Grammar and Vocabulary

What sort of grammar is in this book? This book covers the main areas of English grammar at advanced level and concentrates on areas you need to pass the exams. […]

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What sort of grammar is in this book?

This book covers the main areas of English grammar at advanced level and concentrates on areas you need to pass the exams. It looks, for example, at verb and noun structures, adverb and adjective structures, and ways of linking complex sentences and texts. It also provides information on style and register, for example whether some structures are more typical of written or spoken English. Although grammar and vocabulary are obviously important in all areas of the advanced exams, special attention is given to structures which are frequently tested in Paper 3 – Use of English. For example, modal verbs (see Units 3 and 4) and relative clauses (see Unit 11) have occurred in virtually every Paper 3 in the CPE exam in recent years. Some areas of grammar, such as relative clauses and determiners (see Unit 9), occur most frequently in the cloze test (see page 14 below), while modal Perfects are very common in sentence gapped sentences – the practice exercises in the book reflect this. Other areas of grammar, such as articles (see Unit 8), may cause you more difficulty in Paper 2 – Composition. Again, the practice exercises in the book reflect this.

What sort of vocabulary is in this book?

At advanced level, there is an enormous amount of vocabulary to learn. No book can hope to cover it all. It is also much more difficult to predict vocabulary which will occur in the exams. This book focuses on areas of vocabulary that are useful in a wide range of situations, e.g. agreeing and disagreeing, frequency, problems and solutions, starting and ending, etc. Words that combine frequently with others are a particular focus. This involves a consideration of collocation (see Unit 1.6) as well as what grammatical structures we can use with certain words. Each Unit has two Sections dedicated to vocabulary, but there is also a lot of vocabulary in the Grammar Sections: groups of words often share similar grammatical patterns, e.g. verbs that are commonly followed by thflt-clauses or to-infinitive structures (see Unit 14.2), or verbs that are commonly followed by it + clause (see Unit 12.2). The Sections often end with examples of common phrases and idioms which use the grammatical structures. Vocabulary Sections complement the preceding Grammar Sections where possible, whilst others deal with separate topics. The Syllabus map (pages 6-9) shows this.

Some of the grammar or vocabulary in the book may be formal or used in limited contexts, though language that would normally be considered specialised, such as legal or technical jargon or academic or literary usage, is not included because it is not tested in the exams.

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