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Rules, Patterns and Words: Grammar and Lexis in English Language Teaching (Cambridge Language Teaching Library)

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Teachers need a clear description of what constitutes grammar and how it can best be taught in the English language classroom. This book illustrates a new way of describing the grammar of spoken and written English and demonstrates how lexical phrases, frames and patterns provide a link between grammar and vocabulary. These processes and techniques are contextualised withi ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published March 9th 2011 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 12th 2003)
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In case you missed it, the last 20 years has seen a debate raging about the relative value of grammar and vocabulary in language teaching. Some say you can make sense with the right vocabulary and no grammar in a foreign language better than you can make sense with the right grammar and no vocabulary. To assume that you can have one without the other is, of course, nonsense, but to assume that patterns can only be found in grammar is also denying learners the chance to start creating their own m ...more
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Repeats himself a bit, but other than that, I found this book to be very interesting and helpful.
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Dave Willis began his TEFL career working overseas as a teacher in Ghana and Cyprus. He joined the British Council and worked for twenty years as an English Language Officer in Iran, Singapore and London. From 1990 to 2000 he worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for English Language Studies, at Birmingham University, working mainly on MA TEFL/TESOL programmes.

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