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English Bites (English)

(Paperback, Gupta, Manish)
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Author: Gupta , Manish
Language: English
Length: 307 pages
Publisher: PENGUIN INDIA
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Publisher PENGUIN INDIA
ISBN-10 0143419005
Imprint PENGUIN
Number of Pages 307 Pages
Publication Year 2012
Language English
ISBN-13 9780143419006
Binding Paperback
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Akhilesh Kumar

Jan 15, 2014

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Hats off !

Amazing to see an Indian write so innovatively . Completely original work but more importantly its very user friendly. The best part is anyone from beginners to advanced learners of english have something to gain by reading this absolute delight piece of pedagogy .
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Renjith Nair

Dec 11, 2013

HAVE A BITE, TASTE THE DIFFERENCE!!!

Before reading this book, it would be good if one has a fair idea as to what this book is all about. Certainly, it is not a book that you can pick on a lazy Sunday, whereas if you are a non-native speaker of English and you look forward to having that polished edge that differentiates a good speaker… (View complete review)
★★★★★
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Jigar Doshi

Nov 26, 2013

Wonderful book

The book delivers what it promises. It teaches us loads of new words, their meanings and their origins.
Irrespective of whether you are a student trying to crack competitive exams, an employee or just a language lover, you will surely like this book.
a must read.
not to be rushed through…
(View complete review)
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sonu k. meena

Nov 20, 2013

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Exaggeration

if you're seriously looking to increase your word power, then this book is definitely not for you. Author has mistakenly put wrong title for his auto-biography. However, t could be a good read but not for what title is intended for.
★★★★★
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Tarang

Oct 14, 2013

A nice learning experience!

English is a fascinating language and everyone wants to learn this language. Manish Gupta brings you a nice English learning method in this book where he tells about his own English learning experience.

It's not preachy but a light read. Little anecdotes based on the author’s keen observati…
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Avinash Katoch

Dec 22, 2012

First to review

An inspiring read

Manish Gupta is an honest, forthright and gregarious banker who has labored over the book for close to two decades. And he doesn't disappoint. The text is anecdotal and racy and words along with some interesting trivia keep popping out as you flip through the book. Read it not just to improve your word power or ken, but also as a work that reflects the predicament of an average Indian student for whom learning the nuances of English language is as important as scoring well in academics, and how it can become a process of joyful self learning as Manish, a glib talker now, discovered
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Vinay Nadig

Jan 5, 2013

Bitten and smitten by English Bites !

Manish takes the readers on a fascinating journey of his own life in the form of story telling, which is always alluring and in the process introducing English ,the language and it`s own journey and how it is evolving still .Beautiful book for one and all , right from a novice to a purist of the language .Truly bitten and smitten by English Bites .Hope English Bites grows, evolves and endears to one and all just like the language !
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Akhilesh Kumar

Jan 15, 2014

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Hats off !

Amazing to see an Indian write so innovatively . Completely original work but more importantly its very user friendly. The best part is anyone from beginners to advanced learners of english have something to gain by reading this absolute delight piece of pedagogy .
★★★★★
★★★★★

Privy Trifles

Aug 22, 2013

Amazing Book - A must read!

Usually am awry of books which claim to teach English or for that matter even the Spoken English classes as I firmly believe it is something that cannot be taught. It can be only learnt on your own and this book proved me wrong.

The author has written an amazing hand book mixing his own experiences with the some basic rules to be followed to master this language and he is bang on! the tiny notes at the bottom of each page along with illustrations make it a wonderful read and this is definately something that I will keep coming back to time and again to polish my skills further.
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Vidhi Vijayvargiya

Jan 21, 2013

An excellent book!

As some wise man had quipped - It is better to learn from others mistakes than from your own. Manish Gupta through his English Bites not only explains the meaning of 'faux pas' but also lists down several of the ones that he seems to have committed. It is these tales that make the book an interesting read. A great treasure for the ones who feel challenged with English and a refresher for those who think they know (you are sure to learn something new).
Some people tend to get bogged down by the numerous (and helpful) footnotes. They can do well to enjoy the book looking down for reference onl
★★★★★
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Renjith Nair

Dec 11, 2013

HAVE A BITE, TASTE THE DIFFERENCE!!!

Before reading this book, it would be good if one has a fair idea as to what this book is all about. Certainly, it is not a book that you can pick on a lazy Sunday, whereas if you are a non-native speaker of English and you look forward to having that polished edge that differentiates a good speaker and an average speaker, then look no further!

Being a guy who is born and brought up in Trivandrum, I can identify myself with Manish in the book as the narrative is quite autobiographical. Manish is magnanimous in placing himself in the narrative, mostly at the receiving end of things. His self-d
★★★★★
★★★★★

Jigar Doshi

Nov 26, 2013

Wonderful book

The book delivers what it promises. It teaches us loads of new words, their meanings and their origins.
Irrespective of whether you are a student trying to crack competitive exams, an employee or just a language lover, you will surely like this book.
a must read.
not to be rushed through, but to be devoured. :)
★★★★★
★★★★★

sonu k. meena

Nov 20, 2013

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Exaggeration

if you're seriously looking to increase your word power, then this book is definitely not for you. Author has mistakenly put wrong title for his auto-biography. However, t could be a good read but not for what title is intended for.
★★★★★
★★★★★

Tarang

Oct 14, 2013

A nice learning experience!

English is a fascinating language and everyone wants to learn this language. Manish Gupta brings you a nice English learning method in this book where he tells about his own English learning experience.

It's not preachy but a light read. Little anecdotes based on the author’s keen observation and experience makes this book an interesting read. Difficult / unusual) words are highlighted so that you can learn easily. Readers don’t have to consult the dictionary because the book carries a nice dictionary in the form of footnotes.

It could be a nice learning experience for the beginners and It
★★★★★
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Sundeep Supertramp

Sep 29, 2013

Worthy of the bucks...

You are making a major folly considering this book an academic book. It is way more fun than that.

The book surely will add over 1000 words to your vocabulary, but I doubt its uses in our daily life. Come on, who uses difficult words instead of easy ones to deliver one's emotions. On the other hand, the same difficult words improves one's English and their confidence, enabling them to face larger audiences.

I have to agree that, at times, it gets a way monotonous. The read becomes laborious to continue, but the interesting anecdotes, the brief depths of the actual English language, was one r
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