Viva Books Private Limited
The English-language skills acquired at school level often determine children’s future academic success and effectiveness in social interaction. With a comprehensive learning package of language skills, Real English trains school learners to use English confidently for academic purposes and real-life communication. Main features of the series are
Engaging text: a rich selection of stories, of folktales, anecdotes, biographies, episodes of history, real stories, factual writing, plays, poems and rhymes
Reading and comprehension – factual, inferential, reflective and evaluative
Vocabulary – contextual, thematic and general
Grammar and usage
Identification of sounds and pronunciation
Listening and speaking
Writing – functional and creative
Purposive organization: well-graded, cross-referenced and contextually organized practice tasks; space for written responses
Colourful illustrations: imaginative, intriguing and attractive pictures to accompany text; contemporary layout
The pedagogic approach in Real English was formulated after long and close research on learning situations inside and outside the classroom to help learners achieve both functional knowledge of the English language and a theoretical understanding of its structures. The lessons incorporate core
v The Real English package consists of Course books 1-8, Read and Enjoy Supplementary Readers (included in the course books for classes 1-5 and provided separately for classes 6-8), Workbooks 1-8, audio CDs (available separately on request), Teacher’s Guides and the Viva Online Learning Real English website.
About The Author
K.E. Sunil completed his M.A. in English and M.Phil. in English Language Teaching from the central Institue of English and foreign Languages (now English and Foreign Languages University), Hyderabad, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Morpho-Phonemics at the University of Dravidian Linguistics. His has offered a course in academic writing for the International Training Programme at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages and has worked on the Multi-Lingual dictionary Project at the Regional Institute of English, Bengaluru. His areas of interest include syllabus design, materials production, and language testing and evaluation. Sunil is presently a lecturer at Vidyaniketan Junior college, Ullal, Bengaluru.
Table of Contents TheCranky Macaw Trees - Bjornstjerne Bjornson A Wise Lesson The Story of River Ganga The Old Gumbie Cat - T.S. Eliot What the Birds Say The Raven and the Fox - Jean de La Fontaine Candy Jane and Professor Boogle Self-Contained - Walt Whitman The Red Room - H.G. Wells Life - Henry van Dyke Save the Children The Circus - C.J.Dennis The Necklace - Guy de Maupassant Sheem, the Wolf-Boy Count out With Me - A.A. Milne The Gift of Wali Dad - Aaron Shepard.