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Nitty Gritty Grammar Level 1

Primary 1

14 (Suggested)

1 hr or 1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Course Name: Nitty Gritty Grammar Level 1

Level: Primary 1

No. of Lessons: 14 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 1 hr or 1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Instructors: Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Objectives

Nitty Gritty Grammar is a comprehensive and engaging programme to help students become confident in using English. It is a fully integrated grammar reference and practice book to help students understand grammatical terms and usage which can be applied to everyday life. Little nuggets of information and facts are also provided throughout the different levels to keep students engaged and hopefully encourage them to learn more about a topic.

Features

  • Topic-based curriculum covering all essential grammatical areas of the English primary school curriculum. It also aligns with the Cambridge Young Learners grammar framework (Starters, Flyers, Movers).
  • Comprehensive notes on grammatical usage and exceptions
  • Clearly defined learning objectives included in each unit
  • Animated illustrations to aid comprehension
  • A wide variety of exercises to test students’ understanding, including cloze summary and proofreading
  • Handy grammar notes to recap the essential grammatical structures

Outline

Unit 1: Subject Pronouns


    • I / you
    • he / she / it
    • we / they / you

Unit 2: Determiners


    • this / that
    • these / those

Unit 3: Possessive Adjectives


    • my / your
    • his / her / its
    • our / their

Unit 4: There is / There are


    • There is + singular nouns
    • There are + plural nouns

Unit 5: Plural Nouns


    • noun + s
    • noun + es
    • nouns ending in -y -> -ies / -f -> -ves
    • Irregular nouns

Unit 6: Articles


    • a / an
    • the

Unit 7: Prepositions of Place


    • in / on
    • near / under

Unit 8: Adjectives


    • Describing appearance
    • Describing feelings / states

Unit 9: Modal: Can


    • Statements
    • Questions

Unit 10: Has / Have


    • has / have
    • has / have + got

Unit 11: Present Continuous Tense


    • Verb + -ing
    • Other verb forms

Unit 12: -ing forms


    • -ing forms as nouns
    • like / enjoy / love + verb + -ing noun

Unit 13: Yes / No questions


    • Is this / Is that / Are these / Are those…?
    • Are you / Is he / Is she…?

Unit 14: Question Words


    • Who / What / Whose
    • Where / What colour
    • How / How old / How many