Mastering American English is a practical language
tool dedicated to helping foreign students master the language by
developing fluency and accuracy in its use. The authors are three highly
experienced language professionals from the University of California at
Berkeley who drew on a background of teaching more than 2,000 students
from all over the world, to create this highly acclaimed
The book covers the basic sentence patterns
and major grammatical structures, providing drill and review through a
wealth of diversified exercises. Besides being well balanced between
oral-aural and written, these exercises can be adapted for us in various
learning situations, and they constantly reinforce the student’s
learning process through progressive mastery of materials. Major
principles and structures are carried over in each lesson, thus building
on the students’ foundation in the English language.
To enhance the presentation of the materials, many boxes, charts and diagrams have been included.