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The Grammar Lab

Grammar for 9- to 12-year-olds with loveable characters, cartoons, and humorous illustrations.

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Winner English-Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition 2000

A three-level grammar series written for 9- to 12-year-olds to accompany any coursebook. Short, easy explanations are supported by plenty of practice, with wonderful illustrations and characters making grammar fun and memorable.

The Grammar Lab supplements the grammar taught in elementary to intermediate level coursebooks with more examples, explanations, and exercises. Use the chapters in any order, in class or for homework.

The loveable characters and their funny dialogues keep children entertained. Beautiful illustrations by the children's artist Korky Paul make the books appealing to children and fun to use.

Each Student's Book is accompanied by a Teacher's Book.

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  • Teacher's Book

Key features

  • Each chapter deals with a separate piece of grammar.
  • Teaches grammar rules in short, easy stages.
  • Every stage is followed by simple exercises.
  • Regular revision notes.
  • Plenty of written and spoken exercises, with space to write in the books.
  • All the language is used in context.

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The Grammar Lab provides contextualized grammar. Each chapter starts with either a picture or a cartoon strip to present the target grammar. The target grammar appears in bold type.

The first exercise in each chapter gets students thinking about the grammar. 'Remember!' boxes either refer students to a chapter with a summary of the parts of speech and other basic points of grammar, or back to a chapter that covers a specific grammar point.

The grammar boxes in each chapter give a rule, followed by examples. The rule is addressed to the student, for example:

  • Can is to ask someone a question when you want to do something and you want the answer to be 'Yes'.
  • Can we go to the park?
  • Can my friend come to stay?


  • The 'Remember!' and grammar boxes are followed by exercises to consolidate the material learned in the grammar box.

    Most exercises are written, and include drills, puzzles, crosswords, reading comprehensions, cloze tests, writing activities, and personalisation.

    Answers to the exercises are provided in the accompanying Teacher's Books for each level.