Spring term 2019/2020:

  • Modal verbs
  • Passive Voice
  • Reported speech
  • Conditionals
  • Unreal Past
  • Revision


Alexander, L. G. 1988.  Longman English Grammar. Harlow: Longman Group UK limited

Carter, R & M. McCarthy. 2006.  Cambridge Grammar of English: a Comprehensive Guide. Spoken and Written English Grammar and Usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Evans, V. 1999. FCE Use of English. Express Publishing.

Swan, M. 1996. Practical English Usage: International Student’s Edition.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Swan, M. 2003. Practical English Usage (third edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.


The aim of the course is to make you skilled at coherent, logical and linguistically correct academic writing in the format of the 3 essays. The essays we are working on during the year are preparing you for the much more ambitious but essentially similar work of expressing your analytical ideas in the BA paper you will be writing during your 3rd year of studies.


Practical exam writing module:

three types of essays (you choose one to write ):

  • causal analysis
  • solution to problems
  • opinion


Evans, V. (2000). Successful writing. Newbury: Express.

Folse, K., Solomon, E. & Clabeaux, D. (2015). Great writing. Boston: National Geographic Learning.