The first volume of this English Grammar series deals with two very important fields of English grammar that can cause a lot of trouble for Hungarian language learners. In the first half of the book modal verbs and in the second one reported speech is introduced in their usage and practice. The book is primarily - but not only - for language learners at intermediate level. It can be used in courses or self-study, not only as a course book but also as a reference book, as a unified study material. Highlights of the content: · clear and brief grammar rules, · grammatical phenomena that are especially problematic for Hungarian learners of English, · several hundreds of simple, life-like and authentic sample sentences - along with their Hungarian translation, · dozens of exciting and amusing practice exercises, · revision exercises, · summary of the grammatical information according to new aspects, · comprehensive system of references and detailed answer keys to help self-study.