50 Steps to Improving Your Grammar


SKU: ec9781782602224 Category:

Author: Chris Sowton
Publisher: Garnet Education
CEF: B2+

50 Steps to Improving Your Grammar addresses the lingering but significant challenges that most advanced EAP students still have with their writing skills. This comprehensive guide has fifty (surprise!) units on points such as using cautious or tentative language, how to strengthen an argument, making writing more cohesive and referencing properly. It is packed full of information that will push students’ writing from good to great. Because of the format, 50 Steps allows for multiple entry points; it can be used from start to finish or in random order in order to best suit students’ needs.

Key Features:

  • A detailed answer key
  • A full glossary of terms
  • Plus comprehensive reference material that provides study templates and useful hyperlinks
  • Additional examples and information about academic writing


  • What is grammar?
  • Nouns and pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Conjunctions, prepositions and determiners
  • Sentence structure
  • Grammar for specific purposes
  • Grammatical precision
  • Punctuation and spelling
  • Academic grammar

What do I like about it? It breaks the language down into well-explained language while testing students’ prior knowledge of the target language in each step. It is attractive to look at and the whole structure of the book is very straightforward: a problem-and-solution kind of approach. I love the guided discovery aspect of it and I truly believe that a lot of ESL teachers would benefit from using a book like this.

Leo Gomez, Toronto, Ontario learnyourenglish.net

“This book is a gem: engaging, thorough and systematic. If there is just one grammar text to possess, this may well be it.”

Peter Benedict Wilson, Western Sydney University, Australia