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Advanced Grammar for Healthcare

This course brings your grammar to the highest level. Having advanced grammar enables you to communicate at the highest of levels, whether it be writing a report, delivering a presentation, or explaining a complex medical procedure.

Units include how to describe the past, present and future using a wide range of constructions; how to express uncertainty and modality using conditionals and modal verbs; and how to use a wide range of clauses, conjunctions, adjectival phrases, and verb patterns.

Advanced Grammar for Healthcare was written by internationally renowned English for Healthcare expert and author Ros Wright. It is ideal for students and professionals who study and work in English at a high level.

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Healthcare students
  • Healthcare researchers
  • OET candidates
  • English for Medical Purposes teachers
  • Anyone with an interest in grammar and how it is used in healthcare-focused English
  • How to describe the present, past and future using many verb forms
  • How distinguish between and use state and dynamic verbs
  • How to mix different tenses together to build narratives
  • How to make a wide range of conditional sentences
  • How to use a variety of conjunctions to express conditionality
  • How to use modal verbs and modal phrases to express ability, necessity, obligation and probability
  • How to use modal verbs and modal phrases to give advice, make suggestions, make offers and requests, give permission and make suggestions
  • How to use definite and indefinite articles with different noun types
  • How to use adjectives in a wide range of different constructions
  • How to use superlative adjectives with modifiers
  • How to ask questions in different ways
  • How to report what others say or write
  • How to ‘hedge’ when communicating with others
  • How to use a wide variety of commonly used phrasal verbs in healthcare
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Advanced Grammar for Healthcare


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Ros Wright

Ros Wright is an internationally-renowned and respected writer and expert in English for Healthcare. Her many publications include Good Practice (Cambridge University Press), English for Nursing 1 & 2 (Pearson Longman), OET Speaking & Writing Skills Builder (Express Publishing), English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies (Garnet) and English for Health and Social Care Workers (Pavilion Publishing).

Ros has over 20 years’ experience working with healthcare professionals and students. She is passionate about helping strengthen their clinical communication skills and ultimately ensure improved patient care.

Ros is also former President of TESOL France, General Secretary of the European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare and is currently a Trustee of IATEFL.