How do we learn grammar? Uncovering Grammar helps explain the way grammar functions in language. The task sheets help you and your students understand the processes of grammar in language acquisition.


Using extracts from exchanges in real classrooms, authentic texts and language teaching tasks, Uncovering Grammar provides lots of practical activities so that you can immediately and easily put the ideas to work in your classroom.

Scott Thornbury explains why it is more useful to think about how we ‘uncover’ grammar, to reveal the workings of the system to our students and encourage them to notice what is going on.


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