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DESCRIPTION OF THE FORMAT


Most of the grammar points in English can be found in the forty Chapters that follow. These points have been grouped into eight units in terms of structural and/or semantic similarity. Each of the first seven Units[1] contains:

  1. a Comprehensive Reading that encompasses all of the grammar points included in that Unit. It may be seen as a PREVIEW of the Unit.
  2. five Chapters, each of which was written to include a limited number of the grammar points of that Unit. Together they may be seen as an IN DEPTH VIEW of the Unit.
  3. A Review Reading in Chapter 5 that encompasses all of the grammar points included in that Unit. It may be seen as a REVIEW of the Unit.

In any one of the forty Chapters, the grammar point(s) around which that Chapter was developed can be found in at least four or more of the following:

  1. Exchanges
  2. Dialogues
  3. Readings
  4. Writing Exercises
  5. Quotations
  6. Proverbs
  7. Songs
  8. Riddles
  9. Activities
  10. Poems

  1. Unit 8 contains only one set of new grammar points and only one Comprehensive Reading. The last four Chapters of it contain reading selections and activities that include grammar points from the first thirty-six Chapters.