ISBN 9780070700949,English Language Skills

English Language Skills



Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780070700949

ISBN-10 007070094X


Number of Pages 508 Pages
Language (English)

English language

This book provides a new and fresh approach to meet day-to-day requirements of the use of English language. The aim is to help readers acquire proficiency in the language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing (LSRW). It provides a practical approach of knowing-learning-practising. The approach of this book is specific and unique inasmuch as it is based on long experience. It provides, in addition to the explanation of the concept, instructions and guidelines to employ all four language skills; it also creates interest, curiosity, excitement and motivation in the learner to get himself or herself immersed in the process of learning. Salient Features Based on the practical approach of knowing-learning-practising Useful for class-room teaching as well as self-help material Useful for students preparing for competitive examinations Useful as reference material for training programmes for professionals TABLE OF CONTENTS Listening Skill English Sound System Accentual Pattern of Words and Sentences Effective Speech The Art of Conversation Debate Group Discussion Dictionary: Its Use Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs Vocabulary Extension Effective Use of Words Effective Sentences Learning Spellings Punctuation Common Errors in English Reading Skill Paraphrase Writing and Precis Writing Note-Making and Summary Writing Paragraph Writing Writing an Essay Structure and Style of Business Correspondence Various Types of Letters Sales Letter Job Application Appendix A: Grammar and Usage: A Review Appendix B: Speech Acts Appendix C: One Word Substitutes Appendix D: Lexical Items Appendix E: Commonly Confused Words Appendix F: Idiomatic Expressions Appendix G: Semantic Problems of Singular and Plural Nouns Appendix H: American and British English Appendix I: Foreign Words