics of English grammar often continue to make grammatical errors in everyday speech and writing. This book is designed to help those students improve their accuracy in speech and writing, use English more creatively in communicative activities and tasks, and extend their range of expression. The book covers the main problem areas of English grammar and usage that intermediate students encounter. Each unit in Communicative Grammar Practice contains a variety of activities, some closely controlled and others more open-ended. Different kinds of activities within the same unit will help keep students motivated throughout the lesson. High interest material and topics make this textbook enjoyable to use, and many of the exercises and tasks give students the opportunity to express their own ideas and opinions. Specially designed communication activities encourage genuine communication and exchange of information.

7. Fun with Grammar: Communicative Activities for Azar Grammar Series, Teacher's Resource Book by Suzanne W. Woodward; Spiral-bound: 354 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall

This teacher resource book is filled with more than 200 communicative, interactive, task-based grammar games that help make learning grammar fun. All of these grammar activity ideas are keyed to the Azar English Grammar Series, by Betty Schrampfer Azar, and include complete step-by-step instructions for the activities to add a fun new learning dimension to the classroom. For all ESL grammar teachers.