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Nitty Gritty Grammar Level 4

Primary 4

15 (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 4

Level: Primary 4

No. of Lessons: 15 (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 and 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: Countable and Uncountable Nouns


    • Countable and uncountable nouns
    • Quantities (a … of)
    • Determiners (a few / a little / a lot of)

Unit 2: ‘ing’ forms and to-infinitives


    • ‘ing’ forms
    • ‘ing’ forms + objects
    • To-infinitives

Unit 3: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives


    • Short adjectives (-er / -est)
    • Long adjectives (more / most)
    • Irregular adjectives (good / better / best / bad / worse / worst)
    • As … as

Unit 4: Other Comparative and Superlative Forms


    • Comparing nouns (more/most/less/least/fewer/fewest)
    • Comparative and superlative adverbs

Unit 5: Prepositions


    • Place (beside, next to, behind, in front of, between, on, under, in, above, below, opposite, near)
    • Movement (up, down, into, out of, off, on to, towards, past, along, through, around)

Unit 6: Conjunctions


    • And/but/or
    • Because/when

Unit 7: Adverbs


    • Too
    • Either
    • Also

Unit 8: Simple Present Tense


    • Verb forms
    • Questions (Do / Does…?) and negatives (do / does not)

Unit 9: Simple Past Tense


    • Regular verbs
    • Irregular verbs
    • Questions (Was / Were / Did…?) and negatives (was / were / did not)

Unit 10: Talking about the Future


    • Future tense (will)
    • Question (Will…?) and negative (will not)
    • be + going to

Unit 11: Modals


    • Ought to
    • Ought not to

Unit 12: Wh- and How questions


    • What / When / Why / Which
    • How

Unit 13: Adverbs of Frequency 


    • always / usually / often / sometimes / seldom / rarely / never
    • How often…? once / twice / three times

Unit 14: Pronouns


    • Reflexive pronouns
    • Possessive pronouns
    • Indefinite pronouns (something / everything / nothing / anything)
    • Indefinite pronouns (somebody / everybody / nobody / anybody)

Unit 15: Relative Clauses


    • who
    • which
    • where