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Albert Einstein once advised a mother to read fairy tales to her son, so that he could become a successful scientist. Fairy tales are not only a good source of moral education, but also a great resource for language teaching and learning. Researches show that extensive reading of stories develops language proficiency in learners.
Sixteen selected folktales, both heard and unheard, have been used in this book to give practice in the four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each unit includes tasks aimed to develop comprehension, spoken and written communication, vocabulary, grammar and literary appreciation. Fit for use as a supplementary reader or self-study book, English through Folktales is both a language companion and a pleasure read.
About the Author
Dr Anand Mahanand has been on the faculty of the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, for more than fifteen years. Apart from his teaching and research at the University, he develops materials and designs syllabus for the learners and teachers of English. He has authored more than fifteen books and developed materials for EFLU, IGNOU and BRAOU. His major publications include English through Folktales, Real English, and English for Academic and Professional Skills. He is also a translator and bilingual poet. Lalita Goswami has Masters Degrees in English, Education and Philosophy. She has taught in schools and colleges in different states of India for a number of years. She lives in Hyderabad and writes and translates books for young learners.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements • Introduction • The Two Friends • Budhan and the Lion • Untold Stories • Gopal Bhar: The Star-counter • The Golden Peacock • The Magic Flutes • Dharmapada's Sacrifice • Tapoi • Kasia and Kapila • For the Sake of One's Motherland • The Story of the Kolmo Saag • Balmati and Her Seven Brothers • The Story of the Magic Stick • The Mouse King and His Queens • The Story of the Cowherd • The Story of the Sun and the Moon