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Enriching Speaking and Writing Skills (Second edition)
E. Suresh Kumar, B. Sandhya, J. Savithri and P. Sreehari
Price
225.00
ISBN
9788125056089
Language
English
Pages
158
Format
Paperback
Dimensions
180 x 240 mm
Year of Publishing
2014
Territorial Rights
World
Imprint
Orient BlackSwan

The first part of the book, ‘Communication Skills and Language’, has units on communication, writing skills, vocabulary and grammar. The second part, ‘Reading for Enrichment’, has five reading texts followed by exercises on reading comprehension, communication skills and language.  The book offers students adequate opportunities to work on their language and communication skills, particularly writing, through guidelines and examples as well as a variety of challenging exercises.

Professor Suresh Kumar is Head, Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad, and Director, English Language Training Centre, Osmania University.

Preface v

PART I: COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND LANGUAGE

1. Introduction to Communication 1
Role and Importance of Communication 1
Features of Human Communication 1
Process of Communication 2
Types of Communication: Verbal and Non-verbal Communication 4
Importance of Listening in Effective Communication 9
Barriers to Communication 11

2. Communication through Writing 17
Paragraph Writing 17
Communication through Letters: Personal and Offi cial Letters, Emails 26
Résumé Writing 41
Report Writing 45
Punctuation 55

3. Effective Vocabulary 71
Words Often Confused 71
One-word Substitutes 73
Idiomatic Usage 76
Using a Dictionary and a Thesaurus 81

4. Functional Grammar 85
Parts of Speech 85iv Enriching Speaking and Writing Skills
Articles 86
Prepositions 89
Tense 90
Concord 96
Question Tags 99
PART II: READING FOR ENRICHMENT
5. Sachin Tendulkar 101

6. Michael Jackson 110

7. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 117

8. Our Picture of the Universe 125

9. The Scientific Point of View 138

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