NOTE: This exercise book is the English version of “Isländische Grammatik Schritt für Schritt (1. Band) – Übungen” (ISBN 978-3-00-053529-1). If you know German the textbook “Isländiche Grammatik Schritt für Schritt (1. Band)” might be interesting for you to learn the theory.
This book is a grammar exercise book for adults learning Icelandic with a teacher or through self-study. Contrary to conventional grammars, this book is not divided into chapters according to word types but according to the assumed gradual language level of the learner. For this reason, the chapters build on each other and provide exercises on more complex grammatical topics gradually. The main subject matter is the contemporary Icelandic language in its forms and syntax for beginners and advanced learners. The focus is on regularities and a selection of some important deviations or exceptions. The exercise book is designed to help the learner correctly apply previously learned grammatical material with various exercises. A free audio download is offered for the pronunciation chapter. There is an answer key for all exercises at the end of the book.
In this first volume, students learn the basic linguistic skills of the declension of nouns, adjectives, pronouns and number words as well as the conjugation of verbs in the present tense and selected verbs in the past tense.
The exercises are in Icelandic and English, with examples to help the learner complete the exercise correctly. At the beginning of each chapter there is a grammatical focus, which is then dealt with in more detail. After each exercise, there is a list of grammatical topics that the student should know in order to solve the task. Sometimes short explanations are given if the exercise has a particular objective.
The level of the exercises corresponds to A1 – A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.